Crochet Dishcloth: Star Stitch

Crochet Dishcloth: Star Stitch



Today I'm gonna show you how to make a fabulous Star Stitch Dishcloth. That's coming up next. [music playing] Welcome back to Yarnspirations.com as well as thecrochetcrowd.com. I'm your host Mikey. Today you're gonna learn how to make a dishcloth and this is using the Bernat Handicrafter. You can also use Lily Sugar 'n Cream. Using a size 'H', 5 mm size crochet hook today and we're going to be making a star stitch particular dishcloth. You can use this kinda pattern for anything that you wish but look at this. I changed color every two lines. So basically a star's made up of two rows. One across, one back, change the color but look at the back. Isn't that neat? That is really neat. I love how the stitches did almost like a sewing machine kinda quilting affect. It's really neat. So either side I love and today you're gonna learn how to make one of these. Today we're gonna start off with a slip knot to make our first chain and I'm going to just leave this creativity with you. You can make the chain any way that you want. You should know that usually when I chain I go 1, 2, it's always in groups of two so it's 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 until I get to the size that I want. You should notice that when you do this you are going to lose four of those last final chains up into the first stitch. So for example say that you just said 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 and it has the exact same width as this, by the time you start this stitch it's actually gonna be much smaller, it's actually gonna have a shrinkage maybe about an inch shorter. So when you're making your chain just be aware of that so that you get the right size you want the first time. So let's begin. We're going to begin to chain in groups of two. Remember the one on the hook already does never count as one. So we just have 1, 2 so 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2,1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 and 1, 2. I'm just gonna this. This is just a sample because you can get and go as far as you need to go. So let's begin and I'm gonna show you the next par. To begin the next part what I want you to do is come in second chain from the hook. I want you to insert the hook into the chain, grab the yarn and pull up just like so. Now I want you to go to the next chain and insert into the loop and then pull through and up and leave it on your hook. Go into the next, insert, pull up. You want a total of six loops on your hook. So pull up and pull up just like so. So now you have a total of six. Once you have all six grab the yarn and pull through all of the six. So do you see when all of these stitches, they're gonna all pull up on their sides. So then basically that's why it shrinks in the very beginning. And now we're just gonna chain one, so we're just gonna grab the yarn and chain one which forms the the very center of your star. So here's where it gets confusing and I'm gonna take my time and I'll probably get closer to the camera too. To do this part is actually kinda confusing and I really am gonna take my time. So what we have is that we have the eye of the star, we have all the posts that came wrapped around it, we have the chain where the star is last been into and we have the remainder of the chain. What we need to do is we need to utilize part of the star before we carry on to the actual chain. And this is almost like Tunisian. Kind a reminds me of that. So we're gonna insert our hook into the eye first. So go right into the eye and pull through. We're now gonna look at all the posts that made up the star and we wanna come in-between the two last posts. So you see there's post one and post two. We wanna insert in-between the two posts insert and pull through. We then want to come into the stitch where it's coming into the chain. It's where the last post goes into the chain, insert and pull through. So by this time we have four loops on our hook and we have not even gone into any new chains yet. So the next two chains are going to be picking up and just gathering. Just like I did. So go in and pick up and now you have your six again. So you're going to pull through all six. Like so. So let's begin to do the next one. So do the eye first. Okay, so if you're remembering we insert into the eye we insert in-between the two last posts, and this take a little bit getting used to just so that you're aware of. You're then gonna come into the chain where the final star was in and now you have your four and now you're gonna advance two more chains. Okay, now you have your six so pull through all six. So you're lucky number is six. Once you get a six you wanna pull through everything and chain one to create the new eye. So let's begin, we're gonna go into the eye, we're gonna go in-between the two posts, we're gonna come in the chain where the last star was, okay, and then what we want to do is that we want to advance two more chains. Okay? And we continue to do this all the way across and now you have your six, pull through. So I'm gonna show you again. So you not confused at all So chain one to create the eye. So we have into the eye, we have in-between the posts, we have the next chain, okay the chain where the final star is and then we advance two more empty chains. So this changes when we get up beyond this level. This is how you started this chain off. You get six okay and just chain one. Now when you come to the very final all you're just gonna do, say we're actually done now so we're just gonna half double crochet into the final chain that you have. Like so. Now you're going to notice that there is a gap in the final. You should know that that's a thing with this stitch, it does happen. Okay so one side is gonna be all nice and solid the other side is gonna be flat. I played around