Friday, November 2, 2012

Crocheted Star Baby Blanket

I had been itching to crochet, but I couldn't without having someone or something to crochet for.  My nephew was born in May of this year so I decided he could use a blanket.  His dad is a Dallas Cowboys fan so I was looking for something with a star that I could incorporate into a blanket. 

I came across this free pattern on this web site through Pinterest. Thanks so much for having it available to me.

I ran through some difficulties with the pattern so when I redo the blanket I will post some changes I made, later. So for now, I'll just include pictures in this blog.

I used three colors: Navy Blue, Silver Grey, & White with a size 6.5mm hook.
It was during these first few rows that I noticed there was a warp/bubble in the center (I pressed them out for the photo) so in the other rows there after, I removed one stitch from the group of 3s...
Here, I decided I didn't want to end the blanket with a grey, and decided to use a strip of blue.
I forgot to take a measurement of the final width before I mailed it to my nephew but if I had a guess I would say it is 4 to 4.5 ft across.
In this picture, one can kinda see the warp/bubble in the center most part of the star, I was talking about previously.

3 comments:

  1. Yep, this is an older post, but I gotta know if you ever redid his blanket successfully. I'm looking for a pattern for my faterinlaw and the back of his chair. :-)

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    1. I didn't have a chance to redo this one... But when you are working the pattern, keep in mind that I thought there were too many stitches at one point. Since I have made this, I realized it could have been the way I crocheted, as I was a beginner at the time. :) If you were to give this a try, just keep your eye on the warping/bubbling and make adjustments as you go.

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    2. I didn't have a chance to redo this one... But when you are working the pattern, keep in mind that I thought there were too many stitches at one point. Since I have made this, I realized it could have been the way I crocheted, as I was a beginner at the time. :) If you were to give this a try, just keep your eye on the warping/bubbling and make adjustments as you go.

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