Granny’s Shining Star Square

Granny’s Shining Star Square

This Whimsical Crocheted Granny Square is fun to make and easy to whip up!!  You can use many color combinations to achieve a variety of looks too!!  Add it to any Sampler afghan or make several up to make a starry throw to grace your home…

Granny's Shining Star Free Crochet Pattern

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This is also Lucky Block #13 for the Moogly 2015 Afghan Crochet Along…

 If you are one of our Dutch friends joining in that fun… There is a translation available!!

“Dit patroon is (door  HET HAAKBEEST)  www.hethaakbeest.be,  in het Nederlands vertaald. Hier vind je de Nederlandstalige versie mét fotos voor linkshandigen MooglyCAL 2015 – 13 – linkshandig, rechtshandigen MooglyCAL 2015 – 13 – rechtshandig en een printerversie MooglyCAL 2015 – 13 – full text

This pattern is for a 12″square.

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn:  3 Colors approximately 30 yards each (I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn)

C1 – Magenta     C2 – Kelly Green   C3 – Mustard

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Hook:  I

Scissors

 

Stitches:

Ch – Chain     Sk – Skip     Sp – Space     St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

FPHdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet     BPHdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet

 

Tips:

When working into the first stitch after a chain one in the corner stitches, be very careful to use the correct stitch. If you miss this stitch your count will be off.

Instructions:

Using Color C1

Magic Loop- Click here for a Moogly tutorial!

Round 1:     Ch 1, Sc 10 Sts in the Magic Loop. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc. = 10 Sc

Round 2:     Ch 1, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in 1st St, Sk St, *(Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in next St, Sk St*, Repeat * * 3 More times. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc. = 5 (Sc, Ch 3, Sc)

Round 3:     Sl St in the 1st Ch 3 Sp, Ch 1, *(2 Sc, Ch 2, 2 Sc)* in Ch 3 Sp, Repeat * * in each Ch 3 Sp around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 20 Sc and 5 Ch 2 Sps

Round 4:     Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc in next St, *(2 Hdc, Dc, 2 Hdc) in Ch 2 Sp, Sc in next 4 Sts*, Repeat * * around ending with 2 Sc on the last repeat. Join with Sl St to the beginning Sc. = 20 Sc, 20 Hdc, 5 Dc. Finish off

Change to Color C2

Round 5:     Join new color with Sl St to any Dc(tip of the star), Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 7, *Sc in next Dc, Ch 7*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 5 Ch 7 Spaces and  5 Sc

Round 6:     Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc 9 in the Ch 7 Sp, * Sc in the next Sc, Sc 9 in the next Ch 7 Sp*, Repeat * * 3 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 50 Sc

Round 7:     Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc in next 3 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, * Sc in next 4 Sts, 2 Sc in next St*. Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 60 Sc. Finish Off

Change to Color C3

Working in the Back Loop Only for this row.

Round 8: Join with Sl St to the Back Loop of any St, Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc in next 4 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, *Sc in next 5 Sts, 2 Sc in next St*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 70 Sc

Round 9:     Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc in next 5 Sts, 2 Sc in next St, * Sc in next 6 Sts, 2 Sc in next St*, Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish off. = 80 Sc

Change to Color C1

*Important Placement of beginning St – With the star positioned in the normal way (1 tip at the top), Join with Sl St in a Back Loop of Row 9 in the stitch directly above the star tip at the top of the star.

This Round is worked in the Back Loop Only

Round 10:     Ch 1, Sc in same St, Sc in next St, Hdc in next 3 Sts, Dc in next 4 Sts, Trc in next 2 Sts, Ch1, Trc in next 2 Sts, Dc in next 4 Sts, Hdc in next 3 Sts, *Sc in next 2 Sts, Hdc in next 3 Sts, Dc in next 4 Sts, Trc in next 2 Sts, Ch 1, Trc in next 2 Sts, Dc in next 4 Sts, Hdc in next 3 Sts*, Repeat * * 2 more times. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. =16 Trc, 32 Dc, 24 Hdc, 8 Sc, 4 Ch 1 Sps.

Round 11:     Ch 1, Hdc in same St and each stitch across to the 1st Ch 1 Sp(1st Corner), *(Hdc, Ch 1 Hdc) in Ch 1 Sp, Hdc in next 20 Sts*, Repeat * * 2 more times, (Hdc, Ch 1, Hdc) in last Ch 1 Sp, Hdc across to beginning Hdc. Join with Sl St to beginning Hdc. Finish off. = 88 Hdc & 4 Ch 1 Sps

Change to Color C2

Round 12:     Join Yarn with Sl St in any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as Dc), 2 Dc in same Sp, Sk 2 Sts, *3Dc in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 5 more times, 3 Dc in next St, Sk 1 St, (3Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc) in next Ch 1 Sp, {Sk 2 Sts, *3 Dc in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 5 more times, 3 Dc in next St, Sk 1 St, (3 Dc, Ch 1, 3 Dc) in next Ch 1 Sp}, Repeat { } 1 more time, Sk 2 Sts, * 3 Dc in next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * 5 More times, 3 Dc in next St, Sk 1 St, 3 Dc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3. Finish off =36 (3 Dc) & 4 Ch 1 Sps.

Change to Color C3

Round 13:     Join with Sl St to any Ch 1 Sp, Ch 2(counts as Hdc), {*FPHdc around next St, BPHdc around next St, FPHdc around next St*, Repeat * * 8 more times, (Hdc, Ch 1, Hdc) in next Ch 1 Sp}, Repeat { } 2 more times, Repeat * * one more time, Hdc in last Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 72 FPHdc, 36 BPHdc, 8 Hdc, 4 Ch 1 Sps.

Round 14:     Ch 1, *Sc in next 29 St, 3 Sc in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off. = 128 Sc

If your square is smaller than the 12″ you can add another round of Sc. Or you can make Round 14 in Hdc in the same stitch count.

Alternative for sizing: Round 15:

Ch 1, *Sc in next 31 St, 3 Sc in Ch 1 Sp*, Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off. = 136 Sc

Block Square to shape and size. Click Here for a Moogly tutorial!!

 

Congratulations… You now have another Beatrice Ryan Designs Granny Square…

For the Fun Patriotic Version..  Try making this square in Red, White and Blue!!  I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarns in Cranberry, White and Colonial Blue

 

Granny's Shining Star Patriotic Square, Free Crochet Pattern

 

If you are interested in my other squares check out my past free patterns!!

 

Rainbow Burst Reversible Granny Square,, Click Here!!

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Granny’s Circle in Square,,,  Click Here!!

Granny's Circle in Square Blue

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns in part or in full on any website or publication and/or claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

 

Happy Crocheting!!

 

Elena

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