with the idea, it's always gonna happen just like that. So let's turn our work pretend that we've done this and move up. So to turn our work we just gonna turn it and we're going to begin. This is the easiest row. So if you master the first one this one this one's a walk in the park. So you're going to chain one first and you're going to single crochet into the top of the beginning that you did. So single crochet. On the first eye you will see that there's gapping spaces and they're the eyes. So in the first eye you're only gonna do one single crochet. And now every eye that you run into okay, you see how they're all coming together? Every eye you run into now is going to have two single crochets. So it's only that first one that gets one. All the rest of them each get two single crochets. And this makes the upper part of the star. Okay, you come into the final eye. And once you have your final eye done all you're just gonna do is single crochet into the top of this section right over here. And I'm going to show you how to start the next row of stars. So you can see the star has been formed. To start the next row of starts. Okay so this is completed. So on this example here this is one whole section so what I have, this is one row of solid so you can change your colors if you want start any other rows. So every time you go down and and single crochet that means that one whole star is complete. To begin the next set of starts this is where it get complicated and I'm gonna take my time. So to begin we're going to chain two 1 and 2 and let me point something out to you. Every chain has a total of three strands of string. You have 1, 2 and 3. Doesn't matter what level it's at you have 1, 2 and then the back one there. So what we want to do when we're going to do this is that we have to pay attention to those strings because we'e gonna use those as our reference point to where we need to stick our hook. So just like we were gathering through the eye over here, we need to create a faux, well a face, a false kind of eye to begin with. We're gonna come second down from the hook and we're only gonna go into one strand, one of the three and we're gonna pull through. On that same chain go around to the other side and grab another string that's part of it and just through. So basically the two strands that I just created here are into the same chain. And then we come right into the base of where this is all started. So right at the base of the single crochet. So by the time I've gotten here I got my four which is no difference on what I've been doing before and now I'm gonna advance two stitches on the row. So this is be like it was a chain except there was nothing there. So now you have your six again. So pull through and now form your eye. So chain one and let's begin to work across. This time there is no chain to work with, we're gonna work with actual stitches. So we're going to go into the eye first. We're gonna go into the post just like you did before in-between the two posts, you're gonna come into the same stitch where the last star was just formed and then you're gonna advance two more stitches just like so until you have your six and pull through. Chain one to form the new eye and let's begin again. So eye, post, I just say post. It's in-between the posts. And then this is where the star comes out of so the next, so the first stitch like that and now the next two empty stitches we're gonna advance two so just pick up the next two and pull through and chain one. So eye, post, okay, same stitch where the star is so you have your four and now you're gonna advance two more stitches and pull through. Okay, I think I just got one more star to do because I'm hitting the end. So I'm just gonna go to the eye, I'm going to go to the post, to the stitch where the star is and then the next two. And so you have your six, pull through everything, chain one and then you simply just going to half double crochet into the beginning. Just like so to form that final. So then turn your work just like so and you can begin your next level so it's just chain one so this is and then go into the same stitch. Okay the first eye okay is right here and you're only gonna do it once and then the next eyes are all two single crochets each. So you can see how you can kinda whip across these pretty fast when doing it. I did try other ways of techniques of making it half doubles as well as double crochet in this technique. You really loose the effect of the stars. So its not very effective on being able to do that. And then finally at the end you're just going to single crochet and then begin again with chaining your two and then start the process all over again. So that would be how you would make a dishcloth using the star stitch. So thank you on behalf of Yarnspirations as well as thecrochetcrowd.com. Join me next time for more free ideas and patterns. Until the we'll see ya. 👋

18 thoughts on “Crochet Dishcloth: Star Stitch

  1. I love the star and the pattern is super easy to follow. I just cant get passed the gap on side of this. It makes it look sloppy.
    Anyone figure out how to fill in that gap?

  2. I tried this stitch, I chained total of 29 chains, of course, first chain doesn’t count. I found doing one dc at end of first row works best for me, then after that, i used hdc each row.

  3. I can tell that it matters how many you chain for the foundation. What would you recommend for this? Does it need to be an even number or a multiple of six? I am still new to crocheting thank for you help.

  4. Mikey,  I love your lessons and wouldn't miss what's next.  You are always fun.  Here is my question:  My work seems to be making a parallogram instead of a rectangle.  With the right side facing me, the right side looks like it leans right.  What am I doing wrong?

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