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Sea Star Afghan Square

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Sea Star Afghan Square ~

Crochet Pattern

Sea Star Afghan Square is the 1st Square in the Ocean Medley Blanket CAL 2018! This square can also be used for other projects and will always be available. Enjoy!

 

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Designed by Mistie Bush in Collaboration With Joanita Theron

Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate

Yarn
Red Heart With Love, Color A (Daffodil), Color B (Peacock), Color C (Pewter), Color D (Iced Aqua), Color E (White); 600 yards (roughly)

Hook and Notions
Size Hook: H (5mm), scissors and blunt needle

Measurement
12 inches (squares)
Gauge
N/A

Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet

Notes
Chain 1 at beginning of round does not count unless otherwise stated

Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as dc unless otherwise stated.

COLORS: A – Daffodil; B – Peacock; C – Pewter; D – Iced Aqua; E – White

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Instructions

Working With A

Make 6
Color A
Chain 5; join with a slip stitch to form a ring
Round 1: Chain 3 (See Notes),
work 14 dc into the ring; join with a slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (15 dc)

Round 2: Chain 1 (See Notes), sc into same stitch,
* work [ch 5, sc into 2nd ch from the hook, hdc into next ch,
dc into next 2 chains, skip next 2 dc (from RND 1), sc into next dc] 4 times;
join with a slip stitch into 1st sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Attach Color B in any point of the star (the space between the Last chain and the First sc)

Round 3: * work hdc into the sc, dc into the hdc, tr into the next 2 dc, tr into the next sc, (continue working up the right-side of the next ‘star arm’ – you will be working into the chain spaces opposite the stitches) tr into next 2 chains, dc into next chain, hdc into next chain, sc into the point of the star, repeat from * 4 more times; join with a slip stitch into the 1st sc. (50 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Round 4: Attach Color C into any point of the star (sc stitch)
Step 1: Chain 1 (See Notes), sc into same stitch, hdc into the next 2 stitches, dc into the next stitch, work (dc, ch 2, dc) into the next stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches, hdc into next 2 stitches, sc into the next 4 stitches
Step 2: hdc into the next 2 stitches, dc into the next stitch, work (dc, ch 2, dc) into the next stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches, hdc into the next 2 stitches, sc into the next 3 stitches
Step 3: hdc into the next 2 stitches, dc into the next stitch, work (dc, ch 2, dc) into the next stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches, hdc into the next 2 stitches, sc into the next 4 stitches
Step 4:
hdc into the next 2 stitches, dc into the next stitch, work (dc, ch 1, dc) into the next stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches, hdc into the next 2 stitches, sc into the next 2 stitches; join with a slip stitch into the 1st sc. (54 sts – 13 sts over 2 sides and 14 sts over 2 sides, 4 Corners)

Round 5: Chain 3 (See Notes), dc into each stitch around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into each chain 2 corner space; join with a slip stitch into the 1st dc. (70 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Attach Color D into any Chain 2 Corner space

Round 6: Chain 3 (See Notes), work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the corner space, dc into each stitch until next chain 2 space, * work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner space, dc into each stitch until next chain 2 corner space, * repeat from * to * two more times; join with a slip stitch into the 1st dc. (86 sts)

Round 7: Chain 3 (See Notes), work dc into each stitch around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into each corner space; join with a slip stitch into the 1st dc. (102 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Attach Color E into any Chain 2 Corner space

Round 8: Chain 3 (See Notes), work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into chain 2 space, dc in each stitch until next chain 2 corner space, * work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner space, dc into each stitch until next chain 2 corner space, * repeat from * to * two more times; join with a slip stitch into the 1st dc. (118 sts)

Round 9: Chain 3 (See Notes), dc in each stitch around, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into each chain 2 corner space; join with a slip stitch into the 1st dc. (33 per side x 2 & 34 per side x 2 = 134 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

First Panel: Join the 3 squares together using the mattress stitch.

Second Panel: Join the remaining 3 squares together using the mattress stitch. Lay this panel to the side.

For full details on this crochet along – CLICK HERE!

Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

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