Christmas Star Afghan LW1894

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Afghan measures 45" x 72".

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 3 skeins each 0376 Burgundy A and 0389 Hunter Green B; 2 skein 0313 Aran C.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Motif measures approx. 4 ¼" x 6 ¾" CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Make 180 motifs as follows:

64 in color A; 60 in color B; 56 in color C

MOTIF:

Ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, tr, dc, hdc] twice all in ring; join to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, dc in sc, * dc in next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) all in sp, dc in next 3 sts **, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next sc; rep from * to **; join to 3rd ch of ch-5.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, * (dc, ch 3, dc) all in sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) all in sp, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc **, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * to **; dc in last dc; join. Fasten off.

HALF MOTIF: Make 8 in color A.

Ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, tr, dc, hdc, sc) all in ring; do not join; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first 4 sts, (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) all in sp, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last sc; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch1, sk next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch1, sk next dc (3dc, ch5, 3dc) all in space, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch-3 of Row 2. Fasten off.

NOTE:

Check Motif placement carefully.

Referring to diagram and beginning at upper right corner, sew motifs together.

EDGING-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach B in any st; ch 1, work 1 rnd sc evenly around, increasing at outer points and decreasing at inner points to keep work flat; join to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, work 1 rnd dc, increasing and decreasing at points as before to keep work flat; join to top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB = Color A, Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es); tr = treble crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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