The Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouch is the kind of pattern you need mid-December! It’s quick, easy, a great stashbuster, and it’s perfect for gift giving! And it’s free on Moogly!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by Yarnspirations and Furls; post includes affiliate links.
Part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along
The Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouch is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. All the patterns in this CAL are made with one skein of yarn, or less than 100 yards of yarn in each of the colors used – stash busters!
Be sure to check out all the great patterns in the CAL – there are 21 designers, and a giveaway with 14 sponsors! Join the fun at the following links:
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- Schedule, links, and giveaway: https://undergroundcrafter.
A Traditional Motif
The Nordic Star pattern is a great design found on many Scandanavian holiday items! I love the simple geometry of it, and it’s unmistakable Christmassy appeal! With just 2 colors, it’s perfect for easy tapestry crochet projects!
A Versatile Pattern
The Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouch has lots of uses! It’s great to fill with gift cards and small presents. Then you can hang it on the tree, use it as a gift topper, whatever you like!
Or you can stuff it with fiberfill and sew the top closed for a puffy ornament for the tree! Or leave both ends unsewn and use it as a wine bottle sleeve – I have lots of plans for this motif in the future!
In the spirit of the CAL, I’ve also included an alternative yarn suggestion, but you can use any worsted yarn – or change the weight to get different sizes!
Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouch
US -H, 5.0mm – Furls
Gauge: 16 sts x 15 rows = 4″/10cm in blo sc
Size: 4″ wide x 5″ tall, excluding hanging loop
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
All sts in Rnds 2 through 17 are worked in the BLO.
To avoid the FSC, ch 35, skip the ch closest to the hook, and sc in each rem ch across, then join to the first st of the rnd to work in the round.
Stitches are worked tapestry style – crochet over the unused color, and finish the prior stitch with the new color for color changes. See the linked tutorial above.
Every Rnd begins with color A.
Rnd 1: With A, leaving a 12″ tail before the slip knot, FSC 34; join to work in the round. (34 sts every rnd)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc 5, with B sc 1, with A sc 5, with B sc 1, with A sc 10, with B sc 1, with A sc 5, with B sc 1, with A sc 5; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc 5, with B sc 2, with A sc 3, with B sc 2, with A sc 10, with B sc 2, with A sc 3, with B sc 2, with A sc 5; join.
Rnds 4 and 5: Ch 1, sc 5, with B sc 3, with A sc 1, with B sc 3, with A sc 10, with B sc 3, with A sc 1, with B sc 3, with A sc 5; join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc 1, with B sc 4, with A sc 1, with B sc 2, with A sc 1, with B sc 2, with A sc 1, with B sc 4, with A sc 2, with B sc 4, with A sc 1, with B sc 2, with A sc 1, with B sc 2, with A sc 1, with B sc 4, with A sc 1; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc 2, with B sc 4, with A sc 1, with B sc 1, with A sc 1, with B sc 1, with A sc 1, with B sc 4, with A sc 4, with B sc 4, with A sc 1, with B sc 1, with A sc 1, with B sc 1, with A sc 1, with B sc 4, with A sc 2; join.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc 3, with B sc 4, with A sc 3, with B sc 4, with A sc 6, with B sc 4, with A sc 3, with B sc 4, with A sc 3; join.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 8.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 4.
Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 18: Ch 15 (or to the desired length) for hanging loop, sl st in first st, sl st in each rem st around; join.
Finishing: Use long tail at the beginning to sew the bottom of the pouch closed.
This is a pixel graph of the design shown on each side. Be sure to follow the row instructions twice for each round made.
I can’t wait to see your finished Nordic Star Christmas Ornament Pouches! If this free crochet pattern does inspire you to make your own, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! And for the Holiday Stashdown, include the hashtags #CALCentralCrochet and #HolidayStashdown! I love seeing what you make!
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