Light-Up Crochet Star Ornament

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An old saying goes that if the only tool you have is a hammer, suddenly everything looks like a nail. In that vein, if the only tool you use is a crochet hook, suddenly everything looks like string.

It’s Christmas time at our house, and that means our dining room has become an impromptu Santa’s workshop for the month of December. Our family has a tradition of making Christmas ornaments to send with our Christmas cards each year, and this year I’ve been eyeing these fairy lights and thinking, “I bet I could crochet that.” And so my idea for light-up crochet star ornaments was born.

The wire comes in 7-ft sets, each attached to its own battery pack, which makes it just the right length for a small ornament.

For this project, I held the wire (starting at the non-battery pack end) alongside a strand of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread and crocheted them together.

These ornaments are super easy to make, but I would not recommend them for beginners, as the wire makes the stitches a bit of a challenge to see clearly. But as soon as you are comfortable with what the basic stitches should look like, you’ll be churning these out no problem!

Finished Size: About 2 inches tall, not including loop

Pattern Level: Intermediate


  • One 7-ft LED battery-operated fairy light string
  • Scrap amount of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread
  • Size J-10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle


  • With wire and thread held together, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch. Ch 1, (sc, dc, ch, sc, sl st) 5 times in ring. Join with sl st in first sc.
  • Continuing with thread only, ch 12; join with sl st in first ch to form loop for hanging. Finish off and weave in tail.
  • Shape the wire into a nice star shape and hang from Christmas tree, tucking the battery pack into the branches.

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