How to Crochet Four-Point Stars

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How to Crochet Four-Point Stars
It only takes a small amount of yarn to crochet stars and other motifs. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Stars are whimsical motifs. Crocheted stars can be added onto larger projects, made into pins or used alone as decorations. You can make a star with four points using a small amount of yarn and some basic crochet stitches. The size of your crocheted star is determined by the type of yarn and the crochet hook you choose. Finer yarns and smaller hooks will make delicate, small stars. Bulky yarns and larger hooks will make large, bold stars.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

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Instructions

    Stitches Used

  1. 1

    Create the chain stitch by making a slipknot and putting it on your hook. Use the hook's tip to grab the yarn and pull it through the loop while dropping the loop from your hook. One new loop should still be on your hook.

  2. 2

    Make a slip stitch by inserting the hook into the V-shape of a stitch on a worked piece. There should already be one loop on your hook. Grab the yarn and pull it through the stitch and the loop while dropping the loop off of the hook. One new loop should remain on your hook.

  3. 3

    Make a single crochet stitch by inserting the hook into a stitch. There should already be a loop on your hook. Grab the yarn and pull it through so that there are two stitches on the hook. Grab the yarn again and pull it through both loops while dropping them so that there is one loop remaining on your hook.

  4. 4

    Create the half double crochet stitch by bringing the yarn over your hook before inserting it into the next stitch on your piece. There should be two loops on your hook. Grab the yarn and pull it through the stitch. There should now be three loops on your hook. Grab the yarn again and pull it through all three loops while dropping them. There should be one loop left on your hook.

  5. 5

    Make a double crochet stitch by bringing the yarn over your hook before inserting it into the next stitch. Grab the yarn and pull it through the stitch so that there are three loops on your hook. Grab the yarn again and pull it through the two loops closest to the end of your hook while dropping them. Grab the yarn one more time and pull it through the remaining two loops while dropping them. One loop should remain.

    Star Pattern

  1. 1

    Make two chain stitches. Then make four single crochet stitches into the second chain stitch from the hook. Complete the star's foundation circle by crocheting two single crochet stitches into each of the four worked stitches. You should have eight stitches total.

  2. 2

    Make one single crochet stitch into the next stitch, which is the first stitch of the circle. Then make five chain stitches.

  3. 3

    Make a slip stitch in the second chain stitch from the hook. Make a single crochet stitch into the third stitch, a half double crochet stitch into the fourth stitch and a double crochet stitch into the fifth stitch. Make a double crochet stitch into the base of the chain, where you made the starting single crochet stitch.

  4. 4

    Skip the next stitch on the circle. Then repeat Steps 2 and 3 until your star has four points.

  5. 5

    Make a slip stitch into the next stitch to complete the star. Cut the yarn, draw it through the final loop, then use the tapestry needle to weave in the loose ends.

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