Crochet Star Stitch

Teaching you how to crochet, one stitch at a time

The crochet star stitch was the first “non-traditional” stitch I learned and is still one of my favorites today. When I say “non-traditional” I simply mean that the pattern it creates is not entirely based off of the common single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet but rather a different technique of holding loops on your hook.

The first project I made with the star stitch was a little crochet hook case to hold my brand new G, H and I hooks. I was so proud of it! Believe me when I say, if you’ve never experienced the star stitch, you need to give it a try! It’s much easier than it looks and the results are stunning.

Star Stitch Close up for web

The crochet star stitch consists of a simple two-row repeat and can be used for various different projects when working in a flat piece. Here are a few things you can make with the star stitch:

  • Baby blanket or full sized afghan
  • Scarf or cowl (check out my Starburst Cowl!)
  • Handbag or clutch
  • Bracelet (check out my Star Stitch Cuff!)
  • Place mats
  • Wash cloth or dish cloth

Lets Give It a Try

In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch. You’ll only need about 10 yards of yarn. Anything in your stash will do.

My Recommendations

  • Noro Kureyon, 349
  • 5.5mm Crochet hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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How to Crochet The Star Stitch With Brittany


This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

The crochet star stitch is worked using a multiple of 2 + 1 chains. Crochet your foundation chain the size you need it and make sure the final number is a multiple of 2 and then add one chain.

Abbreviations

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • YO – Yarn Over

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Ch a multiple of 2 + 1. Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook, YO and draw up a loop (leave loop on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. Ch 1. *Insert your hook into the circle created by your ch 1, YO and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the same chain as the last bar from the previous star stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 5 loops. Ch 1. Repeat from * across your row. Hdc into the last chain.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn your work. Hdc two times into each circle created by the stars from previous row.  Hdc into the top two loops of the last star stitch.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn your work. Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook, YO and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the next chain, YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the BLO of the first stitch, YO and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the BLO of the next stitch, YO and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. Ch 1. *Insert your hook into the circle created by your ch 1, YO and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the same stitch as the last bar from the previous star stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the BLO of the next stitch, YO and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook). Insert your hook into the BLO of the next stitch, YO and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 5 loops. Ch 1. Repeat from * across your row. Hdc into the BLO of the last stitch.

Continue by repeating rows 2-3 until your project has reached the desired length.

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