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Friday, December 11, 2020

How to Crochet the Star Stitch in the round | Written instructions and Video Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you how to crochet the Star Stitch in the round, so that there are no visible seams and no gaps. I will also show you how to seamlesly change colors!

How to Crochet the Star Stitch in the round

Below are the written instructions for the star stitch followed with the video tutorial at the end of this post!
You can also find a list of my free crochet patterns using the star stitch in the round!

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

- ch: chain

- fsc: foundation single crochet. See this Video Tutorial by Moogly

- st: stitch

- hdc: half double crochet

- ch1sp: chain 1 space referred here is the chain that closed the star stitch.

- yo: yarn over

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Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet the Star Stitch in the round

How to crochet the star stitch in the round

To work the star stitch in the round, you will need a base of even stitches!
That means the Multiple for the star stitch in the round is 2!

For this example I have started with a row of 40 foundation single crochet sts, that I have joined with slip stitch into round.
Than I have started working in joined rounds!

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1 (star stitch round): work 20 star stitches as written in the star stitch description below:

First star stitch:
- ch 3, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into first st, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into 2nd st, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into 3rd st, pull up a loop;

- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;

- ch1 to close the star stitch.

The next star stitches:
- Insert hook into ch 1 on top of start stitch just made, pull up a loop;

- insert hook under the 2 bars of last spike of the star just made, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into same stitch where last loop of previous star was made, pull up a loop;

- (insert hook into next st, pull up a loop) x 2 times

- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;

- ch1 to close the star stitch.

Last star stitch of the round:
At the end of the round you should have 1 st left! Work last star stitch this way:

- Insert hook into ch 1 on top of last start stitch made, pull up a loop;

- insert hook under the 2 bars of last spike of the star just made, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into same stitch where last loop of previous star was made, pull up a loop;

- insert hook into last st left at the end of the round, pull up a loop,

- insert hook at the base of first star st at the beg of round (just below ch3 of first star stitch)

- having 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook;

- ch1 to close the star stitch.

Join with sl st to top of first star stitch (20 stars total)

Round 2: slst to ch1sp of first star, ch 1, work 2 hdc in same ch1sp, 2hdc into ch1sp of each star around; sl st to top of first hdc. (40 hdc sts)

Note: You will need 2 rounds/rows to complete full stars: one round/row of star stitches and one round/row of hdc sts.

Alternate rows 1 and 2 until the desired length.

How to Change Colors:

You can change colors after finishing a full star stitch, at the end of row 2 repeat (half double crochet row) when slip stitch-ing into round.
With a loop of the "old" yarn on the hook, insert hook into top of the first hdc of the round.
Pick new color yarn and slip stitch with the new color yarn to join into round.
Continue next 2 rows (or as many pairs of repeat rows you wish) with the new color.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the Video Tutorial below to learn how to crochet the star stitch in the round!

Crochet Star Stitch in the round
Text and Video Tutorial - Copyright © 2020 Kinga Erdem

If you can't see the video right above, you can Watch this Video on YouTube!

Free Crochet Patterns with the Star Stitch in the round:

  1. Starlight Slippers (for women)
  2. "Double-layered Stars" Twist Headband (for teens and women)
  3. Starlight Toddler Slippers
  4. Touch of Spring Hat (for little girls)
  5. Galaxy Baby Booties
  6. Galaxy Baby Beanie
  7. Galaxy Baby Mittens
  8. Fish Bath Mitt for Kids

I hope you enjoy this tutorial! For more free crochet patterns and tutorials, please visit my FREE Crochet Pattern Page!

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