Granny Star Pattern – a crochet star

I have seen a few crochet star tutorials and patterns around on the internet and they are all fantastic. This Granny Star version is how I like to make my crochet star – it is based on the traditional Granny Square.

You could use this pattern to make a blanket, coaster, table mat or doily.

Have some fun making this lovely pattern!

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

This granny star is so easy to crochet and yet is so pleasing on the eye. You can make this as big or as small as you like, by adding more or less rounds.

For my granny star I wanted to use up some of my leftovers. I used Stylecraft Special DK in colours: Pomegranate, Lemon, Wisteria, Turquoise, Blush, and Sherbert.

I used a 3.5mm hook, but this personal preference.

You can use whatever yarn you prefer.

Abbreviations/Stitch Guide

This pattern is written in UK terms.

tr – treble crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through loop (three loops on hook), yarn over pull through two loops (two loops on hook), yarn over pull through two remaining loops. In US terms this is a Double Crochet.

ch – chain

ss – slip stitch

treble clusters – this refers to the group of three treble crochet stitches (this is what this pattern is based on)

Gauge

I used a 3.5mm hook with Stylecraft Special DK. Approximate gauge 4 rounds=10cm (4 inches). Gauge is not important for this pattern, just keep going until you have done as many or as few rounds as you like.

Notes about the granny star

There are many tutorials and videos available to make a granny star. I do not work any chains between the treble clusters (this is a group of three treble crochet stitches), except at the corners (points of the star), where I work 1 chain (you may find that the patterns works best for you if you work 2 or 3 chains).

Similar to the Granny Square Pattern, I like to flip the star over after each round. I also join the new colour in a different corner (point) each time.

Written Pattern for the Granny Star

Start: To start ch4, ss into first chain to form a loop (or you could make a magic circle instead).

Round 1: ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2 tr into the ring, *ch1 3tr*, repeat *to* twice more, ch1 then ss into the top of the starting chain 3. Fasten off yarn.

Granny Star

Round 2: Turn over. Attach new yarn in any chain 1 space, ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2 tr into the same space, *[3tr ch1 3 tr] in the next space*, repeat *to* twice more, 3tr in the space that you started, ch1 ss into top of starting chain 3. Fasten off.

Granny Star

Round 3: Turn over. Attach new yarn in any chain 1 corner space, ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2tr into same space, [3tr ch1 3tr] into the space between two treble clusters from the row below, continue to work [3tr ch1 3tr] in each space (see photo) until you reach the starting corner, work 3tr ch1 ss into top of starting chain 3. Fasten off.

In effect you have now formed your 8 points of your star when working this round.

Round 4: Turn over. Attach new colour in any chain 1 space in any corner (point). Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2tr in same space. In next corner (point) space *[3tr ch1 3tr]*, repeat *to* until you arrive back at the corner you started, 3tr ch1 ss into top of starting chain3. Fasten off.

In this round you will have added to your 8 points.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Round 5: Turn over. Attach new colour into any corner (point) space. Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2tr into same space. In next gap between two treble clusters work 3tr. In next corner space work [3tr ch1 3tr]. Continue all the way round working 3tr in each space between trebles and [3tr ch1 3 tr] in each of the points. When you arrive back at the starting point 3 tr, ch1, ss into to of starting chain 3. Fasten off.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Round 6: Turn over. Attach new colour into any corner (point) space. Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2tr into same space. 3tr in each space along to the next corner (point), [3tr ch1 3tr] in the point. Continue all the way round working 3tr in each space between trebles and [3tr ch1 3 tr] in each of the points. When you arrive back at the starting point 3 tr, ch1, ss into top of starting chain 3. Fasten off.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Round 7: Turn over. Attach new colour into any corner (point) space. Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) 2tr into same space. 3tr in each space along until you get to the middle space (indicated by my needle in the photo), skip this space and then continue working along with 3tr in each space to the corner (point). Work [3tr ch1 3tr] in the point. Continue all the way round working 3tr in each space between trebles skipping the middle space, and [3tr ch1 3 tr] in each of the points. When you arrive back at the starting point 3 tr, ch1, ss into top of starting chain 3. Fasten off.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Needle indicates the skipped space in round 7.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Round 8: repeat round 6

Subsequent Rounds: continue with rows 6-8 for as many or as few rounds that you want.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

If you want to use the same colours that I did, my colour order is as follows: Pomegranate, Sherbet, Wisteria, Lemon, Turquoise, Blush.

Granny Star Crochet Pattern

Weave in all ends (if you haven’t already), gently block (I lay flat and dampen the yarn).