Star Flower Crochet Motif – Free Pattern

My free Star Flower crochet motif is a relatively easy, four round pattern that I designed specifically to be economic with yarn. Hence the nice, open construction means I’m using less of my expensive yarn!

I wanted to make another crochet motif tunic dress to wear either with leggings or over a slip. A while ago I purchased a job lot of Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK yarn on ebay for quite a good price. At first, I didn’t have an intended project for it. I usually make something to wear to the Unravel festival at Farnham Maltings and I did plan, 5 days before the festival, to make a tunic from the lovely silk yarn. Needless to say, with all my other commitments, this was rather unrealistic. Additionally I ran out of yarn.

So, instead (now that the extra yarn has arrived!) I have decided to share my process of making the tunic as I get a lot of interest from crocheters and non-crocheters alike whenever I wear one of my tunics. Therefore, I’ll initiate the series today with the basic starting motif.

I’ve put together written instructions (which will be available as a download from Ravelry), a chart (just a rough sketch, I’m afraid!) and a video. The video is really intended as a companion to the written pattern & chart.

If you’ve had a go at making this motif, please do let me know! I love to see what people have been up to! If you use Instagram, you can follow me @mezzamay, please tag your photos #mezzacraft.

Thank you!

Star Flower Crochet Motif (Main) – Pattern

(US crochet terminology)

Materials
4mm/G/6 hook
DK 100% Silk Yarn (or comparable)

Key (US terminology)
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
prev – previous
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
tr – treble crochet

Finished dimensions: 12cm or 4 3/4 inches.

Crochet Instructions

Ch6 and join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 : ch3 (counts as 1dc & ch1 sp); into the ring – (hdc, ch1) 7 times; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch3. (8 x hdc, 8 x ch1 sps)
Round 2 : ch10 (counts as 1hdc & ch8); (sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch6; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch8) 3 times; sk 1ch, hdc in next st; ch2, tr in 2nd ch of beg ch10. (4 x ch8 sps, 4 x ch6 sps)

Round 3 : ch5 (counts as 1dc & ch2 sp); in ch6 sp – dc, hdc, ch1; sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch10 from prev rnd; (in ch8 sp – sc, hdc, 2dc, ch1, tr, ch4, tr, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc; sl st in next hdc; in ch 6 sp – ch1, hdc, dc, ch2, dc, ch1; sl st in next hdc) 3 times; in ch8 sp – sc, hdc, 2dc, ch1, tr, ch4, tr, ch1, 2dc, hdc, sc; sl st in next hdc; complete the final petal, in the ch6 sp – ch1, hdc, dc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch5. (4 x long petals with ch4 sp at tip, 4 x short petals with ch2 sp at tip)
Round 4 : ch1, sc in sp, ch3 picot; (ch8; at the tip of the next long petal – sc in 2nd ch of ch4, ch6, sc in next ch; ch8; in ch2 sp of next short petal – sc, ch3 picot) 3 times; ch8; at the tip of the next long petal – sc in 2nd ch of ch4, ch6, sc in next ch; ch8; join with sl st in 1st sc of rnd. Fasten off.
Sew in ends and wet block.

The supporting video can be found here:

And here’s a chart in case you prefer that:

Click here for instructions for the half motif.

Click here for instructions on how to join the motifs.

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6 Comments on “Star Flower Crochet Motif – Free Pattern

  1. Pingback: Half Star Flower Crochet Motif – Free Pattern | Mezzacraft - Learning the Art of Crochet

  2. Where can I find the layout and instructions for joining stars together?

    • Hi Joan,
      The final dimension with the specified yarn and hook after blocking is about 12cm. Since my motif is made from silk, it has probably opened up more with blocking than other yarns might. If you look at my other post, where I show the joining of the motifs, I have used a slightly thinner DK cotton yarn & smaller hook (3.5mm)…at my gauge, the motif comes up at 10cm across.
      I hope that helps.
      Mezza

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