Ever since I started making sea creatures I had been wanting to make a starfish. It just seemed like something fun, maybe because of the pointy arms. Also, I had recently watched the Spongebob Squarepants Movie (for the billionth time) and I felt it was time to make a starfish. I did not make Patrick but I did use a yarn colour very close to his colour…hmm, maybe a Patrick Star pattern is in my future.
This starfish pattern is actually pretty easy to make and once you’ve finished it you can embroider any kind of facial expression you want. For my starfish, it just looked like it was so happy to be here (it even looks like it’s clicking its heels!) so that is the expression I gave it. Finished size is about 6.5 inches.
Worsted weight yarn
4.00 mm hook
Embroidery thread and needle
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc – increase
inc3 – 3 increases in same stitch
Start by making 2 pentagons, fasten off the first but do not fasten off the second.
Round 1: Start 5 sc in ring.
Round 2: inc in each st (10 sts)
Round 3: [inc3, sc in next st] repeat 5 times (20 sts)
Round 4: sc, [inc3, sc in next 3 sts] repeat 5 times, sc in next 2 sts (30 sts)
Round 5: sc in next 2 sts, [inc3, sc in next 5 sts] repeat 5 times, sc in next 3 sts (40 sts)
With the pentagon that is NOT fastened off you will begin to crochet the arms, working in the round beginning at each point as follows:
Round 6: sc until you reach a point, ch 9 and sl st to next point, turn and sc around to work arm (18 sts)
Round 7: sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 8: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Round 9: sc in each st (12 sts)
Round 10: dec in each st (6 sts)
Round 11: sc in each st (6 sts)
Continue to dec until closed. Fasten off and weave in ends.
To continue making the rest of the arms, pick up a stitch in the next point of the pentagon making sure there are 18 stitches all together (9 between the points and 9 from the ch you sl st). Continue in same pattern as first arm until you have five arms. Stuff the arms with fibrefill and embroider the face to the pentagon. Take the fastened off pentagon, line up the stitches with the arms, sew to body and remember to stuff with fibrefill.
Please let me know if there are any issues with the pattern and remember that although my patterns are free please do not copy and claim this pattern as your own. You may sell the finished product but please link back to my post. Enjoy!