(I figured a star would be festive without being too festive, since it’s still not yet Thanksgiving. I’ll hold off on the mega Christmas vibes as much as possible until it’s officially Christmas season.)
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Knit Star Ornament Pattern
Skill level: easy
2 packs Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons in Beach, each of which comes with 8 mini skeins. – You need 2 skeins of yellow to complete the ornament.
size US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
sewing needle & thread
Abbreviations & Terms
CO – cast on
sts – stitches
WS – wrong side
p – purl
RS – right side
k – knit
M1R – make 1 right-leaning stitch. Here’s a tutorial.
(X sts) – X indicates the number of sts that will now be on your needle
M1L – make 1 left-leaning stitch. Here’s a tutorial.
rep – repeat
sk2p – slip one st, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
mattress stitch – A seaming technique for joining knit pieces. Here’s a tutorial.
Gauge & dimensions: 22 sts & 28 rows over 4 inches, knit in stockinette stitch. Each leg of the star measures approx. 3.5” tall and 1.5” at its widest point.
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Star leg diamonds (make 10)
CO 2 sts
row 1 & all odd rows. (WS) p all sts.
row 2. (RS) k1, M1R, k1. (3 sts)
row4. k1, M1R, k to last st, M1L, k1. (5 sts)
rows 6, 8 & 10. Rep row 4. (11 sts)
row 12. k4, sk2p, k4. (9 sts)
row 14. k9.
row 16. k3, sk2p, k3. (7 sts)
row 18. k7.
row 20. k2, sk2p, k2. (5 sts)
row 22. k5.
row 24. k1, sk2p, k1. (3 sts)
row 26. k3.
row 28. sk2p. (1 st)
Break yarn, draw tail through last loop to secure.
Using the mattress stitch, sew 5 diamonds each into two stars (a front and a back). Then sew both stars together all the way around, stuffing with poly-fil as you go. Using a needle & thread, sew a scrap of ribbon to the back of your finished ornament to hang.