Sun Sign

The Sun gives us our personality traits and direction in life, governing our present mind set and creative thought process.

As the planets revolve around it, the period of time that the center of our universe shines on a particular zodiac sign, determines the time span of that sign. This is why horoscope dates can vary slightly from year to year.

Aries - 21st March to 20th April.

Taurus - 21st April to 20th May.

Gemini - 21st May to 20th June.

Cancer - 21st June to 21st July.

Leo - 22nd July to 22nd August.

Virgo - 23rd August to 22nd September.

Libra - 23rd September to 23rd October.

Scorpio - 24th October to 21st November.

Sagittarius - 22nd November to 21st December.

Capricorn - 22nd December to 20th January.

Aquarius - 21st January to 19th February.

Pisces - 20th February to 20th March.

The directions for the Sun Sign and Moon Sign are provided if you have more cream motifs, to decorate.

If you've decided not to display zodiac sign designs, but to use monogrammed letters, Christmas motifs, or flowers instead, now is the time for you to be crocheting and attaching them to your crochet afghan squares.

Not decorating your cream motifs at all? This is the time for you to finish off all the crochet afghan squares you've created, so you will be ready to assemble your zodiac rug and add your chosen edging.

If the terminology used in this zodiac crochet afghan differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

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Sun Sign Directions

Use any leftover twisted cord from your Pisces symbol to make your Sun sign. You will most likely need to make another twisted cord.

If you're making your squares smaller, you may need to adjust the thickness of your twisted cord, and the number required - If your motifs are half the size of mine, use half the amount of yarn.

Materials: 1 100g ball 8 ply synthetic burgundy yarn, knitting needle, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, elastic threader or small safety pin.

Twisted Cord Lengths: 4 strands x 4.5 metres [180ins] long.

Print out your choice from the Sun sign templates - 11cm x 11cm [4.4ins x 4.4ins] Solar logo pdf file, the 8.5cm x 8.5cm [3.4ins x 3.4ins] Solar logo pdf, or the 5.25cm x 5.25cm [2.1ins x 2.1ins] solar logo pdf, depending on the size of your star symbol motifs.

Carefully cut out your Sun sign template. You will need to sticky tape the outer edge to mend the logo template. Trim, position, and pin the template in the center of your cream square as you did with the Aries logo templates.

Attach elastic threader or small safety pin to one end of your twisted cord.

Step 1: Working from the back of your cream square, thread your twisted cord through your crochet granny square between the stitches at bottom of the circular section [just above the lowest sun ray]. Pull through until the knot sits firmly against the back of your motif.

Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your horoscope template, forming the circular section.
Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the same lower point of entry. Pin or tack in place.

Step 2: Thread your twisted cord from back to front, through your cream square, at the inside point of the lowest sun ray.

Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your horoscope template, forming the first sun ray. Thread your twisted cord through your cream square from front to back at the top point of this sun ray.

Step 3: Thread your twisted cord from back to front at the inside point of the sun ray to the right.

Thread your twisted cord from front of cream square to back at outside tip of this sun ray.

Step 4-9: Continue working in this manner until all eight sun rays are complete.

Knot your twisted cord firmly, so that the knot sits snugly against the back of your cream square. Make another knot approximately 2cm [.75ins] from the previous knot. Cut between knots.

The pattern for the Moon is next.

Remove your design template. Using your sewing needle and burgundy thread, carefully stitch your Sun sign into place.

Once you've finished attaching your Sun sign, to your cream square, continue crocheting any remaining pink squares and mixed granny squares.

When all granny squares are complete, you may assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.

Like to make another creative design? My free crochet patterns are available for my picnic blanket, Granny Square Pattern Rug, Granny Square Pattern Afghan, Ripple Afghan, or Afghan Bed Rug.

Granny squares with a plainer center are best for displaying monogram letters, flowers, Christmas motifs, and zodiac signs - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and Moon.

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