Free Pattern – Star Applique

Shine your brightest with a star applique. These crochet stars are fast and easy to make, and so versatile.

Star Applique - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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The layered look

The size of the star depends on the yarn and hook you use. Creating 2 stars of different sizes and sewing them together makes a pretty, layered effect.

layerd star - Star Applique - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Perfect for holidays, or any day

I made these for an Independence Day display that I’ve been working on, but they would be great for Christmas or other holidays as well.

The versatile design can be used for so many things. Sew them onto clothing or bags, string them together into a garland, or glue them onto cards, frames, or anywhere else you need a star.

Great for scraps

Turn all those smaller balls of scrap yarn into a basket full of stars. That way you’ll always have stars on hand for any occasion!

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Star Applique

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  • Any yarn or thread (yardage will vary based on yarn used)
  • Appropriate size hook for your yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

Project Level

Easy: Simple stitches, working in the round, shaping at star points.

Size / Gauge

Can be made with any yarn or thread and an appropriate sized hook. The stars shown are as follows:
Purple star: 4.25 inches, worsted weight yarn, H / 5mm hook.
White stars: 3 inches, worsted weight yarn, G / 4 mm hook.
Red stars: 2 inches, DK weight yarn, F / 3.5mm hook.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
rnd = round

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Entire pattern is worked on the right side. Depending on your yarn and gauge, points may curl.

Rnd 1 (center circle): Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, (ch 5, sl st in same ch) 3 times, ch-2, dc in same ch. (5 loops)

Finished Rnd 1 of Star Applique - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Rnd 2 (points): (Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, sl st in next loop from rnd 1) 5 times, working the last sl st into the same loop as the beginning of the round. (5 points)

Finished rnd 2 of Star Applique - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Rnd 3 (edging): [(Ch 1, sl st in next st) 4 times along edge of star point, ch 3, working down opposite edge of star point towards center circle, sl st in next st, (ch 1, sl st in next st) 3 times, sk next sl st] 5 times, join with sl st to first ch.

Finished star - Star Applique - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Fasten off, leaving long tails for sewing if needed.

For a layered star, make 2 stars of different sizes and sew them together.

When done sewing pieces together, weave in any remaining ends.

I hope you enjoy making this pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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