Learn to Crochet!
Crochet Gif Tutorials: Star Stitch
This is a tutorial in 4 parts:
Part 1: Row 1, First Star
Part 2: Subsequent Stars
Part 3: Row 2
Part 4: Row 3
The star stitch requires prior knowledge of the half double crochet (hdc) stitch.
How many chains should I make to begin?
Crochet - one example of a ‘real-world’ application of algebra! (Sorry!)
Chain: 2 x (the number of stars you wish to make), + 4 extra chains.
e.g. for a row of 5 stars, 2(5)+4 = 14 chains.
Note: you don’t have to begin with a chain! To start a row of star stitches mid-way through a project, skip straight to part 4.
There are several variations on the star stitch. If you look at another tutorial and compare it to this one, you’ll probably find differences. This is the way I like to do it - but feel free to play around!
Rice, black bean and ground turkey on a toastada with salsa and avocado.
I don’t know if this is how you’re supposed to use a toastada, but it’s working.
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This is what happens when Zack and I get dressed up fancy, go out on the town, forget to take pictures, and then try to take them ourselves :)
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