Learn how to crochet this versatile star with my free step-by-step video tutorial to guide you every step of the way. In this post, you’ll find all the information you need to crochet a star plus ways you can change the size simply by trying a different yarn and hook size.
materials and tools
- Hook Size: Use the corresponding hook size labelled on the yarn band.
- Yarn: any weight or colour. See below the yarn I have used in the samples.
- Darning Needle
terms and abbreviations
- Stitch(s): st(s)
- Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through loop on the hook.
- Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
- Puff Stitch: For this stitch, you will yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through. This process will be repeated 5 times and you will end up with 11 loops on your hook which will be bunched together. Yarn over and pull through all of the loops on the hook.
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- Written in UK terms.
- This pattern is currently a video tutorial only.
- Suitable for advanced beginners.
- Gauge isn’t important for this project but please see below the size of the stars created using different yarn and hook sizes. Please note your personal tension will effect the size of your stars below is just a reference guide.
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pattern use ideas
These versatile crochet stars make great decorations but they also make beautiful present toppers to add a handmade touch to your gift wrapping. Alternatively, you could attach several crochet stars to a ribbon, twine or chain them together to make a lovely star garland.
If you are trying this as a beginner you might want to familiarise yourself with the Puff Stitch before you start.
more christmas patterns
If you love festive mini makes I think you’ll love these versatile festive makes. A crochet Snowflake, Christmas Tree and Mini Stocking. These patterns make great decorations, present toppers or garlands.