Making simple and quick crochet patterns is generally a lot of fun, and these free crochet star designs are certainly not an exception to that rule. If you would like to learn how to crochet a star, continue reading, and you will find the patterns, as well as photographs and other helpful information, which will allow you to get started crocheting stars right away!
How to Crochet a Star Tutorial
- Yarn. I used a DK weight cotton yarn.
- Crochet hook suitable for the thickness of your yarn. I used a 3.5mm hook. This is smaller than is usually recommended for DK yarn but I wanted tighter dense stitches.
- Tapestry needle
Abbreviations for Crochet Stars
All instructions are written in US terminology.
- ch = chain stitch crochet
- sc = single crochet stitch
- sl st = slip stitch crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- st =stitch
- sk = skip
- rep = repeat
Crochet Stars Free Patterns
This tutorial will show you how to crochet 4 styles and sizes of stars. You will learn how to crochet a 5 pointed star as well as a 6 pointed star within the granny square.
- Small Crochet Stars
- Medium Crochet Stars
- Large Granny Style Crochet Star Pattern
- Granny Square Crochet Star Pattern
How to Crochet a Star Step by Step Instructions
Stars are the simplest and most whimsical crochet pattern I can think of. You can use star patterns to make snowflakes, a baby blanket or Afghan, or starfish pillows to decorate a seaside cottage. Attach a star on a stick, and you've got yourself a fairy wand!
There are a number of different ways to create a star using crochet, and a wide variety of sizes and difficulty levels to choose from! This article will deal with fairly simple crochet stars, suitable for beginners.
1. Small Crochet Star Pattern (Free)
These crochet small stars are great for earrings and necklaces as well as applique.
- Start with a magic ring.
- Leaving the ring fairly loose: *1 sc into ring, 1 dc into ring, 2 ch, 1 dc into ring again.
- Repeat from * 4 more times to make 5 points.
- Pull the magic ring tightly so no hole is left in the center. Secure yarn by threading it through the stitch loop. Cut yarn and leave a long tail.
- Thread the yarn needle with the long tail and insert the needle into the first sc in the center to close the star. Pull the thread to the back of the star and weave in the end.
- Now give those ch2 loops a little pinch to turn them into nice points of the star.
2. Medium Simple Crochet Star Pattern (Free)
This easy crochet star pattern is great for applique on sweaters and other clothing. They also look great strung up as ornaments on your Christmas tree.
- Round 1: The center will be your starting point. Chain four and slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring. Next, ch 2 (1st dc) and work 14 double crochet stitches into the ring. (15 dc) Join with sl st to top of 2 ch.
- Round 2: * Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch. Skip the next 2 dc (on Rnd 1), sl st in the next dc; rep from * around; finish off with a sl st in the last dc of the round. (5 points)
- Finish off your yarn and weave in any loose ends at the back of the star.
3. Large Crochet Star Pattern
Also known as a granny square crochet star. This is not actually a square at all, but a star shape made using the granny square style of clusters of dc.
To begin, chain 5 and slip stitch to the first chain to form a ring.
(This round will be worked within the ring produced by the foundation chain)
- ch3, 2dc, ch3,
- *3dc, ch3.
- Repeat from * three times more (5 dc clusters and 5 ch3's total).
- Slip stitch to the third ch of the initial ch3.
- Slip stitch into the next two dc and the first ch3 space.
- ch3, (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same (1st) ch3 space.
- 1 hdc in the second dc of the next dc cluster (a cluster is a group of 3dcs worked the previous round).
- *3dc, ch3, 3dc in next ch3 space, 1 hdc in next dc cluster's 2nd dc.
- Repeat from * three times more.
- Slip stitch into the third chain of the starting chain.
You can choose to stop here, or if you want an even larger star, continue with round 3.
- Slip stitch into the next two dc and into the first ch3 space.
- Ch3, (3dc, ch4, 4dc) in the same (1st) ch3 space.
- 1sc on either side of the previous round's hdc.
