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Festive Star Afghan
Festive Star Afghan
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Instantly add a pop of holiday cheer to any room of your home with the Christmas Star Afghan. This festive knitted blanket pattern is a mesmerizing display of red, green, and white arranged in a star-like stitch design.

This beautiful holiday afghan would look lovely draped over the couch for a photo backdrop or folded on Grandma's favorite rocking chair. Wherever you choose to display it, the Christmas Star Afghan is sure to get everyone in the holiday frame of mind.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Finished SizeApprox 70" [178 cm] diameter

Materials List

  • Bernat® Super Value™ (197 g/7 oz; 426 yds/389 m) - Contrast A White (07391) - 2 balls, Contrast B Berry (00607) - 1 ball, Contrast C Kelly (00609) - 2 balls
  • Set of four size U.S. 8 (5mm) double-pointed knitting needles. Two size U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions

Note: Transfer sts onto circular needle, then onto 2 circular needles, when necessary.

With A and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 8 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles.
Join in rnd.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
5th rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
7th rnd: *(K1. yo. K1) in next st. K1. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
9th rnd: *K1. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
11th rnd: *K2. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K2. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
13th rnd: *K3. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K3. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
15th rnd: *K4. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K4. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from *around.
17th rnd: *K5. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
19th rnd: With B, *K6. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K6. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
21st rnd: *K7. [(K1. yo) twice. K1] in next st. K7. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Rep from * around.
22nd rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Cont in same manner, inc 16 sts on next and every following alt rnd as before and changing colors in the following sequence:
C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds,
C - 4 rnds, A – 4 rnds, B - 4 rnds,
C - 8 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds,
C - 4 rnds, A – 8 rnds, B - 4 rnds,
C - 4 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds,
C - 8 rnds, A – 10 rnds, B - 4 rnds.
Next rnd: With C, cont in same manner, inc 16 sts around as before.
Next rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off.

Abbreviations

Cont
Continue(ity)
Inc
Increase(ing)
K
Knit
K2tog
Knit next 2 stitches together
Psso
Pass slipped stitch over
Rep
Repeat
Rnd(s)
Round(s)
Sl
Slip
Sl st
Slip stitch
St(s)
Stich(es)
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What is the approximate finished size?

Hello Cmac207 3088443, the finished size has been added to the pattern. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I want to make this. I'm attempting to understand the yarn needed. I see only 3 colors in the afghan, but the instructions seem to implay that 4 colors are needed (Super Value, Contrast A, Contrast B, Contrast C. Am I reading it correctly? Super Value (197 g/7. oz389 m/426 yds) Contrast A (White) (400 g/14 oz 709 m/776 yds) - 2 balls Contrast B (Red) (200 g/7 oz 355 m/388 yds) - 1 ball Contrast C (Green) (270 g/9.5 oz 480 m/524 yds - 2 balls

Hi Cmedillon 9631843, only three colors are used for this afghan. The Bernat Super Value yarn in red, white, and green. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is a lovely holiday afghan pattern. I'm not sure I would call it easy, though. You need to know how to increase, decrease, and although the stitches are not complex, the pattern is, and you need to be able to read it and follow it exactly. I've pinned this to make in the future.

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