STAR STITCH BLANKIE FOR BABY

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Su­san Heyn

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

30 inches wide x 40 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Red Heart Soft medium ( worsted) weight acrylic yarn ( solids: 5 oz/ 256 yds/ 141g per skein; heathers: 4 oz/ 212 yds/ 113g per skein): 1 skein each of # 9251 coral, # 4601

off- white and # 2515 turquoise 2 skeins # 9440 light grey heather • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

9 star sts = 4 inches; rows 1–7 in pat­tern = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row or round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row or round counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

V- stitch ( V- st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in in­di­cated st. Be­gin­ning star stitch ( beg star st): Draw up a lp in each in­di­cated ch, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 (eye made, see il­lus­tra­tion). Star stitch (star st): Draw up a lp in eye just made, draw up a lp in side of last lp of beg star st just made, draw up a lp in same ch as last lp of beg star st, draw up a lp in each of next 2 chs, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 (eye made, see il­lus­tra­tion). Be­gin­ning intermediate star stitch (beg intermediate star st): Draw up lp in front lp (see Stitch Guide) of 2nd ch from hook, draw up lp in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of same ch, draw up lp in back lp of first hdc, draw up lp in back lp of each of next 2 hdc, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 (eye made). Intermediate star stitch (intermediate star st): Draw up lp in eye just made, draw up a lp in side of star st just made, draw up a lp in back lp of same hdc as last lp of star st just made and in each of next 2 hdc, yo and draw through all 6 lps on hook, ch 1 (eye made).

BLAN­KET

Row 1 (setup row, RS): With coral, ch 124, beg star st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, work 59 star sts (see Spe­cial Stitches) across, hdc in same ch as last lp of last star st, turn. (60 star sts, 1 hdc) Fas­ten off.

Row 2 ( WS): With WS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) off- white in first st, ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), 2 hdc in each ch-1 sp across, end­ing with hdc in top of beg ch, turn. (122 hdc) Fas­ten off.

Row 3: With RS fac­ing, join turquoise in first st, ch 2, beg intermediate star st (see Spe­cial Stitches), work 59 intermediate star sts (see Spe­cial Stitches) across, hdc in same st as last lp of last star st, turn. (60 star sts, 1 hdc) Fas­ten off.

Row 4: Rep row 2. Row 5: With coral, rep row 3. Row 6: Rep row 2. Row 7: With turquoise, rep row 3.

Row 8: With light grey heather, rep row 2. Do not fas­ten off.

Row 9: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), V- st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next hdc, *sk next 2 hdc, V- st in next hdc, rep from * across, end­ing with dc in top of beg ch, turn. (40 V-sts, 2 dc)

Rows 10 & 11: Ch 3, V- st in ch-1 sp of each V- st across, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp across. Fas­ten off.

Row 13: With coral, rep row 3.

Rows 14– 67: [Rep rows 2–13] 4 times, then rep rows 2–7 once. Fas­ten off.

BOR­DER

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join light grey heather in top right- hand cor­ner st, ch 2, ( hdc, ch 2, hdc) in same st (cor­ner made), work­ing across top edge of blan­ket, hdc in eye (ch-1) of

Wrap Baby in this cozy afghan that is per­fect for a boy or girl. Stripes of star stitches are sep­a­rated by rows of off-white and a con­trast­ing sec­tion of gray V-stitches.

each star st across top edge, ( hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next cor­ner hdc, 2 hdc in each row end st down side of afghan, (2 hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next cor­ner st, hdc in each ch across bot­tom edge, ( hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next cor­ner hdc, 2 hdc in each row end st across next side, join to top of beg ch-2. (122 hdc across each short side, 138 hdc across each long side) Fas­ten off.

Rnd 2: With RS fac­ing, join turquoise in any ch-2 cor­ner sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 hdc, [ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 hdc] across to within 2 hdc of next cor­ner, ch 1, sk next 2 hdc**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. Rnd 3: With RS fac­ing, join coral with sc in first dc to the left of any cor­ner ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, *[work­ing in front of next ch-2 sp, work fptr (see Stitch Guide) in each of next 2 sk hdc in rnd 1, sc in each of next 2 dc] across to next cor­ner, work­ing in front of cor­ner ch-2 sp, work 2 tr in sp be­tween the cor­ner sts in rnd 1**, sc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in first sc. Fas­ten off.

Rnd 4: With RS fac­ing, join coral with sc in any st, ch 3, dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, *(sc, ch 3, dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, rep from * around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Weave in ends. Wet- block afghan to fin­ished mea­sure­ments.

Be­gin­ning Star Stitch

Star Stitch

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