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Christmas Star Afghan

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This festive Christmas Star Afghan from Bernat Yarns is great for bringing holiday cheer to any room in your home.  Great for knitters of all skill levels, this easy free knit afghan pattern also makes a great gift for a loved one.  You could even use this pattern in the spring or summer to create a beautifully colored afghan for your living room or bedroom.  Simply replace the red, green and white yarn with colors of your choice to make a blanket that would be the perfect accent to any decor.

Christmas Star Afghan

Materials:

  • Bernat® Worsted Yarn (Big Ball-400g) OR Bernat® Berella 4 Yarn (100g) in the following colors:
    • White (contrast A) (400g)
    • Red (contrast B) (200g)
    • Green (contrast C) (270g)
  • Set of four size 5 mm (U.S. 8) double pointed knitting needles
  • 2 size 5 mm (U.S. 8) 36 ins [90 cm] long circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

 

Measurement:  Approx 70 ins [178 cm] diameter.
Gauge:  18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

Instructions:
Note: Transfer sts onto circular needle, then onto 2 circular needles, when necessary.

  1. 1st rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 8 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd.
     
  2. 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
     
  3. 3rd rnd: *Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
     
  4. 5th rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
     
  5. 7th rnd: *(K1. yo. K1) in next st. K1. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
     
  6. 9th rnd: *K1. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  7. 11th rnd: *K2. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K2. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  8. 13th rnd: *K3. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K3. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  9. 15th rnd: *K4. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K4. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from *around.
     
  10. 17th rnd: *K5. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  11. 19th rnd: With B, *K6. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K6. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  12. 21st rnd: *K7. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K7. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
     
  13. 22nd rnd: As 2nd rnd.
     
  14. Cont in same manner, inc 16 sts on next and every following alt rnd as before and changing colors in the following sequence: C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 8 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 4 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds, C - 8 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds.
     
  15. Next rnd: With C, cont in same manner, inc 16 sts around as before.
     
  16. Next rnd: Purl.
     
  17. Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off.
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