Star Baby Afghan Done!

Blogged under Finished Projects by Tammy on Monday 29 August 2011 at 5:46 am

I finished this star shaped baby afghan this past weekend. My first one didn’t turn out like I had hoped, so this is my second attempt. I’m very happy with the results, and I finished it in plenty of time for the couple I’m giving it to.

The original pattern came from here, and I changed it by using a different hook, altering the stitches a little, and using different yarn. I used a size J hook and Bernat Baby Softee, 2 skeins of Berries and Cream and one of Lemon Citron. The completed afghan measures 42 inches across, measuring in between two points of the star. Here is basically how I altered the pattern as far as stitches go:

  • First 5 rows – Berries and Cream and followed pattern exactly
  • Next 3 rows – Switched to Lemon Citron and continued to follow the pattern except I only used large shell stitches (2 dc 2 ch 2dc), no small shell stitches
  • Next 9 rows – Switched to Berries and Cream and continued the pattern, again using only large shell and not small shell stitches
  • Next 3 rows – Lemon Citron, large shell stitches
  • Final 5 rows – Berries and Cream, large shell stitches

So I ended up with a total of 25 rows. The shell stitches are done at the points of the star, and in between these are just double crochets. As you work around and around, you automatically increase double crochet stitches and your star grows.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by Eileen — September 4, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    I love the variations you did with this, Tammy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Comment by Tammy — September 5, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    Thanks Eileen – It is for a little girl to be born in October. I hope her mom and dad like it.

  3. Comment by Karla Kitalong — November 24, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    I think this could be done with odds and ends of yarn, as long as there was a good base color (like your white) to anchor it, and as long as there’s enough of each color to make it all around the given stripe. I have lots of pastels in different colors. Can’t wait to get started!

  4. Comment by sharon Hefley — December 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    I have made 6 afghans with this pattern and everyone loves them. I have one more to do before March.

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