Week 22 – Star Bright!

This weeks’ square is based on Aurora Suominen’s Winter Star.  Here is a photo of my completed square for this week:

Week 22 Completed Square

Week 22 Completed Square

The Pattern, With Tutorial Photos     

I used a size H hook to complete this square.  It measures 6 inches by 6 inches, as all squares will need to measure.  Please select the appropriate size hook for your squares to measure 6 inches as well.

I used 2 colors (color A and B), so the pattern is written for 2 colors.  If you use less/more colors, make the appropriate adjustments.

Abbreviations (for a tutorial of each stitch, see the links page in the menu):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease

To begin, ch 4 with color A.  Join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Continuing with color A, ch 3, dc into loop.  (Ch 2, 2 dc) 4 times.   Ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 1

Round 1

Round 2: Continuing with color A, ch 1, sc in same st at joining.  Sc in next st.  *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp.  Sc in next 2 sts.*  repeat from * to * 3 more times.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in last st.   Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2

Round 2

Round 3: Continuing with color A, sl st in next 3 sts and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.  *^Sc in next 2 sts, sc dec over 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts.^  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp.  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, and then from ^ to ^ once more.   Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 3

Round 3

Round 4: Continuing with color A, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st.  *^Sc in next 4 sts, sl st in dec st, sc in next 3 sts.^ 3 sc in ch-2 sp.*   Repeat from * to * 3 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.   Join with sl st to first sc.

Round 4

Round 4

Round 5: Continuing with color A, working in the sts of round 3 (behind your work), ch 1. Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st).  2 bpdc, *^2 bpdc, skip sc dec, 2 bpdc.^ 4 bpdc.*  Repeat from * to * 3 more times, then from ^ to ^ once more.  Bpdc around last st, skip ch-1 sp.   Join with sl st to beginning bpdc.  Before you fasten off, place marker in 6th stitch from hook.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st)

Bpdc around next st of round 3 (directly under your joining st)

Round 5 - Front View

Round 5 – Front View

Round 5 - Back View

Round 5 – Back View

place marker in 6th stitch from hook

place marker in 6th stitch from hook

Round 6:  With color B, join with sl st in marked st.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.  *9 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  9 dc.  Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 6

Round 6

Round 7:  Continuing with color B, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp.  *13 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  13 dc.   Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3.

Round 7

Round 7

Round 8:  Continuing with color B, sl st in next st and into ch-2 sp.  Ch 1, 3 sc in ch-2 sp.  *17 sc, 3 sc in ch-2 sp.*  Repeat from * to * 2 more times.  17 sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Cut yarn and finish off.

Round 8

Round 8

Finishing: Weave in all ends, making sure that they are very secure.  You do not want the ends to come unraveled when you wash the blanket.  If you need help with weaving in the ends, check out the tutorial posted in the links page above.

Feel free to send a photo of your finished square to littlebirdknits0@gmail.com to have it added to the photos page.

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