Crochet Lacy Star Applique – Free Pattern!

I’ve written another star applique pattern for you, very similar to the crochet mini star, but this one has loops that makes it more lacy and interesting. I’m using both of them to make a baby mobile for our newest little addition! I think they’d also be super cute for a garland. I love how these stars can be made for either gender, by just changing the colors. This one also comes with a full, step-by-step, photo tutorial!

Free Pattern for a Crochet Lacy Star

These stars use very little yarn and are great stash busters. Not only are they really cute and versatile, they can be made in about five minutes. Imagine how many you could make in an evening and piece together for a gorgeous project?! EEK! I love easy, quick projects – helps me feel accomplished. So, let’s get started! This pattern is inspired by a Star Blanket by Bernat, but changed up a bit to suit my purposes. These stars can be made as big as you want by just adding more rounds!


  • Worsted weight yarn, I used acrylic, but any will do
  • Hook: H/8, 5 mm (I used a smaller hook than recommended for worsted weight because I want them to be tight and strong for a baby mobile or garland)


  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space

Crochet Lacy Star Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial

The Pattern

Written by Sara of My Merry Messy Life, copyright  ©2013. Please see my terms of use for using my crochet patterns.

Finished size is just under 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall, depending on the yarn used.

  • CH 4
  • SL ST to form a ring

Round 1

  • CH 6 (counts as first dc)
  • *1 dc, ch 3* repeat 4 times so there are 5 spokes, including the first CH 6
  • Sl st to the 3rd ch of the ch 6 to join

Round 2

  • Sl st into the first spoke space
  • Ch 3 (counts as first dc)
  • 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same sp as the ch 3 (if you’d like a bigger hole, ch 3 instead of 2)
  • In the remaining 4 spoke spaces, work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc
  • Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3

Round 3

(change colors here if you like)

(You can really start anywhere in the star you’d like, but I chose to start right next to where I finished).

  • Attach with a sl st or a standing double crochet into one of the dc spaces (this pattern is starting at the beginning of a spoke space)
  • Dc in the next sp
  • *{In the ch 2 sp} work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc
  • 1 dc in each of the next 2 sp’s
  • Skip the next 2 dc’s (only 1 sp)
  • Repeat from * 4 more times
  • Sl st to the top of the dc or ch 3 to finish.
  • Stop here or continue adding rounds by doing the repeated part in the chain spaces and adding 1 dc on either side of the star points.

Crochet Lacy Star Free Pattern - Photo Tutorial Round 1

Round 1

  1. Chain 3, slip stitch to join
  2. Chain 6
  3. Double crochet into the ring
  4. Chain 2, double crochet four times
  5. Slip stitch to third chain to finish the round

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Lacy Star Free Pattern - Photo Tutorial Round 2

Round 2

  1. Chain 3
  2. Work 1 double crochet, chain 2, then 3 double crochets into the chain 3 space
  3. In the next chain 3 space, work 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets
  4. Repeat #3 above three more times until you have the five points of the star

Crochet Lacy Star Free Pattern and Photo Tutorial - Round 3

Round 3

  1. Attach a new color if you like with a slip stich and chain 3, or a standing double crochet, then work 1 double crochet in the next double crochet space
  2. In the next chain 2 space, work 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets
  3. Work 1 double crochet in each of the next two spaces
  4. Skip the next two double crochets and work 1 double crochet in each of the next two spaces
  5. Repeat #2 to #4 till the end and slip stitch to the top of the standing double crochet or chain 3 to finish!

Crochet Lacy Star Applique - Free Pattern

See all of my free crochet patterns and tutorials! Make the mini star applique here –>

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Mini Star - Free Pattern

Use the pattern to make a baby mobile

Crochet Star Baby Mobile with free patterns and a tutorial!

And a patriotic garland for July Fourth!

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Star Spangled Banner Garland - Free Pattern

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. This so cute I want to use this to make my daughter a new baby blanket for the birth of her son in Sept. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Danielle says:

    I love your pattern! I did one thing different. On the last row I did single crochet instead of double on the sides of the star and left everything else the same. This just made the points stick out more. Thanks for posting your pattern.

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