Saphire Star Granny Square Pattern - Winter Jewel Lapghan Free Crochet Along - Free Crochet Pattern - Crochet Cloudberry

Sapphire Star Granny Square

Part 3 of the Winter Jewels Lapghan free CAL has arrived: The Sapphire Star Granny Square. Inspired by beautiful 8 legged star brooches set in diamonds.

You will find the free crochet pattern for this granny square below, but if you prefer working from a pdf then you can buy an inexpensive ad-free pattern from my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

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If you are making the full Winter Jewels Crochet Lapghan, you will need to make this granny square four times.

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Materials

For each square, you will need:

Stylecraft Special DK in Empire – approx. 12g
Stylecraft Special DK in Cream – approx. 30g
4mm crochet hook

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Time: Approx. 4-5  hours

Finished size: Approx. 24 cm x 24 cm (9 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches)

Skill level: Intermediate

Pattern notes

The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.

The square is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.

[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]

For the first stitch on each row: Crochet 1 chain to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Crochet 2 chains if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and crochet 3 chains if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row.

 

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations

Back post treble crochet – bptr
Chain – ch
Chain n space – ch-n-sp (n = the number of chains)
Double crochet – dc
Double treble – dtr
Front post double crochet – fpdc
Half treble – htr
Magic circle – mc
Slip stitch – sl st
Treble – tr
3 treble cluster – 3 trcl
3 double treble cluster – 3 dtrcl

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Caron Simply Soft Party Yarn, Royal Sparkle
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Cobalt Blue
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Round 1
Instructions
Round 1

Using Cream. 6 dc in mc.
(6 stitches)

Round 2

[2dc]. 6 times.
(12 stitches)

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Round 2
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Round 3
Round 3

1dc, [2dc]. 6 times.
(18 stitches)

Round 4

2dc, [2dc]. 6 times. Fasten off.
(24 stitches)

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Round 4
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Round 5
Round 5

Join Empire at any point, 6 ss, 11 ch, dc in 2nd ch from hook, 9 dc (making a total of 10 dc). 4 times. Fasten off. This round forms the first 4 “legs” of the star.
(24 ss, 44 ch, 40 dc)

Round 6

Work into the right side of you work. Join Cream with a ss into round 4. You place the stitch in the centre between 2 “legs”, skip 2 and start working into the 1st ch of the “leg”. 3dtr, 3tr, 2htr, 2 dc, 1 ch, and start working down the other side of the leg, 2dc, 2htr, 3tr, 3dtr, skip 2. 4 times. Fasten off.
(80 stitches, 4 ch-1-sp, 4 ss)

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Round 6
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Round 7
Round 7

 Working on the wrong side, join Empire into the 2nd ch from the bottom of any “leg” stiches from round 4. 12 ch, dc in 2nd ch from hook, 7 dc (so there are 8 dc in total), 3 ch, ss in 2nd ch in the “leg”. 4 times. Fasten off. This forms the back 4 “legs” of the star.
(32 dc, 8 ch-3-sp)

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Round 8

You are now working on the right side again. Join Cream with a ss in any ch-3-sp to the left of the fully completed “leg”, skip next 3 ch and work into the back “leg”. 2dtr, 2tr, 2htr, 2dc, ch 1, and you should now be working down the other side of the leg, 2dc, 2htr, 2tr, 2dtr, ss into ch-3-sp. 4 times.
(64 stitches, 8ss)

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Round 8
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Round 9
Round 9


You will be working on the wrong side of your work. Ch 4, * ss into 5th ch from bottom on the “leg”, 6 ch. From * 8 times.
(8 ss, 8 ch-6-sp, 1 ch-4-sp)

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Round 10 - Back
Round 10

Work on the right side, but you will also be working behind the “legs”.
[8tr] in ch-6-sp. 8 times.

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Round 10 - Front
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Round 11
Round 11

 

3tr, [2tr], 4tr. 8 times. Fasten off.
(72 stitches)

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Round 12

Join Empire with a ss at the same place as you finished round 11. Ss around. Do NOT fasten off.
(72 stitches)

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Round 12
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Round 13
Round 13

Ch 3, skip 4, [3trcl, ch 1, 3trcl, ch 1, 3trcl], 3 ch, skip 4, ss into stitch on round 11, 2 ch, skip 3, [3dtrcl, ch 1, 3dtrcl, ch 1, 3dtrcl], 2 ch, skip 3, ss into stitch on round 11. 4 times. Fasten off. (16 ch-1-sp, 8 ch-2-sp, 8ch-3, sp, 12 3trcl, 12 3dtrcl)

Round 14

Join Cream to any rightmost ch-3-sp when your work is facing you. [3htr] in ch-3-sp, fpdc around 3trcl, [2dc] into ch-1-sp, fpdc around 3trcl, [2dc] into ch-1-sp, fpdc around 3trcl, [3htr] in ch-3-sp, htr over ss (working into round 11), [3tr] in ch-2-sp, fpdc around 3dtrcl, [2dc] into ch-1-sp, fpdc around 3dtrcl, [2dc] into ch-1-sp, fpdc around 3dtrcl, [3tr] in ch-3-sp, htr over ss (working into round 11). 4 times.
(112 stitches)

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Round 14
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Round 15
Round 15

4htr, 5dc, 8htr, 3tr, [tr, ch 2, tr], 3tr, 4 htr. 4 times.
(116 stitches, 8 ch-2-sp)

Round 16

 21tr, [tr, ch 2, tr], 8tr. 4 times.
(124 stitches, 4 ch-2-sp).
Fasten off.

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Round 16
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Round 17
Round 17

Join Empire in any ch-2-sp. [htr, ch 2, htr], 31 bptr. 4 times. Fasten off.
(132 stitches, 4 ch-2-sp)

Round 18

Join Cream in any ch-2-sp. [htr, ch 2, htr] in ch-2-sp, 33 bptr. 4 times.
(140 stitches, 4 ch-2-sp)

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Round 18
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Round 19
Round 19

[tr, ch 2, tr], 35 tr. 4 times.
(148 stitches, 4 ch-2-sp)

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Finishing Off

I like my crochet to sit flat, no matter how it is being used, e.g., tucked under you on the sofa. However, if you like a bit of movement in your crochet you can simply ignore these instructions.
Using Cream, simply tack the tops of the legs over the top of the slip stitches in Empire from round 13.
Sew in all the ends. If you are making the full lapghan, I would recommend not blocking until the blanket is assembled.

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