Free Crochet Star Pattern

Get your hooks out for my free crochet star pattern.  Great for Christmas and, well, any time of year!  Fill your world with pretty crochet stars with this easy pattern.

This pattern uses US terminology with UK crochet terms in squiggly brackets { }.

Things You’ll Need:

Yarn: Light Worsted / DK weight.  Any yarn type will do nicely but cottons are really good at holding the shape.
Hook: G – 6 Hook / 4mm Hook
Know How:  Basic crochet stitches and how to work in the round
Skill Level:  Easy

Abbreviations:free crochet star pattern
sl st   =   Slip stitch
ch   =   Chain
ch sp   =   Chain space
ch2sp   = chain 2 space
sc   =   Single Crochet {UK double crochet}
dc   =   Double Crochet {UK treble crochet}
st(s)   =   Stitch(es)
rep   =   Repeat
(   )   =   Work instructions within brackets in place indicated
[   ]   =   Repeat instructions within brackets the stated number of times

Special Stitch:
Picot – ch 3, sl st in top of last sc {UK dc} worked.

How to crochet…Christmas Star

Foundation Ring:
With your color of choice, ch 4 and join with sl st to first ch made to form a ring.

Round 1:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc into ring, [ ch 2, 3 dc {UK 3 tr} into the ring] 4 times in total, ch 2, join with sl st to 3rd of beginning ch 3. You will have 5 dc {UK tr} groups and 5 ch2 spaces.

Round 2:
sl st into next st – this is the middle dc {UK tr}, [ skip next st, in ch2sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) {UK 3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr}, skip next st, sl st in next st ] five times in total working the last sl st on the final repeat into the first sl st made.

Round 3:
sl st into next st, ch 1 (does not count as a st), [ 1 sc {UK 1 dc} in each of next 3 sts, (2 sc, picot, 1 sc) {UK 2 dc, picot, 1 dc} in ch2sp, 1 sc {UK 1 dc} in each of next three sts, sl st in sl st of previous round ] five times in total, end color and weave in ends.

To ensure the star keeps its shape wash the star and pin out to shape. Spray with laundry starch and leave until completely dry.

I’d love to see the stars you make with this pattern, so don’t forget to tag me (@woolnhook) when posting your photos on social media!

I hope you enjoy this free crochet star pattern!

Happy Hooking!

Copyright 2010, Leonie Morgan. I am happy to share this pattern with crocheters and knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting group use. This pattern is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission (you can print for personal use!).

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  1. PixieLynx Reply →

    I love this star!! I too love to crochet and can be found at any time with my enormous "bag-of-holding" that contains much more than on projects worth of yarn and such! Have a fantastic day!

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  3. Misty Reply →

    How do you crochet the picot? I looked for some instructions online but there are different versions and I don’t know which one you used.

    I don’t know if I did it right. I got confused between the end of round 2 and the beginning of round 3. Round 2 ends with a sl st but round 3 begins with a sl st as well (‘sl st into next dc’). So my question is – is that supposed to be the same sl st? Because the first time I did it I crocheted sl st in 2 consecutive dc and later I realized that I was missing a stitch.

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