How to Crochet The Star Stitch and Crochet a Warm Cosy Blanket

I came across a pattern for a baby blanket using the "star stitch" not only had I never heard of this crochet stitch before, but I had never tried it. SO I taught myself a new stitch. 
The star stitch is also known (as I have since found out and hence probably why I haven't hear of it before) the Margarite stitch, daisy stitch and star stitch.  

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Very easy to pick up and not only makes a beautiful stitch and pattern, it is lovely to work,
especially in nice thick Aran Yarn. I loved how easily it worked up, and changing colors on the stripes was effortless and give such a beautiful finish.  Making it an ideal one colored or multi colored stitch to use.
I made a lapghan for my Uncle. Changing colors every row with one cream in between.
The star stitch is in multiples of two +3 
So I would chain 103 to start 

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Explanation of star stitch 
Star Stitch. Make a foundation chain.
Chain 23
Row 1. Skip 1 ch. and draw up a loop in each of next 5 sts., Y.O., and draw through 6 loops on hook, ch. 1, * draw a loop through the eye formed by the ch. just made, draw a loop through back of last loop of star just made, draw a loop through same ch. where last loop of previous star was made, draw a loop through each of next 2 ch. sts., and draw through the 6 loops on hook. ch. 1. Repeat from * to end of row. Chain 1
Row2: sc into eye of last rows star, (ch counts as 1st sc),   2sc in the next eye of previous star made,  continue working in this manner to end. Ch2 turn
Repeat rows 1 and 2 
You can replace the single crochet with Half double crochet, just remember to compensate this change with a ch2


There seems to be some variations of the stich, some books I read say to 2hdc into the eye of the previous rows star. I prefered working the single crochet along. 
 Are you better at Video tutorials to learn how to crochet your stitches. Just press play to see just how easy this stitch is to learn.


Easy Star Stitch Stripey Blanket perfect for a baby cot blanket, lapghan or snuggle blanket. (Very Warm) 
Fpr my Lapghan/coverlette. 
I started with ch 163,  on the second row I completed 1 row of single crochet. 

I used a 4.5mm (UK) hook
Pattern is in US terms. 
And I used several ends and colors of Aran Yarn. 


Chain 163
Row  (Colored Yarn)1: Star Stitch to the end, draw a loop through last eye and in last chain (from last star), ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  2sc in eye of previous rows star, repeat  to last stitch.  ch 2, turn  Fasten off color. and leave tail for weaving

Row 3: (Cream ) Star Stitch to the end, draw a loop through last eye and in last chain (from last star), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: (cream) 2sc in eye of previous rows star, repeat  to last stitch.  ch 2, turn  Fasten off colour. and leave tail for weaving
Continue working in the sequence and pattern as above until your prefered length is required. until you have 62 rows, ending with row 2.  Fasten off. 
Weave in all the loose ends, neatly. 

Blanket Border. 
Join chosen color of yarn for border and work 
Rnd 1: sc in each stitch to the corner, 3 sc in the corner, sc across to the next corner,  3 sc in the corner, sc across to next corner – make sure you go through each chain.  3 sc in corner, sc across to next corner.  3 sc in corner.



This is a free Crochet pattern that peaked my interest in using the Star Stitch It is for a Baby Set, hat booties, blanket and cardigan (I woudl say you need to have a good understanding of crochet to undertake this vintage pattern, however using todays yarns and colors very much a todays wearable for baby. 

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3 comments:

wendy said...

Love your patterns thanks for sharing

lamiya said...

hi,
i wanted to buy one of your spider man blanket, i have looked everywhere but no luck, can you please arrange a reply in either case.

Lisa Auch said...

Sorry I do not sell the finished Spider man themed blankets

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