Upcycled Star Garland

upcycled star garland

So here I am again with another upcycled garland pattern. I just love these so much. I get to make something pretty and upcycle something that might otherwise end up in a landfill. I do recycle religiously, but I’m hoping that by sharing this pattern, other people could help out in the fight against polluting the planet. I realize it’s a small gesture, however, I honestly believe that big things begin with little steps!

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And I just have to say…how stinking cute would a strand of these little stars look in a baby or child’s room!? You can change the colors to match the theme or add or subtract stars to adjust the length. It’s so easy to customize this decoration to your needs. Even individually, they make excellent ornaments!

Upcycled Star ornament

Speaking of easy, these stars only use chains, slip stitches, single crochets, double crochets and triple crochets. You can find a step-by-step photo tutorial at this link for how to crochet around a plastic ring and I’ve also included written instructions in the pattern for the triple—or as it’s sometimes called—treble crochet.

I may have gone overboard again with the amount of photos I took so I made collages. I prefer that everyone knows exactly what I mean by my instructions. Photos are just so helpful. I think videos would be better of course, but I haven’t ventured into that territory yet. I’m nervous about that one since I’m pretty shy!

Upcycled Star Garland

As I’ve said before in other posts, please don’t limit these garlands to one specific event or holiday. If you get creative, you will realize that they work for weddings, anniversaries, photo props, home decor….the list could go on and on.

I chose neutral colors, but Americans, for example, could crochet red, white and blue stars for a patriotic decoration. This would also work for other countries with stars on their flags.

Other upcycled patterns available include hearts, shamrocks, sunflowers, stars and pumpkins! Make sure you check them out too!

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So without further ado, here is the pattern for the Upcycled Star Garland.

How would you use this garland? What colors would you use? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Upcycled Star Garland

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

One star – 3.5” across

9 stars – 32” without the end hanging loops


Not important

Special Stitches:

Treble crochet (Triple crochet)

YO twice, insert hook into designated stitch, YO and draw back through the stitch, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO draw through 2 loops, YO and draw through 2 loops again.


ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – treble (triple) crochet


  • A step-by-step photo tutorial for how to crochet around a plastic ring is available at this link here.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.


Make 3 in each color

Round 1: 15 sc around ring. Sl st in 1st sc made of round.

Round 2: *Ch 5; sc in 2nd ch from hook; dc in 3rd ch; dc in 4th ch; tc in 5th ch. Skip 2 sc on ring and sl st into next sc* Repeat from * to * 4 more times.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

upcycled star garland


Cut 10 – 8” lengths of packaging twine.

upcycled star garland

Using your hook, pull one end of the twine through a star point and then pull the other end of the twine through a star point of a another star.

upcycled star garland

Tie a small basic bow. Trim off excess ends if too long.

upcycled star garland

Repeat for all 9 stars. For the hanging loops, draw the twine through the star point of the first star of the garland. And then repeat with the last piece of twine in the last point of the final star of the garland. Tie basic knots (or bows—your choice!).


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For more upcycled crochet crafts, check out the heart garland and the shamrock garland, sunflowers, stars and pumpkins!