Free Crochet Pattern: Stars

By Rachel Choi – 56 Comments
The sky is the limit to what these stars can be used for! Use it as an applique to embellish a bag, shirt, hat or blanket. Wear it as a pin for the forth of July. Or just stick a magnet to the back of it and put it on your fridge. Crocheting these stars are fast and you can even use scrap yarn to make them! crochet stars
Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 3″ (7.5 cm) diameter
To change the size of the stars, try using a smaller or bigger hook with different weights of yarn

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Crochet Pattern: Star
Round 1: ch 3, 10 hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in top of beg ch: 10 hdc
Round 2: (ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip 1 hdc, sl st in next hdc) 5 times, finish off

If you need help with crocheting the stars, let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. Donna says:

    Hi Rachel. Is today the Big Day for your store?

  2. Hilla says:

    I’m waiting your store’s grand opening, too. Here in Finland it is already 30th of June, 2 a.m. I’ve been checking time to time, is your store open yet… ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Rachel says:

    sorry for the wait, but it’s up and running now!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wendi says:

    Just a note to wish you all the best in your new endeavor!รขโ„ขยฅ

  5. missy says:

    thank you so much for this!!! other stars on the web are too rounded. i have many many ideas for these :]] is there a way to make them any bigger though?

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Missy, for a bigger star try using a larger hook than suggested in the pattern or a bulky weight of yarn or a couple strands of yarn held together!

  6. missy says:

    ohhh thats a good idea :] thank you! :]

  7. Joy says:

    Do u have a pattern for a tulip?

  8. Jo Annie says:

    Hey Rachel once again Im having trouble, this time its with this part of the pattern

    skip 1 hdc, sl st in next hdc

    Im beginning to think the person who taught me how to crochet did not do a good job of explaining things to me, Im sorry if i am a nuisance, Thank you so much

    Jo Annie

    • Rachel says:

      No worries Jo Annie!

      The center of the star is made in half double crochets (hdc) so after making one of the points on the star you are going to skip 1 half double crochet and slip stitch in the next half double crochet.

  9. Sherry says:

    I want to enlarge the star you show here. I think I can do it but I’m not sure. I completed a Texas flag for my son and need to make a white star approx 8″ across. I have been looking for a pentagram or five sides pattern and I think I can adapt the points. Any suggestions? I am having a heck of a time finding a 5 sided potholder. Thanks.

  10. Hezaaa says:

    I see that its been asked for above, but say, I wanted to make a really really really big version of one of these. Something along the lines of 12″ across, any advice on how i could do that?

    • Rachel says:

      To make the star 12″ would be a totally different pattern. But you would have to make the center circle larger, then extend each of the points by making a longer chain for each of them.

  11. I have been fighting with following the instructions on making stars to sew to a little stuffed fairy’s hat and for it’s magic wand for hours and hours. It made no sense whatsoever, and when I finally did figure it out, the star’s points weren’t all that pointed. Then, I remembered that you had done a star pattern, and, voila!…they will be exactly the correct size for my little fairy!….AND they look a heck of a lot better than the ones pictured from the goofy pattern I was struggling with! ….AND a heck of a lot easier to make! THANK YOU!

  12. Midnite says:

    Hey Rachel! I just wanted to thank you for this pattern. I spent probably half an hour or so looking for star patterns online and even tried out a couple that were, for me at least, pretty complicated. I was about to just give up and check your site when I clicked on a link that brought me right to this pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚ This pattern is so simple but they look amazing. I’m using cotton thread in Christmas colors.

  13. Lee says:

    I’m very new to crocheting, and this is a lot of fun to do! Thank you for posting ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m planning on using a few stars for a scarf I’m making!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the star pattern! Mine came out great!! My friend and I are going to make them into ornaments.

  15. Jami says:

    I’m having a little trouble with the last part of the round 1, I did the 10hdc in third from hook and sl st in top of beg ch. The part I’m having trouble with is the :10 hdc, before you start round 2. Is all done in the beg ch? or where?

  16. Jami says:

    Thanks Rachel, I figured that out shortly after I had posted that last comment. My next question is I’ve been trying to figure out how to enclose the star. I’m making a flag blanket, and can’t quite figure out how to do it. Could you help, please?

  17. Jami says:

    I know kind of hard to explain, but I wanted to (i guess) make them in to squares or square the stars so you can see them on both sides of the blanket rather than just having them on one side. Thanks though

  18. Dana says:

    Awesome pattern. Easy to follow! Thank you!!!

