How to Crochet a Star

How to Crochet a Star

A few weeks ago I found a cute crocheted star on Pinterest, but couldn’t find the pattern, so I decided to try to make my own pattern! Here is what I did:

I used a J hook and Red Heart yarn. I think a better quality yarn would give the star a little more structure, but it’s what I had on hand.

***Update*** I recently saw on Live Craft Love where she used spray starch to help give her stars shape! A great idea and tutorial!

Chain 7 and make a ring. (This was a little small. You could maybe go chain 10)


Crochet 5 puff stitches in the ring.


In the top of each puff stitch: Double crochet 3, chain 1, double crochet 3. Chain 1 in between each set of 6 double crochets.



The third row is when it becomes a star. This row is similar to the second row. In each set of 6 double crochets from the second row, crochet another 6 double crochets in the chain. For these 6 double crochets, chain 3 instead of 1. You will double crochet 3, chain 3, double crochet 3.

The next step is a little tricky. Next you single crochet into the chain that separates the 6 double crochets in the second row. Go straight into a double crochet for the next set of 6.

Repeat to complete 5 points of the star.


There you have it! It only took me about 15 minutes.


I’m currently using mine as a coaster, but they can also be easily be turned into an ornament!


22 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Star

  1. Bravo!! I also saw this on Pinterest and was disappointed to find out there was not a pattern! ;( Thanks sooo much for sharing your pattern!! I think I’m going to make some of these and hang them on my Christmas tree!

    1. Yes! That is a great question. Simply, you yo, then yarn-over, then repeat three times (total of four times). You will have 9 loops on your hook. Then you yo and bring the yarn through all 9 loops, then chain to finish it off.

      I have learned most crochet techniques through YouTube videos. Click here for a puff stitch video.

      I hope that helps!

  2. The original was made out of crochet cotton. I made mine out out of the crochet
    Cotton and they look just like the original picture! Thanks for the pattern

  3. I saw this last year and have wanted to make them for my Christmas tree. I have been frustrated all year because there was no pattern. I am so happy I came across your pattern.. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us!!!

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