Christmas Star Throw and Pillow LW2071

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INTERMEDIATE

Designed by Glenda Winkleman.

Throw measures 42" x 57½". Pillow measures 15" x 15½".

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 7 skeins 4313 Aran Fleck A; 2 balls each 376 Burgandy B and 633 Dark Sage C; 1 Ball 631 Light Sage D.

Afghan Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle, 16" pillow form.

GAUGE: 13 sts = 3"; 10 rows = 3" in Afghan st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTES: Use separate ball of yarn for each large block of color. Pick up new yarn from under old to twist yarns and prevent holes.

THROW

Block (Make 20)

With Afghan hook and A, ch 31.

Row 1: First Half: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw yarn through st, *insert hook in next ch, yo, draw yarn through st; repeat from * across - 31 loops on hook;

Second Half of Row: Yo, draw yarn through first loop on hook, *yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook, (counts as first loop of next row).

Rows 2-29: Beginning with Row 2, follow Chart through Row 29.

Row 30: Slip st in each vertical st across. Fasten off.

Block Border

With right side facing and crochet hook, join A in upper right hand corner st.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in corner st, dc in next 2 sts, [skip next st, dc in next 3 sts] across to 3 sts from corner, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, turn to work along side edge, 2 dc in edge of first row, dc in edge of each row to last row, 2 dc in last row, ch 2, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, [skip next st, dc in next 3 sts] across to 3 sts before next corner, skip next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, turn to work along side edge, 2 dc in edge of first row, dc in edge of each row to last row, 2 dc in last row, ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Arrange Blocks, 4 Blocks wide by 5 Blocks long, for Throw. Holding wrong sides together, join A in one Block with crochet hook, working through sts of two Blocks, slip st Blocks together. Repeat until all Blocks are joined.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing and crochet hook, join A in upper right hand corner dc, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc and ch-space around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 space, join with slip st to top of beginning ch.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, working (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each corner ch-2 space, join with slip st to first sc.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each sc around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 space, join with slip st to top of beginning ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each dc around, working 4 sc in each corner ch-2 space, join with slip st to first sc.

Round 5: Ch 3 with B, [dc with D in next sc, dc with B in next sc] around, end with D, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Cut B.

Round 6: With D only, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, ch 1, skip next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 56 times, [2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 4 times, turn to work along side edge, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 85 times, [2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 4 times, turn to work along next edge, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 57 times, turn to work along side edge, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 85 times, [2 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, join with slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 7: Join B in top of beginning ch 3, ch 1, sc in same space, *[sc in next dc, dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work] across to first set of 2 dc of next corner, [sc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work] 4 times; repeat from * around to last side, [sc in next dc, dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work] across to first set of 2 dc of next corner, [sc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work] 3 times, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

PILLOW

Back

With Afghan hook and A, ch 51.

Row 1: First Half: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw yarn through st, *insert hook in next ch, yo, draw yarn through st; repeat from * across - 51 loops on hook;

Second Half of Row: Yo, draw yarn through first loop on hook, *yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook, (counts as first loop of next row).

Repeat Row 1 until 41 rows have been worked.

Last Row: Slip st in each vertical st across. Fasten off.

Front

With Afghan hook and A, ch 51.

Row 1: First Half: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw yarn through st, *insert hook in next ch, yo, draw yarn through st; repeat from * across - 51 loops on hook;

Second Half of Row: Yo, draw yarn through first loop on hook, *yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook, (counts as first loop of next row).

Repeat Row 1 until 8 rows have been worked.

Begin Chart

Next Row: Work 5 sts, beginning with Row 3, work Chart across 31 sts, work 5 sts.

Continue to work Chart as established until 29 rows have been worked.

Repeat Row 1 for 6 rows.

Last Row: Slip st in each vertical st across. Fasten off.

Block Border

Round 1: With right side of Front facing, join D in upper right hand corner st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in corner st, ch 1, [skip next st, dc in next st] across to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn to work along side edge, 2 dc in edge of row, [ch 1, skip next row, dc in next row] across to last 2 rows, ch 1, skip next row, 2 dc in last row, turn to work along opposite edge of foundation ch, 3 dc in first st, ch 1, [skip next st, dc in next st] across to last st, 3 dc in last st, turn to work along side edge, 2 dc in edge of row, [ch 1, skip next row, dc in next row] across to last 2 rows, ch 1, skip next row, 2 dc in last row, ch 1, join with slip st to top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join B in top of beginning ch, ch 1, sc in first 3 dc, *[dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work, sc in next dc] across to first dc of corner 5-dc, sc in next 5 dc; repeat from * around to last side, [dc in next dc 2 rounds below, pulling dc up to current level of work, sc in next dc] across to last 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc, join with slip st in first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *[skip next st, sc in next 3 sts] 12 times, sc in next 48 sts; repeat from * around to last side, [skip next st, sc in next 3 sts] to last 2 sts, sc in next 2 sc, join with slip st in first sc.

Repeat Border around Pillow Block.

FINISHING

Round 1: Holding wrong sides together, join B in one Block with crochet hook, working through sts of two Blocks, ch 1, sc in each st around 3 sides, turn to work along last side, sc in each st across on only 1 piece.

Fasten off.

Insert pillow form.

Whipstitch opening closed.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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