I love little crochet projects that don't take a lot of time. With less than 48 hours until Christmas, I wanted to share a couple of more patterns for easy crochet ornaments! These make great gift toppers or stand-alone ornaments. They are also a great way to use up any little odds and ends of yarn lying around.
I designed both of these patterns to be cute, quick, and fairly easy to make. With basic crochet skills, you'll have an ornament or gift-topper in a few minutes!
Keep reading to learn how to crochet your own Christmas wreath and rustic star!
All the Details...
#4 Medium Yarn, such as Worsted Weight in desired colors
I used green for the wreath, with a strand of red for decoration, and a ragg cream for the star, to give it a rustic look
Size H8 / 5.0 mm crochet hook
This pattern is highly customizable - trying using thicker or thinner yarn and different hook sizes to create ornaments of all sizes!
Chain 1 (CH 1) does not count as stitch.
Stitches & Abbreviations
Start with a loop on the hook. Hook yarn and pull through. (One chain completed)
Half Double Crochet
Yarn over, insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over again and pull yarn through chain or stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. (One half double crochet stitch has been completed.)
Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through chain or stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops. (One single crochet stitch has been completed.)
Single Crochet Increase
Work 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch
Half Double Crochet Increase
Work 2 half double crochet stitches in one stitch
Back Loop Only
The back loop is the loop farthest from you. BLO means to insert your hook into this loop only, instead of under both loops of a stitch.
Insert hook into foundation chain or stitch, yarn over. Draw yarn through both the chain or stitch and the loop on the hook. (One slip stitch completed)
A completed crochet stitch.
Now that we know all the details, let's get stitching!
Pattern 1: Christmas Wreath
Starting: Chain 15. Slip Stitch (SL ST) in 1st chain (CH) to make a ring. Chain 1, do not turn.
Row 1: Work 30 Single Crochet (SC) in ring, join with slip stitch (SL ST) to beginning SC.
You can increase or decrease the amount of SC as needed to adjust for specific yarn weight and texture. I found that with 30, the stitches were snug and covered the ring, but did not overlap each other.
Once all SC are completed, push and redistribute as needed, so that stitches are evenly spaced.
Row 2: Chain 1 (CH 1) - does not count as a stitch. DO NOT TURN. SC in back loop only (BLO) in each ST around, join with SL ST to beginning SC. (30 SC BLO)
Row 3: CH1 (do not turn), SL ST in the BLO on the next 5 ST, 1 SC BLO in the 6th ST. Repeat pattern: *5 SL ST BLO, 1SC BLO* 5 more times around. Join with SL ST to beginning ST. (25 SL ST, 5 SC = 30 ST total). Do not fasten off.
If you have extra stitches, continue pattern until you are back to the beginning of the row.
Finishing: Now back at the "top" of the wreath, CH 10. Join with SL ST to base of CH. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Optional: Using yarn needle, weave a small piece of contrasting color yarn through the wreath and tie in bow.
Pattern 2: Rustic Crochet Star
I like the look of crocheted stars on a garland. However, many of the crochet patterns I found for stars turned out looking like flowers, and required blocking to achieve a true star shape. I wanted to make a pattern that didn't require any extra blocking, so you can enjoy your crochet star as soon as you make it!
Starting: Chain 5, Slip Stitch (SL ST) into 1st chain to form ring.
Row 1: Chain 1 (CH1) - does not count as stitch (ST). Work 15 Half Double Crochet (HDC) in ring.
Row 2: CH1 - do not turn. SL ST in 1st ST, (1 SC, 1 HDC, (From top of HDC: CH2, SL ST to first CH of CH2), 1 SC) in 2nd ST, SL ST in 3rd ST. First Point created.
[SL ST in next ST, (1 SC, 1 HDC, (CH2, SL ST to first CH of CH2), 1 SC) in next ST, SL ST in next ST.] 4 more times around.
Round 3: SL ST in next 5 ST. Stop at top of point.
Finishing: Pull up a loop and enlarge to desired size (this is the hanging loop). Tie knot at base of loop to secure and fasten off. Weave in ends.
Happy Handmade Holiday!
If you need a last-minute crochet project to add that handmade touch, this wreath and star will be a great addition! These crochet ornaments (and our Crochet Christmas Trees) are quick enough that you can make them the night before Christmas and awe everyone when they wake up to their presents! Since these ornament don't take much yarn, they are a good stash-buster, if you have yarn left over from larger Christmas projects Make several ornaments and string them together on a garland, or give as a small gift to a friend or child's teacher. They are sure to bring joy for Christmases to come!
What are some of your favorite last-minute crochets? Share below!
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