Star Power

Here’s what I’ve been crocheting for baby boy – a star afghan. I’m in love with this pattern! It’s fairly simple and goes by rather quickly. You can stop whenever you want, all depending on your desired size.

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Needle size: F/3.75MM

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Chain 4

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Slip stitch in the beginning chain to form a ring. Chain 3.

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19 DC into the ring. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 (20 stitches total).

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Chain 1. SC in the same slip stitch. *Skip one stitch, (3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) into the next stitch. Skip one stitch, SC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. 5 points total.

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Slip stitch in this stitch to close the star. Ā It will be the space next to the SC.

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Slip stitch in next stitch. Chain 3.

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1 DC. ( 3 DC, Ch 3, 3 DC) in chain 3 gap space (point). 2DC.

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Skip over the SC space. 2DC. (3DC, Ch 3, 3DC) in chain 3 gap space (point).

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Continue this sequence all the way around. Slip stitch at the beginning of chain 3 to close.

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Remember, you can stop at any time. If you continue, you will follow this from here on out.

Chain 3. DC in each stitch before you reach the point. (3DC, Ch 3, 3DC) in point. Continue with DC’s in each stitch, remembering to skip over the original SC space.

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This pattern is so versatile. Small stars would be great for coasters or pot holders. I’m currently in the works making more garland for my Christmas tree šŸ™‚

Enjoy!

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Back to School

I can’t even explain how crazy busy life has been. Summer break 2015 definitely goes down in the record book for one of the most memorableĀ – mainly because we’ve been living with my parents and my 10-year-old little brother ever since our home sold rather quickly. It’s been so good for the soul! We’ve laughed, and laughed, and laughed…so hard to the point where bodily functions became uncontrollable. However, all good things must come to an end, but only to move on to bigger and better! {read: fingers are crossed we move into our new home by the end of the week}

Summer has officially ended and my Evan is now a kindergartener! Today marked the first day and I still can’t believe how well it went. Evan did great, I held it together, and Tim was the emotional one…go figure!

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Reese and I are going to live up our “girl time” together until this sweet boy makes his arrival (him at 27 weeks).

IMG_4031IMG_4030The majority vote says he favors Reese. This was her at 27 weeks.

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Besides getting bigger, I’ve been in full “nesting” mode. I’ll be back to share my newest crochet project I’ve been working on. Hope everyone had a great first day back to school!