  19. JeannieBug says:

    I am planning to make an Americana-style afghan and I was wondering how on Earth I was going to do the stars. I did a search and found some fairly complicated-sounding patterns. Then I found yours and oh my gosh! This is perfect! Thank you for posting!

  20. Maria says:

    Hi there, I loved the pattern and used it to decorate a doggy bandana. I’ve spread the word about your pattern and linked back to you to be sure you get the credit. Thanks so much for the excellent, quick and easy star pattern!

  21. Cj Lowder says:

    What an easy pattern to follow and stays true to the pointed star shape! Thanks so much for sharing! I found you through Crochet Pattern Central!

  22. brigitte says:

    Do you by chance have any videos on you doing this? I find myself understanding more when i can see what is going on.

  23. shine says:

    hi rachel, i’m newbie in crochet but i interested to learn how to make this “star”, honestly it’s not easy for me to do the instruction by a script, if u don’t mind can i have this star pattern by a picture? thanks before for your help ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Shine, I don’t have step by step pics at the moment, but let me know exactly which part you’re getting stuck on and I can try and explain it to you better.

  24. Sarah says:

    I read your post on how to read a pattern but i’m still confused on where to put the 10 hdc. do I put all 10 hdc in the bottom stitch then join into a circle?

  25. Tania says:

    Hi Rachel, when I finish round 1 (after I slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain), there is a hole left in the middle. Is there a way I can do round 1 without leaving a hole? Thanks!

  26. Tania says:

    Hi Rachel, when I finish Round 1, there is a hole left in the middle which does not show in the picture you posted. Is there a way I can do Round 1 without the hole? thanks!

  27. Lothea says:

    Hi Rachel,
    These are very cute, and will make a perfect mobile for my friend’s new baby…however, I am a new crocheter and I am confusing myself..I will attempt to explain. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyways, so, I chain three…then to hdc, per the book I am looking at, I chain two more (so now I have a chain of five, but I kept track of where I started the hdc) and I insert my hook into the 3rd hook from the hook…which would be the 3rd loop in my chain of 5…which leaves me a little tail…and I don’t think that is right. Am I supposed to put the hook into the 3rd loop from where my stitch started (that would be the very first chain) or where I put it?


    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lothea, round 1 states “ch 3, 10 hdc in third ch from hook, sl st in top of beg ch”

      So for this pattern you are going to chain 3, then make 10 hdc into the third chain from your hook (the third chain from your hook is also the first chain you made). Once you have all 10 hdc into that one chain, it’ll start to look like a small circle. To join the beginning of the circle to the end, you’re going to make a slip stitch into the to of the beginning chain. The beginning chain is the ch 3 that you made at the beginning of the round. The top of the chain is the third chain you made.

      The instructions in the book you are referring to don’t really apply for this pattern. Let me know if you need more help.

  28. Sharron says:

    Great little design, just what I was looking for! THANKS!
    But in round 2, instead of “skip 1 hdc, sl st in next hdc” don’t you mean “skip 1 sc, sl st in next sc”?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Sharron, in round 2, the hdc’s are refering the hdc on round 1. So you would be skipping 1 hdc on round 1, then making the slip stitch into the next hdc.

      • Sharron says:

        Thanks — I started this pattern after working on one that had 10scs for the base round, and I was still thinking in those terms. Your pattern turns out much better than the one I was using!

  29. chrisshae says:

    what does hdc mean in the instructions??????????

  30. Leda says:

    Just what I have been looking for!
    So delighted

  31. Emma says:

    This is fabulous! I was using another star pattern that, while nice, was a bit rounded and not as much a “true” star shape. I LOVE this! I knocked out my first star in about 5 minutes…lol! The instructions are very clear and the result is charming. Very pleased! Thank you! I’m making a mess of patriotic stars for my stove and ‘fridge!

    • Emma says:

      …that is to say, I’m putting some self adhesive magnet striping (cut to size) and making magnets out of the stars.

  32. MommyX2 says:

    Hi, is there any way to make the stars much much much larger? I am trying to make a blanket for my husband

  33. Jo says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Is it possible to “translate” the pattern? I can surmise “ch” means chain, but I have not idea what “hdc” and “sl st in top of beg ch” means, much less “dc in next ch, skip 1 hdc, sl st in next hdc”… I can only guess that professional crocheters would certainly know what that means; however, professional crocheters would not be looking for patterns online, would they?
    Thank you,

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