Easy Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial

This Easy Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial, also called a 5-spike Marguerite Stitch, is a repetitive stitch with fairly simple steps.

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HOW TO: CROCHET THE STAR STITCH – EASY TUTORIAL by Olivia from HopefulHoney

This Easy Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial is taught by Olivia from HopefulHoney. Olivia describes her fascination with the sea and this stitch brings back those memories for her.

Imagine you’re on your vacation by the sea. At the start, it’s great to just lay there under the shade with the sea breeze sweeping past you. After awhile, this kind of relaxation would become boring. It’s where star stitch could come in. It’s a stitch that would be perfect to do on a holiday by the sea because it’s easy and would always remind you of that vacation.

CROCHET SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

STAR STITCH CHARACTERISTICS
  • Solid
  • Textured
EASY STITCHES ABBREVIATIONS

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – Chain stitch: Beginner’s guide to chain stitching
sc – Single crochet stitch:
How to single crochet stitch (video tutorial)
hdc – Half double crochet stitch:
How to half double crochet (video tutorial)
star st – Star stitch

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HOW TO: CROCHET THE STAR STITCH – EASY TUTORIAL by Olivia from HopefulHoney
CROCHET PATTERN

Row 1: Pick up a loop in 2nd ch from hook, and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”).

*Pick up a loop in the eye of the last star. Take up a loop through the last loop of the previous star st. Pick up a loop through the same ch as the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”).

Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as the last loop of the last star). Turn your work.

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in the “eye” of the 1st star st. *2 sc in the “eye” of the next star st. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.

Row 3: Ch2, pick up a loop in the front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of the same ch. Choose a loop in each of next 3 sts (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star).

*Pick up a loop in the eye of the last star. Take up a loop through the last loop of the previous star st. Pick up a loop through the same st as the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), YO, draw through all loops on hook, ch1 (ch1 forms the “eye of star”).

Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc in last st (same st as the last loop of the last star). Turn your work.

REPEAT Row 2 – 3 until you reach your desired length.

PATTERN REPEAT FOR THE STAR STITCH

Multiples of 2 + 1

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Besides serving as a great reminder of that relaxing time by the sea, this is a good stitch to use for creating sturdy and structured items like baskets, purses and hats too! The star stitch creates a thick fabric with very little drape.

Do you want to start your relaxing crocheting now? Come and try this Easy Crochet Star Stitch tutorial: