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Learn How to Crochet a Star: Free Pattern

Updated November 22, 2023

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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.

four crochet stars made in gold, cream and neutral sparkly yarn hanging from a white branch tree that has lights on the tips of the branches
Crochet Star
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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.
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
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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.
How to Crochet: A Handy Reference Guide EBook

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pattern notes

  • 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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crochet stars

a flat lay image of a crochet star made in cream baby DK yarn to show how it looks using this yarn and a 4mm hook.

1.

Yarn: Style Craft Bambino DK in Clotted Cream

Hook: 4mm

Completed Size: 3 inch X 3 inch

a flat lay image of a crochet star made using a sparkly DK yarn to show how it looks using this yarn and a 4mm hook.

2.

Yarn: James C Brett Twinkle DK in Gold

Hook: 4mm

Completed Size: 3 inch X 3 inch

a flat lay image of a crochet star made using a sparkly cotton DK yarn to show how it looks using this yarn and a 4mm hook.

3.

Yarn:  Rico Fashion Cotton DK Metallise DK in White Gold (002)

Hook: 4mm

Completed Size: 3.5 inches X 3.5 inches

a flat lay image of a crochet star made using a cream cotton DK yarn for the first two rounds and a sparkly DK yarn to show how this pattern looks when you change colour for the final round.

4.

Yarn: Round 1 and 2: Style Craft Bambino DK in Clotted Cream. Round 3: James C Brett Twinkle DK in Gold 

Hook: 4mm

Completed Size: 3 inch X 3 inch

a flat lay image of a crochet star made holding two strands of yarn together, a cream and a sparkly DK to show how this pattern looks using this technique.

5.

Yarn: Style Craft Bambino DK in Clotted Cream and James C Brett Twinkle DK in Gold. Holding both strands together.

Hook: 6.5mm

Completed Size: 4.5 inches X 4.5 inches

a flat lay image of a crochet star made in a chunky cream yarn and a 9mm hook to show you what it looks like.

6.

Yarn: Paintbox Simply Super Chunky in Champagne White 

Hook: 9mm

Completed Size: 7 inch X 7 inch

a flat lay image of a crochet star made in a chunky cream yarn for the first two rounds then a chunky red yarn for the final round using a 9mm hook to show you what it looks like.

7.

Yarn: Round 1 and 2: Paintbox Simply Super Chunky in Champagne White and for Round 3: Hobbii Umami Scarlet (17)

Hook: 9mm

Completed Size: 6 inch X 6 inch

a flat lay image of a crochet star made in a chunky cream yarn for the first two rounds then a chunky green yarn for the final round using a 9mm hook to show you what it looks like.

8.

Yarn: Round and 2 Paintbox Simply Super Chunky in Champagne White. Round 3 Paintbox Simply Super Chunky in Slate Green

Hook: 9mm

Completed Size: 6 inch X 6 inch

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.

Video tutorial

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.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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