The Star Stitch – Week 26 of The 50 Stitches CAL

Week 26 of the 50 Stitches crochet along is the Star stitch. We’re making the 4 pointed version 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.

If you’d like to know how to crochet the Star stitch for any size project you can see how here

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https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

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

UK Translation

Half double crochet (Hdc) = Half treble crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5 mm hook for this square

Chain 32

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

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

*pull up a loop in the eye of the star. 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. 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. Hdc in the top of the turning chain in the last row.

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. Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next 2 stitches. 

Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1. *pull up a loop in the eye of the star. 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. Make a hdc in the last stitch.

Turn

Rows 4 – 16. Repeat rows 2 and 3

The Border

In each stitch across the top and bottom make 1 sc.

For the sides, make 1 sc in rows 1 and 16. Make 2sc in the side of all other rows

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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