Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

Star Stitch Tutorial

I have a little confession, I have a favourite crochet stitch. It does occasionally change, but more often than not it is the star stitch, which is sometimes also known as daisy stitch. My heart simply sings when I find a crochet pattern that calls for star stitch for not only does it look good, it is also a lot of fun to crochet and is much easier than you would expect from looking at it.

I am currently working on  a star stitch pillow pattern that I am going to publish here soon but in the meantime, I wanted to share this  easy step-by-step stat stitch tutorial.

Materials

For this demo I used a 5 mm prym crochet hook and Stylecraft Special Aran but the star stitch works beautifully on any yarn using the recommended hook size.

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Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
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Notes

This tutorial is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.

Tutorial

Foundation row: Start by making a foundation row of chains to the length that would like. Make sure that you have an even number of chains. Then chain 4 more.  

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

Row 1 (First star): Insert your hook into second chain from hook, yarn over and pull through. Do not finish the stitch so that you should now have 2 loops on your hook.

Then insert hook in next chain, yarn over and pull through, as before do not finish stitch so that you now have 3 loops on your hook.

Repeat this step for the next 3 chains until you have 6 loops on your hook. Then yarn over and pull this loop through the six loops already on your hook.

Chain 1 to complete eye of the star. You have now completed the first star.

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

The remainder of the stars in the row are worked into the side of the previous star as follows: Insert hook into eye of previous star yarn over and pull through – do not finish the stitch so that you should now have 2 loops on your hook.

Insert hook into the space between the last two stitches of the previous star, yarn over and pull though, you should now have 3 loops on your hook.

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

Insert hook into hook into the same chain that you worked the last stitch of the previous star into, yarn over and pull through, so you should now have 4 loops on your hook.

Then insert hook, yarn over and pull through for the next 2 chains until you have 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through, then chain one to complete the eye of the star.

Continue until end of the row where there should be one chain from the foundation row remaining. 1 half treble in this stitch.

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

Row 2 (This forms the top of the star): Chain 2, this counts as your first stitch. Crochet 2 half trebles working into the centre of each star. At the end of the row, work 2 half trebles into final stitch. Finish off.

You have now completed your first full row of stars.

Row 3 and all other odd rows: Chain 3, then insert your hook into second chain from hook, yarn over and pull through. Do not finish the stitch so that you should now have 2 loops on your hook. Then insert hook in next chain, yarn over and pull through, as before do not finish stitch so that you now have 3 loops on your hook. Repeat this step for the first 3 half trebles  on the row below until you have 6 loops on your hook. Then yarn over and pull this loop through the six loops already on your hook. Chain 1 to complete eye of the star.

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry
Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

Continue as in row 1 to complete the row of star stitch.

Row 4 and all other even rows: As row 2.

Congratulations: You are now well on your way to becoming a master in crochet star stitch and making this lovely think crochet material.

Star Stitch Step-by-Step Tutorial - Crochet Cloudberry

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