Christmas Star Ornaments—Free Crochet Pattern

A FREE Crochet Star Ornament Pattern perfect for your Christmas Tree! These crochet stars are sparkly and come in 2 different sizes.

Crochet Star Ornaments - Free Pattern

How do you crochet a star ornament?

Stars are not difficult to crochet at all! If you’re wondering how to crochet a star for beginners, you are in the right place. To make this pattern, you will start in the center with a small circle and work your way outward until you are making the points. Don’t worry, I will show you exactly how to do this!

Crocheting a 5 Pointed Star

One thing you might wonder is, how do you get 5 points on your star? Well, this pattern is for a 5-pointed star, so technically all you have to do is follow the instructions. 😉 However, let me explain a little more.

To crochet a 5-point star, you just have to make sure you start your first row with a multiple of 5! For example, these stars begin with 10 hdc. From there, it continues to have a multiple of 5 as it increases outward. This makes it very easy to set up those 5 points!

10-Minute Crochet Stars

These Christmas crochet stars work up in only 10 minutes or so! I love quick patterns. After making these, you’re sure to feel ahead in your Christmas gift preparations. 🙂 

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Using Your Crochet Stars

There are several different ways you can use these crochet stars after you make them…

1. Star Ornaments

This is one of the most common ways, and the way I chose to use my stars! All you need to do to make these into ornaments is attach a little hanger at the top. They sparkle wonderfully on the tree!

2. Crochet Star Appliques & Motifs

If ornaments aren’t your things, this pattern will certainly work if you need a star applique or star motif as well. These stars lay perfectly flat, so you can easily sew them onto other things if you’d like.

3. Crochet Star Garland

Last but certainly not least, you could also string together a bunch of these stars to make a garland! Wouldn’t that be just lovely?! You could choose to use all stars of the same size and color, or you could mix it up with different sizes and colors to get a varied effect.

Crochet Star Ornaments - Free Pattern

Small & Large Crochet Stars

Speaking of sizes…this design includes two star patterns: a large star and a small star!

However, as you can see in the photo above, I actually made a lot of different sizes simply by adjusting hook and yarn size. I would encourage you to experiment with it as well! I will also include details in the pattern as to what I specifically used. 

I love these stars because they are so adjustable to however you want to make them. You can easily vary the size simply by using a different weight yarn, or a different hook. 

Also, if you are interested in the ad-free, PDF version of this pattern, find it HERE in my pattern store! A big thank you in advance to all who decide to purchase. 🙂

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crochet christmas star pattern

Yarn & Materials

Now lets get on to these stars! Here is some yarn information: 

I used two different yarn weights—worsted and sport weight. For the worsted, I used Caron Simply Soft Party. I love this sparkly silver yarn! 

The second yarn I used was Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour. This is a sparkly sport weight yarn that I absolutely LOVE! It is so much fun to work with—and it definitely IS glamorous! Get some for yourself HERE!

All right, lets get to the pattern! 

Simple Crochet Christmas Star Ornament Pattern

By Rachel Counts

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Materials:

● Sport Weight Yarn and Worsted Weight Yarn

● Sample Yarn: for gold stars: Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour

● For silver stars: Caron Simply Soft Party

● Various crochet hooks: I used H and G hooks with worsted yarn, and an F hook with sport weight yarn (follow individual star instructions for more hook information)

● Yarn needle

Notes: These stars are easily adjustable for different sizes! Experiment with different yarns and hooksto get various sizes! I will include info on what hook I used with each star pattern.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used: 

Chain – ch

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Triple Crochet – tr

Repeat – rep

Round(s) – rnd(s)

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Large Star Written Instructions:

Notes: In the photo above, I made 3 versions of the large star:

1. Worsted weight yarn with H/8 crochet hook (this is the largest silver star pictured)

2. Worsted weight yarn with G/4.25mm hook (this is the smaller silver star)

3. Sport weight yarn with F/3.75mm hook (this is the largest gold star pictured)

Feel free to experiment to see what size you like!

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (does NOT count as st) 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to first hdc (NOT chain).

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st. Ch 1, rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as sl st. Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, ch 2. *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, ch 2. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as sl st. Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st. (dc, tr, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, tr, dc) in next ch-2 space. *Hdc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st. (dc, tr, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, tr, dc) in next ch-2 space. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Star Photo Tutorial

To begin making your star chain 3 and make 10 half double crochets in the 3rd chain from your hook. These stitches will form into a round like so:

round 1 - large crochet star

For round two, you will be working sections of 2 half double crochets in the same stitch, 1 half double crochet, and then a chain 1.

large star crochet tutorial - round 2

For round 3, we are simply expanding on the last round a little bit more before making the points in the next round. The pattern here is 2 half double crochet in the same stitch, 1 half double crochet, 2 half double crochet in the same stitch, and then a chain 2. The chain 2 should be above where the chain 1 was on the last round!

large crochet star tutorial - round 3

Of course, round 4 is the fun part! Here we start making the 5 points so that it actually looks like a star.

What your star should look like after making 1 point:

crochet star point tutorial

Each of your 5 points should be worked in the chain 2 space from the round before. When you get to the end, simply join with a slip stitch and fasten off!

Joining a 5 pointed crochet star

Small Star Written Instructions

Notes: in the photo above, I made one version of the small star:

1. Sport weight yarn with F/3.75mm hook (this is the smallest gold star).

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (does NOT count as st) 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to first hdc (NOT chain).

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st. Ch 2, rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) sc in same st as sl st and in next 2 sc. *(Hdc, dc, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, dc, hdc) in next ch-2 space. Sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * around,except on last repeat, omit the last 3 sc. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Small Star Photo Tutorial

The small star starts out exactly the same as the large star – with 10 hdc in a round. However, after that it starts to change a bit (though the same concept is the same!)

This is what round 2 should look like. Note that it is the same as the large star except we are working chain 2 spaces here instead of chain 1 spaces.

small crochet star tutorial - round 2

For the small star, we will then immediately jump into making our 5 points on round 3! The concept of the points is the same as for the large star, but the way it plays out is slightly different. You will still make your points in each chain 2 space around. However, the stitches used won’t be as tall (hdc and dc rather than dc and tr for the large star).

This is what the star will look like after finishing 2 points:

small crochet star tutorial - making the 5 points

Finishing: If desired, attach a hanger to make these stars Christmas ornaments! Block the ornaments using steam blocking to prevent curling.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Star Ornaments—Free Crochet Pattern

  1. What cute little stars! I especially love em in Vannas Glamour. I really think this is an excellent holiday yarn.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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