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.
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 +3So I would chain 103 to start
Explanation of star stitchAre 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.
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.
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.
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.