Chubby Star Free Crochet Pattern (no-sew!)

My Chubby Star pattern is my newest free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

Photo credit: @dodhi.crochet

The cutest (no-sew) crochet star ever!

This super sweet crochet star is perfectly chubby but still has a really cute five-pointed star shape. I love this star pattern because it’s no sew — you just make two sides of the star and crochet them together at the edges!

It’s a really easy technique for “seaming” together two crochet pieces and avoids any kind of sewing. I love creating patterns that are easy and simple like this one!

If you’re a complete beginner, this pattern begins in a very similar way to most amigurumi patterns — using a magic ring and single crochet stitches.

However, the points of the five-point star are created with a series of other stitches, including the half double crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, and even treble crochet stitch!

If you’ve never tried any of these stitches, they’re very straightforward and very similar to the single crochet stitch, so it’s a good opportunity to stretch your skills and learn something new.

If video instructions are more your vibe, check out my complete YouTube tutorial here! It’s a great way to practice reading patterns and get used to following along with written instructions.

The inspiration behind this pattern!

I love small and cute objects that have a simple design and an sweet face so this was a perfect combination!

I’ve previously created a cute starfish pattern (below), but I was inspired recently to create a kawaii yellow star that’s a little more simplistic.

I love how you can completely change the look of an amigurumi project based on what details you add on top or how you embroider the face.

This is a great beginner project to work on if you want to practice your half double crochets and double crochets before working on the starfish pattern!

If you want a challenge, you can try making this pattern in worsted weight chenille yarn! If you’re interested in making it in jumbo yarn, I recommend you read my really great article on resizing amigurumi here.

The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!


This Chubby Star pattern is a breeze to work up and is super cute! I think everything looks cute when it’s a little chubby and this star is no exception. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who’s a star in your life and can be made in a whole range of colors!


Confused about materials? For all my personal recommendations of my most-used tools, yarns, and supplies, check out my favorites in this complete guide!

  • WeCrochet Brava Sport (sport)
    • (<1 skein) Canary (yellow)


  • Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
  • black embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers


  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.

Color Coding

For this pattern, the MC is Yellow.

Special Stitches

  • Invisible finish off: click here for tutorial.

Final Size

Approx. 2″ x 2″

SIDE (in MC, make two. See Abbreviations for meaning of *…*. Watch the full video tutorial here!)

  • Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x5 (10 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x5 (15 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x5 (20 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x5 (25 sts)
  • Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x5 (30 sts)
  • Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x5 (35 sts)
  • Round 8: (sc, *hdc, dc*, *dc, tr*, *2 tr*, *tr, dc*, *dc, hdc*, sc) x5 (5 points, 60 sts) Invisible finish off, and weave in end. Make another identically, but do not finish off or add the face details (fig. 1).
Fig. 1: One side completed.
  • Face details: (Choose one side to be the “front” and embroider the face on that side) Using 3 strands of black embroidery thread, embroider two vertical lines to the side you’ve chosen to be the front.
  • The line should extend three rows up from the center. You can make the lines as thick as you want, but I used two to three stitches to get the thickness I liked (fig. 2).
Fig. 2: Placement of embroidered eyes.
  • Holding the two sides together with the right sides facing outwards (see fig. 3 for how to tell the RS and WS), single crochet them together (see photo tutorial below). Right before you finish crocheting the border, stuff the star with fiberfill. Slip stitch to the first stitch, invisible finish off, and weave in the end.
Fig. 3: The side to the left is WS up, and the side to the right is RS up.

Your Chubby Star amigurumi is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.