Crochet Star Bauble Decoration – Pattern and Tutorial

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS IN UK CROCHET TERMS**

 

I’ve just made myself a really pretty little star bauble, so wanted to share the pattern and tutorial.

 

For this decoration I used a DK yarn and a 3.00mm crochet hook.  But you can use any yarn and any size hook you like – it just depends on what size you want to end up with.

You will need two colours of yarn, and a stitch marker (very important!)

The stitches I used were double crochet and they are worked in a continuous round, 11 rounds in total.

The work is crocheted around a 20cm (circumference) existing Christmas Bauble.

Please note, once you are onto using both yarns – please untangle after each round, otherwise you will end up in a complete tangled mess!

Tutorial

Blue yarn

Chain 4

Slip Stitch into first chain to form a ring.

Round 1

Chain 1, 10dc into ring.

Here you can see I’ve done a couple of double crochets into the ring (where my needle is pointing) and I’ve also used a stitch marker to mark my very first stitch – this is very important so you don’t lose your way or do too many stitches in each round.

This shows I have done 10 dc into the ring and now I am up to my stitch marker, ready for the next round.  So remove the marker to start round 2.

Round 2

You need to work 2 double crochet into each stitch of round 1. Below you can see I have worked a couple of double crochets into the first stitch, and I have replaced my stitch marker.

At the end of the round you should have 20 double crochets – please count to make sure. It should look something like this.

Now you are ready to start round 3.

Round 3

Remove your stitch marker and crochet 2 double crochets into the first stitch.

Replace your stitch marker, and crochet 1 double crochet into the next stitch, then 2 double crochet into the next stitch, and 1 double crochet into the next stitch.  Carry on like this until you are back to your stitch marker.

You should have 30 double crochet – count to make sure!

The next round involves adding your next colour, so it could get complicated – but it really is quite simple, as long as you don’t get your yarn tangled.

Round 4

You are now going to add in the pink yarn (DO NOT fasten off your blue yarn)

Pull through a loop of the pink yarn and work 1dc into the first stitch.

Replace stitch marker.

Then back to your blue yarn, work 1dc into the next 5 stitches.

If you think about it, the complete round is a total of 30 double crochet – and I have split it into 5 blocks of 6. So you are working 1 pink and 5 blue double crochets, in 5 sections, and this is the beginning of creating the points of the star.

So the pattern should look something like this

Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc.

Don’t forget your stitch marker!

Round 5

If you find your yarn starts to tangle at the end of each round, please make sure you untangle it as you go along, otherwise you will get yourself into a right pickle.

So this round, we are increasing the pink by 1 stitch, and decreasing the blue by one stitch.

So you need to work 2 pink double crochets, and 4 blue double crochets – and repeat this pattern 5 times.

(Pink 1dc 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc 1dc) (repeat 5 times)

Stitch marker!

Round 6

Work 3 pink double crochets and 3 blue double crochets.

(Pink 1dc 1dc 1dc, Blue 1dc 1dc 1dc) (repeat 5 times)

You can now see the shape of the star starting to form.

Remember to untangle your yarn, and remember to replace your stitch marker.

Each round should still have 30 double crochet.

Round 7

Work 4 pink double crochet and 2 blue double crochets – repeat 5 times.

Round 8

Work 5 pink double crochet and 1 blue double crochet (repeat 5 times)

Round 9 – 11

You have now finished your star shape and can fasten off the blue (at last – no more tangles!)

Now you just need to crochet 3 rounds of double crochet.  So basically, 1 double crochet into each stitch for the next 3 rounds.

Slip stitch to first stitch of last round – fasten off both yarns and weave in ends.

The inside of your work will probably look like this, but that’s okay because nobody sees the inside.

 

Repeat for the other half of the bauble, leaving a long tail for sewing together.

Here are my two halves waiting to go onto the bauble.

If it looks like they are a bit small, don’t worry, crochet can stretch and this will ensure it has a nice snug fit around the bauble.

So take your needle and just run a stitch through the top loops of the work and it will make a nice neat join.

Once you get all the way around, ensure you over stitch a little bit and weave the end in so that it is secure.

 

And there you are, your finished star bauble.

 

Pattern.

Blue Yarn

Chain 4.

Join with a slip stitch to form a ring

Round 1

Ch1, 10dc into ring

Round 2

2dc into each stitch around (20dc)

Round 3

2dc, 1dc, 2dc, 1dc (repeat) (30dc)

Round 4

Join pink yarn (do not fasten off blue yarn)

Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc.

Round 5

Pink 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc,Pink 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc.

Round 6

Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, 1dc.

Round 7

Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, 1dc.

Round 8

Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc,  Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc, Pink 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, 1dc, Blue 1dc.

Fasten off blue yarn.

Rounds 9 – 11

Pink 1dc 30 times.

Fasten off pink, sew in ends.

Repeat for other half, leaving a long tail for sewing together.

Sew over bauble.

Here is a link to a pattern of the more complex version of this decoration, available to buy on Ravelry for just 60p

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/three-colour-star-bauble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Reply to “Crochet Star Bauble Decoration – Pattern and Tutorial”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing. Your designs are very pretty. I was looking for a design for small Xmas balls, and this was the perfect fit. Thank you again and I look forward for other works by you.

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