Easy Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial For Beginners

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Crochet Star Stitch

Learning how to make the crochet star stitch is a lot of fun, and you can enjoy using this beautiful stitch in a variety of crochet patterns. Together, we are going to walk through the step-by-step instructions to make this star stitch pattern, so that you can easily master this crochet stitch for your next crochet project. 

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An Overview of Star Stitch

The crochet star stitch is a unique stitch because the crochet star stitch forms rows of starburst-like stitches. This is a really pretty crochet stitch pattern that you can make in two stitch rows. There are two rows of crochet stitches that make up the star stitch rows, so you will want to keep this in mind when choosing what kind of crochet projects you want to use this to make.

The beautiful crochet star stitch is very unique, because of its iconic sunburst-like appearance, and it also has such a beautiful texture to the stitch. There is a definite center to the star stitch, with points extending from the center. It’s a really pretty, tight crochet stitch that has a variety of uses.

I enjoy making this crochet star stitch pattern, for different crochet projects, and I hope you will enjoy this new stitch as well! Let’s get started by looking at the written instructions for the crochet star stitch.

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Free Star Stitch Crochet Pattern

Crochet Star Stitch: Written Instructions

Supplies Used

A skein of yarn in a medium weight – I am using leftover yarn to demonstrate this stitch, feel free to use whatever yarn you prefer. 

Size G crochet hook – feel free to use a larger or smaller hook depending on your preference. 

Please note that this pattern is written is US Terms

Stitches and Abbreviations: 

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet stitches

How to Crochet the Star Stitch

The Foundation Chain

The first thing you will want to do is make a chain for the foundation. You can make this in multiples of 10 + 3 chain stitches. The starting chain can be as wide as you want it to be, depending on what you want to make.

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Row 1: Beginning Star Stitch (right side)

Draw up Loops on the Hook

In the 2nd ch stitch from the hook, insert your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat these steps 3 times more. There are now a total of 6 loops on your hook. 

Yarn Over and Pull Through the Loops

Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. 

star stitch insert hook in 2nd ch from hook
6 loops on hook
making the first star stitch

Finish the First Star

To finish the first star stitch, ch 1 st. The first star is now completed. 

chain 1

Begin the Second Star

Insert your hook, beneath the space of your last ch stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Insert the Hook Between the Spikes

Insert hook into the next spike space that you made, in the previous stitch, about halfway down the side of the previous star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Then insert your hook into the base of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

making 2nd star stitch
insert hook in bottom leg of star
hook in base of last star

Insert the Hook Into the Chain

Insert your hook into the next chain space, yarn over, and pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the next chain stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are 6 loops on your hook now.

Complete the Second Star

Yarn over and pull a loop through all 6 loops on your hook. Ch 1 st to finish out the second star stitch. 

hook in chain space
finishing 2nd star
finished first row

Crochet Star Stitch Across Row

Repeat the steps for the second star to make each of the remaining star stitches across the rest of the row. 

Ending the first Row

When you reach the last stitch of your first row, you will want to make a hdc st in the last ch st. 

Row 2: HDC row (wrong side)

To start the second row, ch 2 stitches, these are your turning chains, and turn the project so that the project faces the other direction. The wrong side will now face you. 

Skip the first stitch, in the eye of the star stitch from the previous row, work 2 hdc sts. Skip to the eye of the next star stitch and work 2 hdc sts. Repeat these steps across the row. When you reach the end, ch 3 sts. 

chain 2 and turn
working hdc in center of star
finished first 2 hdc sts
star stitch finished 2nd row

Row 3: Star Stitch Pattern Row (right side)

In the 2nd ch stitch from the hook, insert your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat these steps 3 times more. There are now a total of 6 loops on your hook. 

Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. 

To finish the first star stitch in the row, ch 1 st. The first star is now completed. 

Making the Second Star

To begin the next star insert your hook, beneath the space of your last ch stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Insert your hook into the next spike space that you made, about halfway down the side of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Then insert your hook into the base of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Insert your hook into the next chain space, yarn over, and pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the next chain stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are 6 loops on your hook now.

Yarn over and pull a loop through all 6 loops on your hook. Ch 1 st to finish out the second star stitch. 

Crochet Star Stitch Across Row

Repeat the steps for the second star to make each of the remaining star stitches across the rest of the row. 

Ending the Row

When you reach the end of your row, you will want to make a hdc st in the last ch st. 

Row 4: HDC row, work as Row 2 (wrong side)

Ch 2 stitches and turn the project. Skip the first stitch, in the eye of the star stitch from the previous row, work 2 hdc sts. 

Skip to the eye of the next star stitch and work 2 hdc sts. Repeat these steps across the row. When you reach the end, ch 2 sts. 

How to Continue

To continue making the star stitch pattern, you will repeat rows three and four in an alternating manner to continue the stitch pattern. 

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Tips and Tricks for the Crochet Star Stitch

Count the Number of Stars in a Row

It’s a good idea, especially when you are just learning this stitch pattern, to count the total number of star stitches you have in each row. This way, you can make sure that you are not adding or dropping any stitches as you work on the project. Trust me, doing this will lessen your frustration later on.

Optional Row of Single Crochet

If you want, you may also make a row of single crochet stitches, before starting the start pattern. However, for this purpose, I’m going to go right from the foundation chain to the first row of star stitches. 

