Fun with star stitch

star st coinpurse

This weekend I’m teaching a class in star stitch at YarnCon in Chicago. What a great excuse to fool around with some yarn and make some new star stitch items.

Above is a little coin purse I did to explore working in the round. I’d say this is an intermediate level project because starting by working around both sides of your chain can be tricky if you haven’t done it before. The pattern is available free on Ravelry-Star Stitch Coin Purse by Ishrat Khawja.

star st cowl_2217

As a longer term project this star stitch cowl turned out beautifully. I worked it flat and joined it after blocking. I didn’t work from a pattern for this but you can see the yarn and hook used plus some of my notes on my Ravelry project page. This is one project I WILL be wearing!  I love the color.

star st bracelet_2210

One more exploration of star stitch in the round, an improvised bracelet.

You would think this stitch might be perfect for working in the round, but the two row version of star stitch is hard to join without leaving holes. I searched for tips on it and didn’t find that much.

EmmeClair Crochet has a youtube video that discusses this and how she deals with joining the stitch. I found it somewhat helpful but still the join is not perfect in my work though much improved from a standard join.

I hope to publish more often, time slips away.  I have a lot of crochet snowflakes for my 2018 snowflake roundup that need to be published!

 

 

 

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