Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas star knitting pattern

Mindlessly knitting the smaller eight-point star, it occurred to me that several of them strung together with a simple crochet chain for a garland would be the perfect decoration for our sitting room this Christmas. So I enlarged the star pattern that I wrote about before to knit a 5 1/2" star ornament and did just that, adding some large tassels to the ends. Made a few pom poms for the wreath and voila! The Christmas star ornament pattern is below.

Hang them on your Christmas tree!

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Here's the new larger 8-point Christmas star ornament knitting pattern.

copyright 2013, S. Watterson/knitnscribble

Eight Point Christmas Star knitting pattern, 5.5" finished measurement

1 skein worsted weight yarn will make about 4 stars
US 7 (4.5 mm) dpn's (double pointed needles)
M1: pick up the link between two sts and place on left hand needle

CO 8 sts, leaving a 10" tail.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 (WS): knit
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: K1, M1 (knit in the back of  M1), K5, K2tog (8sts)
Row 14: BO, leaving the last stitch on your needle. Pick up 7 sts at the left edge of that stitch, using the purl bumps as a guide. (8 sts)
Remember, you are knitting 8 little diamonds to shape the star pattern. Repeat Rows 1-14, seven more times.

Happy Christmas all, hope it's the merriest ever.
Need a stylish and easy hat pattern for knitting quick Christmas gifts? I just discovered this free pattern by the Nutty Irishman.

(You are welcome to print this star pattern out, please do not copy and paste it to another site, use a link to this article instead, thank you.) Smaller star pattern is here.

copyright 2013, S. Watterson/knitnscribble

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