Free star knitting pattern
Decorate your home with this free star knitting pattern, with two alternative ways to make these knit star decorations.
Celebrate in style this Christmas with our glittery, silver star knitting pattern by Rosee Woodland. This star knitting pattern first appeared in Knit Today issue 118, and includes two alternative ways to knit this great star knitting pattern: worked flat on straight needles, or in the round using double-pointed needles (DPNs). If you want to make a small knit star hold the yarn single as normal and use 3¼mm needles, or to make a large knit star hold the yarn double and use 4½mm needles. Choose straight or double-pointed needles in your preferred size depending on whether you want to work flat or in the round. See which needles should I use to knit in the round? for more on how to use DPNs.
These sparkly knit stars would make great stash-busters as you can knit two small stars or one large one using just 60m of yarn. Remember to save a few short lengths of yarn to make the hanging loops. What colours will you choose? Go for stylish monochrome or a bright, cheerful rainbow and use them to trim your tree – or hang them up as bunting all over the house!
Free Star knitting pattern
You will need:
- 60m (65yds) of sparkly silver yarn such as Anchor Artiste Metallic
- For small star - A pair of 3¼mm (US 3) single pointed knitting needles or double pointed knitted needles
- For large star - A prair of 4½mm (US 7) single pointed knitting needles or double pointed knitted needles
- Spray starch
Small star: 25 sts and 50 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over garter stitch using 3¼mm needles.
Large star: 20 sts and 40 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over garter stitch using 4½mm needles with yarn held double.
This knit star pattern uses our standard set of knitting abbreviations.
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Star knitting pattern worked flat
Cast on 117 sts using the thumb method.
Knit one row.
Row 1 (RS) K11, *k3tog, k20; rep from * to the last 14 sts, k3tog, k11. [107 sts]
Row 2 (WS) K10, *p3tog, k18; rep from * to last 13 sts, p3tog, k10. [97 sts]
Row 3 K9, *k3tog, k16; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3tog, k9. [87 sts]
Row 4 K8, *p3tog, k14; rep from * to last 11 sts, p3tog, k8. [77 sts]
Row 5 K7, *k3tog, k12; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3tog, k7. [67 sts]
Row 6 K6, *p3tog, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, p3tog, k6. [57 sts]
Row 7 K5, *k3tog, k8; rep from * to last 8 sts, k3tog, k5. [47 sts]
Row 8 K4, *p3tog, k6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p3tog, k4. [37 sts]
Row 9 K3, *k3tog, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3tog, k3. [27 sts]
Row 10 K2, *p3tog, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3tog, k2. [17 sts]
Row 11 K1, k3tog 5 times, k1. [7 sts]
Break yarn and thread through rem sts.
Sew together short edges with RS tog. Weave in ends. Spray with starch and leave to dry flat. Attach hanging loop.
Star knitting pattern worked in the round
Using double-pointed needles, Cast on 115 sts using the thumb method. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches. Place marker.
Purl round one.
Round 1 (RS) K10, *k3tog, k20; rep from * to the last 13 sts, k3tog, k10. [105 sts]
Round 2 P9, *k3tog, p18; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3tog, p9. [95 sts]
Round 3 K8, *k3tog, k16; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3tog, k8. [85 sts]
Round 4 P7, *k3tog, p14; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3tog, p7. [75 sts]
Round 5 K6, *k3tog, k12; rep from * to last 9 sts, k3tog, k6. [65 sts]
Round 6 P5, *k3tog, p10; rep from * to last 8 sts, k3tog, p5. [55 sts]
Round 7 K4, *k3tog, k8; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3tog, k4. [45 sts]
Round 8 P3, *k3tog, p6; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3tog, p3. [35 sts]
Round 9 K2, *k3tog, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2. [25 sts]
Round 10 P1, *k3tog, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3tog, p1. [15 sts]
Round 11 K3tog 5 times. [5 sts]
Break yarn and thread through rem sts.
Weave in ends. Spray with starch and leave to dry flat. Attach hanging loop.
More Christmas knitting ideasDecorate your home for the festive season with our advent calendar wreath knitting pattern, top the tree with a knitted angel pattern, and send a message to a loved one with a knitted Christmas card pattern. Plus get the family ready for winter with our Christmas pudding hat knitting pattern.
We hope you've enjoyed this free star knitting pattern. Now that you've knitted your flat star decorations, Why not try your hand at some 3D decorative knits for your home with our free star and Christmas tree knitting patterns or our free heart decoration knitting pattern. And don't forget, if you need any help with your knitting stitches you can always check out our complete guide to knitting for beginners.
Rosee Woodland is a designer and freelance journalist. She lives in Bristol with her family and their Boston terrier, Ponyo. See specialises in knitting design and grading, and regularly teaches classes for A Yarn Story in Bath. She’s worked with leading brands in the craft industry including Rowan, Patons, Aurifil, Rico Design and Lewis & Irene. Her work has been featured in many magazines including The Knitter, Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Mollie Makes, Simply Sewing and Simply Crochet. When she’s not busy making she shares her wild swimming adventures at www.iswimlikeagirl.com.