Let’s Finger Crochet A Starburst Rug!


This rug is a variation of the original from “Jayda in Stitches” which uses a hook and has an equal amount of colours.


My Video variation of her work is here and written instructions below.

For the full version of this video please see here.

arm knitting and finger crocheting

You’ll Need:

Some Merino Wool Pencil Roving

Your fingers!

Written instructions:

I’ll be using US crochet terminology for this project =)


r – row

st – stitch

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Step 1. Start by making a cinch circle

Step 2. Chain 3, and double crochet (dc) 11 more into circle

starburst finger crochet rug

You should now have a total 12 stitches into the cinch circle.  Now pull the strand to tighten the circle and slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 to join the round.

Step 3. Chain 3 and dc into the exact same stitch you chain out of.  Now 2 dc into each stitch all the way around, join with a slip stitch in the top of the chain 3.

finger crochet starburst rug

At this point you should have 24 stitches.

Step 4. Chain 3, skip the next stitch, then dc, ch 2, dc into every other stitch, ending with (dc, ch 2) in the same st as Ch-3. Join with a sl st to the top of ch 3.

You should by now have 48 stitches and at this point the center of our rug is complete.

Step 5.  sl st into the next ch 2 space. Ch 2 (counts as sc) chain a further 2 more then sc.  Skip the valley stitch and into the next ch-2 space. *(sc, ch 2, sc) continue to skip each valley stitch and (sc, ch 2, sc) in each chain 2 stitch. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2.


  1. Anytime you’d like to change a colour tie it into a chain to space.  This helps you keep track of where you’re beginning and ending.
  2. Anytime you do an accent color (sc, ch 2, sc) in each chain 2 space, instead of the regular pattern of (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc).

The infinite pattern.  From now on…

Start each round with a chain 3 (or chain 2 if accent colour) Always skip all valley stitches.  For all stitches leading up to the peak stitch dc in each stitch (or sc if it’s the accent colour).  In every chain 2 space always (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) or if it’s an accent colour (sc, ch 2, sc), dc in all stitches leading down to the valley stitch (or sc if it’s an accent colour).  Always slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 (or chain 2) to join each round.

finger crochet starburst rug

Your starburst can get as big as you like it!

I’d love to see a picture of your rug on my facebook post here.

Happy Arm Knitting!



Mani · April 30, 2018 at 9:17 am

Thanks for sharing the idea and the technique to make a area rug I love the design and color scheme and I must give it a try and I think it looks great on my living rooms floor.

    Stacy · September 14, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Thanks Mani, sorry I haven’t commented all this time. I never realized the comment was here until now. I hope your rug looks great!

Marla · September 13, 2018 at 11:21 pm

THis is beautiful Stacy, the colors and the work.

    Stacy · September 14, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Thanks Marla, glad you like them 🙂

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