How to crochet a star

Learn how to crochet a star with our super-simple crochet star pattern!


We love a nice quick crochet motif, and this free crochet star pattern is super-quick to hook up! If you’re wondering how to crochet a star, there are a few different ways that it can be done – some crochet star patterns will start off with a pentagon, or be made in granny square style stitches –  but this handy little crochet star pattern works up in one go without the need to fasten off and rejoin on each point of the star, and is only 2 rounds – making it one of the simpler ways of how to crochet a star for beginners! We’ve used a dk yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook to make this free crochet star pattern, but it will work in any weight yarn (just adjust your hook size accordingly).

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This how to crochet a star tutorial is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Looking for more simple shapes to crochet? Then check out some of our other crochet tutorials!


You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

How to crochet a star

Step 1

To start, ch4 and slip stitch (ss) into the first chain to make a ring


Step 2

Round 1 Ch3 (which counts as your first treble), then treble crochet into the centre of your ring…


Step 3

… work 13 more treble crochet stitches into the ring (so you will have made 14 treble crochet stitches in total plus your starting 3ch). Then ss into the top chain of your starting 3ch to join.


Step 4

Round 2 Now we’re going to start making the points of the star. Start by making 5 chains…


… and dc into the second chain from your hook…


…htr in the next chain along…


…and work a treble crochet stitch into each of the next 2 chains…


…then to finish the point, skip the next stitch of your round 1 circle and ss into the next 2 sts.


Step 5

Now to complete round 2, just repeat step 4 four more times to create your 5 points.


And that’s how to crochet a star! This simple 2 round crochet star pattern is great for making quick little motifs that make funky crochet appliqué patches or space-themed decorations.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to crochet a star, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.