Learn how to crochet the star stitch step-by-step in this fabulous crochet tutorial with Hopeful Honey. This video tutorial uses US terminology.

For structured and colorful crochet projects that are just out of this world, look no further than this beautiful crochet stitch. Because of the construction of the star stitch you can create a firm fabric that’s just perfect for making accessories and showing off your colorwork. Get ready for cosmic clutch bags, hats and headbands, that will put stars in your eyes!

Abbreviations

Ch - chain

Yo - yarn over 

Hdc - half double crochet (UK htr - half treble crochet)

Sc - single crochet (UK dc - double crochet)

How to crochet star stitch

1

step 1

Chain in multiples of 2 +1.

2

step 2

Start by picking up a loop on the second chain from your hook, so you have 2 chains on your hook.

3

step 3

Continue to pick up 1 loop in each of the next 4 chains. Once you’ve picked up all the loops you should have 6 loops on your crochet hook.

4

step 4

Yo, and pull through all 6 of your loops at the same time.

5

step 5

Ch one to form the eye of the star.

6

step 6

Crochet your next star stitch into the eye of the previous star stitch. Insert your hook into the eye of the last star stitch you just created and draw up a loop so you have two loops on your hook.

7

step 7

Insert your hook into the last loop of the previous star, yo and pull back through so you have 3 loops on your hook.

8

step 8

Pick up a loop in the last stitch of the previous star (4 loops on your hook). Pick up a loop on the next 2 chain stitches.

9

step 9

Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1, to form the eye of the star.

10

Repeat steps 6-9, all the way along until you reach the end of the row.

step 10

11

step 11

When you reach the end of row 1, crochet 1 hdc in the last chain. Ch 1. Turn work.

12

step 12

Row 2. 1 sc in the same stitch as chain 1.

13

step 13

1 sc in the eye of the 1st star stitch.

14

step 14

Crochet 2 sc in the eye of the next star stitch.

15

Repeat the pattern of 2 sc in the eye of every star stitch, all the way across until you reach the end of row 2.

step 15

16

step 16

Crochet 1 sc in turning chain to complete row 2.

17

step 17

Row 3. Chain 2 and turn your work.Pick up a loop in the front strand of the second chain from your hook.

18

step 18

Pick up a loop on the back strand of the same chain, so you will have 3 loops on your hook.

19

step 19

Next, pick up a loop on the next 3 stitches, so you have 6 loops on your hook.

20

step 20

Yo and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1 to form the eye of the star.

21

step 21

For the next star stitch, pick up a loop in the eye of the last star stitch. Pick up a loop in the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop on the same stitch as the last loop of the previous star. Pick up a loop on the next 2 stitches. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and draw through all the loops on your hook. Ch 1 - to form the eye of your star.

22

step 22

Repeat step 21 until you reach the end of row 3.

23

step 23

To complete row 3, 1 hdc in the last stitch.

24

Repeat rows 2-3 until you reach the desired length.

step 24

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