Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Free Starfish Crochet Pattern

Tiny Star Fish

by Cheryl , June 2014

Any Size Hook & Yarn
Using the Magic Circle Technique
[Chain 4, Slip Stitch into 1st Chain from hook, Slip Stitch again into next stitch, Single Crochet into last

Stitch, Slip Stitch into Magic Circle] then repeat [ ] 4 more times ending with a Slip Stitch into the Magic Circle, Bind Off and Pull Circle closed. You have one Tiny Star Fish
Larger Star Fish Increase Chain Stitch by 2s, slip stitch into the first 3 chain stitches and single crochet into the remaining , slip stitch into circle x 4 more times
Depending on how much larger You go, You could increase the size of the last few stitches to half double crochet. Example: into the chain stitches created, Slip Stitch at least the first 3 chain stitches, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch into the middle
Ideas for Your tiny Star Fish
  • Stiffen the back with Modge Podge and secure to a bobby pin with a felt circle and hot glue for a cute hair accessory

  • Hot glue on to a muslin bag to create a "Mermaid Treasure Purse" or party favor bag

  • Stiffen with Modge Podge and make a garland

  • Hot Glue onto Gift Tags

Or just make tiny star fish because they are fun and cute

FYI: I am not a professional pattern writer so I hope You can follow my instructions.
If You are not used to using the Magic Circle Technique try checking out UTube.
If You like making flowers and Appliqués You will love this method, otherwise You could try chaining 2 and work all the stitches into 2nd chain from hook then weave thru the stitches with the loose end to close up hole.

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Unknown said...

Love this pattern! Thank you for sharing! I'll definitely have to make a few this summer!

Unknown said...

This is SO cool! I just made a teeny one as an appliqué for a bag I'm knitting and plan to make a few more to complete it. Thank you for the fun pattern.

Unknown said...

I was in need of a starfish pattern to use as an applique on a baby blanket as requested by a customer. I believe this will fit the bill nicely! Thanks bunches!
Vicki Curry

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Anonymous said...

I'm trying to make a much larger scale one to put onto a blanket I'm almost done with.... help????

Anonymous said...

Directions on star fish not real clear

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern! Thank you! Make the center look better than a crocheted one.
From wildaboutcolor

Anonymous said...

Took a little practice to make neatly but oh how nice. I am going to sew onto my grandfather's white cotton Sun hat. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Granddaughter instead of grandfather's sun hat.

Anonymous said...

This is just so unbelievable cute and simple!! Thank you! Also, thank you for introducing me to the concept of the magic circle. I've been away from crocheting for many years and recently picked it back up. I made a rippled seashore/ocean afghan for my daughter and it needs sea creatures to complete it. I think I can envision making some hair ties with this, too.

Anonymous said...

These are so adorable! I used your tiny starfish to embellish my baby granddaughters mermaid top. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

Kirstie said...

I found your pattern on Ravelry this afternoon while looking for ideas to use up dyed hemp twine from other projects. The starfish pattern is quick and easy and, with the addition of a metal ornament hook, will be a perfect addition to Christmas gifts! The size also makes them an ideal addition to 18" doll outfits or accessories. Thank you for a great pattern!

Anonymous said...

So cute and so easy! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Is there a way to work a square around starfish?

ssoccer said...

This is a very cute

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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this pattern!!!
They are adorable!!! Using them on a stupendous stitching project.

Marti said...

Hi! This is Marti
Thanks so much for sharing your starfish pattern!
I'm making some little ones to put in the bottom of jars with a hanging crocheted fish to give my great-nieces and great-nephews for Christmas.
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!