Watch how to crochet the Anastasia stitch (video and written instructions)

The Anastasia stitch is a glamorous pattern that looks a little like a row of tiaras spread across all your favorite throws, shawls or afghans.
Though intricate, it is not hard to master. Give it a go and add a regal air to your projects.
Watch the Anastasia stitch video tutorial:
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Materials
You can use any yarn for this project, but why not reflect the glory of this special stitch with a yarn with a bit of sheen or lurex to it? Avoid very chunky weights as you'll lose definition. Think of DK or lighter weights as ideal. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from this point number of times required
ch chain
dPS double puff stitch
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
tPS triple puff stitch
yo yarn over
Special stitches involved in this pattern
This pattern calls for a double puff stitch - to create, yo, insert hook, pull up loop, yo, insert hook again, pull up loop, yo, pull through all loops on hook. It also calls for a triple puff stitch, which is made the same way but involves one more yo before you pull through all loops on the hook.
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Written instructions
Create a foundation chain in multiples of 12.
Rows 1 and 2: start off with a row of sc into every st, starting with the 2nd st from the hook.
Row 3: ch 1 and sc into 1st sc. Ch 3, sk 3 scs. Sc into 4th st. Ch 5, sk 2, sc into 3rd st. Ch 3, sk 3, 2 scs. Ch 3, sk 3, 1 sc. Ch 5, sk 2, 1 sc. Ch 3, sk 3 and 2 sc. Ch 3, sk 3 and 1 sc. Ch 5, sk 2, 1 sc. Finally ch 3, sk 3 and 1 sc.
Row 4: ch 3 and turn. dPS into middle st of 1st ch sp. Ch 3, dPS into middle st of next ch sp, ch 5, dPS again into same ch. *Ch 3, dPS into middle st of next ch sp, ch 1, dPS into middle st of next ch sp, ch3 and dPS into middle st of next ch sp, ch 5, dPS into same ch*. Continue from * until end of row, ending by dPS, ch1, 1 dc into last st of row.
Row 5: ch1, turn, sc into 1st st, then *3 sc into next ch sp, 5 sc into following ch sp, 3sc into next ch sp, 1 sc into next sp, continue along row, finish with 1 sc into last st.
Row 6: ch 3 and turn. TPS, followed by 3 ch into 1st st of second arc in row. Then tPS, 3 ch, tPS, 3 ch, tPS, 3 ch, tPS, 1 ch. Then 1dc above 2 dPS of previous row. Ch 1, *5 tPS followed by ch 3 into the next arc, ending with a ch 1, 1 dc above the dPS of previous row. Continue along row, finish with a ch1 and 1 dc into last st of previous row.
Row 7: ch 1, turn. Sc into 1st ch. Ch 4, sc into next ch, ch4, sc into next ch, ch4, sc into dc of previous row, sc into next motif, now repeat *ch 4, sc across all motifs, ending with 1 sc, then 1 sc into turning chain.
Repeat rows 4-7 until project reaches desired size.
Resources

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