Get ready to meet your cutest little make yet! This easy crochet star may look all fancy and complicated, but here’s a little secret: you are 2 rows away from adorable! Get ready to crochet these sweet crochet stars!The truth is.. you never quite know when an adorable little crochet star is going to come in handy. Maybe you’re wrapping gifts and need a little beautiful something-something to go on top. Maybe you need an easy ornament you can make quickly out of stash yarn. Or maybe you just need a little smile…for yourself or for someone else.Because let’s get real here… there are a few things in life that UNIVERSALLY bring a smile to someone’s face: Sunshine. Rainbows. And Stars. I’m sure there must be a study on this somewhere. Maybe? If not.. then there should be.. because there’s enough gloom in the world that these little crochet stars just might make someone’s entire day.
Think about it. You could literally change the world one easy crochet star at a time.But first.. you have to make the star. I love this crochet star pattern on so many levels. I love that it’s a great stash buster. That little bit of leftover goodness you don’t quite know what to do with… yup.. star material. You can change hook size and yarn weight and make this in all sorts of fun sizes.
This star crochet pattern is great for a Christmas Ornament or for topping a Crochet Christmas Tree. It would look mighty fine on a crochet hat or anywhere else you might like an appliqué. Hang one in every window. Or make a garland of stars.
These cutie pie crochet stars have a bit of a nod to the ordinary granny square. This cute little star starts out as a variation of a granny square and then goes wild in that 2nd row! The little points of the crochet star are formed by picots.
If you’ve never made picots before, not to worry… they are easy to do. Just chain a few stitches and slip stitch back into one of the earlier chains. And if you want a loop for hanging, just work a few extra chains as part of the picot on one of star points.
I love this simple crochet star pattern so much because it’s so versatile. It makes a great ornament, a bow replacement on a Christmas gift, a cute appliqué or even strung together as a garland!
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Easy Crochet Star Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US G6/4.00 crochet hook (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 7-8 yards (or 1/8 oz) Worsted weight yarn.
- tapestry needle and scissors (my favorites)
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches such as the double crochet, slip stitch and chain stitch used in this free crochet pattern as well as other basic stitches such as the hdc, single crochet and treble crochet stitch. The Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Crochet Star Size:
Star is approximately 3.5” across at widest point.
Crochet Star Pattern:
Ch 5 and join with sl st to form a ring.
R1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2dc, ch 3, *3dc, ch 3. Repeat from * 3 times for a total of 5 dc clusters. Join with sl st to top of starting ch.
R2: Sl st into the next dc, *in the next ch 3 space work (3dc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (forms picot), ch 1, 3 dc). Skip next dc, sl st in the next dc (which is the middle dc of the next dc cluster). Repeat from * around, ending by sl st into starting sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
If you love stars, you might just love the crochet star stitch too!
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