Crochet Pattern: Eastern Star Motif

The Eastern Star motif is a six-pointed, lacy crochet star that makes a pretty appliqué or ornament. I’ve linked to a tutorial for making an easy, no-sew felt-backed ornament version that does double duty as a gift tag!

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Eastern Star Motif

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 12/20/2023

This six-pointed, lacy star makes a pretty motif, appliqué, or ornament.Use this tutorial to turn the Eastern Star into a felt-backed ornament gift tag with VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics Ovals!

Finished Size

  • Approximately 4.25” (11 cm) across from point to point.


  • Yarnspirations Patons Grace yarn (100% mercerized cotton, 1.75 oz/50 g, 125 yd/136 m) – 1 skein in 005 Snow, or approximately 60 yd (55 m) in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.


  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • If you can’t see the video above demonstrating how to crochet into chain spaces, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Pattern Instructions

Star Motif

  • Ch 6, sk 5 ch, sl st to next ch to join and form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [(sc, ch 3) in ring] 12 times, join with sl st to first sc. (12 sts + 12 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 11 times, ch 1, join with hdc (counts as end of ch-3 sp) to first sc. (12 sts + 12 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 3: [*Ch 6, sc in next ch-3 sp,** ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, rep from * to ** once, ch 1, join with dc (counts as end of ch-3 sp) to hdc from previous rnd. (12 sts + 6 ch-6 sp + 6 ch-3 sp)
  • Rnd 4: [(5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc) in next ch-6 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off. (66 sts + 6 ch-2 sp) 


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019, 2023 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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