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This pattern is something I found in a "Q-Hook Afghans for the Family" crochet book. I've never tried this pattern before, so it's a learning process for me too. I hope you like it.

Step 1: The Beginning...

Chain 84.

* This is the 'foundation' of your work. *

Please Note: The pattern calls for a Q hook, but I'm using an L hook because of my personal crochet style.

Step 2: Row 1:

Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in next chain. Chain 1, *skip next chain, single crochet in next chain, chain 1; repeat from * across to last 3 chains, skip next chain, single crochet in last 2 chains.

That's 43 single crochets and 40 chain-1 spaces.

Step 3: Row 2:

(Right side)

Chain 3, turn; work beginning star stitch, work star stitches across, work ending star stitch.

That's 42 star stitches.

*The first picture is the in-progress picture*

Beginning star stitch: Insert hook in second chain from hook, Yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop, (insert hook in next chain, yarn over and pull up a loop) two more times, insert hook in next chain-1 space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook, chain 1 to close Star stitch and form eyelet.

Star stitch:Insert hook in eyelet of last star stitch made, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in 2 loops on left side of same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in same space as last star stitch completed, yarn over and pull up a loop, (insert hook in next stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop) two more times, yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook, chain 1 to close star stitch and form eyelet.

Ending Star stitch: Insert hook in eyelet of last star stitch made, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in 2 loops on left side of same stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in same space as last star stitch completed, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Note: Loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to mark Row 2 as right side.

Step 4: Row 3:

Chain 1, turn; single crochet in first star stitch and in eyelet of next star stitch, chain 1, (single crochet in eyelet of next star stitch, chain 1) across to last star stitch, single crochet in eyelet of last star stitch and in last star stitch: 43 single crochets and 40 chain-1 spaces.

Step 5: Row 4:

Chain 3, turn; work beginning star stitch, work star stitches across, work ending star stitch: 42 star stitches total.

Step 6: Repeats:

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the desired length. Fasten off.

Step 7: The Finished Product

*I'm using the same picture from before because I'm still working on my project. Depending on your speed and the time you put into the work, it could take about a week or more to finish.*

I made an instructable for the washcloths for you, if you would like to check it out
Yes I use the stitch for wash cloths
Awesome! I haven't done that yet. :)
I love the star burst stitch on the blanket
<p>I do too! :) Have you tried making it?</p>
<p>Great looking blanket. You should enter this project in the Made With Yarn contest that is currently running. </p>
<p>I did, thanks. :D It's fun to crochet this.</p>

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