- *Star (4dc, ch4, 4dc) in the following ch3 space. Work 1 sc on either side of previous row’s hdc.
- Repeat from * three times more.
- Join with a slip stitch in the third chain from starting ch3. Finish by fastening off and weaving in the ends.
4. Star Crochet Pattern on Granny Squares
If you do wish to make a blanket out of squares, but featuring stars, here is how to do that. I have given instructions in 2 colors, but feel free to mix up colors as much as you like or to make your “star squares” in one color only.
- DC CLUSTER - Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, draw through one loop of current dc on hook. (2 loops on hook) Do not complete the stitch. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook, leaving last loop of this dc on hook (there are now 3 loops on hook). YO, Pull loop through all three loops on hook (this completes one cluster).
- PICOT - Ch3, sl st into the initial ch3 formed.
How to Crochet a Star for Granny Squares:
Round 1 - Color A
- To make a circle, begin with a magic loop or ch4 and slip stitch.
- 8sc, sl st into first sc.
- ch2, 1dc in same st as ch2 (first dc cluster formed),
- (ch2, dc cluster in next st) 7 times,
- ch2, ss into the top of the first dc cluster. (8 double crochet clusters.)
- ch1, sc in the same space as ch1,
- (2sc in the next ch2 space, sc in the next st) 7 times,
- 2sc on the following ch2 space, ss into first sc.
- *(ch3, skip 1st, sl st into next st) repeat from *11 times,
- ch3, sk 1st,
- ss into same space as beginning ch3.
NOTE: Round 5 is worked into round 3 stitches, not the ch3 gaps from round 4. Don't use the round 4 spaces because you will need them for round 6. When working round 5, you may find it helpful to shift the ch3's from round 4 to the back so they don't get in your way.
STITCHES WORKED ONTO ROUND 3 - (no chains to begin this round)
- *Skip over the sl st that was already constructed on round 3, sc in next sc on round 3 (3dc, picot, 3dc), sc in next sc.
- Repeat from *5 times, ss into the same space where you started. End off and cut the yarn.
This photo shows the front of the crochet star .
Here is the back of the work showing the loops from round 4.
Round 6 - Color B
- Join new color in any ch3 space left over from round 4.
- With right side facing you, (ch4, 2tr, ch2, 3tr) in same space, [This makes a corner of your square].
- *3dc in next space, 3dc in next space,
- (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next space, [Next corner]
- Repeat from * 3 times.
- 3dc in next space, 3dc in next space, ss into top of first ch4.
- Cut yarn and end off. You now have a nice even square base to sew your blocks together easily.
Here I have added a single crochet border to give a pop of color. There were 3 single crochets in the corners.
What Can I Use my Crochet Stars For?
There are so many ideas for using crochet stars!
- Make tiny stars with fine crochet cotton and add a couple of beads and a jewelry hook to make cute little earrings!
- String a whole line of stars together as a star garland decoration - especially at Christmas time!
- Hang single stars on your Christmas tree as ornaments. Add loops to hang them from the tree. You could even thread a few beads onto each loop for extra bling!
- Use them for applique on anything at all- sweaters, hats, scarves , you name it!
- Make really cute hair clips by stitching or gluing crochet stars onto basic hair clips or bobby pins.
- Create a whole blanket by joining many stars together!
Blocking Crochet Stars
After you have finished, pinch or pin the star points to a blocking mat.
How to Crochet a Star - In Conclusion
Crochet stars are a versatile and enjoyable activity for crocheters of all skill levels. They may bring a bit of whimsy and charm to any project, whether they are used as ornaments, appliqués, or as part of a larger project.
You can make your own crochet stars in no time if you follow the simple methods given in this article. Remember to use the appropriate yarn and hook size for your creation, and don't be afraid to try different colors and embellishments to make your stars truly one-of-a-kind.
Crochet stars are a great way to enhance your skills and produce something beautiful and useful whether you are a seasoned crochet pro or a beginner just starting out. So why not give it a shot and see what you can come up with today?