The 4 Pointed Star Stitch Or Simple Marguerite Stitch

The 4 Pointed Star Stitch

We’re making the 4 pointed version of the Star stitch but there are also 5 and 6 pointed versions of this stitch too. The star stitch is also known as the Marguerite stitch, with the 4 pointed also known as the simple Marguerite.

This stitch was featured in week 26 of the 50 Stitches crochet along

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Half double crochet (Hdc) = Half treble crochet

The Pattern

Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 4 plus 2 (plus 2 for your turning chain)

Row 1. In the second chain from your hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next 3 stitches. 

You will have 8 loops on your hook before you yarn over and pull through

Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook then chain 1. 

After you pull through the loops, chain 1

*pull up a loop in the eye of the star, then yarn over and pull up a loop in the last stitch from the previous star. Yarn over and pull up loops in the next 2 stitches then yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1*

Repeat between *and* across the row and make a hdc in the last stitch.

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Turn

Row 2. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. In the eye of each star in the row below, make 2 hdc then hdc in the top of the turning chain in the last row.

Make 2 hdc in the eye of each star

Turn

Row 3. Chain 3. In second chain from your hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain. Skip the first stitch of the row and yarn over and pull up a loop in the next 2 stitches. 

Start your first stitch in the turning chain

Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1. *Pull up a loop in the eye of the star, then yarn over and pull up a loop in the last stitch from the previous star. Yarn over and pull up loops in the next 2 stitches. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1*

Repeat between *and* across the row and make a hdc in the last stitch.

Turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending in a repeat of row 2 until you have reached the number of rows you need.

For more stitch guides, take a visit into the Stitch vault. You will find many other crochet stitches.

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