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? Try 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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