Add Other Stitches

If you want to mix things up and make your star stitch more of a focal point, rather than the entire pattern, you can mix the two rows of star stitches in with other crochet stitches. 

The Magic of Crochet Star Stitch

The crochet star stitch is a magical stitch. When you make all of the loops in the correct way, you get to enjoy the beautifully finished crochet stitch design. Once you get the hang of it, this stitch is easy to make, and it just looks so pretty! 

Where to Use the Crochet Star Stitch

You can use the crochet star stitch in a variety of ways for your crochet projects. One of my favorite uses is to make a crochet dishcloth, crochet placemat, or even a crochet purse using this pretty stitch. Really, you can make anything you want out of it, including crochet blankets. 

Why Pick the Crochet Star Stitch for Beginners

The crochet star stitch is a lot of fun and it looks so elegant when it is finished. Once you get the hang of this stitch pattern it is easy to make. Remember a bit of practice will help you to make nice and uniform stitches in your crochet project. 

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How many chains do you need for a star stitch?

Ideally, you will want to use a multiple of 10 chain stitches for this stitch pattern, plus add 3 chain stitches, 2 chains for turning, and one for the half double crochet stitch at the end. 

What Can I Make With Star Stitch Patterns?

There are many different things you can make with this fun crochet star stitch pattern. Honestly, the sky is the limit. Some ideas include crochet blankets, crochet hand towels, dishcloths, purses, crochet clothing… really, you can make anything out of this pretty stitch pattern. 

Star Stitch Crochet – Easy Method for Beginners

Making the classic star stitch is a fun crochet stitch pattern that can be used for so many different crochet projects. The star crochet stitch is a nice tight stitch, with a beautiful stitch pattern that you can enjoy making. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to learn how to crochet the star stitch! I hope that you have enjoyed this star stitch tutorial, and now you can begin making your crochet projects using this stitch technique. Happy crocheting!

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Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial

Materials

  • A skein of yarn in a medium weight – I am using leftover yarn to demonstrate this stitch, feel free to use whatever yarn you prefer.
  • Size G crochet hook – feel free to use a larger or smaller hook depending on your preference.
  • Please note that this pattern is written in US Terms

Instructions

    How to Crochet the Star Stitch

    1. The Foundation Chain

      The first thing you will want to do is make a chain for the foundation. You can make this in multiples of 10 + 3 chain stitches. The starting chain can be as wide as you want it to be, depending on what you want to make.
    2. Row 1: Beginning Star Stitch (right side)

      Draw up Loops on the Hook

      In the 2nd ch stitch from the hook, insert your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat these steps 3 times more. There are now a total of 6 loops on your hook.

      Yarn Over and Pull Through the Loops

      Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.
    3. Finish the First Star

      To finish the first star stitch, ch 1 st. The first star is now completed.
    4. Begin the Second Star

      Insert your hook, beneath the space of your last ch stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Insert the Hook Between the Spikes

      Insert hook into the next spike space that you made, in the previous stitch, about halfway down the side of the previous star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Then insert your hook into the base of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Insert the Hook Into the Chain

      Insert your hook into the next chain space, yarn over, and pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the next chain stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are 6 loops on your hook now.
    5. Complete the Second Star

      Yarn over and pull a loop through all 6 loops on your hook. Ch 1 st to finish out the second star stitch.
    6. Crochet Star Stitch Across Row

      Repeat the steps for the second star to make each of the remaining star stitches across the rest of the row.
    7. Ending the first Row

      When you reach the last stitch of your first row, you will want to make a hdc st in the last ch st.
    8. Row 2: HDC row (wrong side)

      To start the second row, ch 2 stitches, these are your turning chains, and turn the project so that the project faces the other direction. The wrong side will now face you.

      Skip the first stitch, in the eye of the star stitch from the previous row, work 2 hdc sts. Skip to the eye of the next star stitch and work 2 hdc sts. Repeat these steps across the row. When you reach the end, ch 3 sts.
    9. Row 3: Star Stitch Pattern Row (right side)

      In the 2nd ch stitch from the hook, insert your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in the next stitch yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat these steps 3 times more. There are now a total of 6 loops on your hook.

      Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

      To finish the first star stitch in the row, ch 1 st. The first star is now completed.
    10. Making the Second Star

      To begin the next star insert your hook, beneath the space of your last ch stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Insert your hook into the next spike space that you made, about halfway down the side of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Then insert your hook into the base of the last star stitch made. Yarn over and pull up a loop.

      Insert your hook into the next chain space, yarn over, and pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the next chain stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are 6 loops on your hook now.

      Yarn over and pull a loop through all 6 loops on your hook. Ch 1 st to finish out the second star stitch.
    11. Crochet Star Stitch Across Row

      Repeat the steps for the second star to make each of the remaining star stitches across the rest of the row.
    12. Ending the Row

      When you reach the end of your row, you will want to make a hdc st in the last ch st.
    13. Row 4: HDC row, work as Row 2 (wrong side)

      Ch 2 stitches and turn the project. Skip the first stitch, in the eye of the star stitch from the previous row, work 2 hdc sts.

      Skip to the eye of the next star stitch and work 2 hdc sts. Repeat these steps across the row. When you reach the end, ch 2 sts.
    14. How to Continue

      To continue making the star stitch pattern, you will repeat rows three and four in an alternating manner to continue the stitch pattern.

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