How to crochet velvet stars stitch

 

 

The velvet stars stitch is an intermediate level stitch. You need to know how to make a chain, single crochet, treble crochet, front post treble crochet*, shell stitches** and close stitches together. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do all of these techniques because you can watch them on our We are knitters YouTube channel.

 

*Front post treble crochet: the front post treble crochet is worked like the treble crochet, but instead of inserting the crochet hook into the stitch, you insert it around the “post” (the body of the stitch) as follows: insert the crochet hook from front to back so that the post is in front of the hook.

 

**4 stitch shell stitch: to crochet a 4 stitch shell work 4 stitches into the same stitch. In other words, crochet into the same stitch 4 times.

 

**3 stitch shell stitch: to crochet a 3 stitch shell work 3 stitches into the same stitch. In other words, crochet into the same stitch 3 times.

 

This stitch is worked over a multiple of 12 stitches + 1 extra stitch. We used Meriwool in aquamarine and a size 8 crochet hook.

 

 

Row 1: chain 4, work a 3 treble crochet shell into the fifth chain from your hook. *Chain 1, skip  5 chains, work 1 single crochet into the 6th chain. Chain 1, skip 5 chains, work a 3 treble crochet shell, chain 3, work a 3 treble crochet shell into the same stitch as the last shell*. Repeat from * to * until you have 12 stitches left. Chain 1, skip 5 chains, work 1 single crochet, chain 1, work a 4 treble crochet shell into the last chain.

 

 

Row 2: chain 1. *Chain 5, work 6 front post treble crochets closed together into the next 6 treble crochets of the previous row. Chain 5, work 1 single crochet into the chain space formed by the chains of the previous row*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Remember that the last single crochet in the last repeat is worked into the 4th chain of the turning chain of the previous row.

 

 

Row 3: chain 1.  *Chain 1, skip the chain space formed by the chains of the previous row, work a 3 treble crochet shell in the next stitch. Chain 3, work a 3 treble crochet shell into the same stitch as the last shell. Chain 1, skip the chain space formed by the chains from the previous row, work 1 single crochet in the single crochet of the previous row*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Remember that the last single crochet is worked into the turning chain of the previous row.

 

 

 

Row 4: chain 4. Work 3 front post treble crochets closed together into the next 3 stitches. *Chain 5, work 1 single crochet into the chain space formed by the 3 chains in the previous row. Chain 5, work 6 front post treble crochets closed together into the next 6 treble crochets*. Repeat from * to * until there is 1 shell. Chain 5, work 1 single crochet into the chain space formed by the 3 chains from the precious row. Chain 5, work 3 front post treble crochets closed together into the next 3 treble crochets, work 1 treble crochet into the turning chain from the previous row.

 

Row 5: chain 4, work a 3 treble crochet shell into the next stitch. *Chain 1, skip the chain space formed by the 5 chains of the previous row, work 1 single crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip the chain space formed by the 5 chains of the previous row, work a 3 treble crochet shell, chain 3, work a 3 treble crochet shell into the same stitch as the last shell*. Repeat from * to * until there are 2 chain spaces formed by the chains of the previous row. Chain 1, skip the chain space formed by the 5 chains of the previous row, work 1 single crochet into the next stitch, chain 1, work a 4 treble crochet shell into the last chain.

 

Repeat rows 2 to 5 until you reach the desired length.

 

 

 

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This is an intermediate level crochet stitch. It’s not that it’s very complicated but you need to know how to do more stitches. You need to know how to chain, single crochet, treble crochet, and front post treble crochet. We made our example with our  Meriwool in aquamarine and a size 8 crochet hook to give the stars a more velvety appearance, but you can use any of We are knitters fibers. Follow the instructions and the result is sure to be fantastic.