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How To Do The Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial
With Photos By Sandi Marshall

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Following is a step-by-step photo how-to for working the star stitch. You'll sometimes find this stitch called a marguerite or a spiked cluster.

Stars can be made up of a varying number of spikes. These directions are for making a star with 5 spikes.

Directions for one way to crochet the next row can be found at http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa112205.htm

The following photos are copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Do not redistribute in any form.

How to make the first star:

Make a chain of length desired.

Draw up a loop in the 2nd chain from the hook,

draw up a loop in each of the next 4 chains,

draw loop through all 6 loops on hook,

make a chain to close the star.

Working the 2nd star and any additional stars:

Insert hook into the loop that closed the previous star,

wrap the yarn around the hook and draw this loop through,

draw up a loop in the same place where the previous star finished,

draw up a loop in each of the next 3 stitches,

draw a loop through all 6 loops on the hook,

make a chain to close the star.

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"Diamond" Afghan Square pattern I designed that's great for practicing the star stitch:
Free Pattern with Star Stitch

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