Yarn

Star-Crossed Afghan

for  Yarnspirations.com

size: 54" square

Materials

  • Caron United Yarn, skeins: White, seven; Black, four; Red, one

Tools

  • Crochet hook: USI/9 and US G/6
  • Yarn needle

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler

Abbreviations

approx: approximate(ly)
beg: beginning
ch: chain(s)
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
RS: Right Side
rnd(s): round(s)
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sp(s): space(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
tr: treble crochet
tog: together

  • Gauge
  • 1. 12 dc and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger hook.
  • 2. Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout. White is A, Black is B, and Red is C throughout.
  • Solid Motif (make 24)
  • 1. **With A and larger hook, ch 4. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
  • 2. Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 3). (3 dc in ring. Ch 2) 3 times. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5.
  • 3. Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • 4. Rnd 3: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.**
  • 5. Rnd 4: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • 6. Rnd 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 15 dc. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
  • 2 color motif (make 16 with A as Color 1 and B as
  • 1. With Color 1, work from ** to ** as given for solid motif. Fasten off.
  • 2. Rnd 4: Join Color 2 with sl st to any ch-3 sp. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp. *1 dc in each of next 11 dc. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • 3. Rnd 5: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 15 dc. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
  • Stars (make 16)
  • 1. With C and smaller hook, ch 4.
  • 2. Rnd 1: [2 dc. (Ch 1. 3 dc) 4 times. Ch 1] all in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4.
  • 3. Rnd 2: *Ch 5. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in next ch. Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. Fasten off.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Referring to placement diagram, sew motifs tog, then sew stars in position.
  • Edging
  • 1. Rnd 1: (RS). With larger hook, Join B with sl st to any corner ch-3 sp of afghan. Ch 1. Work 3 sc in same sp as lastsl st. Work sc evenly around outer edge of blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
  • 2. Rnd 2: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.