The Star Crochet Stitch creates a thick fabric with very little drapeand is a great choice for more structured items like coats, baskets, purses and hats.
Star Crochet Stitch Sample

Abbreviations:

ch  Chain Stitch
sc   Single Crochet (UK double crochet)
hdc   Half Double Crochet

Difficulty-Easy

Details:

Row Count
Number of rows: 2
Pattern Repeat
2+1

Instructions:

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2 + 1

    1. Pick up a loop in 2nd ch and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all loops on hook. Ch 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook). Yo and through all 6 loops. Ch 1, rep from * across, ending with 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as last loop of last star st), turn.
    2. Then, Ch 1, 1 sc in hdc, 1 sc in eye of next star st, 2 sc in eye of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
    3. Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same ch. Pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star. Pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star. Finally,  Pick up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc (same sc as last loop of last star st).

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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The Star Crochet Stitch creates a thick fabric with very little drape. It would be a great choice for more structured items like coats, baskets, purses and hats.

How to crochet the star stitch:

Foundation Chain:  Multiples of 2 + 1

    1. Pick up a loop in 2nd ch and in each of next 4 ch (6 loops on hook), yo and through all loops on hook. Ch 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop through same ch as last loop of previous star. Pick up a loop in each of next 2 ch (6 loops on hook). Yo and through all 6 loops. Ch 1, rep from * across, ending with 1 hdc in last ch (same ch as last loop of last star st), turn.
    2. Then, Ch 1, 1 sc in hdc, 1 sc in eye of next star st, 2 sc in eye of each star st across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
    3. Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same ch. Pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star. Finally, Pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yo and through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with hdc in last sc (same sc as last loop of last star st).

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

Thanks to New Stitch in a Day for the video.

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