Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern - this 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. #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #crochetbabyblanket #crochetforbaby #crochetaddict #freecrochetpatternStar Stitch Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This month’s stitch of the month is the star stitch and what better way to showcase this gorgeous stitch than using it in a blanket. This 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 for the border. Once you’ve completed one blanket you’ll find yourself looking for more babies who could use a cozy blanket to cuddle up with.

 

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE

SIZE: 30” x 30”

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. M/9.00mm
  •        Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn  – Babe Softcotton Chunky Solids in COLOR A (09 Pure White) (x3), COLOR B (02 Baby Blue) (x1), COLOR C (25 Grey)(x1)
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet

PATTERN NOTES:

Star Stitch– see tutorial here

PATTERN:

Chain 82 (starting with color A)

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 2 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 4 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 5 loops on the hook. Insert your hook into the 6th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop so you have 6 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1 (this holds all 6 loops together).

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the top of the hdc from the previous row. Ch 1 into the hole or center of the star from the previous row. Ch 2 into the next hole or center of the star. Continue in this manner across the row. End with a sc through the top of the turning chain. Ch 2.

Row 3 (It’s helpful to watch the video for this tricky part at 9:40 in the video): Insert hook into the front loop of the 2nd ch from the hook, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on the hook, insert hook in the back loop of the same ch, yarn over and pull through so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 3 stitches for a total of 6 loops on the hook.

*Insert hook into the chain you just made (the hole in the middle of the starburst), yarn over and pull up the loop so there are 2 loops on the hook. Insert hook in between the last and second last post from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 3 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the last loop from the previous star stitch, yarn over and pull up the loops so there are 4 loops on the hook. Insert hook in the chain and pull up a loop for the next 2 chains for a total of 6 loops on the hook. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * across the rest of the chain, ending with an hdc in the last stitch where you ended the last star stitch.

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2-3

Row 7-10: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 11-14: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 15-20: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 21-24: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 25-28: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Rows 29-34: Change to color A and repeat rows 2-3 (x3)

Row 35-38: Change to color B and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 39-42: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x2)

Row 43-48: Change to color C and repeat rows 2-3 (x3) – Do not cut yarn at end of row

Border:

Border Row 1: Starting with the same yarn and color we ended the last row in, sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 2: Sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 3: Change to color B and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Border Row 4-5: Change to color A and sc in each stitch around the perimeter of the blanket, remember to add 3sc into each of the four corners.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

 

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