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The Halley’s Comet Motif :: Crochet Stitch #174

How to Crochet the Halley's Comet Motif
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About This Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the halley’s comet motif stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with a lot of texture. The halley’s comet motif stitch would be great for afghans, baby blankets, and blankets!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

ch”]Chain Stitch
sc”]Single Crochet
dc”]Double Crochet
sl st”]Slip Stitch
ssc”]Spike Single Crochet – insert hook below st into top of 1st round, yo, draw loop through and up to height of current round, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

4 ch joined in round

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:4 ch joined in round

  • Round 1: 5ch (count as 1dc and 2ch), [1dc into ring, 2ch] 7 times, sl st to 3rd of 5ch.
  • Round 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), 3dc into next sp, [1dc into next dc, 3dc into next sp] 7 times, sl st to top of 3ch. (32sts) Fasten off.
  • Round 3: Join B into same place, 1ch, 1Ssc over st st, work Picot of [3ch, insert hook down through top of sc just made and work sl st to close], *1sc into next st, 2sc into next st, 1sc into next st**, 1Ssc over next st, Picot; rep from * 6 more times and from * to ** again, sl st to 1st Ssc. Fasten off.
  • Repeat rounds 1-3 until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Halleys Comet Motif. (Reversible)
Example of the Halleys Comet Motif. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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