STAR (Make 24)
With smaller hook and D, ch 2
Rnd 1 (right side): 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc – 15 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next
ch, tr in next ch, tr in base of first sc, sk 2 sc] 4 times, join with sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off, leaving a 12 in. [30.5 cm] tail for sewing.
Place wrong sides of 2 stars tog and sew edges tog. Repeat for all pairs of stars to yield 12 stars. Weave in ends.
With larger hook and A, ch 90.
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across – 89 hdc (beg ch counts as hdc).
Next Row: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and through out), turn, hdc in each hdc across. Rep last
row until piece measures 9 in. [23 cm].
Rows 1 and 2: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 7 sts, with B, hdc in next 73 sts, with A, hdc in last 8
Row 3: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in next 7 sts, with B, hdc in next 36 sts, with 1 strand C and 1
strand D held tog, hdc in next st, with B, hdc in next 36 sts, change to A, hdc in last 8 hdc.
Rows 4 – 52: Continue in hdc, working chart as established until chart has been completed.
Row 53: With A, ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across. Repeat last row until lower border measures 9
in. [23 cm].
Rnd 1: Join 1 strand each of C and D held together anywhere along edge of Afghan. With
larger hook, ch 2, hdc evenly around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 hdc at each corner. Join with sl st in top
of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, * hdc in each hdc to corner; 2 hdc in corner st, drop C and working only with D, [ch
5, sc in tip of one star, sl st in each ch of ch-5, sc in base of corner hdc] 3 times, pick up D and working with
1 strand each of C and D held tog, hdc once more in corner st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
FINISHINGWeave in ends.