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How to Crochet the Star Stitch
The crochet star stitch is a lovely textured crochet stitch perfect for adding dimension to your crochet dishcloths, hats, scarves, clothing, and more.
Since it takes just two simple row repeats and only basic crochet techniques, even a beginner can learn to crochet the star stitch.
Crochet Star Stitch Video Tutorial
If you prefer to watch crochet stitch tutorial videos, you can find my video for the star stitch here.
Tips for How to Crochet the Star Stitch
Start with your foundation chain and row one:
- Chain a multiple of 2 (or an even number).
- Work into the back bump of your starting chains.
- Pick up 5 more loops for a total of 6 loops total on your hook.
- Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.
- Chain 1 to complete your first star.
- For the second star stitch, pick up a loop in the eye of the previous star, the legs of the previous star, the same chain as the previous star, and the back bump of the next 2 chains.
- Complete as before, and continue across your row.
- For the last star in the row, work one half double crochet stitch into the same space in place of the final chain.
For your second row:
- To begin your second row, chain 1 and turn.
- Work 2 single crochet stitches into the eye of each star across the row.
- Work one final single crochet into the top of the first star of the previous row.
For the third row, or your second set of star stitches:
- Work 2 turning chains.
- Turn your work counterclockwise to make it easier to work into the back bumps of your turning chains.
- Pick up a loop in each of the two turning chains…
- Then pick up a loop in each of the next 3 stitches from the previous row.
- Continue your second star by picking up loops in the eye of the previous star, the legs of the previous star, the same stitch as the previous star, and the next two stitches.
Now you know how to crochet the star stitch!