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Free Crochet Crystal Star Motif
Afghan
Crystal Star Motifs Afghan

Materials: Coats & Clark Red Heart Classic or Premier; 16 oz white, 3 ½ oz off white
 Aluminum Crochet Hook Size G or 4.50 mm
 Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 32” x 44”
Gauge: Rounds 1-4 = 2 ½”

Note: Make 35 motifs through rnd 7 only. Motifs are joined on rnd 8.

Motif:
To begin: with white, ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring. Ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 8 scs in ring. Join with sl st in first sc. Ch 1.
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc, * ch 2, sc in next sc. Rep from * around, after 7th sp ch 1, hdc in beg sc to
join and form last sp. Ch 1.
Note: Shell for rnd 3 is (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) = double shell
Rnd 3: Sc in first sp, * shell in next sp, sc in next sp. Rep from * around. After 4th shell, join to
beg sc. Ch 1.
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around, working  (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 sp, Join. Ch 3 counts
as first dc of next shell.
Note: Shell for rnd 5 is (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) = triple shell.
Rnd 5: Shell in same sc, * ch 2, sk 3 sc, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk 3 sc, shell in next sc. Rep
from * around. Join to top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: Sc in each dc around, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 sp, 2 sc in each ch-2 sp, ch 1
over each sl st. Join and fasten off white. With off white, draw up a lp in any sc. Ch 1.
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc and in each ch-1 sp around, working (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3
sp. Join and fasten off. Continue on first motif only.
Border: With white, draw up a lp in 2nd sc to the left of any corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1.
Rnd 8: Sc in same sc, * (sk 2 sc, double shell in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) twice, sk 1 sc,
triple shell in corner ch-3 sp, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc. Rep from * around, join to beg sc. Fasten
off.
Note: Work rnd 8 on first motif only, then join rem motifs as follows in 5 strips of 7 motifs in each
strip.
Working as for rnd 8, work pattern around 3 sides. Beg joining to next motif at corner 3. Work
half of corner shell, ch 2, drop lp, pull lp under and through corresponding ch-3 sp of first motif.
Complete corner shell. Join next 2 shells by working half of shell, ch 1, drop lp, pull through
corresponding ch-3 sp, ch 1, and complete shell. Join next corner as for beg corner. After first
motif on next row, work around 2 sides of motif. Beg joining at corner 2. Where 4 corners meet,
ch 2, drop lp, pull lp through corresponding corner of first motif. Ch 1, pull lp though next
corresponding corner to the side, ch 2 and complete shell.

Finishing:
Weave in ends.
Outside Border: With white, draw up a lp in ch-3 sp of first shell to the left of any corner shell.
Ch 3 (for first dc of next shell).
Rnd 1: Double shell in same sp, * ch 1, double shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-3
sp of next corner shell, dc in center ch of same shell, ch 3, dc in same ch, 2 dcs in ch-3 sp of
next (corner) shell, ch 2, double shell in ch-3 sp of next shell. Rep from * around, working at
corners: ch 1, double shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 2, triple shell in corner ch-3 sp, ch 2,
double shell in ch-3 sp of next shell. At end of rnd, work corner pattern, join to top of beg ch.
51 st to ch-3 sp of next shell. Ch 1.
Rnd 2: (Sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, * ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp of
next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, sk 1 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-
3 sp of shell, ch 2, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, sk 1 dc, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2. Rep from *
around, and in each corner ch-3 sp: (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc). At end of rnd, join to beg
sc. Sl st in next ch-3 sp.
Rnd 3: Skipping over scs and working in sps only: ch 3, sl st in same sp, (ch 3, sl st in next sp).
Continue in pattern around, working at point of each shell, ch 3, sl s tin same ch-3 sp and at
each corner: ch 5, sl st in same ch-5 sp. At end of rnd, sl s tin first sl st in ch-3 sp at beg.
Fasten off. If desired, block lightly on wrong side with steam iron.