Starry Dream: New Christmas Pattern



Though it’s only September now, Christmas is in the air already. It’s never too early to start preparations and make decorations for your home. Or nice crocheted gifts for your friends. I’ve designed a small crocheted star which can be used as hanging ornament for a Christmas tree or a part of a decorative garland for any holiday. I called this pattern “Starry Dream” and it was released today. You can have a look at it in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet
Last year I designed another hanging star ornament (Starry Day pattern) where the star was framed into a circle. It can be made as one or double-sided but for me it looks the best when it’s flat. And this time I wanted to come up with a 3D star, a stuffed one, and I am satisfied with the result.

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

These stars can either be used as separate hanging ornaments or joined into a garland. You can attach ribbons or yarn of matching colors to make loops, or you can crochet the loops as you go while joining two stars together and stuffing it. They can be also used as cute additional ornaments attached to Christmas gifts. Your friends and relatives will for sure appreciate them! And of course, the stars can be hung above the baby’s bed or become a nice decoration for a nursery. In pastel neutral color palette they will suite a vast variety of interiors.

I stuffed my stars with stuffing only, but you can also add cloves and cinnamon or any other herbs or spices that remind you of Christmas. :)

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

As the majority of my designs this star is made in overlay crochet technique, with lots of overlaid stitches in the center. So even if you make a one-sided star, or double-sided but don’t stuff it – it still will not be flat, but nicely structured.

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Using this pattern, you can create stars in two sizes. I chose pure cotton yarn Catania by Schachenmayr in three shades and made two sets of stars using pale pink, light gray, brown and gold. It’s a fingering weight yarn and I also used 2.5 mm (C) hook. The large star turned out to be approx. 11.5 cm (4 ½ inches) in widest place from point to point. And the smaller version is approx. 8 cm (3 inches) large. If you use another yarn weight, it will influence the size of your finished star. With worsted yarn, for example, you can create a nice hanging door decoration.

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

To join the stars into a garland, I used a piece of approx. 2 m (80 inches) yarn. Please, see a photo-tutorial below on how to do that.

Insert the hook into one of the sc on the top of any pointy “rays” of the star, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over once again and pull the yarn tail through the loop on your hook. Repeat for every star alternating the stars of different colors and sizes.

Christmas Star Hanging Ornament - Designed by LillaBjornCrochet

Two sets of Christmas stars made by me are also available for purchase in my Etsy shop. You can check them HERE and HERE.

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6 comments

  1. I absolutely love these ornaments!! The colors you've chosen are lovely as well. The color combos you used in the garland are my favorite and also happen to be the colors in my daughter's nursery! I think I'll be making them for her :)

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    1. Thank you Katie! I usually choose bright colors for my projects but this time I wanted a calm color palette :)

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  2. Thank you for the pattern for the stars, they are lovely! Such a beautiful change from the 'flat star's you so often see.

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  3. These are lovely, definitely on my to do list!....Cheers

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