You’re A Star Pillow is the second in my collection of Star Stitches. I fell in love with this stitch and couldn’t stop making them. I love the way they look with the circular shape, and they are just mesmerizing. This design makes a pretty, decorative pillow to match your blanket. The design is easy to customize, keeping the color block theme, making a solid, or changing the width of your stripes. This is my suggestion, but the sky is the limit to make it your own. Here we go…
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You’re A Star Pillow
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Measurements: 16 inches long by 16 inches wide.
Yarn: Caron One Pound, WW #4
Color A – White (1 skein) 215 yards
Color B – Lilac (1 skein) 190 yards
Color C – Peach (1 skein) 30 yards
16×16″ Pillow Form
Hook: 6.00 mm [US J-10] Yarn needle
Gauge: 3 1/2 rows and 7 star stitches = 4 inches
Abbreviations: In US Terminology
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
Special Stitches & Placement:
Row 1: Ch 3 loosely, turn, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert in next ch, yo, pull up a loop, insert in first st of previous row in back third loop, yo, pull up a loop, [insert in next st of previous row in back third loop, yo, pull up a loop] 2 x, (6 loops on hook), yo pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
Insert hook into ch 1 (just made), yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into last st (of previous star stitch) yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into base of previous start stitch, yo, pull up a loop, [insert hook into next st in back third loop, yo, pull up a loop] 2x, (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
Row 2: 1 hdc in center ch 1 sp of previous row star stitch, *2 hdc in next center ch 1 sp*, repeat across.
Work Rows 1-2 to make one complete star stitch.
1. First Row of the Star Stitch is worked in the third back loops throughout.
2. Work all odd Rows (RS) in third back loop, work all even Rows (WS) in front Loops
3. Ch 2 counts as a stitch throughout.
4. Rows in Red text are the repeat rows to easily identify them.
5. Stitch counts are in ( ) at the end of the rows.
6. If you make both sides the same color for the star stitch, use the yardage above. If you want to use Peach & Lilac, then you’ll need 95 yards each color.
Pattern Starts Here
Instructions: (Make 2)
Color A (White) – Ch 41
Row 1: (RS) Starting in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across. (40 hdc).
Row 2: (WS) Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in front loop, in each st across. (40 hdc).
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in back third loop, in each st across. (40 hdc).
Round 4-5: Repeat Rows 2-3. End off yarn.
Color B (Lilac) – Star Stitch
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, star stitch in third back loops across. (20 star stitches).
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in same sp, *2 hdc in center of next star stitch*, repeat *-* across, ending with 1 hdc in top of ch 3. (40 hdc).
Row 12-20: Repeat Rows 7-8.
Color A (White) –
Row 21-25: Repeat Rows 2-3. Do NOT fasten off.
1. Attach new color to the RS of pillow.
2. Work around the entire perimeter of the pillow.
3. Round 2 corner stitches – [1 sc in next st, ch 1] 3 x. Do not skip a stitch between sc stitches for corners.
Border: Continuing with Color A (White) –
Round 1: Ch 1, turn sc evenly around blanket working 3 sc in each corner, ending with sl st to beginning sc.
Round 2: Ch 2, *skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *-* to corner, then work corner as [1 sc in next st, ch 1] 3 x. Repeat *-* and corners around perimeter, ending with sl st to beginning ch 2. End off yarn.
Color C (Peach) – attach to RS
Round 3: Sl st to any sc st, ch 2, *skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *-* to corner, then work corner as [1 sc in next st, ch 1] 3 x. Repeat *-* and corners around perimeter, ending with sl st to beginning ch 2. End off yarn.
Color B (Lilac) – attach to RS
Round 4: Sl st to any ch 1 sp, ch 2, *1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *-* around perimeter, ending with sl st to beginning ch 2. End off yarn.
Color A (White) – attach to RS
Round 5: Sl st to any ch 1 sp, *2 sc in each ch 1 sp*, around perimeter, repeat *-* ending with sl st to beginning sc.
Put the two sides together, with right sides facing out, match up the stitches, sl st through back loops of Round 5, of both sides, around 3 sides of the pillow. Slip pillow form inside, continue to sl st to the beginning sl st. End off, weave in ends.
End of Pattern.
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Get the matching blanket – You’re A Star Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
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