Happy New Year Star Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch

A very Happy New Year to you and here’s a gift tutorial for Star Stitch which is a really striking pretty textured stitch, it looks fabulous in 2 shades and equally as pretty in just the one shade. If you are working in 2 shades it’s fine to carry it up the side of your work, any more than 2 I’d fasten off and start with a new shade. It all depends on your skill level and how confident you feel in working in separate shades, but remember where there is colour there is yarn ends to sew in 🙈. This is how I made mine. As this is a tutorial and not a pattern I have not added a key, hook size or yarn because whatever yarn you choose select the appropriate hook size for that yarn. I give my free time to write tutorials and patterns as a thank you for supporting my Etsy shop but the same copyright applies as to my paid patterns.
This pattern/tutorial remains the property of SewHappyCreative, you may not copy, share, reproduce or sell the pattern itself. You are welcome to sell your finished creations in small quantities made from this pattern, but we kindly ask that you credit us and that you link to our Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2022. The photos used in my tutorial may not be shared without prior permission.

My Star Stitch tutorial uses foundation dc, if you have purchased my hat, mitten and bag patterns you will be familiar with this stitch as I include a separate tutorial for this stitch just like my flower Festival Bag pattern https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/727842753/flower-festival-bag-granny-square? My tutorial uses dc (US sc) stitch and half treble ( half Dc US). Pattern notes : To make the star it’s like making a cluster stitch you insert your hook pull a loop through but don’t complete the stitch and then continue to insert your hook where indicated pulling up a loop each time until you have 6 loops for each stitch on your hook and then yoh and pull through all 6 loops, work a ch1 to anchor the stitch in place but this ch-1 stitch is also the place where you start your subsequent star stitches. Keep your tension really even or you will easily pull in your work, if you tend to have a tight tension work loosely. My swatch uses 31 foundation dc creating 15 stars ⭐️ You could use either foundation treble or foundation dc. I have used fdc but ftr would give you a nice border eg a blanket or cowl .

Step 1. To begin, make your desired length in foundation dc in multiples of 2 plus 1.

Step 2. Turn your work and ch 3, into the the 3rd chain from your hook, insert your hook and pull up a loop, now insert your hook into the same chain only this time in front of the chain and pull through a loop, there are now 3 loops on your hook, insert your hook into the next 3 stitches pulling up a loop in each one of them, you now have 6 loops on your hook, yoh and pull through all 6 loops, ch1. This is your first star stitch completed.

First star stitch completed after my ch-1.

Step 3 Use the photo below with the arrows to guide you, insert your hook into the the ch-1 you made when you completed your first star stitch, pull up a loop, now insert your hook into the side of your first star stitch ( make sure you go through 2 loops in the side, it looks like a chain stitch ) and pull up another loop, there are now 3 loops on your hook, place your hook into the base of that stitch, pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next 2 stitches pulling up a loop in each one of them as before, you now have 6 loops on your hook, yoh and pull through all 6 loops, ch1. This is your 2nd star stitch completed, continue working your star stitch like this until you reach the last stitch when you complete your last star stitch, work 1 htr in the same stitch. Turn your work .

Step 4 Ch1 (does not count as stitch), 1dc in next st, 1dc in the centre of the star created by your ch-1 from previous row, then work 2dc in every ch-1sp until you reach the end , then work 1dc in the last stitch.

As you build your rows of stars, all your star stitches should be in line.

These 2 rows form the pattern, repeat as many times as you like ⭐️

This is star stitch in aran. There are more patterns in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative
Winter Warming Mittens pattern https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1116087885/crochet-mitten-pattern-winter-warming
First Frost Hat Pattern. https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1132398175/crochet-hat-pattern-crochet-pattern-a

Fizzy Festive Coaster Pattern

A cute little coaster to add to your festive table, it’s really quick to make and you can whizz a set of these off your hook in an evening, wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes Fiona xx

All of my free patterns are written in my spare time, patterns take a long time to write and are given as a thank you for supporting my small business. The copyright is exactly the same as if you were purchasing a pattern from my Etsy shop. Please do not copy, share, reproduce, alter or sell the pattern itself. You are welcome to sell your finished creations in small quantities made from this pattern, but we kindly ask that you credit us and that you link to our Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2021 This pattern remains the property of SewHappyCreative.

