Crochet Super Star Afghan
This is one of the most popular afghans created by The Crochet Crowd Viewers to date. It is highly popular for baby shower gifts and baby blankets. It’s unique shape and idea lend itself to endless possibilities of colour and imagination. Get this free pattern. There is also a matching video.
This is the 5 Point Super Star Afghan. Thousands of these super stars have been created by viewers from around the world. Many opt to do this pattern for unique baby blankets, while others love a unique throw for their living spaces or bedrooms.
These afghans are relatively quick projects and make for perfect gifts for last minute baby showers and holidays that may sneak up on you.
Changing the colours are optional and what colours you prefer is up to you.
When crocheting this afghan:
- I used Bernat Super Value Yarns, 7 oz, 198g. You can safely substitute for Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart With Love.
- The secret is the Aran colour (dull white) that is separating the groups of colour. For example, in the afghan shown, there are 3 rounds of blue and then 1 Aran (white).
- Optional: In the final round I mixed a soft eye lash yarn with the white to give it a fuzzy glimmery look.
About this Afghan
- Using any yarn that compliments at Size J or 6.0 mm Crochet Hook. Decide what colours work for you. I strongly recommend using a white or aran colour to separate your colour groups.
- The colour groups don’t need to compliment each other, sometimes contrasting the colours can great an amazing visual effect.
Definations: Ch = Chain, SL ST = Slip Stitch, DC = Double Crochet, SC = Single Crochet, Beg = Beginning
A crochet diagram is below to follow along as well.
- Ch 4 and join beginning stitch with a SL ST. Ch 3, 19 DC into the ring. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. (20 stitches)
- CH 1, SC into the same SL ST. *Skip 1 stitch, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into the next stitch. Skip 1 stitch, SC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST into Beg SC. SL ST into the next 2 stitches to begin next round.
- CH 3, 1 DC in next stitch, then (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into chain 3 gap space (point). 1 DC into the next 2 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next two stitches, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into gap space, 1 DC into next two stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST 1 more stitch over to begin next round.
- Every round going forward is going to have two additional stitches added before you get to each point. CH 3, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, then (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into chain 3 gap space (point). 1 DC into the next 4 stitches. Skip 2 stitches. *1 DC into next 4 stitches, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into gap space, 1 DC into next 4 stitches. Repeat from * all the way around. At the end, join with a SL ST, then SL ST 1 more stitch over to begin next round.
- You will notice there are more stitches before the gap point. Each point grows by 2 stitches on both sides of the point with each revolution. Anything in RED above going forward will be changed by adding 2 more stitches. Anything in BLUE is growing by 2 as well. Last revolution there was 4 DC’s before getting to the point, this revolution will be 6 DC’s… next revolution is 8 DC’s and so on.
You can stop at any point when your afghan has reached the size you most prefer.
By Michael Sellick,
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