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. See my full disclosure policy here.
I love to crochet, and I extra love quick and simple crochet projects, which is why these little crochet stars are the best.
This pattern is incredibly easy to make – just two short rounds and your 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!
Simple Crochet Stars Supplies:
- Size 5 Bulky Yarn – (I used Darice Folklore in White and Tan. Wool Ease Chunky or Paton’s Classic Wool Bulky are good options too.)
- Size K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Fabric Stiffener
- Jute Cord
- Plastic Wrap
- Rust Proof Pins
Crochet Stars Pattern
Please note: This pattern is free for personal use. You may sell items you make using my patterns, but please use a link when possible. You may not sell or redistribute my pattern. If you would like to share the pattern with a friend, please send them the link. Pageviews help to support this blog and allow me to provide free patterns like this one. Thank you! 🙂
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
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 with the crochet stars 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? To stiffen and shape your stars, mix a little of the fabric stiffener solution with some water to thin it out, then 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 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 to your ornaments. Just loop a length of jute through one of the points and tie the loop closed.
Psst… My friend Alli has a great tutorial on How to Make a Burlap Bow that would go perfectly with these stars!
Don’t miss my other free patterns!