Little Star Crochet Pattern

Here it is! The little star crochet pattern! Below you will find all the details required to make as many stars as you like. There is a written pattern as well as a pattern chart. Have fun and please share your creations!

Materials

Yarns & Hooks

Use whatever you have on hand in the colours that you like! Make sure to use a hook that matches the weight of the yarn you use. I used the following yarn and hook combinations for my stars:

  • Scheepjes Softfun (60% Cotton/40% Acrylic, 50g=140m), colour 2615
    • with a 4,0mm crochet hook
  • Scheepjes Merino Soft (50% Wool Superwash Merino/25% Microfiber/25% Acrylic, 50g=105m), colours 602 Raphaël and 621 Picasso
    • with a 4,5mm crochet hook
  • Scheepjes Stonewashed XL (70% Cotton/30% Acrylic, 50g=75m), colour 842 Smokey Quartz
    • with a 5,0mm crochet hook

Some of the stars are made with a touch of glitter, it’s the Festive Season after all! I’ve used a ball of silver glittery yarn from my stash and I have no clue what brand it is… sorry! When combining two (or more) threads just make sure that you also use a larger hook. For instance, for the combination of Merino Soft and glittery yarn, I used a 6,0mm crochet hook.

Yarn usage

I’ve weighed my finished stars to give you an indication of the yarn amounts you would need (especially handy when using scraps!):

  • Scheepjes Softfun:
    • Solid: 4g / with glitter: 6,5g
  • Scheepjes Merino Soft:
    • Solid: 5,5g / with glitter: 8g
  • Scheepjes Stonewashed XL:
    • Solid: 8,5g / with glitter: 11,5g

Notions

You will need a pair of scissors and a needle to darn in the yarn ends.

Construction

Shape

The star is worked in the round.

Finished Measurements

At the widest point, the stars measure:

  • Scheepjes Softfun:
    • Solid: 10,5cm / with glitter: 11cm
  • Scheepjes Merino Soft:
    • Solid: 10,5cm / with glitter: 11,5cm
  • Scheepjes Stonewashed XL:
    • Solid: 12cm / with glitter: 13cm

Gauge

Gauge is not critical for this pattern. You can make them as small or large as you like. Just make sure that you use a hook that matches the weight of your yarn should you decide to use a different yarn.

Stitch Library

For this pattern the following stitches are used:

Magic ring, chain stitch, slip stitch, half double crochet (UK: half treble crochet), double crochet (UK: treble crochet), treble crochet (UK: double treble crochet), puff stitch and spike stitch (explained below).

Pattern Notes

Chain spaces count as a stitch: ch1-sp counts as 1 stitch, ch3-sp counts as 3 stitches

Puff Stitch

The puff stitches in this pattern are made as follows;

*yoh, insert hook in ch1-sp, pull up loop, repeat from * three more times, there are now 9 loops on the hook, yoh and pull through all loops, secure the puff stitch with a ch stitch.

Note that you will make a ch2 after each puff stitch. In total there are three chain stitches between two puff stitches; on to secure the puff stitch and two more. In the chart, however, you only see the two chain stitches you make between the puff stitches.

Spike Stitch

In the third round of this pattern, you make a spike stitch. The spike stitch is a regular sc stitch, but it is made in a dc from round 1. Make sure to pull up the loop long enough to compensate for the extra height of this stitch.

The written pattern and pattern chart (at the end of this page) use US stitch terms.

Written Pattern

Start with a magic ring

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as first dc + ch1), *dc, ch1, repeat from * eight times, close round with sl st in 2nd ch. (20 sts)

Round 2 Sl st in the next ch1-sp, ch2 (does not count as a stitch), *puff st, ch2, repeat from * in each of the remaining nine ch1-sps, close round with a sl st in the top of the first puff st. (30 sts)

Round 3 Sl st in the next ch2-sp, ch3 (counts as first dc), in the same ch2-sp (dc, tr, ch3, tr, 2dc, hdc), ch1, sp st in the next ch2-sp, ch1, *in the next ch2-sp (hdc, 2dc, tr, ch3, tr, 2dc, hdc), ch1, sp st in the next ch2-sp, ch1, repeat from * three more times, hdc in the first ch2-sp, close the round with a sl st in the 3rd ch, break yarn. (70 sts)

Pattern Chart

Finishing

Weave in your ends and block your stars. Pin the points of the stars during blocking to make them sharper or pointier.

Now let’s get creative with your stars! I have used them to make simple Christmas cards, but you can easily turn them into ornaments for the tree by attaching a piece of yarn or kitchen twine.

Or crochet a whole bunch and make a festive garland!

Make as many stars as you like in the colours that please you! To join them I made a crochet chain using the red and white Scheepjes Merino Soft held together using a 6,0mm hook. First, ch16 and join in the first st using a sl st (this is the loop to hang the garland), then *ch15 and attach the first star with a sc in one of the ch3-sp of the points. Repeat from * until all stars are attached to the crochet chain, ch15 once more and mark the last st, ch16 and join with a sl st in the marked st (that is your second loop to hang the garland). Secure the ends and weave them in.

I found little bells in my stash and added them to some of the stars. The grey star in the middle is attached to the white one using a short crochet chain.

I hope you like them and please share your results on social media using the tag #merinoandtomatoes. I love to see what you create!