How to crochet a star

September 1, 2020 By Kathryn Senior & filed under Crocheting Blog.

How to crochet a star

A night under the stars is even better when those stars are crocheted. String these cuties on a garland, turn them into a mobile, or keep it simple and hang ’em on a tree. There’s no wrong way to bring a little star power into your life.

Crochet Star Motif

Level: Easy

What You Need



Make the Center

Make a magic ring, ch 2 (these do not count as a stitch).

Work 3 half double crochets (hdc) into the ring, followed by a chain stitch. Repeat 4 more times. After the last chain, join to the first hdc with a slip stitch.

You will have a small pentagon (five-sided shape) with a chain space at each point. Do not tighten your starting circle too tightly at this point, and do not weave in the tail end.

Make the Points

Make a slip stitch into the next stitch and then into the chain space that forms the next point of your pentagon. This brings you to exactly the right position to start the first point of your star.

Ch 5. These stitches are numbered in the photo below to help you with the next step.

How to crochet a star

Now, work a sc into the second chain from your hook, then a hdc into the third chain, a dc into the fourth chain and a htr into the fifth chain.

How to crochet a star

Join this point to the body of the star with a slip stitch in the next chain space on the starting pentagon.

How to crochet a star

You should now have something that looks like the photo above.

How to crochet a star

Continue working points all the way around, until you’ve made all five points. Join the last point into the first chain space of the starting pentagon with a slip stitch.

How to crochet a star

If you want to be done at this point, skip down to the finishing section.

Slip Stitch Border (optional)

This step is optional — adding a slip stitch border will make the edges and points a little sharper and your whole star a bit sturdier. It’s totally up to you whether you try this step or not.

How to crochet a star

Working with the right side of the crochet star facing you, make a slip stitch in each stitch along the side of the first point of your star. When you get to the chain space at the top, work a slip stitch, chain 1, slip stitch, into the same space, then work down the other side of your point with slip stitch in each stitch. Continue working your way around, joining with a slip stitch to finish.


Pull on the tail at your magic circle so the center closes up nice and snug. Weave in your ends.

How to crochet a star

Now let’s make those points pop. Place the star on a surface that won’t scratch. Insert the end of your yarn needle into each point of the crochet star and pull gently to stretch each point slightly.

If you’re a complete perfectionist, you’ll want to block your star — this will make its shape even sharper, and help keep those pointy points. If you used cotton, wool or another natural fiber yarn, pin your star out on a blocking board or a clean towel on your ironing board, spray with cold water to dampen and then leave it to dry for 24 hours. Unpin it and you’re good to go.

If your star is acrylic, pin it out and hold a steam iron about an inch above your work, gently steaming your star. Once the acrylic star has cooled, it’ll keep its shape.

Still not stiff enough? It’s time to bust out the big guns. If you’re planning to use your stars for a hanging decoration or garland, spray those bad boys with fabric stiffener while they’re pinned out and let them dry.

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Wow honestly I have been crocheting since I was 8
I learned by watching my grandmother.
Im a left handed crocheter (so my work always looks backwards)
I have been doing stars all wrong! Thank you so much for this

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How to crochet a star

I have been working on trying to crochet a star applique for a little headband. This crochet star ended up being too big but I wanted to share with you all anyway.

How to crochet a star

I just decided these little stars were not little enough to work for newborn sized headbands but they would be great for other projects.

Since it is getting close to Memorial Day and 4th of July, I thought this pattern may help some of you with projects you wanted to complete.

This crochet star is simple and it does not take long to make! You can easily crochet several in a sitting.

When you are done crocheting stars, you may need to block them to get them shaped. I found mine curved when I made them.

The stars measure approximately 3 inches wide – star tip to star tip.

How to Crochet A Star


  • Yarn in your color choice – I used Caron Simply Soft in Harvest Red and Royal Blue
  • H Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Round 1: Start with the magic circle. Chain 1. Single crochet 16 stitches. Pull your circle closed (but not tightly so you have room to work). Slip stitch into the top of the first single crochet to join.

*Chain 5. Single crochet into the second chain from the hook. Half double crochet into the next. Double crochet into the next stitch. Triple crochet into the last chain. Slip stitch join into the 3rd stitch from where the chain started.* (pictured below, pattern continues after picture)

How to crochet a star

Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 points on the star. Pull your magic circle tight now once the star is complete. Cut your yarn and weave in your ends.

What fun projects are you going to make with this applique?

I have a couple of project ideas in mind but first, I want to figure out how to make my headband. Back to the drawing board.

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Printable Crochet Star Pattern

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A simple crochet star applique to accent your projects.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 4″ wide

Great for a holiday, patriotic-themed or baby shower projects, our crochet star is a quick and easy way to embellish your project that needs a finishing touch.

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add a finishing touch to your patriotic or star-themed project, you’re in the right place. These crochet stars can be sewn directly to any project for a little extra cuteness.

With this project you’ll crochet a basic pentagon and learn how to add the star points in just two rounds, a concept that cab be used to create other shapes.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the entire process.