The Halley’s Comet Motif :: Crochet Stitch #174

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the halley’s comet motif stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with a lot of texture. The halley’s comet motif stitch would be great for afghans, baby blankets, and blankets!

Video Tutorial


Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch
Spike Single Crochet – insert hook below st into top of 1st round, yo, draw loop through and up to height of current round, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
4 ch joined in round

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:4 ch joined in round

  • Round 1: 5ch (count as 1dc and 2ch), [1dc into ring, 2ch] 7 times, sl st to 3rd of 5ch.
  • Round 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), 3dc into next sp, [1dc into next dc, 3dc into next sp] 7 times, sl st to top of 3ch. (32sts) Fasten off.
  • Round 3: Join B into same place, 1ch, 1Ssc over st st, work Picot of [3ch, insert hook down through top of sc just made and work sl st to close], *1sc into next st, 2sc into next st, 1sc into next st**, 1Ssc over next st, Picot; rep from * 6 more times and from * to ** again, sl st to 1st Ssc. Fasten off.
  • Repeat rounds 1-3 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Halleys Comet Motif. (Reversible)

Example of the Halleys Comet Motif. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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