Free Small 5-Pointed Star Ornament

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Free Small 5-Pointed Star Ornament Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Home Decor


Window Accessory

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • toe-up sock cast on
  • 3-needle bind off
  • left and right lifted increases
  • reduce stitches
  • Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker
  • s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over

Pattern Description:


Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color
(Examples include Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar 'n Cream)
5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle / crochet hook to weave in ends

Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met.

Finished size: Approx. width =2.5 inches (6.4 cm) X height = 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)
Gauge: Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)


BO-bind off
CO-cast on
dec-decrease; decreased
dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s)
ktog-knit together
k2tog-knit 2 stiches together
lli-left-lifted increase
rli-right-lifted increase
skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over
s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over
ytb-yarn to back
ytf-yarn to front


For this pattern I used a long-tail cast on with a doubled tail (doubled yarn/strand). I also cast on using two needles together to ensure that my stitches are not too tight. I then split my stitches symmetrically, back-and-forth, over 2 dpns; see photos.

You can view a video of the doubled tail, long-tail cast on here:

Also feel free to use Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker:

Increases: The left and right lifted increases can be swapped for any type of increase you prefer, simply note that out of 1 stitch you will need to make 3 stitches, every time.

Binding Off uses a variation of a standard 3-needle bind off.


Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches high


  • 100% cotton yarn
  • scrap yarns

You Will Also Need:

  • crochet hook or tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

13 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

100% Cotton



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Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and agent, and never leave home without something on my needles to keep me occupied on my trip. I hope you enjoy my patterns as much as I have enjoyed writing them down to share with ...

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