How to Crochet Star Stitch

Star Stitch Crochet Free Pattern

Crochet star stitch is a stitch that is worked in multiple loops across the row. You make one "star" next to another across the row. There are rows of hdc stitch between the rows of stars. This stitch is also sometimes called the "marguerite stitch" or the "daisy stitch" and may also be known as a "spiked cluster". The latter is good to know because it gives us a visual of how each "star" is going to be formed by a cluster of "spikes", which is...MORE helpful to know because eventually, you'll be working between some of the spikes.

Star stitch crochet can be made of stars with a varying number of spikes, so you will find different instructions for different variations on this stitch. These directions are for making a five-spike star stitch, which is one of the most common variations. Learning to make this stitch will help you understand how to make any variation of the stitch.

Crochet star stitch has a beautiful thick texture and is great for dense projects, such as washcloths and winter blankets, but it can be used to make just about anything. Let's learn how to make this stitch!

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Foundation Chain

    Crochet Star Stitch Starting Chain
    Crochet Star Stitch Starting Chain. Kathryn Vercillo

    You need to crochet a chain to begin this project. If you're working with a pattern, of course it will tell you how many to chain. Otherwise, you want to crochet any odd number. This tutorial uses a foundation chain that is 23 chains long.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: First Loop on Hook

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull a loop through.

    Note: this is the beginning of a single crochet stitch but you do not complete the entire stitch. You leave the loop on the hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: 6 Loops on Hook

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull through. There are now two loops on the hook.

    Continue to insert your hook into subsequent chains, yarning over and pulling through until there are six loops on your hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Yarn Over, Pull Through

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    With six loops on your hook, yarn over one more time and pull through all six loops. This creates the "spikes" that make up your first star.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: First Star

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Chain one. This finishes the star. It also creates an "eye" in the center of the star. You will be working into the eye so it's good to pay attention to where you are at this stage and get a feel for the stitch design.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Begin Second Star

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Now, insert your hook into the "eye" that you just made, as we were discussing. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be two loops on your hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Insert Hook Into Spike

    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - First Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Now, insert your hook into the space between the two last "spikes" from the first "star". Yarn over and pull through. There will be three loops on your hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Insert Hook Into Chain

    Crochet Star Stitch - Second Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - Second Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the same chain where the last stitch of the previous star was worked. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be four loops on your hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Two More Loops

    Crochet Star Stitch - Second Star
    Crochet Star Stitch - Second Star. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull through.

    Repeat in the next chain.

    This will give you six loops on your hook. 

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Yarn Over, Pull Through

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat Step Four. So, yarn over and pull through all six loops on the hook. You are about to complete your second star in the row.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Second Star

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat Step Five. When you chain one, you close your second star in the row and create the eye of that second star.

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    Crochet Star Stitch Across Row

    Crochet Star Stitch Row
    Crochet Star Stitch Row. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat Steps 6-11 to make the next crochet star. Continue repeating the steps to continue making stars all the way across the row.

    When you get to the end, make one hdc in the last stitch.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: HDC Row

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    In between each row of star stitches, you will have rows of hdc stitches. Turn the work and chain 2, this counts as the first hdc stitch.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: 2 HDC

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Crochet two hdc stitches into the eye of the next star. 

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Complete HDC Row

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    2 hdc in the eye of each star across the row.

    When you get to the end, crochet 2 hdc in the final stitch.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Next Row

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Now it's time to make another row of crochet stars. You will be doing basically the same thing that you did before, except that you begin the process slightly differently.

    So, turn the work to begin the row and chain three.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Insert Hook

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be two loops on the hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Insert Hook Again

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into the third chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull through. There will now be three loops on the hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Draw Up Three More Loops

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Insert your hook into each of the next three stitches, doing a yarn over and pull through in each so that you have six stitches on the hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Yarn Over, Pull Through

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    Yarn over and pull through all six loops on the hook.

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Chain One

    Crochet Star Stitch
    Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    As you might have guessed by now, you chain one to close the first star of the second row of crochet stars. This creates the eye of the first star of this row. 

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    Crochet Star Stitch: Row Two of Stars

    How to Crochet Star Stitch
    How to Crochet Star Stitch. Kathryn Vercillo

    You then proceed as normal across the row to create another row of stars. In other words, repeat Step Twelve.

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    Crochet Star Stitch Free Pattern

    Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial
    Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial. Kathryn Vercillo

    Repeat steps 13-23 as many times as you want to continue the star stitch crochet pattern.