Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial (Easy For Beginners)

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This blog post shows a star stitch crochet tutorial (easy for beginners).

Crocheting the star stitch may seem daunting at first, but with the help of this stitch tutorial, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this beautiful design. 

The star stitch creates a beautiful texture that resembles small stars, making it a popular choice for blankets, scarves, and other cozy accessories. 

So grab your hook and scroll down for the star stitch crochet tutorial!

Scroll down to view the free pattern instructions, and grab your FREE printable PDF at the end of this post. 

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Star stitch crochet tutorial and video

Star Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

​Crocheting a dishcloth is a great way to practice your favorite stitches. 

Firstly, the star stitch creates a beautifully textured fabric that is both visually appealing and functional for everyday use in the kitchen. 

The raised star-like clusters make the dishcloth excellent for scrubbing and cleaning dishes effectively. 

Additionally, crocheted dishcloths are eco-friendly alternatives to disposable sponges, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. 

They can be easily washed and reused, reducing waste in the kitchen.

Copyright Info

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  • If you wish to share this pattern, please provide a link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Size Information

  • Length = 8 inches/20 cm
  • Width = 8 inches /20 cm

Gauge – 17 sts/20 rows in 10×10 cm/4×4 inches in the pattern.

The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • Medium weight cotton yarn (Size 4), as it’s absorbent and durable, making it ideal for dishcloths.
  • 1 x ball of The Pima Cotton yarn from We Are Knitters.
  • This yarn is 3.5 oz/100g/232 yds/212 m.
  • Use my code – MGM4VHHAT – for 10 off on your WAK yarn order.
  • You can make 2 dishcloths with this amount of cotton yarn.

Hook

A size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook typically works well with medium weight yarn.

Notions

  • Darning needle/yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Crochet Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • CH – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SC – Single crochet
  • Sl-St – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong side
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Star Stitch Crochet Pattern

1. Start with a Slip Knot and Foundation Chain:

  • Begin by making a slip knot on your hook.
  • Chain an even number of stitches in multiples of 2; for a standard-size dishcloth, chaining 32 should suffice for an 8-inch size.

2. Set Up Rows:

  • Row 1: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), insert hook into the 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 single crochet, then single crochet (SC) in each stitch to the end of the row. Turn your work.

3. Begin the Alpine Stitch Pattern:

  • Row 2: Chain 3, Start in the second chain from the hook: Insert your hook into the chain, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
  • Pull-up loops: Continue pulling up loops in each of the next 4 chains (you will have 6 loops on your hook).
  • Close the star: Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook, then chain 1 to close the star. This chain-1 is the “eye” of the star.
  • Form the next star: Insert your hook into the “eye” of the star you just made, pull up a loop, insert into the last leg of the previous star, pull up a loop, and insert into the same chain as the last leg and the next two chains, pulling up loops each time (again, 6 loops on the hook).
  • Repeat across the chain, ending with a half double crochet (HDC) in the last chain. Turn your work.
  • Row 3: Chain 1 (counts as the first SC).
  • 1 SC in the first “eye” of the star from the previous row.
  • Next, work 2 SC in each “eye” of the stars from the previous row.
  • End with an SC in the turning chain. Turn your work.

4. Continue the Pattern:

  • Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for the pattern. Continue this repetition until the dishcloth reaches the desired size, usually about 8 or 10 inches square.

5. Finishing:

  • Cut the yarn, leaving a tail. Pull the tail through the loop on your hook to secure it. Weave in all ends with a yarn needle.

Tips for Crocheting with the Star Stitch:

  • Maintain Even Tension: It’s important to keep an even tension to ensure that the stars are uniform. The star stitch can tighten up, so try not to pull your loops too tight.
  • Stitch Counts: Keep an accurate count of your stitches and stars. It’s easy to lose or gain a stitch in patterned rows, so counting can help maintain the correct number.
  • Washing and Care: Wash your dishcloth in cool to warm water to prevent shrinking, especially if it’s made of cotton.

Video Tutorial

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet the star stitch.

