Decided to try to make a star this evening. Starting for Christmas very early this year!
Had originally intended a 5-point star but it turned out better as a 6-point. It only took me about 2 hours max so I decided to share the pattern.
Christmas Star - tree decoration
Make 12 diamond shapes as follows:
Cast on 10 sts.
Row 1: K1, K2tog, K5, Inc K-wise into next st, K1 - 10 sts.
Row 2: P1, Inc P-wise into next st, P5, P2tog, P1 - 10 sts.
Repeat these two rows 3 more times.
Arrange the diamonds in a circle with cast on edges all facing the same direction.
Join the diamonds together in the centre as shown below:
From the 12 diamonds, you should end up with two stars each consisting of 6 diamonds sewn together.
With right sides to outside, oversew across all outside edges, stuffing lightly as you go. (Initially I sewed it together with right-sides together to hide the seam but it meant that the points weren't as sharp).
Sew a small loop to the end of one point.
The star can now be decorated with beads or hung on the tree as it is.