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I've combed through 200 crochet sources and haven't yet found pre-1973 occurrences of this simple, reversible, accordion-like star stitch. I've modified it to emphasize its natural pleated texture and lovely scalloped edges. 

This Starlooper pattern includes a choice of finished dimensions, and optional accent stripes. Depending on when you stop crocheting and how you seam it, you'll need 1 to 2 skeins (219 - 438 yards or 200 - 400 meters) of medium weight yarn. I used DesigningVashti Treat Medium-Z yarn, but any smooth medium weight yarn would be great.

The edge-as-you-go feature would also bring out the best in a self-striping or tonal yarn.

It's a fast project to memorize and crochet.

Starlooper is the third in a series of quick and easy Star stitch projects that I designed as I created Star stitch class booklets this year (2014). My goal is to design with different kinds of Stars in ways that take advantage of the unique charms of each. For more, see my newsletter iss

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Vashti Braha
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