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Wish Upon a Star Afghan

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Wish Upon a Star Afghan
Wish Upon a Star Afghan
This image courtesy of Roseanna Beck

Cuddle up with this cozy Wish Upon a Star Afghan. As you snuggle up and get ready to head into dreamland, this soft crocheted afghan will keep you nice and warm throughout the night. Great to give to a new little baby or even a young teenager, this afghan is just the ticket for a good night's sleep. If you know someone who is going off to college or moving into a new apartment, this afghan could also act as a comforting reminder of home and help kids of all ages to sleep soundly. Use the color choices provided or mix and match your own colors to create the afghan of your dreams!

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Primary Technique: Crochet

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

Easy

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Orchid
  • 2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White
  • 1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Petal Pink
  • 5.0mm (US H-8) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge

 

Gauge:  4 rows – 2 ½”; Shell, sc – 2 ¼”

 

Special Stitch:

  • Shell – (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in space or stitch as indicated in instructions.

Wish Upon a Star Afghan

Instructions:
Afghan Measures:  43” x 53”
Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 8 plus 2.

  1. Row 1 (RS): With orchid ch 146, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 3 chs, Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 6, *sc in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 3, dc in sc, ch 3, repeat from * across to last Shell, sc in ch 1 space of Shell, ch 3, dc in last sc, turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, Shell in next sc, sc in dc between Shells, repeat from * across ending sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 6, continue with Row 2, fasten off and turn,
     
  5. Row 5: Join white in first stitch, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *Shell in next sc, sc in dc between Shells, repeat from * across ending sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Color Scheme

  • Continue working Rows 2 – 5 for a total of 83 rows as follows:  (4 rows each white, pink, white, orchid, changing color on Row 5) 4 times, 4 rows white, 4 rows pink, 4 rows white, 3 rows orchid.  Do not fasten off after last row.

Edging

  1. Round 1: With orchid work 8 dc in last sc of top edge.  Work along side edge [sc in sc space, 7 dc in next sc space] across ending sc in last dc space.  Work along bottom edge 8 dc in first sc, [sc in ch below Shell, 7 dc in ch below sc] across ending 8 dc in last sc.  Work along side edge as for opposite side edge matching stitches.  Work along top edge 8 dc in first sc, [sc in ch 1 space of Shell, 7 dc in next sc] across, join to beginning dc and fasten off.
     
  2. Round 2: Work along left side edge (sc, ch 3, sc) in sc, [ch 4, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 4, skip 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc] across.  Work along bottom edge ch 3, skip 2 dc of corner 8 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc, ch 4, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch ch 4, skip 3 dc] across to corner 8 dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc, (sc ch 3, sc) in next sc.
     
  3. Continue pattern as established around entire afghan ending join to beginning sc and fasten off.

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