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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

When we tell you we're in love with this blanket, we really are! It immediately gives elegant yet comforting vibes and that edge is the perfect finish. And as if that's not enough, it works well with a lot of color combinations. Winter, spring, summer, or fall theme? Yes please! If you're ready to bust out your yarns, scroll down below for the free pattern, or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here. 

This month's stitch of the month is the star stitch and what better way to showcase this gorgeous crochet stitch than using it in a blanket.

Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here. 

This crochet baby blanket is so sweet, you'll want to make one for your next baby or grandbaby. Simply switch up the colors to fit with any nursery decor.

 

While this stitch has a couple of minor challenging aspects, once you get through the first few rows, you'll find yourself flying through the rest of it. And to keep it simple, we've used a basic single crochet stitch for the border.

Once you've completed one crochet star stitch blanket you'll find yourself looking for more babies who could use a cozy blanket to cuddle up with.

Star Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Complex 

 

Materials: 

Hook: US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge 

Yarn: Bulky weight yarn 

  • 450 yds white (A) 
  • 150 yds blue (B) 
  • 150 yds gray (C) 

Notions: 

  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle 
  • 4 stitch markers 

Size: 
30 x 30 inches 

Gauge: 
11.5 sc x 12 rows = 4 inches 

This pattern uses US crochet terms

Special Stitches: 

Beginning Star Stitch (beg star): Ch 2, insert hook in top loop only of 2nd ch from hook and pull up a loop, insert hook in back bump of same ch and pull up a loop, [insert hook in next st and pull up a loop] 3 times, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to close (this ch-1 is the eye of the star). 

Star Stitch (star): Insert hook into eye of previous star and pull up a loop, insert hook between the last 2 legs of the previous star and pull up a loop, insert hook in the last st or ch used for the previous star (at the base of the last leg) and pull up a loop, [insert hook in next st or ch and pull up a loop] twice, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 to close (this ch-1 is the eye of the star). 

 

If you enjoy working with a variety of crochet stitches, I highly recommend the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library which includes 45 professionally filmed stitch tutorials.

PATTERN:

Ch 82 (multiple of 2 + 4). 

Row 1 (RS): Sk first ch, [insert hook, yo, pull up a loop] in each of next 5 chs, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 (first star made), star across, hdc in same ch as last leg of previous star, turn. (39 stars)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, sc in eye of first star, 2 sc in eye of each star across, sc in top of last star. (78 sc) 

Row 3: Beg star, star across, hdc in last st (same st as last leg of previous star), turn. (39 stars)

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2 & 3, then repeat row 2 once more, change to B. 

Row 7: With B, repeat row 3. 

Rows 8-10: Repeat rows 2 & 3, then repeat row 2 once more, change to C. 

Row 11: With C, repeat row 3. 

Rows 12-14: Repeat rows 2 & 3, then repeat row 2 once more, change to A. 

Row 15: With A, repeat row 3. 

Rows 16-20: Repeat rows 2 & 3 twice, then repeat row 2 once more, change to B.

Rows 21-48: Repeat rows 7-20 twice. Do not change colors at the end of row 48. 

Border: 

Rnd 1: With C, Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first st, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, sc in each st across to last st, 3 sc in last st, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, working in sides of rows, work 76 sc evenly spaced across to corner, working in bottom of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, place marker in the 2nd of the 3 sc just made, working in sides of rows, work 76 sc evenly spaced across, join with a sl st to first st. (316 sc, 4 corner markers placed) 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc in each st across to next marker, 3 sc in marked st, move marker to 2nd of the 3 sc just made] 4 times, sc in each remaining st across, join. (324 sc) 

Change to B. 

Rnd 3: With B, repeat rnd 2. (332 sc) 

Change to A. 

Rnds 4-5: With A, repeat rnd 2 twice. (348 sc) 

Fasten off. 

Remove markers. 

Weave in all ends.

Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here. 

If you're looking for another blanket pattern, this time with a great step-by-step video tutorial, check out the Log Cabin Baby Blanket here.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Color Block Crochet Tote BagSimple Shells Light Weight WrapButton Up Squares Cowl Neck WarmerEasy Breezy Buttoned CowlBig Chunky ScarfWinter Wonderland ScarfHooded Crochet Scarf, Geometric Crochet Basket