I know I should have posted this yesterday, but I am slowly catching up to the things in my life left undone from 2020. Instead of waiting till next Thursday I decided to go ahead and post  this one day late.  I had a request for a Star Stitch turioral, and I am hoping it helps you as well.  If there is a stitch you would like a tutorial on, please do let me know.

This week we are going to write a tutorial on the Star Stitch.  The following history was found  on the blog “Designing Vashti”.  

“The earliest example of star stitches I’ve found so far is in an 1881 issue of a Norwegian magazine. It’s remarkable to me how seldom star stitches have appeared in crochet books since 1881.”   I love looking up the history of a stitch, and was surprised to find this stitch had  such a long history.

The first time I completed the Star stitch was in a dish cloth.  My first impression was about how beautiful the stitch was and that is when I discovered it produced a thick cloth and was a fairly stiff stitch.  

Although I have heard it more commonly known as the Star Stitch is also known as the Marguerite stitch.

Now, if you would like to grab a ball of yarn and a hook we will  get started on the tutorial.  Keep in mind this stitch isn’t one of the easier stitches to learn, but is also not one of the hardest ones.  I know with a little practice and patience it can be mastered.

This is done in multiplies Chains of 2 + 1

Row 1

Step 1:  YO and insert hook in second chain from the hook and draw up a loop.

Step 2:  Repeat step 1 in the next 4 chains ( you should have 6 loops on your hook when you are done)

Step 3: YO and pull through all six hooks on your hook.  (This is the bottom of your star)

Step 4:  Ch 1 (this chain one forms the eye of your star)

Step 5:  (next star) Insert your hook in the eye of the previous star stitch and draw up a loop (2 loops on your hook)


Step 6:  Insert your hook in the last loop of the previous star YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook)

Step 7: Insert your hook in the last stitch of the previous star (4 loops on hook)

Step 8:  Insert your hook in the next ch stitch and YO and draw up a loop; repeat one more time (6 loops on hook)

Step 9:  YO and pull over all six loops

Step 10:  Ch 1 (second star done)

Repeat across and crochet a hdc in the last stitch of the pervious star.

Row 2

Step 1: ch 1 and turn your work 

Step 2:  sc in the same stitch as ch 1

Step 3:  sc in the eye of first star stitch

Step 4:  2 sc in the eye of the next star stitch

Sept 5:  repeat across and then sc in the turning ch

Row 3

Step 1: Ch 2 and insert hook in second ch from hook and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook)

Step 2:  Insert hook in the back strand of the same loop (3 loops on hook)

Step 3:   Insert hook and draw up a loop in the next three stitches (6 loops on hook)

Step 4:  YO and draw through all 6 loops 

Step 5:  Ch 1 (your first star stitch of this row)


Step 6:   (next star) Insert your hook in the eye of the previous star stitch and draw up a loop (2 loops on you hook)

Step 7:  Insert your hook in the last loop of the previous star YO and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook)

Step 8: Insert your hook in the last stitch of the previous star (4 loops on hook)

Step 9:  Insert you hook in the next ch stitch and YO and draw up a loop; repeat one more time (6 loops on hook)

Step 9:  Insert you hook in the next ch stitch and YO and draw up a loop; repeat one more time (6 loops on hook)

Step 10:  YO and pull over all six loops

Step 11:  Ch 1 (second star done)

Repeat across and crochet a hdc in the last stitch of the pervious star.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until desire length.

Congratulations, you have just completed the first 3 rows of the Star Stitch!!!

Remember the best way to learn a new stitch is by repetition.  Just keep practicing and soon you will be able to add this to the stitches that you have already mastered.

Come and join us next week as we will be covering some tips on how to organize your yarn stash.

Until then, keep those hooks flying.