Star Stitch – Marguerite Stitch (4 Point Star)
Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch!
Last week I asked you what stitches you would like me to create tutorials about and now I am working through them, one by one!
This week’s new stitch was requested multiple times and I am creating a few tutorials to address it. This week I am sharing a tutorial to create the 4 Point Star Stitch. Next week I will share the tutorial to make a different version of the Star Stitch.
There are so many ways you can make this stitch – I can hardly believe the variations I came across online and in the numerous crochet stitch books I referenced! Some examples pull up more loops to create the star, some pull up less loops; some use single crochet, some use double crochet; some pull more loops from the previous star stitch and only 2 from the main row of crochet stitches… I hope this method I have outlined below is easy for you to follow –
Star Stitch (4 Point Star)
Alternate Name: Marguerite Stitch
Yarn: Red Heart With Love
Hook: 6.0 mm (J)
Finished Dimensions: 8 inch square after blocking
Stitch Pattern Multiple: chain a multiple of 2 plus 4
R1: chain 26, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, pull up 1 loop in each of the next 4 chs, yarn over the hook and pull through all 5 loops on the hook, ch 1; *insert your hook into the center of the star you just created (see image 5 below to see the center of the star) and pull up 1 loop, insert your hook into the same stitch where you pulled up your last loop for the previous star (see image 6 below to see which st I am referring to!) and pull up another loop, pull up 1 loop in each of the next 2 chs (you now have 5 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 5 loops, ch 1*, repeat from * to * across, work 1 hdc in the last ch of the row, turn.
R2: ch 2 (counts as a hdc), work 2 hdc into the center of each star across, work 1 hdc in the 2nd ch (the chain you pulled up your first loop in in R1) (24) scroll to the bottom for photos beneath R4
R3: ch 3, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, pull up 1 loop in each of the next 2 chs, skip the 1st st of the row, pull up 1 loop in each of the next 2 sts, (you now have 5 loops on your hook) yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook, ch 1; *insert your hook into the center of the star you just created and pull up 1 loop, insert your hook into the same stitch where you pulled up you last loop for the previous star and pull up another loop; pull up 1 loop in each of the next 2 sts (you now have 5 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 5 loops, ch 1*, repeat from * to * across, work 1 hdc in the last st of the row, turn.
R4: ch 2 (counts as a hdc), work 2 hdc into the center of each star across; work 1 hdc in the top of the turning chain(24)
Repeat R3 and R4 6 more times, do not finish off
Edging: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the side edge;
Work 24 sc evenly along the side edge, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the bottom edge;
1 sc in each st across, 2 sc in the corner, turn to work along the side edge;
Work 24 sc evenly along the side edge, 2 sc in the corner, finish off and weave in ends.
You will need to block this square to make it square!
Hi Jennifer, If you scroll to the end of my post under Round 4 there are images showing you where to place your hook for the hdc section, including the last stitch. View images 1,2,3,4 beneath R4 instructions. Hope this helps, Rhondda
I’m trying to crochet a 4pointed star and I’m stuck at the end of round 2.can you help me.
I just want to thank you for sharing all your wonderful patterns and tutorials for those of us who are just learning how to crochet. It’s hard when your trying to teach yourself. Your tutorials really help. Thank yoy!!!
Saving this one! I think I’ll use it as a stripe in a scarf I’m making as it is such an interesting texture. Thanks for the tutorial!
Hi Rosemary 🙂 I currently do not have a publication I can send out including all of my patterns – but it is something I have been considering. It would be in eBook format though. Each post on my website includes a PrintFriendly option – right at the bottom – and you can save any post as PDF or print it 🙂
I hope this helps!
I enjoy all your patterns. Is there a way you would send me a copy of them. I can’t always print them out. I would be willing to pay for the copies. Thank you Rosemary
Thank you Susan 🙂 yes I like to try different colours too – stitch patterns can look so different when you switch up the colours! Rhondda
Thank you for the beautiful patterns, I really enjoy trying out new designs in different colors
Hi Celia, You are most welcome 🙂 Rhondda
I just loved the Star stitch. I’m definitely going to try it out in my next project. Thanks for the tutorial.
Gracias Carmen. Espero que las fotos que he ido añadiendo que sea fácil de duplicar! Todo lo mejor, Rhondda
Thanks Marcie 🙂 I actually really enjoyed making this one! I thought it would be much more difficult than it was!
Think the star stitch looks great want to make an afghan using it!!