Knitted Kitchen #33 – Star Stitch

The Star Stitch washcloth is pattern #33 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. The striking texture is not only pretty, it’s also great for scrubbing. The pattern includes photo and video tutorials for the star stitch. It looks really impressive and complicated, but is actually much easier than it looks! We all love stitches like that, right? 

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The Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. Together with a great team of designers and will be bringing you 48 washcloth patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will include a photo and/or video tutorial, so it’s a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques.

Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for our designs. I’ve chosen their 24/7 Cotton for all my washcloths and am really enjoying working with it. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #KnittedKitchen post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!

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Star Stitch Washcloth

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Intermediate – Repeating stitch pattern, with increase and decrease techniques.


Instructions are written for a 9″ square, with changes for a 12″ square in [ ]


 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • sl = slip stitch knitwise with yarn in back
  • star = star stitch (see Special Stitch)
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side

Special Stitch:

Star Stitch:  (See video tutorial) Purl next 3 stitches together but do not remove them from left needle. Yarn over, then purl the same 3 stitches together again, this time removing them from the left needle. This stitch is worked only on wrong side rows.

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 Stitch multiples:

  • The star stitch is a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1, and a multiple of 4 rows.
  • The seed stitch border adds 4 stitches on each side, and 5 rows on the top and bottom


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Cast on 45 [61]

Seed stitch bottom border:

Row 1 (WS): K 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Row 2-5: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Main section of square

Row 6: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k across to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 7: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, (star, p 1) across to last 4 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice. (9 [13] stars)

Row 8: Repeat Row 6.

Row 9: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) twice, p 2, (star, p 1) across to last 6 sts, p 2, (k 1, p 1) twice. (8 [12] stars)

Rows 10-58 [78]: Repeat rows 6-9 twelve [seventeen] times, then repeat row 6 once more.

Seed stitch top border:

Rows 59-63 [78-83]: Repeat row 2.

Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.


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Note: This chart shows the same pattern as the written instructions.

Star Stitch washcloth chart -
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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn!

A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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