Grab Your Free Printable PDF Pattern Here

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What Is The Crochet Star Stitch? 

The crochet star stitch, also known as the Marguerite stitch or daisy stitch, is a gorgeous stitch pattern that creates a unique star-like design. 

This stitch involves a combination of loops and clusters that form a series of stars across each row. 

To crochet the star stitch, you typically start by creating a foundation row of chains and then work a sequence of stitches that pull loops through the chains to form the star shapes. 

The star stitch is characterized by its distinctive texture and appearance. 

The stitch pattern can be used alone or combined with other stitches to create intricate designs and textures. 

star stitch crochet close up

What is the best yarn for the crochet star stitch? 

The best yarn for crocheting the star stitch depends on the desired look and feel of your project. 

Since the star stitch creates a textured and visually striking fabric, choosing a yarn that complements this stitch pattern is important. 

Medium-weight yarns, such as worsted weight or DK (double knitting), are generally good choices for the star stitch as they allow the stitch definition to stand out without being too bulky or too fine. 

Acrylic yarns are versatile and come in a wide range of colors, making them ideal for showcasing the texture of the star stitch. 

Cotton yarns can also work well, offering a smooth finish and excellent stitch definition. 

Additionally, wool or wool-blend yarns can provide warmth and elasticity, adding to the overall appeal of projects made with the star stitch. 

star stitch crochet

Does the crochet star stitch use a lot of yarn?

The crochet star stitch can use a moderate amount of yarn depending on the specific project and yarn weight used. 

This stitch pattern involves creating clusters of stitches that form star-like shapes, resulting in a textured and dense fabric. 

While the star stitch itself doesn’t inherently use significantly more yarn than other stitch patterns, the nature of creating clusters and layers of stitches can result in a fabric that is slightly more yarn-intensive compared to simpler stitches like single crochet or double crochet. 

Factors such as yarn weight, hook size, and project size will also influence yarn usage. 

Is the star stitch a reversible stitch?

The crochet star stitch is generally considered to be a reversible stitch, meaning that both sides of the fabric look similar and attractive. 

This stitch creates a textured pattern that features star-like clusters, often with a raised appearance on both the front and back of the work. 

The star stitch is formed by working a series of loops and then pulling yarn through them to create the distinctive star shape.

Because of its structure and the way the loops are worked, the star stitch tends to look consistent on both sides of the fabric.

What supplies do you need to crochet the star stitch? 

To crochet the star stitch pattern, you will need several supplies to get started. 

First, select a suitable yarn that complements the stitch pattern.

Choose a crochet hook that matches the yarn weight; typically, a hook size recommended for your chosen yarn works well. 

Additionally, have a pair of scissors on hand for cutting yarn and a yarn needle for weaving in ends. 

Since the star stitch involves creating loops and clusters, using stitch markers can be helpful for keeping track of your stitches and rows. 

Finally, a tape measure or ruler may be useful for checking gauge and sizing. With these supplies, you’ll be ready to start crocheting beautiful projects using the star stitch. 

What can you make with the star stitch? 

The star stitch is a versatile crochet pattern that can be used to create a variety of beautiful and textured projects. 

Some popular items you can make using the star stitch include blankets, scarves, cowls, hats, and bags. 

The unique star-like design created by this stitch adds visual interest and depth to crochet fabric, making it ideal for showcasing in both solid color and multicolored yarns. 

The star stitch can also be incorporated into larger projects like afghans or sweaters to create stunning textures and patterns. 

Additionally, the stitch lends itself well to smaller accessories such as coasters, washcloths, and potholders. 

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the basic principles of crocheting or you need a refresher, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know, a full video tutorial, and a step-by-step photo tutorial to help you along.  

This includes how to make a slip knot, how to create foundation chain stitches (ch), and how to crochet the basic stitches, such as single crochet stitches (sc), double crochet stitches (dc), and half double crochet stitches (hdc).

It also includes how to make a single crochet decrease and all the crochet abbreviations (in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more free video instructions, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube

If you also love to knit and want tutorials with step-by-step instructions, check out the knitting lessons here: Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

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