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This week’s free crochet pattern is perfect for the weekend after Thanksgiving – easy and relaxing, perfect for whipping up between turkey leftovers and naps. And they’re so fast and fun (only 2 rounds!) you’ll want to keep making them right on through the holidays! Introducing the free crochet pattern for Glittery Crochet Stars in 2 Rounds.
Lion Brand’s Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Ribbon inspired this pattern initially. I love it because it lets you make glittery, sparkle filled projects without covering yourself and your house and your kids and your dog… etc… in actual glitter (you know what I’m talkin’ about)!
But after I’d run though a couple skeins of it I decided to see how the star pattern would look in a finer yarn. One skein of Vanna’s Glamour and I couldn’t decide which I like more – the big chunky stars with their bold sparkle, or the little delicate ones with a more subtle glitter effect. Another great option would be Lion Brand Bon Bons – the holiday pack is perfect, and would make a ton of crochet stars in a whole bunch of colors! Either way, your trees, gifts, and garlands will be loaded with twinkle! (And how cute would the little ones be, appliqued on your little one’s holiday outfit?!)
So as soon as you’ve picked your yarn, you’ll need to choose which version of the Glittery Crochet Star pattern to make first – 5 point or 6 point! (Personally I like to switch back and forth, but it’s okay to have a favorite!)
Glittery Crochet Stars in 2 Rounds
- 8 – 9 yds of any weight yarn of your choice (Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Ribbon in Sterling and Yellow Gold shown and Vanna’s Glamour in Platinum shown; photo tutorial features Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Ribbon in Blue Sapphire)
- The hook recommended on the label of the chosen yarn (for the Martha Stewart Glittern Ribbon a US-M/N, 9.0 mm; for the Vanna’s Glamour a US-G, 4.0/4.25 mm)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
5 Point Glittery Crochet Star
Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st) and dc 10 into the ring. Join to 1st dc with a sl st. (10 dc)
Round 2: *Ch 2, dc in the next st. Ch 3, work 2 sc around the post of the dc st. Sl st in the next st. Repeat from * 4 times, finishing the last repeat with a sl st in the 1st st of the first Round. Break yarn and weave in ends.
6 Point Glittery Crochet Star
Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st) and dc 12 into the ring. Join to 1st dc with a sl st. (12 dc)
Round 2: *Ch 2, dc in the next st. Ch 3, work 2 sc around the post of the dc st. Sl st in the next st. Repeat from * 5 times, finishing the last repeat with a sl st in the 1st st of the first Round. Break yarn and weave in ends.
Et voila! You pick the yarn, you pick the number of points, and you’ll make the perfect Glittery Crochet Stars in 2 Rounds! Perfect as a present topper, beautiful hanging from the tree, and little will they know that your Martha Stewart touch took only a few minutes! Happy holidays to all!
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