How to make a crochet star

November 4, 2013

how to crochet a star photo tutorial
I thought for November’s crochet-along project we could make something with stars. A garland, an ornament, anything. Come back around November 27th to link up and share what you made. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make one!

Update: This pattern is written using US terms. Click here to see a UK conversion chart!

Star pattern:

Start with a magic ring. 15 Dc into the ring.
Click here for my video tutorial on how to make a magic ring.
crochet star tutorial

Slip stitch to join in top of first DC. Pull the tail to close the hole (or leave it open if you wish). Chain 6.
crochet star tutorial

SC in third stitch from hook. HDC in next stitch. Dc in next two stitches.
crochet star tutorial

Skip two stitches. Slip stitch in third stitch to anchor down star arm. Repeat these last three steps 4 more times.
crochet star tutorial

When you get to the last arm of the star, you will slip stitch into the first stitch, then finish off. Weave in ends.
crochet star tutorial

crochet star tutorial

How to block your stars:

You may wish to block your star so the arms stay flat. It’s very simple to do this. All you need is a piece of cardboard, some pins, and a spray bottle of water. Flatten and stretch the star to the shape you want it to be in when dry. Pin them in that position to the cardboard. Spray liberally with water and let air dry.

(Psst, I cheated by using a hairdryer to dry them because I was impatient – my yarn was wool so I wasn’t worried about melting, but acrylic may melt this way- so be careful and maybe test one first).

When completely dry, remove the pins and you’re done!

Here’s a blocking before and after:

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  • Reply Ice Pandora November 4, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Bookmarked! c: Very cute idea! Xx

  • Reply Janice November 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Love it! And your tutorial is awesome. Thanks.

  • Reply Stacia November 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    These are so cute, and this was a great tutorial! I feel really confident that I could make a bunch of these cute little guys now. :)

    • Reply Alycia November 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      oh yay! that makes me feel good :) go for it!

  • Reply Jodie November 5, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Ooo, I shall join in this month and make some of these! I’ve been crocheting snowflakes, so these will go with the Christmassy crocheting theme :-)

  • Reply Susan Janes November 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for your very wonderful crochet tut! Can’t wait to try these.

  • Reply Rhondda Mol November 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Thanks! Shared on FB today – Oombawka Design – Completely Hooked :) Rhondda

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  • Reply Jodie November 29, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I’m really behind as I’m only just getting round to making mine, but I just wanted to say this tutorial is fab, the pictures are really clear and I love your labelling on them to make everything obvious :-)

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  • Reply Kari December 21, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Love the pictures & effort you put in here. When I use this method my stars end up with gaps, not the nice tight, evenness you get. Is it my yarn? My stitches are as tight as I can make them. :S

    • Reply Alycia December 21, 2013 at 8:25 am

      There are little spaces on the flat base of the pointy part because you are skipping stitches. But other than that I’m not sure. Do you have a picture?

  • Reply Nicole January 6, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Sharing this with a friend who crochets! I can’t do it to save my life, but I know she’ll find it useful!

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  • Reply Kathy June 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Brilliant tutorial and photos. Thank you so much. I will be making the stars to applique on a throw I am making for my daughter.

  • Reply Lisa M October 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I love your tutorials! Especially the pictures with written tags. Thanks for sharing,

  • Reply Leslie April 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Excellent tutorial! Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures and be so clear with your directions!

  • Reply MindyC July 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    What yarn did you use?? Can I use a cotton/medium weight yarn??

    • Reply Alycia July 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Mindy, I believe I used a wool blend from knit picks. it was worsted weight.

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    Thank you for this easy to follow design, I am making beanie hats and am looking for different appliques to attach. It looks fab xx

  • Reply Ritza August 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Love them!!!! Thank you so much 😊

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