Stitch School: Star Stitch

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The star stitch is a magical stitch to learn this December. The pinwheel-like design resembles a snowflake, and adding this to your repertoire will give you a chance to tackle the Up North Star Stitch Cap.

To work the first Star Stitch in the round

Ch 2, draw up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook,

The star stitch is a magical stitch to learn this December. The pinwheel-like design resembles a snowflake, and adding this to your repertoire will give you a chance to tackle the Up North Star Stitch Cap.

To work the first Star Stitch in the round

Ch 2, draw up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop in the backloop of the same st as starting ch, draw up loop in the backloop of each of the next 2 sts (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 5 loops, ch 1 to close the Star (first Star Stitch made).

First Star Stitch Step 1 First Star Stitch Step 2 First Star Stitch Step 3

 

To work the remaining Star Stitches in the round

Draw up a loop in ch-1 sp, draw up a loop in the same sp that the previous Star finished, draw up a loop in the backloop of each of the next 2 sts (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 5 loops, ch 1 to close the Star.

Remaining Star Stitch Step 1 Remaining Star Stitch Step 2

Remaining Star Stitch Step 3

 

To work the last Star Stitch in the round

When you get to the end of the rnd it will look like you are short 1 st, but this was done on purpose. If the last Star was made the same way as the other sts you would end up with an unsightly gap in the seam. So you will make the last loop of the final Star Stitch in the join sp of the previous rnd. Sl st in the top of the first Star Stitch to join. The next rnd of hdc will be worked in the ch-1 sp only and will complete the Star Stitch.

Last Star Stitch Step 1 Last Star Stitch Step 2Last Star Stitch Step 3

To work the Final Round of SC after finishing the Visor

Sl st in the same sp as the last st in Row 3 of the visor instructions.

Slip Stitch

Sc in the end of the next 2 rows and continue working around the Hat, sc in each st. When you return to the visor, sc in the end of each row and in each st across the front of the visor back to where you started.

Invisible Join

Make an invisible join by weaving the yarn tail under the 2nd st to the left and back through the middle of the last st (see images below). Gently tighten the tail so it resembles the other sts. Weave in your ends.

Invisible Join 1 Invisible Join 2 Invisible Join 3

 

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  • ROSALIND E

    Can this stitch be used from the beginning chain? If so how do I determine the number of chain stitches to work from? Or can it only be worked into a work already in process? What size hook and yarn works best for this stitch?

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