The Simple Margeurite stitch is also known as the 4 pointed version of the Star stitch. This is the smallest version of the Star stitch but there are also 5 and 6 pointed versions of this stitch too. The Star stitch is a very pretty crochet stitch and looks lovely for so many different projects.
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I first used the 4 Pointed Star stitch during my 50 Stitches crochet along where I used it as one of the featured squares of the patchwork blanket. Once you get the hang of how each star is made and which stitches you need to work into, it is a lovely stitch to make up. I would call the 4 Pointed star stitch an intermediate level stitch, and is a great stitch to try if you are looking to push your crochet skills a bit.
The 4 Pointed Star stitch requires a row of half double crochet stitches between each row, but there are versions of the Star stitch that leave this row out and just repeat the Star rows.
This how to guide is part of Froggity Frog’s Stitch Vault collection. Have you seen all the other stitches in there? You can take a look here all the guides are free to access and maybe you will discover some new stitches to create for yourself.
The yarn I used in this stitch guide is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK, a 100% cotton yarn. It’s a non mercerised cotton that is lovely and soft, but it can get a bit splitty if you frog it a couple of times. It does makes lovely cosy blankets though and is the yarn that got me hooked on cotton as my fibre of choice. I think I first got a ball of this yarn in a mystery bag I got off ebay, and it was a great yarn discovery for me.
I also used my trusty Clover Amour hooks which are perfect if you are looking for a good value ergonomic crochet hook that won’t cause your hand to ache if you are crocheting for long periods of time. I’ve tried many different crochet hooks over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty Clovers. They just sit so well in my hand and never let me down.
The 4 Pointed Star Stitch
The stitch guide below is written in US terms
- Ch = Chain
- St = Stitch
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 4 plus 2 (plus 2 for your turning chain)
Row 1. In the second chain from your hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop in each of the next 3 chains too. You will have 8 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook and then chain 1.
*pull up a loop in the eye of the star (your chain 1 space), then yarn over and pull up a loop in the last chain that the previous star was finished in. Yarn over and pull up loops in each of the next 2 chains and then yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook. Chain 1*
Repeat between *and* across the row and to finish the row make a hdc in the last chain.
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make a dc turning chain in the first stitch. In the eye of each star in the row below, make 2 hdc (like in the picture below). To finish the row make a hdc in the last stitch, which will be the turning chain from the previous row..
Row 3. Turn and chain 3. In the second chain from your hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull up a loop in the next chain. Skip the first stitch of the row and yarn over and pull up a loop in each of the next 2 stitches – you can see the stitches that you need to work into marked by arrows in the picture below.
Yarn over and pull through all of the loops on your hook. Chain 1. *Pull up a loop in the eye of the star, then yarn over and pull up a loop in the last stitch from the previous star. Yarn over and pull up loops in each of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over and pull through all of the loops on your hook. Chain 1*
Repeat between *and* across the row and make a hdc in the last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending in a repeat of row 2 – a half double crochet row, until you have the number of rows that you need for your project. Then you can cut off, weave in your ends and admire your beautiful handy work.
You can find more free crochet stitch guides here in Froggity Frog’s stitch vault. Come on over to our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us what you made with the 4 Pointed Star stitch. I’d love to see what you created.
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