The Star Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #92

Stitch Description

The Star Stitch creates a thick fabric with very little drape. It would be a great choice for more structured items like coats, baskets, purses and hats.

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Materials Used

Imperial Yarn Erin

One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Tunisian Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process that etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. This hook has a 22in flexible cable; which aids in working a large number of stitches.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
hdc
Half Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Beginner

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Row 1: Pick up a loop in 2nd ch and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all loops on hook, ch 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of previous star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as last loop of last star st), turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in hdc, 1 sc in eye of next star st, 2 sc in eye of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same ch, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star, pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc (same sc as last loop of last star st).
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

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Example of the Star Stitch

Example of the Star Stitch

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