Crochet Flower/ Star Pattern

It’s 1:30am Wednesday morning so naturally, I grab my trusty J crochet hook and a skein of yarn, fully intending to crochet a flower.  The funny thing with free-form crochet, though, is you can start out with one idea and end with a completely different project.  Ever been there?

Crochet Flower for Beginner

Instead of crocheting a flower, when I was finished, I looked down and saw I’d crocheted a sharp-looking flower or a 6-point star.  I don’t know if the mustard-yellow yarn was sending my brain a subconscious message or if this is what I get for crocheting past midnight, but whatever the cause, I present to you this non-flowery, very pointy, crocheted star.

Pictures, free instructions, and full crochet pattern follow.  I’ve never created a picture tutorial, but figured I’d try it out.  Let me know if it was helpful – Enjoy!

Step-by-step beginner crochet instructions for a free crocheted flower.

Crochet Flower or Star Pattern

Materials: Any size crochet hook (I used a size J) and worsted weight yarn.

Size: My crocheted flower/ throwing star measures 5 inches across, point to point.

Step 1: Chain 4.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 2: Join with slip stitch to form ring.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 3: Chain 2 (counts as first half-double crochet).

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 4: 11 more half-double crochet into center of ring.  (12 HDC total)  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 5: Chain 5 (counts as 1 single crochet + chain 4).  *Skip 1 stitch.  Single crochet in next stitch.  Chain 4.*  Repeat around to create 6 petals.  Join by working a single crochet inside the first petal.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 6: Slip stitch counts as first single crochet.  1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet.  *Skip single crochet and into next chain-4 petal work: 1 single crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 2 double crochet, chain 4, 2 double crochet, 1 half-double crochet, 1 single crochet.*  Join by working a slip stitch into first stitch.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern

Step 7: You’re finished!  Cut yarn, fasten off, and enjoy your new “flar” (crocheted flower-star).

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8 thoughts on “Crochet Flower/ Star Pattern

  1. Lori

    This is really cute!! I just might make to go on the placemats I’m making!!! Thank you!

  2. Agnes

    This is going to make a great Christmas ornament. Just use crochet thread and smaller needle. EXCITED because it will work up fast and can teach my grangirls and grannieces.

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