Today we’re going to knit a Star Shape! This 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!
KNITTING MATERIALS for Star Shape
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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.
PRINTABLE KNITTING PATTERN for Star Shape
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VIDEO TUTORIAL TO KNIT A STAR SHAPE
WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS TO KNIT THE STAR SHAPE
MAKE TOP & SIDE STAR LEGS
Begin by making one Slip Knot onto your needle
Row 1: Knit All
Row 2: K1M1 (2 Sts)
Row 3: K1M1, K1M1 (4 Sts)
Rows 4 – 6: Knit All
Row 7: K1, K1M1, K2 (5 Sts)
Row 8: K1, K1M1, K3 (6 Sts)
Rows 9-11: Knit All
Row 12: Cast on 7 Sts (13 Sts)
Row 13: K13
Row 14: Cast on 7 Sts (20 Sts)
Row 15: K18, K2tog (19 Sts)
Row 16: S1, K1, PSSO K15, K2tog (17 Sts)
Row 17: Knit All
Row 18: S1, K1, PSSO K13, K2tog (15 Sts)
Row 19: S1, K1, PSSO K11, K2tog (13 Sts)
Row 20: Knit All
Row 21: S1, K1, PSSO K9, K2tog (11 Sts)
Row 22: S1, K1, PSSO K7, K2tog (9 Sts)
Row 23: K1, K1M1, K5, K1M1, K1 (11 Sts)
Rows 24-26: Knit All
Row 27: K1M1, K5 (7 Sts)
- Keep remaining stitches on your needle.
- Using a 3rd needle turn work to make first lower star leg.
MAKE LOWER STAR LEGS
Row 28: K2Tog, K3, K1M1, K1
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: K1M1, K2, K1M1, K
Row 37: K1M1, K3, K2Tog, K
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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