Foundation Round Using any colour make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into the ring, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (12tr)

Rounds 1-4

Round 2 Attach a new colour in between any tr of round 1, Ch3 (counts as tr,), 1tr, in same space, 2tr, in between each tr around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.(24 tr)

Round 3 Attach a new colour in between any 2tr group of round 1, Ch3 (counts as tr,), 2tr, in same space, 3tr, in between each tr around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.(36 tr)

Round 4 Attach a new colour in between any tr of round 2 ch 1(counts as dc ), this creates a long dc spike stitch, 1dc, in each of next 3 tr, *dc in between the 2tr group of Round 3, to create a long dc spike stitch, 1dc in each of next 3tr, * repeat from * to * around , ss to join into beg ch-1 fasten off.

Round 5 & 6

Rounds 5 Attach a new colour in any dc of previous round, ch1 (counts as dc,), 1dc, in every stitch around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.(48sts) Rounds 6 -As Round 5

Rounds 7- border – Attach a new colour in any dc of previous round, ch1 (counts as dc,)1dc, in same stitch, ss in next st, *2dc in next st, ss in next st, * repeat from * to * around , ss to join into beg ch-1, fasten off.

Happy crocheting and a very happy Christmas. For more lovely patterns and my hand dyed yarn visit my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative or to see my hand yarn and patterns first pop over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sewhappycreative/

Round 7

New Pattern Release in my Etsy shop ☀️☀️☀️

Always The Sun Crochet Bag Pattern 🧡

The bag is a follow on from our popular flower Festival Bag pattern using my pattern of a sunburst granny square. Skill level for this pattern is intermediate. My crochet bag is made of granny sunburst motif , joined using a continuous join with some simple stitching to complete. Included in my pattern is my interpretation of a continuous join tutorial, a full photo tutorial with “map” to guide you through, there’s also a foundation treble tutorial is on page 15. As a bonus I’ve included my lining pattern notes. So grab your hook and lets get started… Pattern only available in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1045826686/always-the-sun-granny-square-crochet-bag 🧡

Our Hand Dyed Yarn SewHappyYarn 💗

Wisteria Dk Yarn

We get lots of messages about the “variegated” yarns we use in our photos and patterns. The yarn is our own hand dyed yarn and available in our Etsy shop. We have a range of mini skeins in dk and 4ply which come in sets of 3 starting from £11.25 per set and double knitting yarn and Aran. Our Aran yarn has 10% off ( sale ends today 4th July 2021) . We also offer Free UK Shipping on orders of yarn over £25. You will need to use the code for this which can be found on our shop announcement. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative

Our Aran yarn in Rainbow Lights.
Our popular Sweet Pea Yarn in dk mini skeins these are perfect for making our duvet days sock pattern https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/764959180/duvet-days-sock-pattern-crochet-sock
Our mini skeins and double knitting yarn are perfect for making our sock pattern https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/764959180/duvet-days-sock-pattern-crochet-sock
Double Knitting Rain or Shine

Daisy Granny Square Motif

Daisy Granny Square Pattern

This tutorial remains the property of SewHappyCreative, you may not copy, share, reproduce or sell the pattern itself. You are welcome to sell your finished creations in small quantities made from this pattern, but we kindly ask that you credit us and that you link to our Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2021.

Key
Round 1 into a magic loop Or ch5, ss , to join, ch1( counts as dc), 7dc into the ring, so to join.
Round 2

Round 2 , Attach a new colour in the top of any dc,of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 2trcl in same sp, ch2, *(3trcl, ch2 ,),* in next sp, repeat from * to * ss to join into beg ch- 3, fasten off .

Round 3

Round 3 attach a new colour in any ch-2 space of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr, in same ch-2sp, 3tr, in next ch-2sp, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr,) in next ch-2 sp, 3tr, in next sp* repeat from * to * twice more to complete your round, ss to join to beg ch-3, fasten off.

Pattern for my new sunburst granny is in my Etsy shop 🧡 https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1042335157/sunburst-granny-square-crochet-pattern

Gentle Ripple

There’s something very soothing about a ripple pattern and there are many interpretations of the granny ripple. My pattern is a gentle wave achieved by spacing more stitches between each ripple. To create a ripple you are basically making “peaks” and “valleys“ and this is done by decreasing stitches in your valley and increasing at your peaks, it’s all about the maths and providing you do all this correctly on each row you will whizz along, so it’s always worth checking each row to make sure it’s correct. Please note this is is not a full pattern it’s a quick tutorial for how I made my blanket and written in my spare time.

