Free pattern for Crochet Lace Star

I made this star pattern when I started making my snowflake patterns. It was intended to be a snowflake, but then I got to the last round it really wanted to be a star, so I tried that. I also made it as a snowflake, but it works much better as a star, so I decided to stick with that! I make them as Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree or a bare branch decorating a table etc. You can also hang three on a string and put it in the window – they look beautiful when they catch the light. I use 3-ply and 2-ply linen yarn for making mine as linen has a lovely rustic look and holds its shape well, but any yarn can be used. The grey one below is made with Scheepjes Catona – a 4-ply 100% cotton yarn.

The pattern is available below in  both UK and US terms. There is a brief guide to abbreviations on the page Crochet Terms. You are welcome to sell what you make with this pattern, but please credit me as the designer, or, if you sell online, post a link to my pattern. You may not sell or redistribute this pattern in any way or pass it off as your own work.

Crochet pattern for lace star

LACE STAR – UK terms

  • Foundation chain: ch 6, ss in first chain to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 1, 12 dc in ring, ss in 1st dc.

  • Round 2: ch 3 (counts as treble), ch 5, skip 1 dc, ( 1 tr in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc) x 5, ss in 3rd ch of first ch-3.

  • Round 3: ss in ch-5, ch 1, work in same ch-5 sp: (1 htr, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc) *1 dc in next tr, work in ch-5 sp: (1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc) *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, 1 dc in ss (last ss of round 2), ss in 1st ch.

  • Round 4: ss in 1 htr, 1 tr and ch-2 sp, ch 3, work in same ch-2 sp: (2 tr, ch 3, 3 tr), * ch 3, work in ch-2 sp: (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr)*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of 1st ch-3.

  • Round 5: ss in 2 tr and ch-3 sp, ch 4, work in same ch-3 sp: (3 dtr, ch 4, 4 dtr) in ch-3 sp, * ch 3, 1 dc in ch-3 sp (from R4), ch 3, (4 dtr, ch 4, 4 dtr)*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, ss in 4th ch of 1st ch-4.

  • Round 6: ch 1, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 htr in next st, work in ch-4 sp: (2 tr, 2 dtr, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dtr, 2 tr), 1 htr in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st, * 3 dc in ch-3 sp, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 3 st, 1 htr in next st, work in ch-4 sp: (2 tr, 2 dtr, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook, 2 dtr, 2 tr), 1 htr in next st, 1 dc in next 3 st *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off, sew in ends, block and enjoy!

Crochet lace star

LACE STAR – US terms

  • Foundation chain: ch 6, ss in first chain to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ring, ss in 1st sc.

  • Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), ch 5, skip 1 sc, ( 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, skip next sc) x 5, ss in 3rd ch of first ch-3.

  • Round 3: ss in ch-5, ch 1, work in same ch-5 sp: (1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) *1 sc in next dc, work in ch-5 sp: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, 1 sc in ss (last ss of round 2), ss in 1st ch.

  • Round 4: ss in 1 hdc, 1 dc and ch-2 sp, ch 3, work in same ch-2 sp: (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), * ch 3, work in ch-2 sp: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of 1st ch-3.

  • Round 5: ss in 2 dc and ch-3 sp, ch 4, work in same ch-3 sp: (3 tr, ch 4, 4 tr) in ch-3 sp, * ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp (from R4), ch 3, (4 tr, ch 4, 4 tr)*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, ss in 4th ch of 1st ch-4.

  • Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 hdc in next st, work in ch-4 sp: (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook, 2 tr, 2 dc), 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, skip 1 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 hdc in next st, work in ch-4 sp: (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook, 2 tr, 2 dc), 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, skip 1 sc, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off, sew in ends, block and enjoy!

    Free pattern for lace star

I hope you enjoy the pattern and have fun making!

© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI

5 thoughts on “Free pattern for Crochet Lace Star

  1. Thankyou very much for sharing this pattern. As a beginner i was able to follow the pattern well with the pictures and produce a nice peice at the end of it.

    1. Hi Barbara. Thank you, that’s great to hear! I try to make my patterns as clear as possible, and it’s good to know they work for others! Do you have a photo of your piece? 😊

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