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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern - this baby blanket is so sweet, you'll want to make one for your next baby or grandbaby. Simply switch up the colors to fit with any nursery decor. #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetbabyblanket #crochetforbaby #crochetaddict #freecrochetpatternStar Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This month’s stitch of the month is the star stitch and what better way to showcase this gorgeous crochet stitch than using it in a blanket.

This crochet baby blanket is so sweet, you’ll want to make one for your next baby or grandbaby. Simply switch up the colors to fit with any nursery decor.

While this stitch has a couple of minor challenging aspects, once you get through the first few rows, you’ll find yourself flying through the rest of it. And to keep it simple, we’ve used a basic single crochet stitch for the border.

Once you’ve completed one crochet star stitch blanket you’ll find yourself looking for more babies who could use a cozy blanket to cuddle up with.

Star Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE

SIZE: 30” x 30”

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. M/9.00mm
  •        Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn  – 3 skeins Babe Softcotton Chunky Solids – 09 Pure White (450 yards), 1 skein Babe Softcotton Chunky Solids – 02 Baby Blue (150 yards), 1 skein Babe Softcotton Chunky Solids – 25 Grey (150 yards)
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

PATTERN NOTES:

Star Stitch– see tutorial here

PATTERN:

Chain 82 (starting with color A)

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the crochet tutorial): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook.

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2-3

Row 7-10: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 11-14: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 15-20: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 21-24: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 25-28: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 29-34: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 35-38: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 39-42: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 43-48: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x3) – Do not cut yarn at end of row

Border:

Border Row 1: Starting with the same yarn and color we ended the last row in, sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 2: Sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 3: Change to color B and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 4-5: Change to color A and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Color Block Crochet Tote BagSimple Shells Light Weight WrapButton Up Squares Cowl Neck WarmerEasy Breezy Buttoned CowlBig Chunky ScarfWinter Wonderland ScarfHooded Crochet Scarf, Geometric Crochet Basket

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The Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial - the star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it. While this stitch isn't the easiest, it's certainly not overly challenging either. #crochet #crochettutorial #crochetaddict #crochetstitch #crochetvideoThe Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Welcome to my next installment of the stitch of the month! This month I’d like to introduce you to the beautiful crochet star stitch pattern.

The star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it.

While this stitch isn’t the easiest yet it’s certainly not overly challenging either. The star stitch is a 2-row pattern repeat with row 1 forming the bottom of the star and row 2 forming the top.

Once you learn the steps and understand the one tricky section, you’ll find yourself looking for as many star stitch patterns as you can get your hands on. Look out for my upcoming star stitch baby blanket, coming soon!

The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Cascade 220 color 8012 Doeskin Heather.

STAR STITCH CROCHET PATTERN

In U.S. terminology

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

Start by chaining multiples of 2 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the video): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook. 

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.* 

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length. 

Looking for more great crochet stitch patterns: the Primrose Stitch, the Aligned Cobble Stitch, the Cross-Over Block Stitch, and the Elizabeth Stitch

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