This is how I made mine, I’ve used a repeat of 16 stitches, with a starting chain of 16 plus 3 eg if you make a blanket with 7 repeats, you would need a starting chain of 16 x 7 + 3 = 112. I prefer to use foundation dc (US fdc) for my blanket for this method use your repeat only 16 x however many times as you like.

For my tutorial I’ve written it using the starting chain method . Decide on how wide you want your blanket and make your chain. Please note all in brackets it will indicate how many times you do this after the brackets.

Abbreviations for Stitches used are treble (US dc), ch =chain, yoh = yarn over hook, 2tr tog, this is where you work 2 incomplete trebles like a cluster stitch. See stitch below. Any size hook to suit your yarn. Pink version uses my own hand dyed yarn sweet pea, Scheepjes stonewashed in Canada jade 806, pink Quartzite 821,Tourmaline 836, and rose quartz 820.

2tr tog = 2 treble together. Yoh, insert hook into tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 3 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops,) 2 loops on hook, yoh, insert hook into next tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 4 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook. You have completed your 2trtog.

Foundation Row . Into the 4th chain from your hook 1tr, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in the last ch.

Row 1 and all subsequent rows . chain 3 (counts as tr), 1 tr in tr at base of 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in last ch.


This tutorial remains the property of SewHappyCreative, you may not copy, share, reproduce or sell the pattern itself. You are welcome to sell your finished creations in small quantities made from this pattern, but we kindly ask that you credit us and that you link to our Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2021.

SewHappyCreative Sewing 🧵 Pattern

This week we launched our first sewing 🧵 pattern of our popular project bag that we sell in our Etsy shop. It’s a fully lined medium sized project bag and has more than 30 photos to help you make our bag. It has a fleece interlining and a tag for your stitch markers inserted into the lining. The pattern is a 13 page pdf pattern and available from our Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/1015322656/drawstring-bag-sewing-pattern-pdf at the moment it has 10% off


Flower Power Mandala

This is a sweet little mandala pattern made in a dk yarn it measures approx 20cm in diameter in an aran weight it will come up larger, you can make it with or without the border and you can also add it to and embroidery hoop to make a dream catcher. Try it in some rainbow shades to brighten up a window in your home. It’s a free pattern for you to enjoy and written in my free time so it’s less detailed and has fewer photos that my patterns in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative which all have 10% off at the moment.

Copyright © 2021 This design belongs to SewHappyCreative, You may not copy, share, reproduce in any way (this includes altering the pattern in any way and calling your own design, this is a breach of our copyright ) including video tutorial or sell the pattern itself and we kindly ask that you credit us and link to our https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online.* please contact us via Etsy conversation if you wish to sell your items made from this pattern.
Pattern may not be used for teaching a group without prior consent.
©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2021

Pattern notes: The pattern is written in U.K. terms with US terms for ease of conversion. My floral mandala is made of 7 rounds, Round 4 uses cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving all loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .I used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any double knitting preferably cotton yarn will do, and a 4mm hook. Additional stitches UK 3dtrcl = 3double treble cluster stitch only used at the beginning of Round 4. Skill level for this pattern intermediate.

My Flower Mandala pattern is a gift for you to make for birthdays, Mother’s Day or may be even Easter it looks beautiful with a vase of flowers in the centre or frame it in an embroidery hoop to make a dream catcher, I hope you have fun making it and gifting to your friends and family, Happy crocheting. This design belongs to SewHappyCreative, You may not copy, share, reproduce in any way including video tutorial or sell the pattern itself and we kindly ask that you credit us and link to our https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online.* please contact us via Etsy conversation if you wish to sell your items made from this pattern.
Pattern may not be used for teaching a group without prior consent.
©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2021

Foundation Round Using any shade make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Into the magic loop or ring ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), (1tr, ch1 ,) 11times, ss, to join into 3rd chain of beg ch-4, fasten off.

