Sunday, May 18, 2008

Crochet Star Stitch Crochet Geek




Video Tutorial:
Crochet Star Stitch

Crochet Star Stitch Left Hand

There is a difference in the work from the front to the back. Above is an example of my work where you will see the difference in the sides. Click on the image for a full view of the example.

Multiple: 2 + 3

Star Bottom: Chain 3, pull up a loop 5 times through each of the next 5 chains. There will be a total of 6 loops on the hook. Pull through all 6 loops on the hook with a slip stotch. The next star,
  1. The loop on the hook will count as the first stitch.
  2. Draw a loop through the closing,
  3. The next loop will be through the side of the stitch
  4. Draw the next loop throught the same ch as the previous star
  5. Draw a loop through each of the next 2 Chs.
  6. Pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

Star Top: CH 2, 2 HDC in EA closing across, HDC in BEG CH 3

NOTE: The instructions below and the image numbers match, showing where the hook is being inserted and where the loops are being made to create the stitch.
Star Bottom for Half Double Crochet Row:

  1. By Default, the loop on the hook will count as the first loop
  2. Insert hook through the first loop of the joining hole of the previous stitch, pull the yarn through ( 2 loops on hook)
  3. Insert hook through the next loop through the side of the previous stitch,pull the yarn through (3 loops on hook)
  4. Insert hook through the HDC of the previous row. It will be shared with the previous stitch, pull the yarn through. ( 4 loops on hook)
  5. Insert the hook through the next HDC,pull the yarn through (5 loops on hook)
  6. Insert the hook through the next HDC, pull the yarn through (6 loops on hook)
  7. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

Repeat the bottom and top rows for the full STAR STITCH.

Crochet Star Stitch


Crochet Star Stitch Left Hand


19 comments:

  1. Teresa,
    Thank you so much for your video and written directions. I saw a blanket made with this stitch but had trouble finding directions that I could understand. I have only been crocheting a little over a year. I love this stitch and the simple way you have of making the top half of the star, much easier than other directions. I am grateful for the video, directions, and diagram. May you be blessed for taking time to share.

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  2. Anonymous,
    Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it very much.

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  3. you are the goddess queen of crochet IMO =p

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  4. Thanks to you I started to improve my crochet skills... it helps a lot to have graphics and videos :)
    I've tried this stitch and it looks wonderful.

    Thanks Teresa!

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  5. Hello, Teresa.
    Thank you for your commitment to spread the art of crochet.

    I'm trying the star stitch for the first time (it's BEAUTIFUL!). I'm running into a problem, though.

    The end of my first row is even, and the number of star stitches are consistent....however, somehow, on the START side, the edge is clearly diagonal.

    Any ideas on how to correct this?

    Please let me know. I'm eager to make a scarf for recruiters that will help them to remember ME when a position comes along that match my skills. :-)

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  6. Thank you Teresa. Great tutorial as always. I have learned all my crochet from you and I cannot say how happy and thankful I am.

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  7. You're simply the best. I am so happy you are there. I have been crocheting now for about a year and i listened & learned from your videos night and day (i'll probably know your voice anywhere (smile)). So Thank You so very much, Theresa, for all your time spent and sharing your beautiful talent with us. I've definitely learned a lot from you. Continued blessings to you.

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  8. HI TERESA, INDEED YOU ARE GREAT AT YOUR WORK. IVE BEEN FOLLOWING SOME PATTERNS FOR MY FIRST UNBORN BABY. I HOPE YOU DONT MIND ME ASKING, BUT ARE YOU A JEHOVAHS WITNESS?

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  9. Teresa,
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I love the star stitch and will be doing it myself. my question, how do I do the border, it's not in the video, nor in the written instruction.

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  10. I have learned so much from your great videos! I have a question about the star stitch. In the video, on part two, once you hit the second full row, you are putting 5 loops on the hook instead of six. I am trying to make a scarf using this stitch and keep having trouble when I get to the end of the row. My questions are: if the multiple is 2 plus 3, shouldn't the foundation row have an odd number of chains? When I start back across on the top part of the stitch, do I only do one 1/2 double into the first star hole, and the chain 2 counts as the other one? Am I supposed to keep putting six loops on the hook every time I make the bottom half of the row, or does it switch to five? Thanks so much!

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  11. hello, i want to make a baby blanket for my first baby n i want to do it before he's born. i want to make a longer blanket than the one that you had used as a tutorial. does it make a difference of how many bottom stitches i make or what? or else what would be a good number for the first row of stitches for a baby blanket?

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  12. hello, i want to make a baby blanket for my first baby n i want to do it before he's born. i want to make a longer blanket than the one that you had used as a tutorial. does it make a difference of how many bottom stitches i make or what? or else what would be a good number for the first row of stitches for a baby blanket?

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  13. Can you please give me a round about number to chain for a baby blanket. Thank you. I have learned so much from your videos and i enjoy watching them. Thank you, with out you I would not be as good as I am right now.

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  14. @jlandores87 - Thank you! I recommend a chain of 135-165.

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  15. Heel interessant die video beelden en dan nog gratis,ik ga er gebruik van maken.Dank U .Marie-Claire

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  16. this stitch it just plain cool

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  17. Hi,I have crochet a baby afghan I would like to put a border on it using the star stitch can this be done,or do I just follow the video? I like your videos and the written instrucations you make it easy. Thanks Irene

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    1. Irene, you can use the star stitch but keep in mind that you will need to work extra stitches in the corners for the increase so the corner will lay flat.

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  18. there's no Row 1: or a Rows 2. "Star top", :"star bottom" ??

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