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Stars in Your Eyes Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

Stay warm when you're feeling chilly by crocheting this lovely printable afghan pattern!

Updated July 05, 2018
Stars in Your Eyes Free Crochet Afghan Pattern
Stars in Your Eyes Free Crochet Afghan Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

We always think that crochet throws should only be used in the winter, but it's not true at all! This Stars in Your Eyes Free Crochet Afghan Pattern makes a warm and cozy afghan that you can use year-round. Whether you're laying on the couch on a cold winter day or you're sitting on your porch on a summer night, this crochet afghan is perfect for every season and every occasion. And if you're an intermediate or advanced crocheter, then this crochet pattern will be a challenge but definitely worth it! 

Notes:
Linked Treble Crochet is worked into side edge of previous st. Star stitch is worked into some of same spaces as previous st. When changing colors, work last step of last st of previous color with new color. Carry colors not in use loosely along side of work. Work Edging over carried yarns to cover.

Advanced

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook, M/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge11 sts = 4 inches [10 cm]; 12 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Linked Treble crochet using larger hook. 6 sts = 4 inches [10 cm]; 6½ rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Star stitch using larger hook.

Finished Size45 inches [114 cm] x 55 inches [140 cm].

Materials List

  • 3 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Charcoal (A)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Grey Heather (B)
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Icelandic (C)
  • 9 mm (US M-13) crochet hook
  • 6.5 mm (US K-10.5) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Instructions:

Throw

With larger hook and A, work 115 Fltr sts.

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to C in last st – 115 sc

  2. Row 2: With C, turn, work Beg Star st, work Star st to end of row, hdc in same space as last Star st – 57 Star sts and 2 hdc

  3. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first hdc, sc in next ch-1 of previous row, 2 sc in each ch-1 of previous row across to last st, sc in last hdc – 115 sc

  4. Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2-3, changing to A in last st of Row 5

  5. Row 6: With A, turn, work Beg Linked Tr in first st, work Linked Tr in each st across – 115 Linked Tr

  6. Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 115 sc

  7. Rows 8-11: Repeat Rows 6-7 twice, changing to C in last st of Row 11

  8. Row 12: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across

  9. Row 13: Repeat Row 12, changing to B in last st

  10. Rows 14-17: With B, repeat Rows 6-7 twice, changing to C in last st of Row 17

  11. Rows 18-19: With C, repeat Rows 12-13, changing to A in last st of Row 19

  12. Rows 20-25: With A, repeat Rows 6-7 three times, changing to C in last st of Row 25

  13. Rows 26-29: With C, repeat Rows 2-3 twice, changing to A in last st of Row 29

  14. Rows 30-35: With A, repeat Rows 6-7 three times, changing to C in last st of Row 35

  15. Rows 36-37: With C, repeat Rows 12-13, changing to B in last st of Row 37

  16. Rows 38-39: With B, repeat Rows 6-7, changing to A in last st of Row 39

  17. Rows 40-41: With A, repeat Rows 6-7, changing to C in last st of Row 41

  18. Rows 42-47: With C, repeat Rows 2-3 three times, changing to A in last st of Row 47

  19. Rows 48-49: With A, repeat Rows 6-7, changing to B in last st of Row 49

  20. Rows 50-51: With B, repeat Rows 6-7, changing to C in last st of Row 51

  21. Rows 52-53: With C, repeat Rows 12-13, changing to A in last st of Row 53

  22. Rows 54-59: With A, repeat Rows 6-7 three times, changing to C in last st of Row 59

  23. Rows 60-83: Repeat Rows 2-25, changing to C in last st of Row 83

  24. Rows 84-87: With C, repeat Rows 2-3 twice, changing to A in last st of Row 87

  25. Rows 88-89: With A, repeat Rows 6-7, do not cut yarn

Edging

  1. Round 1 (Right Side): With right side facing, A and smaller hook, turn to work around outside edges, [slip st in each st across to next corner, turn to work along side edge and slip st evenly across side edge to next corner, working 3 slip sts in each Linked Tr row, 1 slip st in each sc row and 1 slip st in each Star st row] twice, slip st in first st – 115 slip sts along top and bottom edges and 145 slip sts along each side edge

  2. Round 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each slip st around, working 3 sc in each corner, slip st in first sc, changing to C – 117 sc along top and bottom edges and 147 sc along each side edge and 1 sc in each corner. Mark each center corner sc.

  3. Round 3: With C, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, *[sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] to next marked corner sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner sc, skip next st; repeat from * around, slip st in first sc, changing to A.

  4. Round 4: With A, ch 1, sc in same st and in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner ch-1 space, slip st in first sc, changing to B. Mark each center corner sc.

  5. Round 5: With B, ch 2, dc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, *[dc2tog in next st, ch 1, skip next st] to corner sc, (dc2tog, ch 3, dc2tog) in corner sc, skip next st; repeat from * around, slip st in top of first dc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends

Special Abbreviations

  1. dc2tog: [Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

  2. Beg Linked Tr (Beginning Linked Treble Crochet): Ch 4, insert hook into second ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into third ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), skip next ch, insert hook into first stitch of previous row, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, pull through two loops] three times.

  3. Fltr (Foundation Linked Treble Crochet): Place a slip knot on hook, ch 5, insert hook into second ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into third chain from hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), skip next ch, insert hook into last ch, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (this creates ch-st that next st will be worked in), [yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times (first linked treble crochet st made), do not turn your work, *working along side edge of previous st, insert hook in top horizontal bar, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next bar of same st, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in last ch-st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (counts as ch-st here and throughout), [yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times; repeat from * until you have the desired number of Fltr sts.

  4. Linked Tr (Linked Treble Crochet): Working along side edge of previous st, insert hook through upper section of st, yo, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next section of same st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st along row, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo and pull through two loops] three times.

  5. Beg Star st (Beginning Star Stitch): Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), insert hook into second ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into back loop of same ch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in first st of previous row, yo, pull up a loop, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop] twice (6 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to close.

  6. Star st: Insert hook into ch-1 of previous st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in same st as 5th st of previous Star st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook in same st as 6th st of previous Star st, yo and pull up a loop, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop] twice (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops, ch 1.

Abbreviations

A, B, C
Color A, B, C
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
hdc
half double crochet
sc
single crochet
( )
work directions in parenthesis the number of times specified
* or **
repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
tr
triple or treble crochet
yo
yarn over
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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Surprisingly this does not take as much yarn as I thought it would. It uses a good budget yarn, too, which agrees with my wallet -) I appreciate the entire pattern is listed above, and it would really be a good challenge and keep your brain sharp! Lots to do here, and you gotta pay attention.

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