Round 2 Attach a new colour in any ch-1 sp of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in same ch-1 sp, ch1, * 2tr, ch1*, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Attach a new colour in any ch-1 sp of round 2, ch4 (counts as dc, plus ch3 ), *1dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-4, fasten off.

Round 4 Attach a new colour in any ch-3sp, of Round 3, ch4 (counts as dtr), 3dtrcl in same sp, ch4, *4dtrcl in next sp, ch4*, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch- 4 fasten off.

Rounds 1 -4
Round 4

Round 5 Attach a new colour in any ch-4sp of round 4, Ch3(counts as tr ), 5tr in same ch-4sp, *6 tr in next ch-4sp, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-3,fasten off.

Round 6 Attach a new shade in the space between any 6tr groups, Ch3(counts as tr ), 2tr, ch1, 3tr in same sp, ch1, *(3 tr, ch1, 3tr, ch1), *in next sp, repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3,fasten off.

Round 7 Attach a new colour in ch-1 sp of any 6tr group, Ch3(counts as tr ), 2tr, ch3, 3tr in same sp , dc spike stitch in the centre of the 6tr group of Round 5, in my photo above this is the yellow round, you are creating a long dc spike stitch, *(3tr, ch3, 3tr,) in next ch-1sp of 6 tr group, dc spike stitch as before, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into first ch of beg ch-3,fasten off.

Border Attach a new colour in any dc spike st, of Round 7, ch1 (counts as ss), *dc in the top of the next 3 tr, 4dc, in ch-3sp, 3dc in top of next 3tr, ss in dc spike st,* repeat from * to * around omitting final ss, before joining your round, ss to join join . Fasten off.

Hope Rainbow Blanket Pattern

Hope Traditional Granny square blanket pattern :Rounds 1-10

Hope blanket pattern notes:The main part of the blanket is large granny square with traditional granny square stripes. To keep your square from twisting and corners neat, your square is flipped over after each round alternating from RS and WS rounds, start each new round with the change of colour in a different corner to the previous round, we like to start our next round in the corner to the left of the shade you fastened off in the previous round. This will keep your square neat when your ends are stitched in. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020

Hope blanket colour sequence: using a 4mm hook and the colour sequence guide below, make one large granny square. Continue working in rounds

Following the colour sequence guide below part 1 is Rounds 1-20, working with your favourite method for making a granny square or use mine free on my blog page, https://sewhappycreativeuk.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/granny-square-love repeat rounds 4 from the granny square pattern remembering to flip your square after each round, continue working 3tr, in each sp and (3tr, ch1, 3tr,) in each corner sp, ss to join each round to beg ch-3. . ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020

All yarn I’ve used is Stylecraft Special Dk on a 4mm hook.

Round 1 Fuchsia Pink (1827) Round 2 Cream (1005)

Round 3 Fondant (1241) ~ Round 4 Raspberry (1823)

Round 5 Grape (1067) Round 6 Cream (1005)

Round 7 Parma Violet (1724) Round 8 Violet (1277)

Round 9 Duck Egg (1820) Round 10 Storm (1722)

Hope Traditional Granny square blanket pattern :Rounds 1-10

Round 11 Denim (1302) Round 12 Cream (1005)

Round 13 Spearmint (1842) Round 14 Sage (1725)

Round 15 Lincoln(1834) Round 16 Pistachio (1822)

Round 17 Lime (1712) Round18 Cream (1005)

Round 19 Mustard (1823) Round 20 Gold (1709)

Round 21 Camel (1420) Round 22 stone (1710)

Round 23 parchment( 1218) Round 24 mocha (1064)

Round 25 Cream (1005) Round 26 spice (1711)

Round 27 Tomato (1723) Round 28 Pomegranate (1083) I’ll be adding part 3 after Christmas

Round 29 Copper (1029) Round 30 Lipstick (1246) Round 31 Claret (1123) Round 32 cream (1005)

Border I have started my border using 2 rounds of half treble using shades fuchsia pink and Parma violet .

A pdf version will be available in my Etsy shop soon with a new border design . ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020 You may not copy, share, reproduce in any way including video tutorial or sell the pattern itself and we kindly ask that you credit us and that you link to our Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative if selling online.* please contact us if you wish to sell your items made from this pattern.
Pattern must not be used for teaching a group.
©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020