Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket
Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket
Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket

Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket

The Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket by Mikey of The Crochet Crowd is a new design. Crocheters over the past 9 years have requested that I figure out how to make a star transition to a circle. It took me several tries to ensure the star didn’t warp or the transition didn’t buckle. Once I figured it out through testing a few trials. I got the right stitch count and math to make it work.

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Free Pattern: Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket

The pattern is free. It took me a few days of mathematics to figure it out and then only 8 hours to make this entire sample. It’s designed for a baby or child size baby blanket. However, you can continue to grow this blanket if you wish to make it much bigger.

I had Diva Dan make the diagrams for you to follow along. At this time, unless there is strong demand, I don’t plan on making a tutorial for my project. However, I may change my mind.

Crochet Star in Circle
Crochet Star in Circle

This blanket uses Bernat Blanket but you can substitute any yarn as long as the hook sizes compliments the yarn. You can continue to grow this out as big as you need, even if you use smaller sizes. In my trials, I used Caron One Pound with 5.5 mm or I crochet hook size. The difference between the Bernat Blanket Size is significant.

Notice in the final trial. There is not one point that faces flush to any side. So no matter how you turn the square, you will never end up with a star that sits up straight. You will notice that the Star is Born, the star faces up perfectly. I explain in the pattern how to get you orientation after you finish off doing the circle and begin to transition to the square. It’s an easy way to figure it out and get started properly.

I hope you enjoy my pattern. You can download the PDF. Everything including Daniel’s diagrams are included with the pattern.

11 thoughts on “Crochet Star is Born Baby Blanket

  1. Just finished this project this week! There are a few mistakes in the pattern that gave me some problems. Can you revise so others can complete with minimal mistakes? Thanks!

    • I agree. There are definitely some issues with the written pattern… I followed the diagram for the star portion and then the rest of the mistakes we’re easy enough to work out. But yes, I agree there needs to be a revised pattern available.

    • Could you please tell me where you found mistakes? I’m a beginner at reading patterns and thought I was doing okay until I hit round 6. Im always off by 5 stitches, no matter what I do.

      • I actually have made it up to row 7, and then for some reason I just can’t make 8 work. Like you, I find I am off a few stitches. Very technical piece with very difficult yarn, so I am not beating myself up too badly 😉 . I wonder if I am just inserting my hook into the wrong places, which is entirely possible with this yarn, it really buries the stitches since it is so fluffy. Took me a few swipes at 6 as well until i realized the star point count should have had one extra stitch on each side. I think I will give this one a miss – Not that I don’t love it, it is super spectacular, but I think I will put it in the “maybe at a later date with a different yarn” pile.

  2. I am on Round 16.

    ‘Round 16: Fasten on C to any middle dc in a corner. Ch 1,
    3 sc into same stitch. *Ch 1, skip next st, sc in next. Repeat
    * across. In the middle of 5 dc, ensure you place 3 sc and
    continue * as normal. Continue around in same manner. Sl st
    to the beg sc. Fasten off C.

    But the corners for previous row were 2dc, ch2, 2dc. Does this mean put 3sc in the chain 2 space???

    Otherwise loving the pattern!!!

  3. Mikey, thank you for doing this. I’m wanting to do Jeanne’s Spectrum Afghan then turn that into a square or rectangle. I’m assuming I can use this same technique? Thanks for all you do!! Hugs! 🙂

  4. Mikey,
    In the written instructions on Rnd 2 the * to start the repeat is missing. When does the * start on that row? Thanks

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