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Monday, October 6, 2014

Jacob's Star Afghan

Jacob's Star Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern by I'm Hooked!

Jacob's Star Afghan, a five-pointed star afghan with additional twist, the Jacob's ladder technique. With Jacob's Ladder technique your afghan will give a 3D effects or hypnotic look. And that's not all, make your afghan brighter among the rest! Use fun yarns like Red Heart's glow worm, back light or reflective yarns! This is sampler blanket only, you can make your blanket as big as you like. For this sampler I use 2 skeins of Red Heart reflective yarn in color neon orange and peacock plus few yards of Red Heart With Love. The finished blanket measures 30" x 30" from points to points. Thanks to Red Heart Yarn company for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern. 

Materials:
Red Heart Reflective Yarn or any worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook Size I (5.50 mm)
Stitch Marker (optional)
Tapestry Needle
Scissor

Difficulty:
Easy

Gauge:

Stitch Guide:
ch- chain
ch-3 space- chain 3 space
sl st- slip stitch
dc- double crochet
repeat from * to * - repeat instructions inside the asterisk 
repeat from ** to **- repeat the instructions inside the asterisk.

Notes:
This pattern is written in US terms.
To begin, leave 6 inches long tail.
You can change color in any rounds you desire.
Put stitch markers in ch-5 space to remind you when to do the ch-5. 
Use the stitch marker in finishing round.
After you reach your desire size of afghan do not fasten off, use the same color of the yarn for the last round.

Pattern:

Round 1
ch 7 (count as 1st dc and ch-3) *dc in the 1st ch and ch-3* repeat from * to * 4 times and sl st in the ch-3 space. (5 dc and ch-3 space)

Round 2: 
ch 3 (count as 1st dc) 2 dc- ch 3- 3 dc in the same ch-3 space, ch 5. *3 dc- ch 3- 3 dc in the next ch-3 space, ch 5* repeat from * to * 4 times and sl st in the 3rd ch.

Round 3
sl st in the next dc, ch 3 (count as 1st dc), dc in the next dc, 3 dc- ch 3- 3 dc in the next ch-3 space, dc in the next 2 dc, skip the next dc and ch 5. 
**skip the next dc, dc in the next 2 dc, *3 dc-ch 3- 3 dc* dc in the next 2 dc, skip the next dc and ch 5** repeat from ** to ** 3 more times and sl st in the 3rd ch.

Next Rounds
Follow the sequence in round 3.
** sl st in the next dc, ch 3 (count as the 1st dc) dc in the next dc(s) * 3 dc- ch 3- 3 dc* in ch-3 space, dc in the next dc(s), skip the next dc and ch 5** Repeat this round until desire size is obtained.

Finishing:
Starts to braid (Jacob's ladder technique) from the outer/last loop. Twist the last loop, pull the next loop through the previous loop made. Continue until to the last loop and use stitch marker to prevent from unraveling.
Use the tail to sew/secure the loops. (photo tutorial below)

Last Round: sc around the afghan, 3 sc- ch 3- 3sc in each ch-3 space.


Jacob's Star Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern by I'm Hooked!

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Jacob's Star Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern by I'm Hooked!

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