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Crystal Star Motifs Afghan

Materials: Coats &Clark Red Heart Classic or Premier; 16 oz white, 3 oz off white

Aluminum Crochet Hook Size G or 4.50 mm

Tapestry Needle

Finished Size Approximately 32 x 44

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.
Crystal Star Motif Afghan
crystal star motif afghan
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