The Jasmine stitch, often said to look like a star or flower, is a beautiful stitch that can be used in a variety of ways. To me it resembles Japanese cherry blossoms, so I enjoy working this with a pink yarn! It may appear complex at first glance, although once practiced it makes an easy and effective-looking stitch!
In this tutorial I will show you how to create the Jasmine stitch yourself with various photos and detailed descriptions so that you will have it mastered in no time. I have also included some project ideas at the end of this tutorial for those that wish to make something more than just a pretty patch!
I recommend chunky yarn for this stitch as it is easier to work with for this particular stitch and looks better when worked. Although a lower ply yarn still works, it may be a bit fiddlier! I am using Moda Vera Shadow Yarn, in a gradient pink.
If you tend to have a loose tension, I’d recommend using a smaller hook. For example, I found 3.5mm works well with 8ply as I’m using to demonstrate, but you might like to experiment with hook size and yarns to find what best for you and your project.
To do this stitch you need to know how to:
C – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
The rest involves a lot of wrapping yarn around the hook that you may not otherwise be familiar with! This is not a super complex stitch as it becomes consistent after the second row, although I would say absolute beginners become confident with the basics before attempting this stitch.
Without further ado, let us get into the tutorial!
Step 1 (to start): Slip knot yarn onto your hook and chain 2.
Step 2: Pull yarn until you have a few centimetres between your hook and chains.
Step 3: Yarn over, insert hook into the second chain and pull yarn through, making two more loops about the same length. You have three loops on your hook.
Step 4: Repeat step 3, leaving you with five loops on your hook.
Step 5: Yarn over again, and before pulling through all five loops you want to pitch the yarn as to leave a gap that you can return to later.
Step 6: Insert hook into gap and pull yarn through. With two loops now on your hook, finish like a single crochet. Chain 1.
Step 7: Repeat steps 3-6, this time inserting hook into stitch and not second chain, until you have desired length, with an extra puff to act as a turning stitch!
Step 8: Work stitch until you have five loops on your hook (into (1) as indicated in the image below!) and instead of pulling through like usual- yarn over, insert hook into hole from previous stitch (2) and pull through. You have seven loops on your hook. Repeat yarn over and pull through so you have nine loops (2 again).
Step 9: Yarn over and insert hooks into next hole along the left (3), yarn over and pull through (3 again). You have thirteen loops on your hook.
Step 10 : Now you want to yarn over, pinch yarn like earlier and pull through all thirteen loops. This is probably the trickiest part of Jasmine stitch as it is tedious, but after some practice it gets easier and is worth the effort, I promise! Something I found first off is that it can be awkward to pinch and pull through all the stitches, so try holding the gap with a spare crochet hook, pen, chopstick- whatever you have around.
Step 11: Once you have pulled through all the loops, insert hook into the gap we made and pull through. With the two loops on your hook, make a tight slip stitch. Chain 1.
Step 12: The stitch is consistent from here on out! Repeat steps 8-11, although the first place to insert your hook is now centre of the stitch just made. I labelled another image to hopefully make this easier to understand!
Step 13: Repeat step 12 until you reach the end of the row, making sure your last puff is done in the initial second chain.
Step 14: Turn work, chain 1.
Work Jasmine stitch the same row 2 until desired size and you are done!
If you are a visual learner, here is a YouTube video by HappyBerry Crochet that will walk you right through the Jasmine stitch!
Jasmine Star Stitch Valet Tray
Here is a simple pattern that showcases the jasmine stitch beautifully! As it is a reversable and thick stitch, it can easily be used for practical patterns such as this tray. It consists of a low ply cotton yarn, crocheting a square and then crimping each corner using whip stitch.
Crocheted using t-shirt yarn and an easy-to-follow pattern, this project can be done in just a couple hours! It makes a great gift for someone else or a treat to yourself. By making multiple in various colours, you will have a bag to match every outfit in no time!
This pattern includes face scrubbies and a basket that makes adorable storage! The Jasmine stitch can be very yarn-consuming, so here we see detail of the stitch without going overboard. The pattern includes images, detailed instructions and short videos, so is incredibly beginner friendly!
Other project ideas include blankets, beanies, cushions and more!