The perfect addition to your nursery or child's room, a baby shower, or make it in
Red, White, and Blue for the 4th of July.
After creating the Little Star Baby Rattle, I knew I wanted to make a few other star items to go with it. The Little Star Garland is the next item in that set.
This garland measures 54" in length and each star is 6.5" across.
My garland is made is a soft cotton for a smooth and sturdy look that matches the baby rattle, but feel free to substitute any medium weight (4) yarn.
For this pattern you will need the following items:
250 yards Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton (shown in Buttercup, Coral, Rosey II, Hot Orchard, Green Apple, Turquoise, and Ivory)
3.75mm F Hook
5.0mm H Hook
Needle for weaving in ends
Tassel maker (or DVD case)
SC: Single Crochet
SLST: Slip Stitch (work the SLST into the back loop of the first SC of the round. Then, work the first SC into both loops of the same stitch. This will hide your SLST)
SK: Skip stitch
F/O: Finish Off
Each Star is worked in 2 panels, and then attached together and edged.
Make 2 of each color (Six Total) for three stars
With a 3.75mm hook
Round 1: Work 5 SC into a magic circle, pull tight, SLST to join, ch1 (5)
Round 2: 2SC into each stitch around, SLST, ch1, (10)
Round 3: *2SC, SC* repeat around, SLST, ch1 (15)
Round 4: *SC 2, 2SC* repeat around, SLST, ch1, (20)
Round 5: *2SC, SC 3* repeat around, SLST, ch1 (25)
Round 6: *SC 4, 2SC* repeat around, SLST, ch1, (30)
Round 7: *2SC, SC 5* repeat around, SLST, ch1 (35)
Round 8: *SC 6, 2SC* repeat around, SLST, ch1 (40)
Row 1: SC 8, ch1, turn. (8)
Row 2: SC 8, ch1, turn. (8)
Row 3: SK 1, SC 7, ch1, turn. (7)
Row 4: SK 1, SC 6, ch1, turn. (6)
Row 5: SK 1, SC 5, ch1, turn. (5)
Row 6: SK 1, SC 4, ch1, turn. (4)
Row 7: SK 1, SC 3, ch1, turn. (3)
Row 8: SK 1, SC 2, ch1, turn. (2)
Row 9: SK 1, SC 1, ch1, turn to work down the side of the point. (1)
SC 7 down side of the point, SLST into the same stitch as the last stitch of Row 1
Repeat instructions four more times, (5 points total)
SLST into the same stitch as the first SC of Row 1, SC 7 up the side of the point, 3SC into the top of the point, SC 7 down the side of the point, SLST into the base of the point. Repeat four more times. F/O for first panel. Do not finish off second panel.
Lay two panels together *SLST into the base of the point, SC 8, 2SC, SC 8, SLST* repeat around until you have one point remaining. SLST, SC 8, (SC, ch4, SC), SC 8, SLST, F/O.
Tassels are 5.5” length
I used a DVD case to make my tassels.
Turn the case sideways and wrap the yarn around the case 25 times.
Slip off of case and tie a 12” piece of yarn 1” from the top. I used a large hook to hold my loops.
Cut the bottom loops of the tassel and steam, or use a hair dryer on high to remove the wrinkles in the yarn and trim straight.
Insert a 12” piece of yarn through the top loops and tie a knot leaving approximately ½” loop. Using a needle pull the ends of the strand through the center of the tassel and trim to length.
With 2 strands of yarn and a 5.0mm hook
Leaving a 10” beginning tail, Make a Slip knot, SC into the top loop of the first tassel, (insert hook into the top loop, Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook). Chain 25, SC into the top loop of the first star, *CH 25, SC into the top loop of tassel, CH25, SC into the top loop of star*, repeat from * to *, CH 25, SC into top loop of last tassel. F/O leaving a 10” tail at the end.
Use tails to tie banner to hang.
I hope you have enjoyed making this Little Star Garland. If you did, please tell your friends!
I would love to see your finished garlands. Please tag me on Instagram @carol_hladik_designs using hashtag #littlestargarland and on Facebook at Carol's Creations for You.