Crocheted Star of Bethlehem Ornament

As some of you may remember from last week’s post, every year I pick an ornament to crochet, and I go crazy making tons of them for Christmas.  I put them on my tree, give them to friends, and use them as decorations on gifts. Here is a Star of Bethlehem ornament that I especially designed for this year and for all of you. You can find more free Christmas and Holiday patterns by clicking here.

Star of Bethlehem Ornament Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • size 10 crochet thread, I used Royale Gold Metallic
  • steel hook size 7 / 1.65 mm
  • fabric stiffener
  • sewing needle, scissors

 

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

Special Stitches:

Extended Double Crochet: Yarn over hook, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through first loop on hook, yarn over and draw through two loops on hook, yarn over and draw through two loops again.
Finished star = approx. 5 in. x 4 in.

Double Treble Crochet: Yarn over hook three times, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over hook and draw through two loops, yarn over hook and draw through two loops twice more.

 

Ch 8, join with a Sl st in first chain made to form a ring.

Foundation Round: Ch 3, work 24 dc into ring, join with Sl st in top of beginning chain — 24 sts.

Point 1: Ch 16, Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, 1 edc, 3 tc, 2 dtc, skip next 3 sts on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 15 sts.

Point 2: Ch 9, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hd, 3dc, skip 1 st on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 8 sts.

Point 3: Ch 16, Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, 1 edc, 3 tc, 2 dtc, skip next 3 sts on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 15 sts.

Point 4: Ch 9, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hd, 3dc, skip 1 st on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 8 sts.

Point 5: Ch 23, Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, 2 edc, 4 tc, 4 dtc, skip next 3 sts on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 22 sts.

Point 6: Ch 9, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hd, 3dc, skip 1 st on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 8 sts.

Point 7: Ch 16, Sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, 1 edc, 3 tc, 2 dtc, skip next 3 sts on foundation round and Sl st in next to anchor point — 15 sts.

Point 8: Ch 9, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hd, 3dc, skip 1 st on foundation round and Sl st in same st as join from foundation round to anchor point — 8 sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Wrap a flat piece of Styrofoam or thick cardboard with wax paper and tape to secure. Using straight pins, pin the star right side down onto the Styrofoam/cardboard, making sure to straighten each point. Using a small paintbrush, apply a thin coat of fabric stiffener over the star. Let sit until dry or as long as directed on the stiffening product. Once dry, thread a piece of thread through the top of the star and knot the thread to create a loop.

  
 

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