How to Crochet Stars (+ Easiest Free Crochet Star Pattern)
Looking for a quick and easy crochet star pattern? This free crochet star pattern is cute yet simple and perfect for beginners. Plus, there’s a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to crochet stars in minutes!
Dear Craftaholics! We’ll be posting crochet tutorials often from now on and to celebrate a new regular addition to our blog, we wanted to share a simple crochet star pattern with you guys!
This crochet star pattern is really cute and can be used as a Christmas ornament. You can download the free pattern or you can go through the step-by-step instructions if you’re not familiar with the crochet terms. You can use it for many other crafts but in today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a simple yet cute Christmas ornament with the crochet stars.
This star crochet pattern is quite easy, even if you’re a beginner, a few practices can help you tackle the pattern.
Crocheting one star won’t cost more than a dollar since you’ll have plenty of materials (yarn) left and of course, the tools can be used for other projects.
The Easiest Free Crochet Star Pattern
Download the free pattern template.
How to Crochet a Star
- Crochet hook (3mm-3.5mm)
- A pair of scissors
- Tapestry needle
- Yarn – medium light
- Twine (for the ornament)
- Beads (for the ornament)
Step-by-Step Crochet Star Instructions
Step 1: Base Loop
Select a yarn and start with a slip knot. Chain 4 and then form a loop by working a slip stitch through the first chain of the initials.
Step 2: Start Round 2
Chain 2 and then work 2 double crochet (dc, US term) through the base loop.
Step 3: Round 2
Chain 1 and then work 3 dc through the base loop.
Step 4: Finishing Round 2
Repeat *ch 1, 3 dc* 3 more times into the base loop. End round 2 with a slip stitch through the top chain of the initial chain 2.
Step 5: Starting Round 3
Slip stitch towards the next top chain. Work 2 dc through the chain 1 gap of round 2.
Step 6: Forming the Point
Work a treble crochet (tc, US term) into the chain gap of round 2 and then work 3 chain stitches.
Step 7: Forming the Point
Work 1 tc, and 2 dc through the chain gap of round 2.
Step 8: Completing the 1st Point
Work a slip stitch through the top chain adjacent to the next chain gap. Repeat the pattern to form the next point of the crochet star.
Step 9: Form 5 Points
Work 1 point into each chain gap. The pattern has 5 chain gaps, which means the star will be a 5-point crochet star. The more gaps you keep the more points will be added. Work a last slip stitch through the bottom chain of the 1st point.
Step 10: Securing the Crochet Star
Pull out a couple of cm of the yarn and then cut it off from the bundle. Use a tapestry needle to stitch the remaining yarn on the backside of the crochet star pattern.
Step 11: Make the Ornament
Cut out a piece of twine and insert it through the tip of any one point. Hold 2 ends of the twine and bead through both. Tie a knot with the open ends to complete the crochet star ornament.
Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty crocheting the heart patterns.
- Start this pattern with a slip knot, not a magic ring.
- Follow the instructions as per our pattern to make the star the same as ours.
- If you’re not familiar with crochet abbreviations, you can take help from the internet and easily learn the basic stitches and their names.
We are working on a detailed article about all the basic things about crocheting very soon.
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Crocheting and knitting are popular all over the globe. No matter in which country or region you live, these 2 forms of fiber art are sure to be found. Each of them has a unique, traditional touch to them.
These cute crochet stars can be used for many other craft projects, which makes this craft even more fun. We would love to see if you do re-create our crochet stars and use them for a fun project; please do tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).