Less than 5 grams of waste yarn and needles to match
(The star in the photo was made with aran weight yarn and 3.5mm needles)
Gauge is unimportant to this project.
These stars can be made larger (perhaps for a pillow) or smaller (the star in photo is 1 1/2” across) by changing needle size or yarn weight, or by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches by intervals of 10 and adjusting the pattern accordingly.
DCD – Double Centre Decrease – Slip two stitches together as if to knit, K1, slip 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch
Cast on 65 stitches and join in the round.
Round 1 – K5, * DCD, K10, * repeat ** to last 8 stitches, DCD, K5 (55 stitches remain)
Round 2 – K4, * DCD, K8, * repeat ** to last 7 stitches, DCD, K4 (45 stitches remain)
Round 3 – K3, * DCD, K6, * repeat ** to last 6 stitches, DCD, K3 (35 stitches remain)
Round 4 – K2, * DCD, K4, * repeat ** to last 5 stitches, DCD, K2 (25 stitches remain)
Round 5 – K1, * DCD, K2, * repeat ** to last 4 stitches, DCD, K1 (15 stitches remain)
Round 6 – DCD 5 times (5 stitches remain)
Break yarn with 6” tail, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew in ends.
A loop to hang this ornament can be made by chaining (with a crochet hook) the cast on yarn tail, then fastening the loose end back into the star.