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how to crochet a star shapeYou will need:

  • Yarn or crochet thread
  • A crochet hook of a suitable size for the yarn or thread you are using.


I'm assuming you know how to crochet. If not, there are lots of tutorials on the web to help you get started. This is a beginner-level project so as long as you know a few basics, you're good to go!

Key: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; tr = triple crochet

  1. ch 2
  2. 5 sc (single crochet) in 2nd ch from hook
  3. work 3 sc in each sc
  4. (1 sc in next stitch, ch 6, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr in base of starting ch, skip 2 sc) 4 times.
  5. Slip stitch in first sc to join and fasten off.

The finished product really looks nicer than in the picture!

Ideas for use:

  • Use as appliques for sweaters or other garments.
  • Sew two stars together back-to-back with a cardboard star shape inside or fill with poly-fill cotton and use as an ornament.
  • Decorate with glitter, sequins or beads.
  • Make with crochet thread and beads.
  • Make stars in several sizes and stack them on top of each other for multi-dimensional stars. Experienced crocheters may be able to expand the pattern, but I just use different sized crochet hooks and different materials - various types and weights of yarn, crochet thread, etc.
  • Two larger stars sewn together and filled with polyfill and some catnip make a great cat toy (supervise to make sure that Kitty doesn't unravel and eat the yarn)!
  • Sew multiple stars together at the points to form a rectangle, square or circle of desired size. Use as a table decoration or under the tree.


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