Star Knitting Pattern Patriotic Shape

This Star Knitting Pattern is a fun and easy project to celebrate the patriotic 4th of July holiday for beginning knitters. This pattern is a quick knit of 43 short rows to complete the Star.

Learn the key stitches and techniques to help you better understand the pattern while watching my video tutorial below. You will also find written instructions to help you knit it up!

3 Knitted Star Shapes in red, white, and blue yarn colors.

KNITTING MATERIALS for Star Knitting Pattern

The materials to use are the basics of two knitting needles, yarn in the correct gauge for your needles in any color, scissors, a tapestry needle, and one additional knitting needle so to hold your stitches while you knit the first of the bottom legs of the star.

My samples shown were knitted in worsted weight yarn with size 7 US needles.

  • YARN: Red, White, & Blue
  • Straight Knitting Needles – 3 Knitting Needles
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
5 knitted star shapes in red, white, and blue yarn colors.

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for Star Knitting Pattern

Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method
K2Tog – Knit Two Stitches Together
Knit Stitch
KFB – Knit Front & Back
• PSSO – Pass Slipped Stitch Over (decrease)
Purl Stitch 
Bind Off

5 knitted star shapes on a tabletop with woman's hands in red, white, and blue yarn colors.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

3 Knitted Star Shapes in red, white, and blue yarn colors.

Printable Knitting Pattern

This Star Knitting Pattern is a fun and easy project.

Makes: Knitted 5 Point Star Shape Embellishment
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate


  • Yarn - 42 yards of Worsted Weight in any fiber and colors of your choice


  • 3 Knitting Needles - Size 7 US straight needles
  • 1 Tapestry Needle
  • 1 Scissors



Begin by making one Slip Knot onto your needle

  1. Row 1: Knit All
  2. Row 2: KFB (2 Sts)
  3. Row 3: KFB, KFB (4 Sts)
  4. Rows 4 - 6: Knit All
  5. Row 7: K1, KFB, K2 (5 Sts)
  6. Row 8: K1, KFB, K3 (6 Sts)
  7. Rows 9-11: Knit All
  8. Row 12: Cast on 7 Sts (13 Sts)
  9. Row 13: K13
  10. Row 14: Cast on 7 Sts (20 Sts)
  11. Row 15: K18, K2tog (19 Sts)
  12. Row 16: S1, K1, PSSO, K15, K2tog (17 Sts)
  13. Row 17: Knit All
  14. Row 18: S1, K1, PSSO K13, K2tog (15 Sts)
  15. Row 19: S1, K1, PSSO K11, K2tog (13 Sts)
  16. Row 20: Knit All
  17. Row 21: S1, K1, PSSO K9, K2tog (11 Sts)
  18. Row 22: S1, K1, PSSO K7, K2tog (9 Sts)
  19. Row 23: K1, KFB, K5, KFB, K1 (11 Sts)
  20. Rows 24-26: Knit All
  21. Row 27: KFB, K5 (7 Sts)


Keep remaining stitches on your needle.

Using a 3rd needle, turn work to make first lower star leg.



Row 28: K2Tog, K3, KFB, K1 (7 Sts)

Row 29: K5, K2Tog (6 Sts)

Row 30: Knit All

Row 31: K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 Sts)

Row 32: K2Tog, K2(3 Sts)

Row 33: K1, K2tog (2 Sts)

Row 34: K2tog (1 St)

Cut Yarn, Weave In Ends


Join Yarn onto remaining stitches onto your needle

Row 36: KFB, K2, KFB, K (7 Sts)

Row 37: KFB, K3, K2Tog, K (7 Sts)

Row 38: K2Tog, K5 (6 Sts)

Row 39: Knit All

Row 40: K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 Sts)

Row 41: K2, K2tog (3 Sts)

Row 42: K2tog, K1 (2 Sts)

Row 43: K2tog (1 St)

Cut Yarn and Weave In Ends


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