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Beth's Little Star Afghan


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Beth's Little Star Afghan
© by Beth Parsons


Materials:
Red Heart 4 ply yarn (your choice of colors)
G Crochet Hook

NOTE: Ch 3 counts as dc
           Shell = 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc

Round 1: Ch 7, dc in first ch, *ch 3, dc in first ch. Repeat from * 2 times. Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch to join, ch 3. (5 spaces)

Round 2: 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in first ch 2 space, *shell in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chain to join. (30 dc/5ch-2 spaces)

Round 3: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, shell, *dc in next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, 2 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 2 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch to join. (50 dc/5 ch2 spaces)

Round 4: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 dc, shell, *4 dc, sk 2 dc, 4 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 4 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch to join. (70 dc/5ch 2 spaces)

Round 5: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 5 dc, shell, *6 dc, sk 2, 6 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 6 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. (90 dc/5 ch2 spaces)

Round 6: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 7 dc, shell, *8 dc, sk 2, 8 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 8 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning chain. (110 dc/5 ch 2 spaces)

Round 7: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 9 dc, shell, *10 dc, sk 2, 10 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 10 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. (130 dc/5 ch 2 spaces)

Round 8: Sl st in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 11 dc, shell, *12 dc, sk 2, 12 dc, shell. Repeat from * to 5th point. 12 dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. (150 dc/5 ch 2 spaces)

Round 9 to desired size: Continue with pattern as above. Each row will increase by 20 stitches. On last round, for rounded points, place 4 dc in ch 2 spaces. Continue around with pattern. End off. Work in loose ends. ep

(Above picture is Preemie size consisting of 15 rows - 6 red, 5 white, and 4 blue)



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