If you’ve never tried the star crochet stitch before, it really is very unusual and pretty. It can be a little awkward to grasp at first but after working a few of these stitches you should pick it up in no time.
I created a star stitch table mat using my favourite shade of blue adding a star pointed edging and diamond centre. Feel free to use the colours you like! I think you’ll the agree the result is quite striking and would make a great housewarming gift, a gift for gran’s table, or just a nice addition to one of your own tables.
The pattern is posted below with clear photo diagrams. If you have any problems please contact me and I will do what I can to help, and don’t forget to share your own result in the comments below as I would love to see.
Diamond Desires Table Mat
Materials used: 1 skein each of Sirdar Snuggly Double knitting Shade A (0188) & Shade B (372)
Each square measures 5″ x 5.5″ – use any hook to obtain your gauge.
Finished piece measures approximately 14″ x 12″.
Throw is worked in four pieces using double crochet, single crochet, special star stitches and treble stitches for the edging. The star stitch works in multiples of two’s. You should have 9 star stitches on each completed row (two working rows completes the pattern).
Square 1 (Make 2)
With A (blue) Chain 24
Pull a loop through the 2nd chain on the hook, (2 loops on hook)
Pull another loop from each of next four chains (six loops on hook)
y/o and pull through all six chains (1 star stitch made)
*Pull first loop through the chain just made. (Diagram 5)
Pull another loop through the last post. (Diagram 6)
Pull another loop through the chain beneath the last post. (Diagram 7)
Pull 2 more loops from next two chains. (six loops on hook) (Diagram 8)
Y/o pull through all six loops on chain. (Diagram 9)
Chain 1* (Second star stitch made)
Continue from * to end of row. (9 stars made)
1 dc in last stitch. (some patterns use a hdc stitch at the end of a row but I prefer a dc as it stands at a better height to the rest of the stitches.)
Turn. Ch 1
sc in same stitch.
1 sc in first ‘eye’ of next star.
2 sc in each of next ‘eyes’ of star (Diagram 10)
1 extra sc at very end of row. (19 sc)
Row 3. (Change to white shade.)
This part is a little tricky, take a deep breath but hang in there!
Ch3 (Diagram 11)
Pick up a loop from the 2nd chain (Diagram 12)
Pick up a loop from the 1st chain (Diagram 13)
Pick up a loop from the back loop of the first chain. (Diagram 14)
Pick up a loop from each of the next 2 stitches. (six loops on hook) (Diagram 15)
Y/o and draw through all loops on the hook. (1 star made)
Repeat from * to * in Row 1 finishing with 1 dc in last stitch. (Diagram 16)
Turn Change to blue
Repeat Row 2.
Rows 5 – 13
(skip last blue sc row)
ch 1 work a row of sc in blue working anti-clockwise starting left side of piece, sc evenly around in blue, making 2 sc in each corner, join to ch 1 and F/O.
Work first 7 rows in blue as square 1, switch to white for remaining 6, (13 rows) add blue sc border.
Work first 7 rows in white as square 1, switch to blue for remaining 6 (13 rows) add blue sc border.
When all 4 squares are complete sew together through back loops. With blue add a neat border of single crochets around the whole piece.
Edging : Cathedral edge-crochet edging. Simple instructions for this edging are found on this site here.
5 mm hook
Chain 4 with white, ss to make ring
Ch3 (counts as a dc)
7dc in ring. (8 dc made)
With blue ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch
2 dc in each dc with a ch 2 in between. (16 dc)
Join to top of ch 3.
* (4 tr, ch3, sc in 1st ch, 4tr in chain space) Point of diamond made.
sc in next chain space* (repeat three more times from * to *)
ss join to bottom of first point.
Change to white and sc around.
Embroider centre design in blue using needle.
Finish off and weave in ends.
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