Shooting Star 12” Afghan Square

I am so excited to participate in the 2021 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan CAL from The Unraveled Mitten! The CAL includes 20 unique crochet 12″ square patterns that are created by some amazing designers. The squares can be used to create a beautiful sampler afghan. You can read more about the CAL and find the other great patterns here. My contribution to the CAL is this beautiful Shooting Star 12″ Afghan Square that I made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy Crocheting!

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Shooting Star 12” Afghan Square

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
FPsc – front post single crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch count
* – indicates repeat
[ ] – indicates instructions to be worked into a single st or ch-sp

Gauge:

3.5 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch (in dc)

Finished Size:

12″ square

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Please check your gauge before starting this project for accurate sizing.
  • Ch-spaces are included in the stitch count of this pattern.

Instructions: 

With color A,

Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle, join in the beginning sc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc) 1 dc into the first st, 2 dc into each remaining st around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (12 sts)

Change to Color B

Round 3: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), FPdc around the post of the next st, *1 dc into the top of the next st, FPdc around the post of the st just worked; Repeat from * around working last FPdc around the ch-3, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (24 sts)

Change to Color C

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts, ch 3, *1 sc into each of the next 6 sts, ch 3; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into each of the next 5 sts, *[1 sc, 2 FPdc around the post of the dc from Round 2, 1 sc] into the ch-3 sp, 1 sc into each of the next 6 sts; Repeat from * around to the last ch-3 sp, [1 sc, 2 FPdc around the post of the dc from Round 2, 1 sc] into the last ch-3 sp, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (40 sts)

Change to Color A

Round 6: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of the next 7 sts, *[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 9 sts; Repeat from * around until there are 2 sts left, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st, 1 dc into the last st, join into the top of the ch-3 with a sl st. (48 sts)

Join Color B with a sl st in one of the ch-1 spaces of Round 6.

Round 7: Ch 1,*[2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc] into the ch-sp, 1 sc into each of the next 11 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (68 sts)

Join Color C with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 7.

Round 8: Ch 1, *[1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in the ch-2 sp, 1 sc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 3 dc from Round 5, 1 sc into each of the next 6 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (76 sts)

Join Color A with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 8.

Round 9: Ch 1, *[1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in the ch-2 sp, 1 sc into each of the next 7 sts, 1 FPsc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 7 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (80 sts)

Join Color C with a sl st in one of the ch-1 spaces of Round 9.

Round 10: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 19 sts, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 19 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the ch-3 with a sl st. (100 sts)

Join Color A with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 10.

Round 11: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, *1 dc into each of the next 7  sts, 1 BPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 BPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 7 sts,

*[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 7  sts, 1 BPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 BPdc around the post of each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 7 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (116 sts)

Join Color B with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 11.

Round 12: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, *1 dc into each of the next 27 sts, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 27 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (132 sts)

Join Color C with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 12.

Round 13: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, *1 dc into each of the next 31 sts, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 31 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (148 sts)

Join Color B with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 13.

Round 14: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, *1 dc into each of the next 35 sts, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 35 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (164 sts)

Join Color A with a sl st in one of the ch-2 spaces of Round 14.

Round 15: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), [1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the ch-sp, *1 dc into each of the next 39 sts, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] into the next ch-sp, 1 dc into each of the next 39 sts; Repeat from * around, join into the top of ch-3 with a sl st. (180 sts)

Finish: 

  • Fasten off
  • Weave all ends.
  • Wet block if necessary.

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