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The star stitch is a dainty little stitch bursting with definition, this stitch has a two row stitch repeat, the bottom of the star & the top. Once you get the hang of it, you will find you have mastered another fantastic new stitch.

You can use any weight of yarn as long as you use the corresponding hook. (Check the yarn label for this information)

The star stitch is perfect for many projects including blankets, cushions, garments, accessories and bags.

Tutorial is written in UK Terms

Crochet terms

Ch – Chain. 

St – Stitch. 

DC – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. (US ~ Single Crochet /SC)

HTR – Half Treble Crochet – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook. (US ~ Half Double Crochet)

Notes

Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

Top tip

Remember 6 loops - when forming the bottom half of the star your aim is to always have 6 loops on your hook before yarning over and pulling through all 6 loops.

How to

Chain in multiples of 2.

Row 1:

Step 1: *Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat from * for the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th chs.  

Step 2: You should have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. 

  

See the 6 lines of the stitch, these are called ‘legs’, the leg furthest from your hook is the ‘last leg’. The chain that the last leg comes from is called the ‘same space as the last stitch was made’.

Step 3: Yarn over and ch1, this forms the ‘eye’ of the star

Step 4: To create the next star you will insert your hook into the eye, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook under the last leg, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the same space as the last stitch was made, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Step 5: You should have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

Step 6: Yarn over and ch 1 to form the eye of the star

Now repeat steps 4-6 to the end of the row.

Step 7: Work a HTR in the same space as the last stitch was made. Ch1 turn your work. 

  

Row 2:

Step 1: Work 2 DC in each eye to the end of the row.

  

Step 2: At the end of the row work 1 last DC into the turning ch. Ch3 turn your work. 

  

Row 3:

Step 1: *Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat from * for the 3rd ch, **insert your hook into the 1st st, yarn over and pull up a loop, repeat from ** for the 2nd st and the 3rd st. 

  

Step 2: You should have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. 

  

Step 3: Yarn over & ch 1, this forms the eye of the star

Step 4: To create the next star you will insert your hook into the eye, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook under the last leg, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the same space as the last stitch was made, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Step 5: You should have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

Step 6: Yarn over and ch 1 to form the eye of the star.

Now repeat steps 4-6 to the end of the row.

Step 7: Work a HTR in the same space as the last stitch was made. Ch1 turn your work. 

Row 4:

Step 1: Work 2 DC in each eye to the end of the row,

Step 2: At the end of the row work 1 last DC into the turning ch. Ch3 turn your work.

The pattern repeat is now, ROW 3 & ROW 4.

 


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