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5-Sided Star Virus Afghan Pattern

By: By Angie Waterman from
5-Sided Star Virus Afghan Pattern
5-Sided Star Virus Afghan Pattern
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Forget square afghans and triangle shawls! This crochet virus pattern shows you how to use the popular technique to create a star-shaped afghan that is sure to wow after you work it up. Made out of medium weight yarn, this is the perfect crochet baby blanket. Also known as a pentagon blanket, the 5-Sided Virus Afghan Pattern is sure to make any little one happy while snuggling. If you'd prefer to make something a little bigger, just keep crocheting! This pattern is rated at an average difficulty, so it might be a little challenging for newbies. 


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeDesigned for any gauge

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I made this over the weekend using a blanket yarn. When I got to row 6, I had to start making it up as I went along because the instructions made no sense. I had to rip it out several times until I could get it to look good. I wanted to upload an image but could not get it to work. If using a larger hook (L) and a thicker yarn, it took me about 5-6 hours, so it's not bad for something that you need right away.

I saved this pattern because it looks so cool. Reading the pattern, you have to go to a different site to figure out the virus pattern, unless you already know it. I do not know it, so I will have to look into this further before I decide whether I want to try this blanket pattern. I do love the look of the pattern, but it seems like it will be an endeavor!

For this pattern, the directions page lead to a whole other directions page. This is going to be a complicated design.

This is a stunning afghan design. I love the five sided feature. Typical afghans have always been square/rectangular and these new designs are the bomb! Do they still say that, lol. I like to make new and unique patterns and this is the next project on my list. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

This is an unusual take on the Virus projects as it starts out with five sides instead of the conventional four. It looks like it works for the rows shown in the pattern, but Im not sure if you could continue the rows to make a bigger project. Its a shame if it cant be because this would make a lovely Christmas tree skirt. The project is posted on Ravelry and available as a free download.

This is a lovely pattern, but after reading it I noticed that it refers back to the rectangular pattern for the continuing rows and the rectangular pattern is no longer free. Or am I missing something?

After downloading the written pattern and reading it, I think this well be a great way to use up my half halls of yarn. I Love the look of this 5-Sided Star Virus Afghan. I like the idea that you can make this the size you wish with the 4 round repeat. It's a beautiful afghan I'll be making over and over again. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet afghan pattern.

I did start this and stopped, I thought I could just repeat the rounds and it wasn't working.. I hope this one get up-dated soon.. This one needs some help.. LOL

I ran into the same problem? she said just do the repeats but nothing looked right I gave up


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