The starlight crochet Christmas ornament was born out of a few things. The first is a fellow crocheter asked me to create a Christmas ornament design, then another crochet designer asked for a design for her round-up (will link when it goes live!)
In addition, I have a crazy desire to design some fun ones too! . The first design for my ornament series is classic, soft, and icy. I wanted a simply classic and subtle design that focused on the design and not so much color.
I used Scheepjes Merino Soft for this design with a *very* small hook. Smaller than I am used to using but it was a fun challenge for me. I usually purchase my Scheepjes yarn from Wool Warehouse, but you can find it online in some American based online shops too
Let’s Get Down to the Starlight Christmas Ornament
Crochet Techniques You Will Master
- Working with a smaller hook and thinner yarn
- Treble Crochet
- Working in a circle
- Slip stitching
- Working around an ornament (this will be clearer in the video post tomorrow)
Are you a visual learner?
I will be uploading a tutorial video for this in another post this week (I lost my light today )
Starlight Crochet Christmas Ornament
A little bit about the yarn…
I used a very small amount of Scheepjes Merino Soft. This is a nice yarn to use because although it is a 3 weight yarn, it is very stretchy and works well with smaller hooks too. Any 3 weight yarn with 11 WPI will work.
+ Skill Level
Intermediate (because of the construction)
19 stitches x 23 rows to 10cm using 4 mm hook – gauge is not crucial for this pattern.
Scheepjes Merino Soft, Malevich (600), DK #3 yarn (50% Merino Wool, 25% Acrylic, 25% Micro fiber, 114 yds/ 105 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein)
Any 3-weight yarn with similar wraps per inch (WPI). In the video tutorial I am using Premier Cotton.
Hook & Other Materials:
- Glass ornaments: I purchased mine from Target (not an affiliate link) Dimensions of Ornaments: 80 mm (H) x 65 mm (W) x 65 mm (D)
- 3 mm crochet hook (You can use a larger hook, just use a tighter tension)
- Yarn Needle
+ Finished Measurements (Assembled)
80 mm (H) x 65 mm (W) x 65 mm (D)
|sl st||slip stitch|
|ch (s)||chain (s)|
|*||begin repeat from * to end of row or round, then…|
|**||when you reach end of row or round, end repeat at **|
+ Stitch Guide:
sc – single crochet
insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops – repeat from * until you have one loop left on the hook.
tr – treble crochet
yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops – repeat from * until you have one loop left on the hook.
+ Pattern Notes – Please Read:
- Pattern is worked in a circle with joins.
- Use a stitch marker to mark beginning of each round.
- Tassel is optional.
Ch 10 – 15 chains (make sure your starting chain fits around the top of your ornament before working round 1), join. Work stitches around the ch-10.
Create a magic circle and work stitches into magic circle.
Ch 4 (counts as a tr), tr 1, ch 5, *tr 2, ch 5, rep from * 9 times, join in 4th ch of ch 4 from beg of round – 20 tr, 10 ch-5.
Sl st in top of next tr, sl st in next 3 ch’s, *ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5, rep from * 9 times, join in 4th sl st from beginning of the round – 10 ch-7, 9 sc.
Sl st in next 4 ch’s of ch 7, *ch 9, sc in 4th ch of ch 7, rep from * 9 times, ch 9, join in 4th sl st from beginning of the round – 10 ch 9’s, 9 sc.
Ch 7, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch-9 sp, ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch3, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch-9 sp, ch 3**, dc in next sc, rep from * around, end repeat at **, join in 3rd ch of ch-7 from beginning of round – 20 ch-3’s, 30 dc.
Sl st in next 3 ch’s, sl st in next dc, sl st in ch 1, *ch 19, sk next (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, dc), sc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 9 times, join in 5th sl st from beginning of round – 10 ch 19’s, 9 sc’s.
This is how it looks so far…
Place on top of ornament…
Round 6: Sl st in next 10 ch’s, *sl st in 10th ch of next ch 19, rep from * around, join with sl into beg ch of round – 10 sl sts.
You can end here, fasten off and be finished! or…
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same as join, sc in next 9 sl st’s – 10 sc.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for joining tassel (tassel is optional)
Starlight Crochet Christmas Ornament Full Video Tutorial
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Congratulations! You Are Finished!
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