Easy Starfish Crochet Pattern

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Dive into the captivating world of sea-inspired crafting with my Starfish Crochet Pattern.

Perfect for beginners, this free pattern provides a simple yet enjoyable experience, allowing you to create charming starfish appliques to adorn your projects.

Whether you’re aiming to embellish a beach-themed blanket, a summer tote, or simply want to add a nautical touch to your home décor, this pattern will navigate you through the process with ease.

With only the most basic stitches required, you’ll find yourself adrift in the peaceful rhythm of crochet, bringing a piece of the ocean’s wonder into your crafty repertoire.

Join me on this aquatic crafting journey and let’s turn yarn into a starfish keepsake.

Starfish Crochet Pattern Information

baby wearing a starfish headband

Skill Level



crochet starfish

Finished Size

4.5 inches wide

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern starts with a magic circle (also known as a magic ring or adjustable ring). If you are a beginner crocheter, check out my magic circle tutorial
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round.


  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • tc = treble crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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crochet starfish

Starfish Crochet Pattern Instructions

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 10 sc, join with sl st to first sc (10 stitches)

crochet starfish being made

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join with sl st (20 stitches)

Rnd 3: *Ch 9 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, tc in last 3 chs, skip two sts on the circle and sl st to the next st (first point made), sl st again in the next st (ready to begin next point), repeat from * around four times (5 spikes)

You will have five spikes.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc around the entire starfish. On the chain side of the spikes, sc between the sts.

crochet starfish being made
crochet starfish being made
crochet starfish being made
crochet starfish being made
crochet starfish being made
crochet starfish

I hope you like my pattern. Tag me on Instagam lovable_loops if you make your own!