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How to Knit a Star Shape

How to Knit a Star Shape- a fast and fun pattern that’s perfect for garland, gift toppers, greeting cards, or Christmas ornaments.

How to Knit a Star Shape

These little knit stars make for great holiday décor! They are quick to knit and they’re a fun way to make use of scrap yarn.

This star pattern uses single-point knitting needles. These little stars are a quick knit and the pattern is suited for beginners.

Knitting terms used in this pattern:

SSK- slip, slip, knit. This decreases 1 stitch.

Sl1- take one stitch from the left needle and slip it onto the right.

Kfb- knit in the front and the back of a stitch. This increases 1 stitch.

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How to Knit a Star Shape

Yarn: Any #4 weight yarn (I used acrylic yarn)

Needles: Size 7 single point knitting needles

Also needed: yarn or tapestry needle

Gauge: not necessary for this project

Note- the yarn that’s leftover from the cast on is used to sew the star so make sure you’re with 6-8 inches after you’re finished.

Cast on 3 stitches, place marker. Repeat until you have 18 stitches and 5 markers.

Row 1: (right side) (K1. P1. K1) across row.

Row 2: (K1. Sl1. K1) across row.

Row 3: (K1. P1. K1) across row.

Row 4: (Kfb. Sl1. Kfb) across row. (30 sts)

Row 5: (K2. P1. K2) across row.

Row 6: (K2. Sl1. K2) across row.

Row 7: (K2. P1. K2) across row.

Row 8: (Kfb. K1. Sl1. K1. Kfb) across row. (42 sts)

Row 9: (K3. P1. K3) across row.

Row 10: (K3. Sl1. K3) across row.

Row 11: (K3. P1. K3) across row.

To make the star points: (For the 1st point) Ssk. K1. Sl1. K1. K2tog. Turn, leave the rest of the stitches on the needle. These 5 stitches are worked for the point.

*Row 13: K2. P1. K2.

Row 14: K2. Sl1. K2

Row 15: K2. P1. K2.

Row 16: Ssk. Sl1. K2tog. (3 sts.)

Row 17: K1. P1. K1.

Row 18: K1. Sl1. K1.

Row 19: K1. P1. K1.

Row 20: Ss3k. Cut yarn and pull through loop.*

For the other points:

Next Point: 12th row: (Right side). Join yarn to remaining stitches of 11th row: Ssk.
K1. Sl1. K1. K2tog. Turn, leave the rest of the stitches on the needle.
Rep from *to * as written for the First Point.

Repeat “other point” steps until 6 points have been made.

How to finish the star knitting pattern

How to Knit a Star Shape

This is what the piece looks like when you are finished knitting. Thread the end of the yarn you used to cast on onto a needle. Sew through the stitches in the middle of the star.

How to Knit a Star Shape

Pull to close the center of the star. Sew the seam and weave in ends.

How to Knit a Star Shape
How to Knit a Star Shape

Looking for more Holiday Knitting Patterns?

Easy Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

How to Knit Easy Mini Christmas Stockings

Easy Christmas Trees Knitting Pattern

How to Knit a Star Shape

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this post, How to Knit a Star Shape or any of my other free patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy holiday knitting!

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