star square crochet free pattern

Simple Star Square Crochet

Excited to share the next square – the star square crochet with you all. This is the 5th square in the plaid style blanket crochet along, made using 20 different squares! This was a fun project as I absolutely love the details of the neutral colors I used for this project.

The star on the black panel used a combination of simple crochet stitches to bring out this look. Made in two sections separately and then joined together.

It’s uncommon for me to use black in my projects, but this was planned as I wanted the perfect plaid style of blanket.

Plaid style crochet blanket free pattern

As part of the plaid-style crochet blanket, this stitch tutorial is part of the squares, and it’s a fun one to make. See the details of the blanket here.

Square 1 – The Ponssittia square

Square 2 – The Mini Plaid square

Square 3 – The Snowman square

Square 4 and 6 – The Plaid in Black, Red, and Burgundy.

Square 5 – The Star Square

Joining of the squares


Supplies for your star square crochet


You can use any DK-weight yarn or any yarn used to meet the gauge

Stylecraft Bellissima DK, #3 (100% Acrylic, 293  yards / 286 meters per 3.5 oz/100g skein). 

Estimated total yardage

You need 2 colors for this. 

I made 3 squares of these squares for my version.

ColorsYard for 1squareYardage for 5 squares
Black (A)150450
Bright red (B)55165

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Hook & other materials

5 mm Crochet Hook

Darning needles


Tape measure


14 sts over 8  rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc 

Star square notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other  #3 weight yarn can be substituted. 
  3. Use similar weights for all your squares!

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Slip stitch – sl st

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Treble crochet – tr

Crossed half double crochet – xhdc

Special Stitch

Crossed half double crochet (xhdc) 

*skip next st, hdc in next st, crocheting over the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st, rep from * to the end.

Each square should measure between 11 – 12”

Construction note

  • For this square, you start by making a plain base.
  • You then make a star per each square.
  • The star is joined to the base (square).

Adjusting your square and star

  1. You can go up by a hook size if your square is not up to 11”
  2. Increase or reduce the repeats until your panel measures 11”

How to crochet star square

Main panel: Make 3 pieces 

With A (Black)

Chain 44

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 42 hdc

Row 2:  Ch 1, hdc in first st, xhdc across until last st, hdc in last st, turn. 2 hdc, 20 xhdc

Repeat row 2 until you have 11“

Last row

Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 42 hdc.


  • Crocheting around the whole piece
  • Crocheting loosely

Stars – Make 3 pieces

Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 3, 11 dc in MR, join – 12 dc

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), *dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * to the end, join – 12 dc, 12 ch sps. 

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 2, rep from * to the end, join – 12 dc, 12 ch sps. 

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch sp, *ch 5, 3 dc in next ch sp, rep from * to the end, join – 36 dc, 12 ch sps. 

Round 5: Ch 3, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), in next ch 5 sp, (ch 3, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3) in next ch 5, rep from * to the end, join – 36 dc, 24 ch sps

Round 6: Ch 3, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), in next ch 3 sp,  {ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp}, rep {} 2 more times, ch 3, rep from * to the end, join – 36 dc,24 ch sps

Round 7: Ch 3, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), in next ch 3 sp, {ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp}, rep {} 3 more times, ch 3, rep from * to the end, join – 36 dc, 36 ch sps

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in each st, aim for 3 sc in each ch 3 sp, join.

There you have your star square crochet.

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