These simple Christmas crochet stars are a free pattern that makes a fun and easy holiday project! Use them as ornaments on your tree or as decorations and appliques any time of year. This post was originally shared at Darice, and may contain affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.
I love to crochet, and I extra love quick and simple crochet projects, which is why these little crochet stars are the best. Plus, they are so cute, right?
This pattern is incredibly easy to make – just two short rounds and your classic, five-point crochet star is done! You can make some to hang on your Christmas tree, attach them to special gifts, or work up a whole constellation and string them onto a starry garland.
Okay – let’s make us some stars!
How to Crochet a Star
First you will need to gather up just a few supplies.
Crochet Star Supplies:
- Size 5 Bulky Yarn (The yarn I used is no longer available, but this yarn or this yarn should work well too.)
- Size K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Fabric Stiffener
- Jute Cord
- Cardboard and Plastic Wrap OR Blocking Mat
- Rust Proof Pins
Crochet Star Pattern
Please Note: This free crochet star pattern uses American crochet terms and is free for personal use only.
- Chain (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Treble Crochet (trc)
Round 1: Start with a magic loop, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9 dc in magic loop. Pull to tighten, sl st to join (10 dc in total).
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same space, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) all in next st, *sc in next st, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) in next stitch, repeat from * 3 times, sl st to starting sc. Finish off, weave in ends (5 sc, 5 star points or petals).
When you are done working the pattern, your star’s points will be rounded and it might look more like a flower than a star. But don’t worry! That star will shape up when we block it.
Let’s do that right now, shall we?
How to Block Crochet Stars
To stiffen and shape your stars, mix a little of the fabric stiffener solution with some water to thin it out. I mixed mine on a paper plate to make clean up easy. Next, dip the crochet stars into the solution making sure it gets fully covered. Squeeze out the excess.
If you have a blocking mat you can use that, but if not, go dig through your recycling bin and pull out a piece of cardboard. Wrap it with some plastic wrap, secure that with a piece of tape on the back, and – TaDA! – blocking mat!
Place the star you have prepared with the stiffening solution on your mat and stretch it into shape. Use straight pins to pull out the star’s points and hold them in place.
Once your stars are pinned in place, set them aside to dry. It will take several hours for them to dry completely.
When they are all dry, the stars should be stiff and hold their shape. All that’s left to do is attach jute ties (or ribbon is cute too!) to your ornaments. Just loop a length of jute through one of the points and tie the loop closed.
I made my stars to hang on our Christmas tree, but you could use this crochet start pattern to make a star garland for the Fourth of July, decor for a nursery, appliques for a cute blanket, or so many different things!
Happy Crocheting and Happy Making!
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