Star stitch embroidery can depict a star, flower or snowflake on your embroidery projects. This stitch consists of a double cross stitch with a third small cross stitch worked on each side of the vertical stitch. It is a member of the cross stitch family of embroidery stitches. You can use this stitch individually in random designs, but it is also effective when stitched together in rows. It is sometimes referred to as the Twinkle stitch. So sprinkle a few stars on your next stitching project with this simple and easy embroidery stitch – perfect for beginner stitchers!
Star stitch embroidery starts with straight stitches combined with a minimum of 8 ends or star points. The ends can be 8 stitches that all end at the same center, but you can make 4 longer stitches that overlap in the same center if you prefer. There are a lot of variations on this stitch – make an 8, 16 or 32 point star!
Here is our star stitch embroidery tutorial:
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I used beautiful variegated #8 pearl cotton on this sampler of the star embroidery stitch, and my favorite Bohin needles.
How is the Algerian Eye Stitch similar to the Star Stitch?
With the Algerian Eye embroidery stitch you stitch back through the middle of the star, with this stitch the middle of the star is overlapping stitches. Both stitches make lovely stars – why not trying them together in a stitching project!
Use this stitch for flowers or snowflakes in embroidery designs!
Embroidery projects are perfect projects to work on while binge watching your favorite series, or taking with you. And, yes, you can take embroidery on the plane – just make sure to take blunt nose kids scissors to cut your thread – or a dental floss container works great, too! Pack all of your embroidery supplies in a small zipper bag and get stitching on planes, while waiting in the car during soccer practice or at doctor’s office – make good use of those minutes creating something just for you or to give as a gift.