Monday, September 27, 2010

Crochet Galaxy Stitch




Video Tutorial: Crochet Galaxy Stitch - Snowflake

The multiple for this stitch is 3 + 3. Unfortunately the video tutorial has it incorrect. It can be done as 2 + 3 but it may turn out a little fuller.

The amount of stitches will remain the same for each row. Each center joined segment of the stitch will be offset each row, which creates the unique effect of this stitch. It reminds me of those little 6 point plastic beads.

Working on chain foundation: This stitch is worked with 3 stitches joined. It will be a combination of a single crochet and 2 half-double crochet joined. You put the hook through the next chain, draw up a loop. Leave the two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook, skip one chain and in the next put the hook through the chain and pull through the yarn; you will have 4 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, Skip another chain and in the next chain insert your hook and draw through the yarn. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Draw the yarn through all 6 loops. Pull the yarn through one more time to secure the loops. Continue on by drawing your first loop through the previous center joined loop. The rest of the stitch is worked the same for the chain foundation. Half Double Crochet in the last stitch, CH 2 turn.

Row 2: You put the hook through the chain next to the hook, draw up a loop. Leave the two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over the hook, put the hook through the center joining of the stitch in the previous row and pull through the yarn through the loop; you will have 4 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook, put the hook through the center joining of the stitch in the previous row and pull through the yarn and pull the yarn through the loop. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Draw the yarn through all 6 loops. Pull the yarn through one more time to secure the loops. Continue on by drawing your first loop through the previous center joined loop. Half Double Crochet in the last stitch, CH 2 turn.



 8/27/08   3:07 PM

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Imagine that on a blankie! Thanks Teresa!

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  2. Brava! Thank you for the dedication and work!

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  3. This is the best stitch I have ever used (and I'm old hehe). I just made a towel to put under a dish drainer (live in tiny studio) and it is perfect. Will be doing a blanket with it next. It is fast to do and perfect for so many project. Thank you so much Teresa.. will send pics of finished projects when they are done.. you rock.. huggs..

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  4. Is there a pattern that can be refered to for making an Afgan?
    How many chain stiches are need for the crochet galaxy stich? Odd or even number?

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  5. This has to be one of the most gorgeous crochet stitches out there. I could easily see a blanket or a sweater done up in this stitch that would rival many more complicated techniques. You go Teresa!

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  6. Thank you very much for the explanation!!! I'm making a scarf for my 8 year old daughter and she is delighted with it, she's learning how to stitch and is very enthusiastic when sees beautiful stitches like this, they are just gorgeous.

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  7. ok Im new what size hook do you use for the afghan?

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  8. I am new at crocheting can you tell me what size hook you would use for the afghan

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  9. I am new at crocheting could you tell me what size hook to use for the afghan.

    THanks

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    1. Stella, You can use a size H, I or J size crochet hook

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