Simple Crochet Star Pattern With A Free Tutorial

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Easy Crochet Star Pattern

Making this simple crochet star pattern is so much fun, and is the perfect Christmas decoration, home décor, or simply an easy way to use up some scrap yarn. I love making this easy crochet pattern, and I hope you will too! 

These little star projects are so much fun to make, and you can do so many different things with them. In this free pattern, you and I will walk together through the step-by-step instructions to make this easy crochet star pattern. Once you know how to make the small star, you won’t be able to make just one, and will be hooked on them! 

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Crochet Star Ornament Pattern

One of my all-time favorite uses for these crochet stars is to use them as Christmas ornament for your Christmas tree. They don’t have to go on top of the Christmas tree, but they make adorable ornament decorations that you can easily whip up. 

These cute crochet stars are such fun projects to make and there are many different ways you can enjoy using them. Although using these as a Christmas tree ornament is my personal favorite, they can also make a great gift or even gift decoration. 

You can even make these crochet stars into a garland or hand them as a mobile all year round. No matter how you wish to enjoy the finished crochet stars in this free crochet pattern, there are a lot of great ways you can enjoy them. 

Star Stitch Pattern

To make these cute crochet stars, you will need to know a few basic stitches. There are a variety of stitches combined together to make the star points which also make the stars look so cute. In this step-by-step tutorial, we are going to walk through the different stitches, and how they come together to make these cute stars. 

How to Crochet a Star

Simple Crochet Star Pattern

Abbreviations

ch – chain 

sl st – slip stitch

mr – magic ring (magic circle)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet stitches

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

Please note that this pattern is written in US Terms

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Supplies:

Yarn – I used I Love This Yarn Sport Weight from Hobby Lobby

4.5 mm crochet hook

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Free Crochet Star Pattern

Round 1: ch 3 sts, in the 3rd st from the hook, make 2 dc cluster. Ch 3 sts, make 3 dc cluster. Repeat from * to * 4 times, until you have a total of 5 cluster sections. ch 2, join with a sc to the top of the first cluster made.

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Round One

Round 2: ch 3, hdc in same st, ch 1. *In the next ch 3 space, make hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, tr, dc, hdc. Ch 1 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc st made.

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Round Two

Round 3: sl st in the top of the hdc, and in the ch 1 space made. ch 1, sc in the same st. in the next ch 3 space, make hdc, 2 dc, tr, ch 2, tr, 2 dc, hdc. Sc in the next ch 1 space. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first st made. Finish off and weave in the ends of the yarn.

Pattern Notes and Special Techniques

Make a Hanging Loop

If desired you can make a hanging loop at the point of the star. I used a piece of hemp, looped through the chain space at the tip. You might also like to use a piece of ribbon or chain a loop to hold the star.

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How to Make a 2 DC Cluster

Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are two loops on the hook.

Once more, yarn over, and insert your hook into the loop. Yarn over again, and pull up a loop. There are four loops on the hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook.

You now have two partial double crochet stitches made. Yarn over again and pull the new loop through the stitches left on the hook.

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How to Make a 3 DC Cluster

Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are two loops on the hook.

You are going to repeat these same steps again. Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop again. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are three loops on the hook.

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One last time, yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop again. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now five loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are four loops on the hook.

You now have three partial double crochet stitches made. Yarn over again and pull the new loop through the stitches left on the hook.

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Crochet Star Tips and Tricks

The Yarn

Feel free to make your crochet stars from different colors of yarn. This way you can make the stars any color combinations that you prefer. 

As far as the type of yarn that should be used, cotton yarns and acrylic yarn are the most common types to use for making this crochet star pattern. Feel free to use whatever type of yarn you like the best or any scrap yarn you might have sitting around. The yarn weight also isn’t very important. Simply choose whatever yarn you like to work with the best. 

Should you use a slip knot to start the star?

If you prefer to use a slip knot and chain two stitches, rather than making a magic ring, then by all means feel free! The slip knot has a similar function as the magic ring, it’s just slightly different. 

Crochet Hook Sizes

Feel free to use whatever crochet hook size you prefer. If you are using thin yarn, then you will want to use a smaller hook to make your crochet stars. On the other hand, if you are using thick yarn, then you might need to use a larger hook. Ultimately it comes down to what you are most comfortable with, and the tightness of your stitches. 

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Where do you use crochet stars?

There are so many different ways you might enjoy using these crochet stars. One of my favorites is to use them as Christmas tree ornaments. But a few more ways you might enjoy them is as decorations of Christmas gifts, or another fun way is to make them into a garland of beautiful crochet stars.

Easy Star Crochet Pattern

I hope that you enjoy this free star crochet pattern. It is a lot of fun to make these easy crochet stars. They are a quick and easy project that lets you use up some extra yarn you have sitting around. Plus, they are a cute gift or a fun Christmas tree decoration. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to learn more about my free crochet star pattern. I hope that you will give it a try, and I hope you have fun making this crochet project! 

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Materials

  • Yarn I used I Love This Yarn Sport Weight from Hobby Lobby
  • 4.5 mm Crochet hook
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Round 1: ch 3 sts, in the 3rd st from the hook, make 2 dc cluster. Ch 3 sts, make 3 dc cluster. Repeat from * to * 4 times, until you have a total of 5 cluster sections. ch 2, join with a sc to the top of the first cluster made.
  • Round 2: ch 3, hdc in same st, ch 1. *In the next ch 3 space, make hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, tr, dc, hdc. Ch 1 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc st made.
  • Round 3: sl st in the top of the hdc, and in the ch 1 space made. ch 1, sc in the same st. in the next ch 3 space, make hdc, 2 dc, tr, ch 2, tr, 2 dc, hdc. Sc in the next ch 1 space. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the first st made. Finish off and weave in the ends of the yarn.

Special Stitches

    How to Make a 2 DC Cluster

    • Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are two loops on the hook.
    • Once more, yarn over, and insert your hook into the loop. Yarn over again, and pull up a loop. There are four loops on the hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
    • You now have two partial double crochet stitches made. Yarn over again and pull the new loop through the stitches left on the hook.

    How to Make a 3 DC Cluster

    • Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are two loops on the hook.
    • You are going to repeat these same steps again. Yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop again. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now four loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are three loops on the hook.
    • One last time, yarn over, and insert the hook into the loop again. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now five loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are four loops on the hook.
    • You now have three partial double crochet stitches made. Yarn over again and pull the new loop through the stitches left on the hook.

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