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Star Bright Afghan

Star Bright Afghan

From a distance, this brightly colored crocheted afghan looks just like a quilt. Use deeper yarn colors for a rich, sophisticated look.

Afghan measures approximately 50" by 70".

Materials:

4-ply worsted weight acrylic
24.5 ozs. Color A (teal)
17.5 ozs. Color B
(medium violet)
28 ozs. Color C (yellow)
14 ozs. Color D (red)
3.5 ozs. Color E
(blue Crochet hook size J, or
size necessary to obtain gauge Bobbins (optional)

Gauge:

In single crochet (sc) --
3 1/2 stitches and 4 rows = 1"
Each motif = 10" square

Check your gauge. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given!

Motif (Make 35)

stitch diagram

With Color A, chain (ch) 32.

Row 1 (Right side): Single crochet (sc) in second ch from hook and in each ch across. 31 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, *treble crochet (tr) in next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first stitch and each stitch (st) across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in first sc, tr in next sc; insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, drop color in use, with next color (refer to chart) yarn over and draw through both loops on hook--color change made, sc across to within last 4 stitches (sts), work color change in next stitch referring to chart, sc in next sc, tr in next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 5-31: Continuing in pattern, follow chart, color and stitch key working color changes as indicated. Wind new color on bobbin for color change (optional). At end of Row 31, do not ch 1. Fasten off.

Border:

With right side facing, attach Color C to the first st of Row 31, ch 3 counts as one double crochet (dc), dc in same st, * dc across to within last st before corner, 2 dc in last st, ch 1 for corner, 2 dc in end of row on next edge, dc in each row end to within last row before corner, 2 dc in last row end, ch 1*, 2 dc in first st on next edge, repeat from * to *, slip st to top of ch 3 to join. Fasten off.

Joining Motifs:

diagram keyHolding wrong sides of 2 motifs together (right sides facing), whipstitch motifs together through back loops only of border and make 5 rows of 7 squares.

Outer Edge:

With right side facing, attach Color A to back loop only of any dc, ch1, sc in same st, sc evenly spaced around working in back loops only and working 3 sc in each ch-1 corner space, slip st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these instructions. We cannot be responsible, however, for variances in individual techniques, human errors or typographical mistakes.

©2007 Craft Yarn Council of America