Crochet Christmas Star Granny Garland – Free Pattern

Christmas has arrived on our mantel with the creation of my crochet star garland! Here is a free pattern and photo tutorial so you can make one, too. To print the pattern, just click on the “Print Friendly” button at the bottom of this post.

Crochet Christmas Star Garland Free Pattern

I’m so happy with the way it turned out, after many tries to get it just right, of course. I made one larger stitch in between each smaller stitch which creates a pucker effect, so the star puffs up and has a lot of texture. The possibilities for colors are endless, so you can make it to match your own Christmas decor! It would also look lovely draped on a staircase, down a hallway, or hanging from a door.

It’s made using the Granny Stitch, so it works up pretty quickly. Once I got the hang of it, I could make one in about 45 minutes. I used all Red Heart Super Saver Yarn because I find it’s perfect for making crafts like this, where you need strong acrylic yarn that isn’t soft so it stands out straight.

 

Crochet Christmas Star Garland Pattern

By Sara of My Merry Messy Life – Copyright 2012

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TC = triple or treble crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch

Materials

  • Hook: H
  • Yarn: Worsted – I used all Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White (where to buy), Cherry Red (where to buy), and Paddy Green (where to buy)
  • Tapestry Needle to sew in tails
  • Sharp scissors to cut yarn

 Crochet Christmas Snowflake Garland - Pattern Description

Pattern

Round 1 – Cherry Red:

  • CH 6. SL ST to form a circle.
  • *DC, TC, DC ,CH 3 repeat from * 5 more times, total of 6 granny stitches. Fasten off.

Round 2 – White:

  • You will work 2 granny stitches and a CH 3 on each red CH 3, which is also between the red granny stitches.
  • In any CH 3 space, join with a SL ST, CH 3 or just work a DC onto it.
  • TC, DC. CH 3.
  • DC, TC, DC
  • *In the next CH 3 space, work DC, TC, DC – CH 3 – DC, TC, DC.
  • Repeat from * all the way around until you have 12 granny stitches. Join to the beginning CH 3 or DC with a SL ST. Fasten off.
Round 3 – Cherry Red:
  • Again, like round 2, you will work 2 granny stitches and a CH 3 on each white CH 3, which is also between the white granny stitches. But this round, you will add an additional CH 1, 2 SC, CH 1 in between the sets of white granny stitches.
  • In any CH 3 space, join with a SL ST, CH 2 or just work a DC onto it.
  • 2 HDC, CH 3 3 HDC
  • CH 1. Then, in the next space, which is in between the 2 sets of granny stitches, work 2 SC, then CH 1.
  • *In the next CH 3 space, work 3 HDC, CH 3, 3 HDC
  • CH 1. In the next space, work 2 SC, CH 1.*
  • Repeat from * all the way around until you have worked 12 granny stitches.
  • Join to the beginning CH 2 or HDC with a SL ST. Fasten off.
Round 4 – White:
  • Again, like rounds 1-3, you will work 2 granny stitches and a CH 3 on each red CH 3, which is also between the red granny stitches. In this round, you will add an additional CH 2, 2 SC, CH 2 in between the sets of red granny stitches.
  • In any CH 3 space, join with a SL ST, CH 1, or just work a SC onto it.
  • DC, SC – CH 3 – SC, DC, SC
  • CH 2. In the next space, which is in between the 2 sets of granny stitches, work 2 SC, then CH 2.
  • *In the next CH 3 space, work SC, DC, SC – CH 3 – SC, DC, SC
  • CH 2. In the next space, 2 SC, then CH 2*
  • Repeat from * all the way around until you have worked 12 granny stitches.
  • Join to the beginning CH 1 or SC with a SL ST. Fasten off.
Round 5 – Paddy Green:
  • Again, like rounds 1-4, you will work 2 granny stitches and a CH 3 on each red CH 3, which is also between the white granny stitches. In this round, you will add an additional CH 3, 2 SC, CH 3 in between the sets of white granny stitches.
  • In any CH 3 space, join with a SL ST, CH 1 or just work a SC onto it.
  • 2 SC, CH 3, 3 SC
  • CH 2. In the next space, which is in between the 2 sets of granny stitches, work 2 SC, then CH 3. PICOT – Join that CH 3 with a SL ST back into the 3rd SC.
  • *In the next CH 3 space, work 3 SC – CH 3, Join to the 3rd SC – SC
  • CH 3. In the next space, 2 SC, then CH 2.*
  • Repeat from * all the way around until you have worked 12 granny stitches.
  • Join to the beginning CH 1 or SC with a SL ST. Fasten off.
Crochet Christmas Star Garland Bunting Free Pattern

To make it a garland, just CH 30, 3 SC, CH 30

To Make It a Garland – Using Paddy Green
  • *CH 30.
  • Work 3 SC onto one of the picot points of one star.
  • CH 30.*
  • Repeat from * until you have joined all the stars together.
  • For my mantel, I needed 9 to 10 stars to stretch all the way across and my mantel is 78 inches (198 CM) long. I say 9 to 10, because it’s 9 if I show the first and last CH 30, but 10 if I hide or don’t do the first and last CH 30.
Crochet Christmas Star Garland - First Round

Here is a picture of Round 1 with 6 granny stitches that are DC, TC, DC

 

Crochet Christmas Star Garland that Puckers - Free Pattern

See how it puckers up? It has such nice texture.

 

Merry Crocheting!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.