Star eyelet stitch
Mark the centre of your eyelet with a single dot. Decide how long you want the spokes of the eyelet to be, and bring your needle up that distance from the central dot. Take your needle down on the dot.
For the next spoke, bring your needle up a little further around the edge of the eyelet shape, then down again at the centre. Repeat until you have completed the circle.
Structure of stitch
Eyelet stitch can be used for flowerheads and background decoration.
Eyelet stitches can have an odd or even number of spokes; they can be circular, oval or an irregular shape; the spokes can have even or irregular spaces between them and the length of the spokes can vary.
Identifying Star eyelet stitch
This eyelet stitch has no definitive number of spokes, and each spoke can have varying lengths, but all spokes go through one central hole.
Various Authors, The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery (2018) , p.175