How To Crochet A Star Stitch Dishcloth

Ever since I laid eyes on the star stitch, I have been wanting to learn it and make it into one of my crochet dishcloth patterns.

This star stitch crochet dishcloth pattern looks like it would be hard, but once you get the hang of it, it is quite simple.

Crochet Star Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

I kept putting it off thinking it was going to be difficult. When I finally got around to trying it out the star stitch, I was amazed at how simple it was to do.

I think the star stitch makes for a very pretty dishcloth (or bathroom washcloth).

Free Crochet Star Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

I only use 100% cotton yarn. Acrylic yarn is not as absorbent as cotton. Plus it is scratchy. Don’t want to risk scratching delicate glassware and dinnerware.

Usually, one ball of cotton yarn will be enough to make one dishcloth. If you use an ombre color, you may need a second ball of yarn to complete your dishcloth.

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Video on how to crochet a Star Stitch

How To Crochet A Star Stitch Dishcloth

Lily Sugar n Cream - Hot Blue

100% cotton yarn is perfect for kitchen projects.

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Important: This pattern has 2 rows that repeat, one of star stitches and one of single crochet v-stitch. In the pattern the star stitch is a multiple of 2+1, then add 3 chains for the foundation. For example: I want my first row to have 16 star stitches. To find out how many foundation chains I needed I did a little math: 16×2+1+3= 36 chains. Each star stitch will be made over 2 stitches.

PATTERN

Row 1:

Chain 36.

First Star Stitch: Insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 4th chain from your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 5th chain from your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 6th chain from your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, With all 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops; Chain 1 to close the star. (First Star Stitch Completed)

Remaining Star Stitches: Insert hook into the chain 1 of the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert your hook between the last 2 spikes of the previous star stitch you completed, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the same chain as the last spike of the previous star stitch completed, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the next chain; yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop; With all 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops; Chain 1 to close. (Star Stitch Completed)

For the remaining stitches, please follow the “remaining star stitches” until you have completed 16 total star stitches. Finish with a double crochet in the same chain as the last star stitch spike. Turn your work.

Row 2:

Chain 1. Single Crochet 2 stitches into the chain 1 of each star stitch, single crochet the top of the chain 3 at the end of the row.  (you will have: 16 single crochet v’s, plus the chain 1 at the beginning and 1 single crochet at the end) Turn your work.

Row 3:

Chain 3. Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 1st stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 2nd stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; Insert hook into the 3rd stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, With all 6 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Chain 1 to close the stitch.

Continue to star stitch following the “Remaining Star Stitches” instructions until you have 16 total. Finish with a double crochet in the same chain as the last star stitch spike. Turn your work.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you reach 20 total rows.

Edging:

Chain 1. Single crochet around your dishcloth. You will put 1 single crochet in the single crochet rows and 2 single crochets in the star stitch rows. Make sure to put 3 or 4 single crochets in your corners to make them rounded.

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18 Comments

  1. This is gorgeous and would make an awesome (inexpensive) gift! I haven’t crocheted much since it’s gotten warmer about, but this is the perfect size project for an evening. Pinning it for later! Thanks for sharing. :) (Stopping by from This is How We Roll Thursdays!)

  2. I love this pattern. I’m going to give it a try!!

  3. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

  4. Oh my gosh, I was just thinking that I should make some new dishcloths, and your pattern looks just perfect! That star pattern is just too cute– thanks for sharing! Def pinning

    1. You’re Welcome Harmony! I like to see things as well so that is why I do that. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. I’m going to make some of these! It will turn washing up into a treat! Maybe :)

  6. I wish I was coordinated to crochet. Thanks so much for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty. Can’t wait to see what you link up next week.

  7. Oh My word….I love this pattern…I have never seen it before, but I now HAVE to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. I love this pattern and the utility of it. However, your video showed the active/crucial part your stiching OFF the camera. Most of the time only the dangling chain was visible while your hands worked off(above) the screen of focus.

    It would be nice if you could find someone to actually, actively focus, recording you doing this.

    Beautiful when done. I am going to give it a shot as well. I have never seen this pattern before except possibly in tatting to make doilies.

    1. I admit my recording skills are not the best yet. I need a better set up.

  9. Sissywegg says:

    Many thanks from France for this tutorial. I think I have now understood (?) how to crochet the “star stitch.

    1. Glad I was able to help!

  10. Thanks! Great directions–they were very clear and easy to understand. I’m fairly new to crocheting and really enjoyed this project. It’s such a fun stitch! I’ll be giving one of these as a Christmas gift and hopefully making one for myself after the holidays.

  11. Thank you! I love this stitch. Your directions and video were very clear and helpful.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love this thanks for sharing. I’m going to try all you other dishcloth patterns

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