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How to Crochet a Star in Just a Few Simple Steps

Crocheting is a neat hobby that allows you to create a range of different items and pieces. One of the easiest beginner-friendly projects is a crochet star.


It will only take a couple of steps for you to crochet stars that you can use as home decorations, Christmas tree ornaments, accessories, or embellishments for your clothing, bags, or pillows! And in this article, we’ll show you how.

Materials Needed

To start, gather your materials. For this crochet star project, you will need:


● Yarn at medium-light weight

● Crochet hook at size 3 mm to 3.5 mm

● Scissors

● Tapestry needle

● Optional: twine and beads to decorate


Basic Crochet Stitches

Before we start, you need to familiarize yourself with the basic stitch techniques needed to crochet a star. These are the single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, slip stitch, treble crochet stitch, and chain stitch.


Single crochet stitch (sc): Insert the hook in the second chain or the designated stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull the yarn through the chain or stitch. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.

Double crochet stitch (dc): Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it into the designated set. Yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the stitch. Yarn over the hook once again and draw it through two loops. Yarn over the hook and draw it through the last two loops on the hook.

Slip stitch (sl st): Insert the hook through the designated stitch then yarn over and pull back through the stitch and the loop on the hook.

Treble crochet stitch (tr): Yarn over the hook twice then insert the hook into the next stitch. Yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the stitch. Loop the yarn over the hook and draw through two loops. Yarn over the hook and draw through two loops. Loop the yarn over the hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook.

Chain stitch (ch): Yarn over and pull the yarn through the loop on the hook.


Crocheting a Simple Star

For beginners, we recommend starting with a simple crochet star pattern before moving on to more complex designs. Follow these steps (all images below are from B.Hooked Crochet):


Round 1: First, we make the base loop. Create a slip knot with a piece of yarn. Then chain 4 and work a slip stitch through the first chain to form a loop.



Round 2: Start round 2 by chaining 2 and then working two double crochets through the base loop. Chain 1 and work 3 double crochets through the base loop. Repeat step 3 three more times into the base loop. To finish round 2, work a slip stitch through the top chain of the initial chain 2.



Round 3: Create a slip stitch towards the next top chain, then work 2 double crochet stitches through the chain 1 gap from round 2. Treble/ triple crochet into the chain gap of round 2.



Star Point: Then, work 3 chain stitches. Work one treble crochet stitch and 2 double crochets through the chain gap of round 2. Slip stitch through the top chain next to the chain gap. Repeat to form all star points, working 1 point into each chain gap to make 5 points. When finished, slip stitch through the bottom chain of the first point.


Finishing: Cut off the remaining yarn and use your tapestry needle to stitch it to the backside of the crochet star.



Crocheting a More Complex Star

If you’re looking for something more advanced, here’s how to make a complex crochet star using the herringbone half double crochet (hddc).


Round 1: Make a magic circle followed by 10 single crochets into the magic circles and a slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet.

Round 2: Chain 1 and work 2 herringbone half double crochets into each stitch around. Then, slip stitch into the first herringbone half double crochet.

Round 3: Chain 1 and * make one herringbone half double crochet into the first stitch. Work 2 herringbone half double crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from * around then slip stitch to the top of the first herringbone half double crotchet.

Round 4: Chain 1 and single crochet into the next stitch. Single crochet on 2 stitches. * Then create 3 double crochets, chain 4, single crochet to the first chain, and work 3 double crochets all into the same set **. Skip 2 stitches, single crochet, and skip another 2 stitches. Repeat the process from * to **.


Finishing: Fasten off the yearn and use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends securely.


Tips for Crocheting Stars

Crochet stars are easy to make, regardless if you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter. To ensure the best results, keep these in mind:


Use the right yarn and hook: It’s best to use lighter-weight yarns for crochet stars so you can create tighter stitches and achieve a good shape. Make sure that your hook size compliments the yarn weight you’re using.

Maintain consistent tension: Tension refers to how tight and dense you work your stitches. It should not be too tight nor too loose. Find a tension that is just right and if needed, experiment with your tension in swatches. Keep a consistent tension throughout your project so the final outcome looks even and professional.

Use stitch markers: Stitch markers help you count your stitches. Place them in the first stitch of each round so you can keep track of where you begin and end your rounds.


Ideas for Using Crochet Stars

Crochet stars make for unique and interesting decor pieces. Hang them from your child’s bedroom ceiling as a DIY nursery mobile, add a string to use them as ornaments for Christmas or birthday parties, attach them to earring hooks to make statement jewelry, or sew them onto your clothing, cushions, blankets, or pillowcases as an applique.


You can even use crochet stars as toppers for your gifts! Go ahead and be creative with how you use your crochet stars. You’ll find they have more uses than what meets the eye.


Conclusion

Crochet stars are a fun and easy crochet project that anyone, from seasoned crocheters to beginners, can make. So grab your materials, familiarize yourself with the basic crochet stitches, and go try your hand at making a crochet star to decorate your home or fabrics.