Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Starring the Star Stitch


Hello!

Just a quick post today with a bit of info regarding the new blanket pattern I am making.  It seems a few  of you lovely readers liked the little flowery starry pattern just like I did!

The pattern came from a crochet book I have called 'Baby Crochet - easy projects volume 2 in 4ply'  it is produced by Cleckheaton.  They call it a 'loop cluster' stitch,  I am not so keen on reproducing the pattern here as there may be copyright issues, but I have had a look around Googleland and found a tutorial and pattern that is the same!  This stitch is also called Star Stitch 
and there is a pattern here at Crochet Spot with instructions that seem nice and clear.  
I am sure you could do this in any weight yarn too.

So I hope this helps all you ladies!

I really like how this stitch forms nice clear rows, and it has a bit of a vintage feel to it, I am sure it has been around for a long time! I am making a little range of retro/vintage inspired cot blankets, and it is giving me just the look I was after!

Have a great hooky day!

24 comments:

  1. Thank u so much for looking that up and sharing. I do love the star stitch it looks so neat.

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  2. Thank you finding a link to show us how this gorgeous stitch is done. Happy hooking.
    Anne xx

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  3. I love it! Thank you for the link - definitely one to pursue. You made a mention yesterday of not being keen on gappy crochet - I think you are the first person I've come across who feels the same as me! I love the neatness of solid crochet. Using the colour pencils to plan is inspired too!!

    Have a super starry day.

    Heather x

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  4. Thanks for sharing, you're a 'star'! :)

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  5. thank you so much for the link, it's in favourites just waiting for me to try it out.

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  6. Such an adorable little stitch...thank you so much for sharing the link. I'm with you when it comes to sharing anything that might result in copyright issues but how wonderful that you found it out there someplace! Thanks!

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  7. That's a pretty stitch pattern - thanks for sharing the link. :)

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  8. Thank you so much! Very kind of you to take the time to share the information.
    N. xxx

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  9. Thank you so much. I think it will be perfect for some dish cloths which I desperately need to make.
    Hugs,
    Catherine

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  10. Very pretty! I like these simple broad stitches especially if you're doing a two-side blanket/project or you want the colours to take centre-stage.

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  11. Thanks so much......can't wait to start this after my Little-Woolie-inspired bag is finished (which has been put on the back burner for this week as small feet in the family are looking for winter slippers!)
    Rachael in NZ

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  12. Oh I like that little stitch, may have to try that myself!

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  13. Question: after working the two rows to make the star, did you work the back loops (as opposed to the whole stitch) to make the nice straight line that runs between each row of stars? Thanks.
    ~Rachael in NZ again

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  14. Robyn (Qld Australia)April 4, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Thank you for spending the time to look that up! It's a lovely little stitch. Robyn

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  15. I almost blushed when I saw you left a comment on my tutorial page. I love how colourful your blog is!
    But I must admit I don't understand what is the problem with the English translation on my blog. please send me an email so I can see if I can help spunkybelgian[@]gmail[dot]com

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  16. Gorgeous blog - I have just discovered crochet too x

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  17. merhaba, çok güzel blogunuz var örgüleriniz harika tebrik ederim sizi görüşmek üzere sevgiler.

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  18. Now that's one sweet stitch (times ten bazillion by the time its a snuggly blanket). I can so see why you're HOOKED!

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  19. What an interesting stitch, will give it a go ... enjoy your Easter Break

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  20. beautifull! im trying to make one myself but i must have messed up somewhere cause it curls up. :(
    ill just start it over again.
    thank you for the link, have a lovely easter!!!

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  21. That star stitch is beautiful. Love the colours too!

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  22. I keep coming back to this page over and over- such a pretty stitch. Tried it, liked it but I could only dream of having your patience to finish a beautiful blanket. Hope you don't mind but I've linked back to this page, primarily to show how it SHOULD be done! x

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  23. Fab stitch, thanks for the link.. will have to give this one a try.

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