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Quick and Easy Simple crochet star pattern perfect for using up scraps and using to decorate for your favorite holidays. String them together to make a garland, add a hook to make a Christmas ornament, sew it on as an applique, or hang them like in the stars wall hanging.

You’ll find two free crochet pattern versions of the easy crochet stars below!

colorful crochet stars made with various types of yarn

I was recently looking on Pinterest for quick crochet star patterns I wanted to use in another project. While I was practicing a couple of different stars, I ended up creating my own easy star pattern that I loved!

Easy five point crochet stars laying flat

How do you crochet a star?

If you are wondering how to crochet a star, you are in the right place and don’t worry, it’s easy!

You’ll start with a magic circle and either work single crochets or double crochets into the circle. For the next round, you’ll work a series of single crochets, double crochets, and treble crochets with a picot stitch to form each of those star points.

That’s it! The stars are only two rounds and the only difference between them is the starting round.

The free pattern below includes instructions for the single crochet version and the double crochet version. The stars are similar but vary in the stitches you start with and by using different yarn and hook sizes you can make a variety of crochet stars. You can even start the circle with half double crochet round and make a third size.

two blue stars crocheted from chunky yarn

These small stars are wonderful scrap yarn busters. The smallest stars with baby weight yarn took less than 0.1 ounces of yarn and the bulky yarn stars took around 0.5 ounces. I had so much fun working through my scraps, I couldn’t stop!

I’ve made the stars with cotton yarn, acrylic yarn, and even fuzzy yarn. Once you get used to crochet the stars, even making them with fuzzy yarn becomes easy.

stack of fuzzy pink crochet stars

Where do you use crochet stars?

I made fourth of July themed stars using up my red, white and blue scraps, but they would also be perfect for other holidays or decorations like Christmas or birthdays.

If you hang them like in the crochet star wall hanging, the whole thing can be used as a modern wall hanging or in a nursery as a mobile.

They’d also be adorable hung as a garland and would be a great and reusable party decoration.

These simple stars also work well as star Christmas ornaments. You can hang them on your own tree or make them as gifts.

Paired with the flat Christmas Trees, they’d also make a cute addition to your gift wrapping.

I’ve seen many people use these stars as appliques or as Christmas tree toppers. There are just so many options!

You’ll even see a little star featured on the Christmas Tree Towel Topper.

white small crochet star used as a Christmas ornament

Do you need to block a crochet star?

You certainly can block these stars, but I didn’t. The picot stitch added to each treble crochet gives a good crisp point without blocking.

Pinning them to a blocking mat with pins at each of the five points can make the stars look even crisper. It’s really up to you if you want to block them or not.

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Simple Crochet Stars


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Crochet hook (It’s super fun to try different size hooks with the different sizes of yarn)

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0.1 – 0.5 oz of scrap yarn

Large Eye Tapestry Needle


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sl st: slip stitch
ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
tr(s): treble crochet(s)

Special Stitches:

Picot Stitch: The picot is made by chaining 2 from the last stitch you work and then single crocheting into that same stitch.

Simple Crochet Stars Pattern Version 1

Start with a magic ring

Round 1: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc) 9 dc in ring, tighten to close, join with sl st to top of ch 2

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same stitch, *[2 dc, tr, ch 2, sc in top of tr (picot), 2 dc] in next stitch, sc in next st. *repeat 4 more times. Join with sl st to first sc.

Simple Crochet Stars Pattern Version 2

Start with a magic ring

Round 1: ch 1, 10 sc in ring, tighten to close, join with sl st to first sc

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same stitch, *[2 dc, tr, ch 2, sc in top of tr (picot), 2 dc] in next stitch, sc in next st. *repeat 4 more times. Join with sl st to first sc. Weave in ends!

Check out this Christmas Lights upcycle or Crochet Star Wall Hanging for fun projects using these stars!

a pile of colorful crochet stars

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pink star being held up in front of a greenish background

10 Comments on Simple Crochet Star Pattern

  1. Thank you for the star pattern. It worked great for the project I was working on. I was getting frantic trying to complete a baby hat for my newborn grandson. The pattern for the hat was ok, but when it came to the star, it didn’t look anything like anything close to the pic provided with the pattern. Your star pattern was easy to make and was exactly what I needed to complete my project. Thanks so much for this pattern, I would have been lost without it.

  2. Thanks for this great pattern! I just completed a 5 week training class for a new job, and I made stars for each of my classmates and the instructor. I made many different colors and sizes – using two strands of yarn for some, and bulky yarns for others. They loved their “you’re a star”, and the reminder to use our “muscle memory” for our new skills.

  3. I love what you do! Just a starter in crochet and knitting. But my neighbor will teach me these stars. And after a lot of practice I hopefully will be able to crochet the Kristie cardigan.

    Warm greetings from the Netherlands,


    • MoJuffie, wow! Thank you for the sweet and kind words. I think you will be able to make the cardigan in no time! It is really just three rectangles! The sleeves are probably the hardest part but I tried not to make them too complicated! Happy crocheting!

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