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Satellite Connection Afghan

If you're looking for a unique crochet afghan pattern, then you definitely want to check out the Satellite Connection Afghan. You'll put your crocheting skills making this understated crochet granny square afghan. Using an array of different stitches you'll create a one-of-a-kind piece that will look great in any space. With the soft, neutral colors, this granny square afghan can easily be used year round. Whether your taste is modern or more traditional, this free crochet pattern is perfect for anyone and everyone.

Special thanks to cmemmer1 for selecting the name "Satellite Connection."


 

Materials:

  • RED HEART “Plush”, Art. E719 (6 ounce skeins): 25 Ounces No. 9220 Apricot CA, 13 ounces each No. 9627 Lt. Sage CB and No. 9628 Dark Sage CC.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.
     

 

Instructions:

SQUARE (Make 63): With CA, ch 4; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 2; [yo and draw up a lp] twice all in first sc, yo and draw yarn through all 5 lps on hook – beg puff st made; ch 3; * [yo and draw up a lp] 3 times all in next sc, yo and draw yarn through all 7 lps on hook – puff st made; ch 3; rep from * around; join with a sl st in top of beg puff st – 8 puff sts. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: With right side facing, attach CB in any ch-3 sp; ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next sp, 3 dc in next sp] 3 times, work 2 more dc in first sp; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5.
  • Rnd 4: Sl st into first sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same sp, * ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, [dc in sp between 3-dc groups, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] twice **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 5: With right side facing, attach CC in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same sp, * dc in next 2 dc, [dc in sp, dc in dc] 6 times, dc in next dc **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next sp; rep from * around, end at **; join – 19 dc on each side between ch-2 corner sps. Fasten off. Rnd 6: With right side facing, attach CA in any ch-2 sp; ch 3, dc in same sp; [yo] 5 times, insert hook in the corner sp of Rnd 2 between the two 3-dc groups of Rnd 3 and draw lp through, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 6 times – long tr made; 2 dc in same sp as last dc, * ch 1, skip next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 9 times **, (2 dc, long tr, 2 dc) all in next corner; rep from * around, end at **; join.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * sc in next dc, (sc, ch 1, sc) all in long tr), sc in 2 dc **, [sc in sp, sc in dc] 10 times; rep from * around, end at **, [sc in sp, sc in dc] 9 times, sc in sp; join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

FINISHING: Sew squares together: 7 squares wide by 9 squares long.

  • Edging- Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CA in any corner ch-1 sp; ch 1, * (sc, ch 1, sc) all in corner, sc evenly across to next corner; rep from * around; join to first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in sp, sc in each sc to next corner ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 3: With right side facing, attach CC in any corner ch-2 sp; ch 1, ** (sc, ch 2, sc) all in sp, skip next sc, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in next sc, skip next sc; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around, adjusting if necessary at corners and end of rnd; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
     

Abbreviations:

  • CA, CB, CC : Color A, Color B, Color C
  • ch : chain
  • dc : double crochet
  • lp(s) : loop(s)
  • mm : millimeter
  • rep : repeat
  • rnd : round
  • sc : single crochet
  • sp : space
  • sl st : slip stitch
  • st(s) : stitch(es)
  • yo : yarn over
  • * or** : repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
  • [] : work directions given in brackets the number of times specified

 

Sizes:

  • Throw measures approximately 50" x 64".

Gauges:

  • GAUGE: Square measures 7" x 7". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
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Mint sage is my name for the afghan.

My first thought was, "Movie Time".

Star Burst Thin Mints

2 names comes to mind ,1 "starry night sky" and 2" field of snow flowers in bloom"

Star Light, Star Bright

A Star for All Seasons

Starburst Afghan?

TROPICAL SQUARES AFGHAN :)

"Starry Starry Nite"

How about.... "Star Burst of the Galaxy".

Emerald Isle Granny Squares Afghan

season's meadow

I immediately thought - "Diamond Eyes".

I suggest the name: "Stargazer's" afghan

Starry Night Afghan

it reminds me of emeralds. name: Emerald Comfort Afghan

x's and o's

X marks the spot.

I would name this X Marks The Spot Afghan Carolyn T.

Desert Sunrise

Reminds me of the sun coming through the windows. I'd call it "shining through". How pretty.

Fall Starburst

"Starburst" just popped into my mind when I saw this afghan.

"X" Marks the Spot is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture of this afghan. Love it!

Starshine Afghan

I would name it "Granny's Crossed Stars" Very pretty!

I would name it "Star in the Woods". Beautiful & peaceful afghan

I would name this afghan "Owl Eyes" and it is very pretty.

I would name it Starry starry night.

Woodland Wonder.

I would name it _ Midnight At the Oasis

I'd name it, At the Crossroads.

I would call this afghan.......... Round peg in a Square hole

I see sand and tops of palm trees....therefore I think the name should be Dessert Palms. Hope this helps. I like the combination of colors.

When I saw it for the first time I immediately thought of Twinkling Stars. I think it should be called Twinkling Stars.

"X's and O's" which stands for" hugs and kisses".or maybe "Tic Tac Toes"....

I would name this cozy afghan........Sparkling Cocoa......

I would name this Star Burst.

Absolutely Beatuiful! Name? How about "Sweet Bamboo Squares"

I like 'Topaz Sun'--- Topaz comes in various colors from yellow to light green and the center reminds me of sun rays.

Twilight Dream

Hugs and Kisses - the x's for kisses and the squares for circle/hugs

My first thought, for some reason, was outer space satellites. I would call it Satellite Connection. It is beautiful! :)

I would name this afghan "Apricot Burst" It is so beautiful. It makes me think of bursts of apricot.

starburst granny square

GALAXY STARS, BY SIXN8POINT

Morning star

ARGYLE DELIGHT, FROM SIXN8POINT

I would name this throw "Nature at it's best" Nova Scotia girl

Shining Star

Star Light...Star Bright

I would name it ; "Pretty cat's eyes", because it looks so pretty and charming !

Dusk

Tropical Stars

Palm Fronds. It's like looking down at the top of a palm tree.

Desert Stars

Quazar

Hugs and Kisses (the circle in the center is the hug and the "x" is the kiss)

Southwest Starburst

X Marks the Spot

Tropical Illusion

Tropical Breeze Grannie Square Afghan

Pine Cones In Winter. Just what I think of when I look at this afghan.

Apricot and Sage Star Burst Granny Square Afghan is the name I suggest for this afghan. Paula LeBel Facebook.

Puff, the Squared up Afghan (play on the song Puff the magic dragon_

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