Hi, all! Stella the Starfish is the first creature in our Sea Creature Keychain Collection! You can check out all the creatures over on our Instagram page. Their patterns are coming soon!
Here’s the free pattern for Stella the Starfish!
- We used worsted weight Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Tangerine;
- 3.5mm hook (I use THESE hooks!);
- Tapestry needle;
- Safety eyes (optional);
- Keychain ring (optional).
Terms and Special Stitches (US Terminology):
MR – Magic Ring
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slipstitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work 2 sc into the same st.
Dec – Decrease. Work 2 sc together (when decreasing in the round, I use the invisible decrease).
We will make five (5) points separately and then join them.
Round 1: MR with 4 sc (4 sts)
Round 2: *sc, inc* repeat around (6 sts)
Round 3: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (8 sts)
Round 4: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (10 sts)
Rounds 5-6: sc around (10 sts)
Round 7: *sc 4, inc* repeat around (12 sts)
Tie off and repeat for the next 4 points. On the fifth point, don’t tie off. Continue with Round 8 below.
Round 8: Sc 6. Place a stitch marker in the first st. Join the next point by placing it next to the first one and working your next stitches into the last row of the next point. Sc 6. Join next point. Sc 6. Continue joining each new point until all five points have been joined. (30 sts) (Basically, you are only crocheting half of the stitches on each point before joining the next one!)
Round 9: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24 sts)
Round 10: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18 sts)
Round 11: *sc 1, dec* repeat around (12 sts)
Round 12: *dec* around (6 sts).
Tie off, leaving a tail for closing. Weave tail through the front loops of each stitch, then down through the opening. Tug gently on tail to close.
Place your safety eyes and any other facial features you’d like.
Turn Stella over.
Round 13: Sc around, joining the remaining 6 sts of each point together (30 sts)
Rounds 14-17: Repeat rounds 9-12, stuff Stella between rounds 15 and 16.
Once you’ve closed the opening, poke the remaining tail back into the piece using the back of your tapestry needle.
Add a loop to the top of one of the points and attach a keychain to make a sweet bag charm, or simply attach the jump ring right through one of the stitches.
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12 thoughts on “Stella Starfish Free Crochet Pattern”
Hello, I am trying to make the starfish. Do you have a video at all with regards to the 5th point and how to attach and continue? I am a little stuck. Thank you.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any video tutorials at the moment. I’m hoping to be able to offer them in the future!
Maybe THIS picture will help clear things up a bit. The picture is a visual of how Round 8 is worked. After round 7 of your last (5th) point, you will only crochet half way around the point (the round is 12 sts total so you are only going to sc 6) and, rather than finishing the round, you will pick up another point and sc 6 along that one, and so on until all five points are joined together. It will be open on the back for now until you get to round 13. I hope that helps a bit! Please let me know if you’re still stuck and I will try to clarify further!
I just finished the Stella starfish. I really love all your projects,my goal is make them all!😁 I found your patterns very well written,and so cute! Thanks so much for offering them to us!
I have made the unicorn,and my next one will be the Christmas Deer,and the mermaid.
This pattern is so cute. I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly, I do not join at the end of each round? This is my first amigurumi. Thank you so much.
Yes, that’s correct! The rounds are worked continuously.
Your patterns are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them. It’s really great of you to offer them free. You are a very generous person
I just found your site and your patterns are great! Took me a minute or two before I realized what you meant in row 8 but I got it. Thank you for sharing. Do you have a pattern for a seahorse?
I’m so glad you are enjoying the patterns! Unfortunately, I don’t have a seahorse pattern at the moment. 🙁 I will have to consider adding to the Sea Creature collection in the future!
Did anyone else end up with massive holes between the points? I’m not sure what went wrong as I’m sure I followed the instructions correctly and my stitch count has been right at every step but there are ginormous holes where the points are joined to each other. Any advice on what went wrong? Going to have to sew them up
What is the finished size for the star fish
What is the finished size for the seahorse?
Sorry. I meant star fish