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STARRY MIDNIGHT SKY SHAWL

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Anyways, this pattern that I am sharing today was first published at Clover-USA blog. This pattern is called the STARRY MIDNIGHT SKY SHAWL.

The Starry Midnight Shawl pattern features the Star Stitch crochet pattern. I have always been in love with this stitch pattern. Actually, I made the sample of this shawl pattern early last year but only the last quarter of 2020 that I finally started crocheting it!

I custom ordered the yarn that I used for this shawl. Shelly of Daisy Stitch Co captured the colorways that I told her for this project. I asked for blue as the main color of the yarn I am envisioning in my mind. If you knew me, blue is my all time favorite color! I was also aiming for a midnight sky color to emphasize the stars. The added sparkles resemble the shining stars. Shelly didn’t disappoint me! Her work turned out astounding!

STARRY MIDNIGHT SKY SHAWL PATTERN

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

  • Fingering Weight (#1) Yarn | Daisy Stitch Co Fibers in Sparkle Fingering | Approx. 850 yards
  • Clover Amour Crochet Hook Size G | 4 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Mini Patchwork Scissors
  • Bent Tip Darning Needle
  • Tape Measure

Gauge:

20 sts (10 Star Stitch) x 12 rows = 4 inches (Unblocked)

Gauge Pattern: (see Star Stitch pattern)

Row 1: Ch 26, work Star Stitch to the last ch, HDC in the last ch as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sk 1st, work 2 HDC in every eye of the star stitch across, HDC in the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from the prev row. Turn.

Row 3(All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 3, work Star Stitch across, HDC in the last st as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. Turn.

Row 4 – 12: Rep Row 2 and 3 ending with Row 2.

Finished Measurement:

Approx. 70” Width x 18” Height (Unblocked)

Stitches & Abbreviations | US Terminology

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • Prev – Previous
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right Side
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl – Slip
  • Sp – Space
  • St(s) –Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong Side

Special Stitch

Star Stitch – It takes 2 rows to complete the look of a finished star stitch.

Row 1: The following steps refer to the First Row of Crochet Star Stitch.

  1. Make an even number of foundation chains.
  2. Insert hook in 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over, pull up a loop — 2 loops on hook. Insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop — 3 loops on hook. Insert hook in 4th ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop — 4 loops on hook. Insert hook in 5th ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop — 5 loops on hook. Insert hook in 6th ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop — 6 loops on hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops on hook.
  4. Ch 1 – this creates the “eye” of the Star Stitch. One Star Stitch just made.

To make the next Star Stitch, follow the following steps:

  1. Insert hook in ch-1 space (‘eye’ of the star stitch), yarn over, pull up a loop — 2 loops on hook.
  2. Insert hook in the last spike of the Star Stitch just made, yarn over, pull up a loop — 3 loops on hook.
  3. Insert hook in same ch/st as the last loop pulled up on the Star Stitch just made, yarn over, pull up a loop — 4 loops on hook.
  4. Insert hook in next ch/st, yarn over hook, pull up a loop — 5 loops on hook. Insert hook in next ch/st, yarn over hook, pull up a loop — 6 loops on hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops on hook.
  6. Ch 1 – this creates the “eye” of the Star Stitch. One Star Stitch just made.

Repeat the last 1 – 6 steps to the last chain or stitch of the row. Then HDC in the last ch/st as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. This completes the 1st row of the Star Stitch.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), work 2 HDC in every ch-1 space (the ‘eye’ of the Star Stitch from prev row) across, HDC into the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from prev row.

You just completed the Star Stitch pattern. For a better understanding of the Star Stitch pattern, watch this video tutorial but always refer to my pattern as I made a modification to achieve the design I have in mind.

Notes

  1. Read the pattern carefully before starting.
  2. This pattern is worked flat, sideways.
  3. The turning ch 1 and ch 2 do not count as a st.
  4. The gauge for this pattern is not that important. With this being said, the pattern can be easily customized to the size you like, how big or wide it may be. Also, you can use different yarn weights but when you do, adjust also the crochet hook size according to the size in the yarn label.
  5. Remember, when working on the Star Stitch, always count the loops on your hook before pulling through 6 loops on the hook.
  6. To avoid making mistakes and ripping off your work, always make sure that your Star Stitches are aligned vertically.
  7. You increase/decrease 1 Star Stitch in every other row.

Pattern Instructions

Row 1 (RS): Ch 6, work Star Stitch, HDC in the last ch as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. Turn.

Increasing Rows

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2, sk 1st st, work 2 HDC in the ch-1 space (the ‘eye’ of the Star Stitch from prev row), HDC into the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from prev row. Turn.

Row 3 (RS)(All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 6, work Star Stitch across, HDC in the last ch as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): Ch 2, sk 1st st, work 2 HDC in every ch-1 space (the ‘eye’ of the Star Stitch from prev row) across, HDC into the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from prev row. Turn.

Row 5 – 98: Rep Rows 3 and 4, ending with Row 4.

Note: End Row 98 with a sl st (rather than HDC) into the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from prev row. Turn.

Decreasing Rows

Row 99 (RS)(All stitches are worked in the BLO) Ch 1, sk 1st st, sl st in the next 2 sts, ch 3, work Star Stitch across, HDC in the last ch as the last loop pulled up on the last Star Stitch just made. Turn.

Row 100 (WS): Ch 2, sk 1st st, work 2 HDC in every ch-1 space (the ‘eye’ of the Star Stitch from prev row) across, sl st into the top st/spike of the Star Stitch from prev row. Turn.

Row 101 – 196: Rep Rows 99 and 100 until 1 Star Stitch remains, ending with Row 100.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Optional: Block your shawl.

You’re all done! Hope you enjoy and love your new shawl!

To download the PDF copy of STARRY MIDNIGHT SKY SHAWL and my other patterns, please visit my Ravelry shop.

Now, time to check out the beautiful finished Starry Midnight Night Sky Shawls of my amazing testers!

I would love to see your Starry Midnight Sky Shawl. Please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #starrymidnightskyshawl to share so I could see it!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for questions regarding this pattern.

As always, stay safe and happy crocheting!

XOXO,

Elisa

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