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Star Shaped Afghan and Pillow Crochet Pattern

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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This is an afghan pattern from  yarndiva. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Of course you can always use what ever size hook you want and type of yarn you want. Make it yours.


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Materials:
1. Red Heart Sport Baby Pompadour Yarn in colors of choice.
2. Aluminum Crochet Hook Size F/5 Gauge: 6 rows from center to one point is 4”
(As long as the afghan is relatively flat…gauge is really not that important).
You may also use soft or worsted weight yarn and a larger hook for “bigger” babies!!
Special Stitch: Shell Stitch = 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc Auhor’s Note: It is to be understood that ch 3 = 1 dc at the beginning of each round throughout the entire pattern.
The size of the afghan is up to you…these are just the basic instructions to start with.
Please read the entire pattern before starting! It could save you a headache!
Instructions:
Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Round 1: 20 dc, (ch 3 + 19 dc) around ring, sl st in 3rd ring of first ch 3.


Round 2: Sc in first dc, {sk next dc, shell (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc}. Repeat { } all around. 5 shells & 5 sc’s.


Round 3
Round 3: Sl st in sc, sl st in first 2 dc’s of first shell, ch 3, dc in 3rd dc of first shell, {shell in ch 2 sp, 2 dc over next 2 dc, sk next ([dc, sc, dc] ...yes, skip all three...the skipped stitches becomes your "valley"), 2 dc over next 2 dc’s}. Repeat { } all around. * Sl st in 3rd ch of ch 3, sl st in dc after ch 3 of R 3.
(User friendly terms: Basically, R 3 is this: the sc & the first dc is skipped, you sl st in the sc, the first dc and the 2nd dc and then from the sl st in the 2nd dc, you make 2 dc's (1 ch 3 + 1 dc) over the previous 2 dc's and then the 3 dc shell in the ch 2 sp. Shove the shell over and 2 dc over the next 2 dc, skipping the last dc on one side, skip the sc and then skipping the first dc on the next side. Then you 2 dc over the next 2 dc and shell in the ch 2 sp. Repeat around.)


Round 4
Round 4: Ch 3, dc each over next 3 dc’s, {shell in ch 2 sp, dc in next 4 dc’s, sk 2 dc's (this is the valley), dc in next 4 dc’s}. Repeat { } around. Repeat * of Round 3.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc’s, {shell in ch 2 sp, dc in next 6 dc’s, sk next 2 dc’s, dc in next 6 dc’s}. Repeat { } around. Repeat * of Round 3.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc’s, {shell in ch 2 sp, dc in next 7 dc’s, sk next 2 dc’s (again, this is the valley), dc in next 7 dc’s}. Repeat { } around.
Repeat * of Round 3.
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc’s, {shell in ch 2 sp, dc in next 8 dc’s, sk next 2 dc’s, dc in next 8 dc’s}. Repeat { } around. Repeat * of Round 3.

Continue pattern until desired size. Edging of sc or reverse sc is recommended.
Do choice of edging stitch in each dc stitch below. *3 stitches in ch 2 of shell, sk 2 dc’s when you reached the stitches that were skipped in the previous row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
After 7 rows, you can see where the pattern is going…just add 2 dc’s in between the skipped dc’s and make the shell in the ch 2 space of the previous shell (or otherwise known as the star "tips") on every row and you should be fine.
You may alternate colors to give it a bit o’ sparkle!
A star pillow can be made by making 2 stars of 10 rounds each.
Trace the star shape on to fabric and make 2 fabric stars, sew 4 sides together and turn inside out. Stuff to desired “squishiness”, sew last side of star together. With the crocheted stars, place wrong sides together and sc through both thicknesses around 3 points, place stuffed pillow and sc the star closed.
Clear as mud?


Mother to Chloe 8 HH, and Allison 3 HLHS, Co Arctation of the Aorta, LPA issues, former g-tuber and mic-key button.

 

by on Mar. 18, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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vstogdill
by New Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM

love this, i just have to make it! Thank you

 

nrogerson
by New Member on May. 31, 2012 at 7:45 PM

quick question, does the entire blanket end up star shaped or does it end turning into a square?

nrogerson
by New Member on May. 31, 2012 at 7:46 PM

My son also has HLHS and still has a mic-key!!!

happydays62
by New Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 8:08 AM

 TOTALLY AWESOME.   I 'm very glad that you have the directions and the pictures on here so that we who are alittle bit slow at how to make the projects can have them .

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