How to Crochet the Sun Star Motif Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #146

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the sun star motif stitch. This stitch creates a fun star pattern. The sun star motif stitch would be great for afghans, blankets and pillows!

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Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Make 16ch, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Make 16ch, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring.

  • Round 1: 2ch (count as 1hdc), work 35hdc into ring and over padding threads, sl st into 2nd of 2ch at beg of round.
  • Round 2: 1ch, work 1sc into same st as last sl st, [5ch, skip 2hdc, 1sc into next hdc] 11 times, 5ch; sl st into 1st sc. Fasten off.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Sun Star Motif

Example of the Sun Star Motif (Click for Larger)

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