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#1 laurah4200

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:30 AM

[IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/laura_lynn_hanks/tmpphpkJVsNe.jpg[/IMG]

While this star shaped afghan sports the usual gaps parallel crochet
stitches form, a modified hdc2tog and an adjacent dc stitch fill in the
cracks normally made by chains on an increase and skipped stitches on a
decrease. The mhdc2tog and adc stitches may seem unconventional at
first, but you might find after a few pattern repeats you will no longer need
to reference the pattern.


Materials
Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes
5.3oz/150g/404yd [IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/laura_lynn_hanks/tmpphpqlIrCi.jpg[/IMG]
2 skeins in Splash Stripes

Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
Blunt end yarn needle


Skill Level [IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/laura_lynn_hanks/llll.jpg[/IMG]

Gauge
15dc and 8 ½ rows = 4”

Finished Size
33” across from valley to point
21” from center to point

Special Stitches
Adjacent double crochet (adc)- yo, in previous st just made insert hook in
bottom left front prong, yo and pl through prong, [yo and pl through 2
loops] twice.

Modified half double crochet two together (mhdc2tog)- yo, insert hook in
next st, yo and pl through lp, sk 1 st, insert hook in next st, yo and pl
through lp (4 lps on hook), yo and pl through all lps.

To make hole-less starting rounds, use the magic loop technique.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: in second ch from hook *sc, ch 1, rep from *4 times more, join rnd
with sl st to sc.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1*sc in ch-1 st, ch 1, sc in sc, ch 1, rep
from * 4 times more, end sc in ch-1 st, ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to sc. (10
sc)

Rnd 3: ch 1, *sk ch-1, (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in next sc, sk ch-1, sl st in next
sc, rep from *4 times more, join rnd with a sl st to ch-1.

Rnd 4: [sl st in next dc] 2 times, ch 3, *(3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in
next st, mhdc2tog, dc in next st, rep from * 3 times more, end (3 dc, adc,
3 dc) in adc, dc in next st, mhdc2tog, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch-3.
(50 sts)

Rnd 5: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *(3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc
in next 3 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, rep from *3 times more, end (3
dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 3 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of
ch-3. (70 sts)

Rnd 6: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc
in next 5 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, rep from *3 times more, end (3
dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 5 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of
ch-3.

Rnd 7: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, *(2dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc, dc
in next 7 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 7 sts, rep from *3 times more, end (2
dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc, dc in next 7 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of
ch-3.

Rnd 8: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc
in next 8 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 8 sts, rep from *3 times more, end (3
dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 8 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top of
ch-3.

Rnd 9: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc
in next 10 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 10 sts, rep from *3 times more, end (3
dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 10 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to top
of ch-3.

Rnd 10: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 11 sts, *(3dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc,
dc in next 12 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 12 sts, rep from *3 times more, end
(3 dc, adc, 3 dc) in adc, dc in next 12 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to
top of ch-3.

Rnd 11: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 13 sts, *(2dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc,
dc in next 14 sts, mhdc2tog, dc in next 14 sts, rep from *3 times more, end
(2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in adc, dc in next 14 sts, mhdc2tog, join with a sl st to
top of ch-3.

Rep rnds 8-11 four times more, ending on row 27, continuing to (3 dc, adc,
3 dc) in every tip for three rows and (2 dc, adc, 2 dc) in the next row, only
changing the number of dcs between shells and mhdc2togs.


Border

Special Stitches
These stitches mimic the special stitches used in the body of the blanket,
using the same technique and resulting in a slightly shorter stitch.

Adjacent half double crochet (ahdc)- yo, in previous st just made insert
hook in bottom left front prong, yo and pl through prong, yo and pl through
all lps on hook.

Modified single crochet two together (msc2tog)- inset hook in next st, yo
and pl through lp, sk 1 st, insert hook in next st, yo and pl through lp (3 lps
on hook), yo and pl through all lps.

Rnd 1: sl st in next dc, ch 2, hdc in next 42 sts, *(3 hdc, ahdc, 3 hdc) in
adc, hdc in next 43 sts, msc2tog, dc in next 43 sts, rep from *3 times
more, end (3 hdc, adc, 3 hdc) in adc, hdc in next 43 sts, msc2tog, join
with a sl st to top of ch-2.


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#2 crochetfool

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:10 AM

Thanks for sharing your lovely pattern but is it missing something at the end? There is only rnd 1 of the border given....

Love
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#3 laurah4200

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for sharing your lovely pattern but is it missing something at the end? There is only rnd 1 of the border given....

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The border consists of only one round. It is basically just a shorter stitch all the way around to bind the edges in a bit.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

This pattern looks great! Can't wait to try it!
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

Laura - your pattern is awesome! It works up quick and easyy. I love that it's solid without the usual holes.

The adc sounds confusing until you actually make one, Instead of inserting hook in the sp, you just put it thru the bottom of the dc you just did. It really makes an awesome point to the star.

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

#6 joanieponytail

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:06 PM

Wow, that is really an attractive blanket. Beautiful job.

#7 Slneu

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

I am not understanding how to sc in the chain 1 st. Could some explain this a little better?

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

You just stick your hook through the hole of the chain stitch and pull your yarn through making a sc as usual or you can start using the magic loop technique link she provided. If you use the magic loop then start the pattern at the * and continue from there.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:10 PM

ive been trying to find this star design blanket for a while! Gonna tackle this one in a week or so, thanks for the share!