The crochet star stitch is one of those beautiful eye-catching stitches that you’re always dying to try out. At first glance, it might look complicated but there’s really nothing to it.
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So, what is the crochet star stitch? The star stitch (also known as the daisy stitch) is a crochet pattern made with single crochet and half double crochet stitches along with a 2-row repeat that creates a star pattern on the right side of your work.
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How to crochet the star stitch.
What is most important with the star stitch?
- Knowing where to place your hook for each loop
- The stitch requires an uneven number of starting chains
- Each star stitch row is separated by a row of half double crochet, so the star stitch is always worked on the “odd” numbered row.
For this tutorial I used:
- Chunky yarn
- 5 mm crochet hook
Stitches and terms used:
- ch= chain
- yo= yarn over
- st(s)= stitch(es)
- sc= single crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
1.) First row of star stitch.
Step 1: With your yarn and 5 mm hook, ch 15. Insert hook in the 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook).
Step 2: Insert hook in the next ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop 4 more times (you should have 6 loops on your hook).
Tip: Work with a loose even tension so all the loops on the hook are the same size.
Step 3: Yo and pull through all the loops on the hook. Ch 1 to complete your first star in the row.
This also creates the eye of the star aka the star eye.
Step 4: Insert hook in the eye of last star, yo and pull up a loop.
Step 5: Insert your hook into the space between the two last spikes from the first star. Yo and pull up a loop.
Step 6: Insert hook through same ch as last loop of previous star, yo and pull up a loop. Yo and pull up a loop in each of the next 2 chains (6 loops on hook).
Step 7: Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1 (eye made) to complete your second star.
Step 8: Repeat step 4-7 across. Work 1 hdc in last ch.
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2.) Second row of star stitch- hdc row.
Step 1: Turn. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc). Hdc in eye of first star stitch.
Step 2: Work 2 hdc in eye of each remaining star stitches across the row. At end of the row, work 1 hdc in top of turning ch.
3.) Third row of star stitch.
To make another row of crochet stars, the process is almost the same as the first row, except we will begin with extra ch stitches.
Step 1: Turn the work and ch 3. Yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook)
Step 2: Insert your hook into the next ch. Yo and pull up a loop. There will now be 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into each of the next 3 stitches, doing a yo and pull up a loop in each so that you have six stitches on the hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 to close the star.
This next step is similar to step 4-6 of first row of star stitches.
Step 3: Insert your hook:
- in the eye of the first star, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on the hook)
- into the space between the last 2 star spikes from the previous star you made, yo and pull up a loop(3 loops on the hook)
- in the same stitch as the last stitch of the previous star, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook)
- into each of the next 2 stitches, yo and pull up a loop (6 loops on your hook). Complete the star by yo and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. Ch 1 to form the star eye.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 across. Work 1 hdc in last ch.
4.) Fourth row of star stitch- hdc row.
Repeat [2.) Second row of star stitch- hdc row]
Repeat [3.) and 4.)] until you have the desired length of whatever item you’re working on.
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