Polish Star Crochet Stitch – Free Tutorial

The Polish Star Crochet Stitch creates a stunning texture that adds visual interest to any crochet project. The raised stitches form a pattern that resembles a star, making it unique and eye-catching.

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This stitch is the May 2024 New Year’s Resolution CAL stitch!

The Polish Star Crochet Stitch creates a dense and textured fabric with a distinctive star-shaped motif. While not a wildly popular stitch, it can used in various crochet projects such as blankets, scarves, and bags alike.


The dense texture of the Polish Star Crochet Stitch makes it ideal for items that require warmth and thickness, such as blankets and winter accessories. It creates a dense fabric that provides extra insulation against cold weather.


The Polish Star Crochet Stitch can be used for a multitude of projects, which means you can also use any yarn weight and hook size. Plus, you can use any yarn fibers, so you could make cotton hot pads or wool blankets and anything in between.


This stitch pattern can be worked in one solid color or striped with as many colors as you prefer! No matter how many colors are used, this stitch looks absolutely beautiful!


The Polish Star Crochet Stitch is considered an intermediate stitch, because of the star assembly, but the stitchwork itself is an easy level pattern!




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Polish Star Crochet Stitch pattern:

Polish Star Crochet Stitch  pattern

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What is the Polish Star Crochet Stitch?

The Polish Star is an eye-catching stitch that’s made with a combination of extended double crochet stitches and long chain loops. The loops are intertwined in a way that forms a star-like pattern.


What materials do I need?

To make the crochet polish star stitch you will need yarn and a crochet hook. To determine the pairing of these two supplies, you can either use the hook listed on the yarn label, or play around with different hook and yarn combinations as mentioned above!


What do I need to know about the Polish Star Crochet Stitch?

The Polish Star Crochet Stitch ends up being a thick stitch, because the chain loops are “braided” on top of the extended double crochets.


What are the stitch multiples?

The Polish Star Stitch is worked as a multiple of 8, plus 2.

To work a gauge swatch: chain 17, edc in 4th ch from hook and across, turn, then *ch 3, edc across, turn* for a total of 6 rows.


The Pattern

Keep reading for a list of what you need to make this stitch, including the stitch pattern instructions!


Polish Star Crochet Stitch pattern



Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

  • Color A 2.25oz/155yds
  • Color B 2oz/101yds

H/8/5.00mm Hook

Scissors

Gauge

14 edc x 6 rows = 4”


Finished Measurements

12.5” x 13” without border

Block to 15” x 15” after border




Stitch Guide

ch = chain

edc = See Special Stitches

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

YO = yarn over

Skill Level

Intermediate


Written in U.S. Terms

Polish Star Crochet Stitch pattern
Pattern Notes
  • Beginning chain-3 counts as a stitch.
  • This square is worked from the bottom up.
  • Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.
  • The crochet polish star stitch is worked in a multiple of 8 +2.
  • To work a gauge swatch: chain 17, edc in 4th ch from hook and across, turn, then *ch 3, edc across, turn* for a total of 6 rows.
  • This stitch can be worked in one solid color or striped. These instructions are written for two colors.
  • This square does require blocking. If you don’t have a way to block, I would suggest starting with a ch-50.
  • Important: This stitch pattern looks very wide and loose until stars are formed, then it will shrink quite a bit and look too small, but this square is very stretchy, so you will be able to block it to 15” x 15”.
  • There is a complementary video coming soon!



Special Stitches

extended double crochet (edc) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook, *yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook* 2 times.





Instructions

With Color A,

R1. Working in the back bump of the chain across: Ch 42, edc in 4th chain from hook, ch 11, *edc x 4, ch 11* across, edc in last 2 sts; leave a working loop, turn

With Color B,

R2. Attach yarn to 1st edc, ch 3, turn, 2 edc in next st, ch 11, skip next edc, edc x 2, skip next edc, ch 11, *2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11,  skip next edc, edc x 2, skip next edc, ch 11* across, 2 edc in next edc, edc in top of ch-3; leave a working loop, do not turn

With Color A,

R3. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the top of the ch-3 from row below, ch 3, turn, edc in next st, skip next edc, ch 11, 2 edc x 2, ch 11, *skip next edc, edc x 4, skip next edc, ch 11, 2 edc x 2, ch 11* across, skip next edc, edc x 2; leave a working loop, do not turn

With Color B,

R4. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the last edc from row below, ch 14, 2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11, *skip next st, edc x 2, skip next st, ch 11, 2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11* across, edc in top of ch-3 from row below; leave a working loop; do not turn







With Color A,

R5. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the top of the ch-3 from row below, edc in same space as ch, *skip next edc, edc x 4, skip next edc, ch 11, 2 edc x 2, ch 11* across, 2 edc in last st; leave a working loop; do not turn

With Color B,

R6. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the edc from row below, ch 3, turn, 2 edc in next st, skip next edc, edc x 2, skip next edc, ch 11, *2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11,  skip next edc, edc x 2, skip next edc, ch 11*, 2 edc in next st, edc in top of ch-3; leave a working loop, do not turn

With Color A,

R7. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the edc from row below, ch 3, edc in next st, skip next st, ch 11, 2 edc x 2, ch 11, *skip next st, edc x 4, skip next st, ch 11, 2 edc x 2, ch 11* across to last 3 sts, skip next st, edc in last 2 sts; leave a working loop, do not turn

With Color B,

R8. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the last edc from row below, ch 14, 2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11, *skip next st, edc x 2, skip next st, ch 11, 2 edc, edc x 2, 2 edc, ch 11* across, edc in top of ch-3 from row below; leave a working loop; do not turn

Repeat R5-8, leaving off on an R8 repeat, until height matches width or is slightly longer (I did to R20).


Weave chain loops into stars, then continue to R9:

TO FORM STARS
Step 1. Criss cross chain loops from rnd 1 by inserting left loop into right loop (over the 2 edc sts) and then inserting loops from rnd 2 into loops from rnd 1 (straight down = NEW Left into Left, NEW Right into Right) 

Step 2. Insert chain loops from rnd 3 into loops from rnd 2 (Straight down) and then criss cross the loops from R3 by inserting right loop into left from adjacent star, (so that stars “stagger”), pull the loops from rnd 4 through loops from rnd 3 (Straight down)

Step 3. Insert loops from rnd 5 into loops from rnd 4 (straight down) and then criss cross the loops from R5 by inserting right loop into left loop from adjacent star, (so that stars “stagger”), pull the loops from rnd 6 through the loops from rnd 5 (straight down)

Continue this pattern to the top, then move to R9


With Color A,

R9. Pick up working loop, draw up a long loop and slip stitch in the top of the ch-3 from row below, ch 3, *pull 1st chain loop over to the left and edc in 1st 3 sts of 6-edc set, working over the chain loop, pull next chain loop over to the right and edc in next 3 sts of the 6-edc set, working over the chain loop, edc x 2 in sts behind the stars* across, edc in last edc; Fasten.

With Border Color,

R10. Starting in the top of the ch-3 from last row, attach yarn, ch 1, sc in each st across the top, sc evenly down the side, sc in each st across the bottom, sc evenly up the side, sl st to 1st sc; Fasten.

Polish Star Crochet Stitch Chart

Finishing
  • Block square to 15″ x 15″
  • Hide all strings.




And that’s how you crochet the Polish Star Stitch!

Polish Star Crochet Stitch pattern

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