This next row is what is going to be the pattern that you use for the rest of your afgphan or quilt… or doily, whatever it is that you are making.
Having finished the first row, you tie off that colour of yarn and attach your next colour at the top of one of the first blocks.
You chain 7, and create a rectangle as you did before.
(NOTE: remember that the blocks for the points of the star are 6×4 for cotton yarn and Best done as 6×2 for acrylics.)
The next block is where things get a little tricky, as it is different than what you’ve been doing so far.
You now have an “L” space, with 6 stitches down the side of the block you are working on and 6 stitches up the side of the next block. You are going to tuck a block into this space.
That means working your 6th stitch (down) into the first stitch of the next block. You do this for each of the rows, connecting both the squares. These squares are now 6 stitches by 6 stitches.
Continue the rectangles on top of blocks, for the points of the star, and 6×6 in the “L” spaces, all around your star.
That is your second row — and all rows following.
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)