Stars and Stripes Ripple Afghan WR1003

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Skill Level: Experienced

Designed by Leigh K. Nestor.

Afghan measures approximately 45" wide x 60" long.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 18 Ounces No. 4313 Aran Fleck CA, 16 ounces No. 376 Burgundy CB, and 14 ounces No. 380 Windsor Blue CC.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle.

GAUGES: 12 sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" in pat; star = 3½" point to point. CHECK YOUR GAUGE: Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
3 dccl: [yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times all in same st, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook.

3 trcl: [yo] twice, draw up a lp in next tr, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, [yo] twice, draw up a lp in next sl st between points, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, [yo] twice, draw up a lp in next tr, [yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook.

NOTES: Afghan is made in horizontal panels that are sewn together. Each panel begins with the center star row. Always mark the last point made (for joining process). Always join full stars in the 5th (marked) point then the 4th point (the point before the marked point) of previous star. The star row is worked as follows: beg ½ star, 17 full stars (9A, 8B), end ½ star. Sew in all loose ends.

INSTRUCTIONS:
STAR ROW: Beg ½ Star: With CA, ch 4, (6 dc, 3 tr) all in 4th ch from hook, turn sideways, sl st in next 2 bars of last tr, sl st in next 3 ch, [ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in last ch, skip next 2 sts of star center, sl st in next st] twice - 2 points. Mark the last point made. Fasten off.

FULL STAR A: With CA, ch 4, 14 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a sl st in top of beg ch - 15 sts.
First Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of marked point of previous star, skip sl st and one ch; sc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch, skip 2 sts of center, sl st in next st - point made.
2nd Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of point before marked point of previous star (this is the rem point on beg 1/2 star or 4th point of a full star), skip sl st and one ch, make point.
3rd-5th Points: [Ch 4, skip first ch, make point] 3 times.
Fasten off.

FULL STAR B: With CA, ch 4, 14 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a sl st in top of ch - 15 sts.
First Point: Ch 4, skip first ch, make point.
2nd Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of marked point of previous star, skip sl st and one ch, make point.
3rd Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of point before marked point of previous star, skip sl st and one ch, make point.
4th and 5th Points: Work same as for first point. Fasten off.
Continue to alternate A and B stars until there are 17 full stars completed and joined and one beg ½ star.

End ½ Star: Ch 5, (2 tr, 7 dc) all in 5th ch from hook, turn sideways, sl st in bar of last dc and in each ch of beg ch-4 and in next 3 sts of center.
First Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of marked point of previous star, skip sl st and one ch, make point.
2nd Point: Ch 4, sl st to tip of point before marked point of previous star, skip sl st and one ch, make point. Fasten off.

Lower Stripe of Panel-Row 1: With right side facing, join CC in top of ch-4 of End ½ Star; ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 tr, slip sl st, sc in next 3 sts of point, sc in sl st between points, sc in next 3 sts of next star point, skip sl st between points, * sc in next 3 sts of point, sc in sl st between points **, sc in next 2 sts, 3 trcl, dc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in tip of point; sc in next 2 sts, 3 trcl, dc in next st, sc in next st, sc in sl st between points, sc in next 3 sts, skip sl st between points **; rep from * to last point (Beg ½ Star), end at **; sc in next 3 sts of ½ star point, skip sl st, sc in last 3 tr; turn.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, * skip next 2 sts **, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * to last 9 sts, end at **; sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 4.

Upper Stripe of Panel-Row 1: With right side facing, join CC in base of tr in point of Beg ½ Star; ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts of point, * sc in sl st between points, sc in next st, dc in next st, 3 trcl, dc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in tip of point, sc in next st, dc in next st, 3 trcl, dc in next st, sc in next st, sc in sl st between points, sc in next 3 sts **, skip sl st between points, sc in next 3 sts of point; rep from * to last point (End ½ Star), end at **; turn.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in first st, skip next st, sc in next 8 sts, * 3 sc in next st **, sc in next 9 sts, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * to last 10 sts, end at **; sc in next 8 sts, skip next st, sc in last st; turn. Change to CB at end of Row 4.
Rows 5-9: With CB rep Row 2. Change to CA at the end of Row 9.
Rows 10-11: With CA, rep Row 2.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * 3 dccl in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 3 dccl in next st] 4 times **, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; sc in last 2 sts; turn.
Rows 13-14: Rep Row 2. Change to CB at the end of Row 14.
Rows 15-19: With CB, rep Row 2. Fasten off at the end of Row 19.

Panel 1 (bottom panel) completed. Make 5 panels total.

To Join Panels: Sew lower stripe of Panel 2 to upper stripe of Panel 1. Rep for rem panels. Additional stripes are added at lower end of afghan for finishing.

Additional Stripes-Row 1: With right side facing, join CB in first st of Lower Stripe of Panel 1 at bottom of afghan; rep Lower Stripe Row 2
Rows 2-5: Rep Lower Stripe Row 2. Change to CA at the end of Row 5.
Rows 6-7: With CA, rep Row 2 as before.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, * [dccl in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times, dccl in next st **, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; sc in last 2 sts; turn. Rows 9-10: Rep Row 2 as before. Change to CB at the end of Row 10.
Rows 11-15: With CB, rep Row 2 as before. Fasten off at the end of Row 15.

ABBREVIATIONS: approx = approximately; beg = beginning; CA, CB, CC = Color A, Color B, Color C; ch = chain; cl = cluster; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rem = remaining; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sl st = slip stitch; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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