Crochet star border – a beautiful & easy blanket border!

Mar 2, 2023 | Tutorials

This crochet star border pattern is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Star crochet border pattern

I recently designed the Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket which is a winter themed stitch sampler style throw blanket.  I added a crochet pom pom border to my blanket to give it a snowball look.

However, this blanket also features stars throughout the last half of the blanket and I promised a crochet star border as an alternative to the pom pom border.  This would be especially great for those of you eliminating the snowflakes from your blanket altogether and crocheting a star themed blanket.  This crochet star border will be perfect!

As a bonus, I have a brand new square blanket coming to the blog in the next few days using this fun and adorable crochet star border – and it will be a free pattern!

I think this mini star border would be the perfect crochet border for baby blankets.  Babies would love playing with these fluttering stars!

Crochet Star Border Pattern Details

To design this crochet star border pattern I started with my Mini Star Applique crochet pattern.  Then I figured out a way to work those little stars around the outside of my blanket.

This simple crochet border pattern features simple stitches – just chains & single crochet stitches!

Basically these stars start from a ch-6.  You will slip stitch into the fourth chain from the hook in order to fashion a ring which would be similar to a magic circle or a ring that you would use to work your mini star applique.  Simply work your stitches into that ring and then once the star is complete, slip stitch along those unused chains from the beginning in order to get back to the blanket edge.  

This creates a fluttering or a shooting star appearance along the outside edge of your blanket!  Perfect for so many different projects!  Add this crochet edging pattern to shawls or scarves, afghans and so much more! I made a granny pot holder with cotton yarn and added this border to the outside edge and love it! This crochet star border would look fantastic on a patriotic red, white and blue blanket!

I recommend adding a round of single crochet stitches on the outside edge of your project prior to adding this border.  However, if you are substituting the crochet star border for the pom pom border in my Winter’s Night Rhapsody Blanket, you will be working into a round of double crochet V-stitches.  In that case, I recommend working a star in the middle of each V-st and a single crochet stitch in the top of the dc stitches.  You could also opt to have the stars a little further apart and work a star every other V-stitch.  It is entirely up to you!  I would still work a star in each corner space just as I am here.

I have a complete video tutorial to help you with this crochet star border stitch pattern.  You can find it below at the bottom of the post or you can watch it on YouTube.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

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You may also like the following stitch tutorials for easy crochet blanket borders by Nana’s Crafty Home – all would be the perfect finishing touch to your next crochet project:

Star crochet border pattern

Crochet Star Border Pattern Instructions

Supplies:

  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz /  355 yds)
  •     Navy 14 oz / 710 yds (Navy)
  •     Yellow 3.9 oz / 200 yds (Yellow)

Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm)
Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • RS = right side

Special Stitches:

Star (for border): Ch 6, sl st in fourth ch from hook to form a ring (turn slightly to begin working in ring), *ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, sc in ring,* repeat from * to * 4 times; sl st in same ch as first sl st to form the ring, sl st next 2 chs.

star crochet border process 1
star crochet border process 2
star crochet border process 2

Border instructions

With Yellow, ch 1, sc in same st, [sc next 3 sts, *star (see special stitches), sc next 5 sts,* repeat from * to last 3 sts before ch-2 corner sp, star, sc next 3 sts, (sc, star, sc) in corner sp,] repeat around to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts, sl st to first st. (21 stars per side + 1 star in each corner = 88 stars)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!