Crochet Blanket with the Star Stitch

 

 

 

 

 

There’s something magical about the art of crochet—transforming simple strands of yarn into cozy, warm blankets that wrap us in comfort and nostalgia. If you’re a crochet enthusiast looking to add a touch of celestial charm to your next project, the star stitch is the perfect choice. In this guide, we’ll explore the mesmerizing world of the star stitch and how you can use it to create a stunning crochet blanket.

The star stitch, also known as the “Marguerite Stitch” or “Daisy Stitch,” gets its name from the star-like pattern it creates. It involves a unique combination of loops and clusters that form a textured, celestial design reminiscent of twinkling stars in the night sky.

Materials Needed:

  • 6 (12, 24) Skeins of Mary Maxim Starlette Chunky (360 (720, 1440 yards) of #6 Super Bulky)
  • 12 mm hook (The Hook Nook Jumbo)

The star stitch, also known as the “Marguerite Stitch” or “Daisy Stitch,” is a captivating crochet stitch that adds a touch of celestial charm to any project. Characterized by a unique combination of loops and clusters, the star stitch creates a textured pattern resembling a field of twinkling stars.

The star stitch is a versatile and visually appealing crochet technique that brings a celestial elegance to your projects. Whether you’re creating blankets, scarves, or any other crocheted item, the star stitch adds a touch of magic to your handmade creations.

Gauge:

Gauge for this crochet blanket for beginners is 8 single crochet stitches (or 4 star stitches) x 4 rows in the pattern repeat. Checking your gauge on this chunky crochet blanket is crucial for ensuring you have enough yarn; you wouldn’t want to run short!

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:

Chain Stitch (ch): Yarn over, pull yarn through the stitch on the hook.

Slip Stitch (Sl St): Insert hook into the stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on the hook.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook into the stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook.

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 3 loops on the hook.

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc): Chain 2, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). Repeat.

Pattern Notes:

    • Designates a repeat.
  • Ch 1 and Ch 2 do not count as stitches.
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Sizes: Baby (22″ x 34″), Toddler/Lapghan (44″ x 34″), Throw (44″ x 64″)

Crochet Blanket for Beginners Pattern:

Row 1

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc) 37 (75, 75), chain 2, turn.

Row 2

Chain 2, turn, pick up 2 loops in the 2nd chain from the hook using the front and back of the chain, pick up a loop in the 1st single crochet, pick up a loop in the next 2 single crochets (6 loops on hook).

Yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over, pull through one loop (eye of star created).

*Pick up a loop in the eye, pick up a loop in the last loop of the star, pick up a loop in the same stitch as the last loop of the previous star, pick up a loop in the next 2 single crochets (6 loops on hook).

Yarn over, pull through all loops, yarn over, pull through one loop. Repeat from * to end, half double crochet (hdc) in the same stitch as the last star.

Row 3

Chain 1, turn, single crochet in half double crochet, single crochet in the next eye.

*2 single crochet in each next eye. Repeat from * to end, 1 single crochet in half double crochet (37 (75, 75 stitches)).

Rows 4 – 43 (43, 85)

Repeat Rows 2 & 3.

Crocheting a blanket with the star stitch is a delightful and rewarding project that adds a touch of celestial elegance to your crafting repertoire. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a beginner eager to learn, this stitch provides a mesmerizing pattern that will leave you with a cozy, starry masterpiece. So, gather your materials, follow these steps, and let the star stitch illuminate your next crochet adventure. Happy crafting!

You can find more information about this pattern at lifeandyarn.com

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