Monday, 9 April 2012

Northern Star

Hi everyone; my second, baby boy option, blanket is now decided upon.  I wanted a blanket covered in 5-point stars, made up of hexagon motifs similarly to my baby girls puffed daisy blanket.  This wasn't the most straightforward project to design, and I have to admit that I don't think I could just write the pattern down in a way that most people would be able to understand easily, so a comprehensive photographic tutorial is essential for this project.  I would have loved to have made a video tutorial for you, but with only 1 pair of hands I'm afraid it is beyond me!  (I suddenly feel the need for a large rubber band to hold my camera to my forehead!  I joke, but part of me thinks I may just try it!!!  But not today...)  It is quite easy to work, once you are familiar with the pattern and where the stitches are placed. (I surely hope)....



Back view below.

My boys baby blanket is in shades of blue, green, white, grey and dark brown.  I've made pretty good progress so far.

Go on, give it a go...  It's not difficult honestly!!

Happy crocheting


  1. These are so fun looking! And I am loving your colors for the boy blanket!

  2. Great pattern - they look very nice. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I have to try these, the pattern is beautiful and unsual, I do like the colours on your last photo.

  4. Great tutorial! I haven't had a chance to make one yet but just reading through the directions and looking at the pictures, it all makes sense.

    Perfect timing too, as I was going to be searching for a 5 pt star type pattern soon for a super secret project. :)

  5. Okay I've had a chance to try the tutorial out. great job! I did up through the green and white steps on the tutorial. I'll do the rest later (bedtime now) but I think up to that point is EXACTLY what I was looking for for my secret project! THANKS!!

  6. I just love your blog. Love all the colors. My house could definitely use some more crochet color. Thank You from a new follower.

  7. thanks for this great tutorial, thank you so much !

  8. What a fabulous pattern - thank you so much for sharing it. I found you compliments of lovely Kristen at Cozy Things - so much fun this blog world!

  9. Karen, o seu blog é muito lindo.
    Obrigada por ensinar como se faz o crochê.
    Venha conhecer o meu blog e comentar meus trabalhos e me seguir se gostar.
    Um abraço.
    Rosangela - Brasil.

  10. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I'd like to give this pattern, sometime...

  11. Yes!!! It's just the idea I was looking for!
    In 2006 I made a blanket for my daughter. I love patchwork but I never tried to do it, so I thought to do a crochet-patchwork blanket for her, (you could see it here:
    I wanted a blanket for her, forever. For now to keep warm her bed, and for the future when she will leave the family home: Something to bring and to remember how warm the family is.
    Then I want to do another for my little boy. But nothing inspired me... till I saw your pattern. Thank you very much!!! I follow your tutorial and now I have the sample to calculate how much yarn I need.

    You are an star too. I'm following you throug my blog.
    Kisses from the south of Spain.

  12. Hi,

    just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on my blog later today.



  13. Wow! I found your blog last night. You do such a fantastic job on your tutorials that I will just have to try this. I was wondering how many skeins of each color did you use to make your blanket and what size will the finished boys blanket be?
    Thank you,

  14. Ola tudo bem?entrando no blogs da minha sobrinha mim deparei com o seu e gostei das coisinhas que voce, faz muito lindas e este mim deu uma ideia,tenho um restinho de lãn vou fazer algum com elas quero continuar visitando seu blogs beijos.

  15. Hi.
    As soon as I found this pattern, I started to crochet a star, and I have made a lovely Christmas ornament with the first two rows.

    Your directions are very easy to understand for a beginner like me. I have read other patterns as well, and I love them. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful patterns.

  16. Soooo love this pattern! Thank you!

  17. ah i love these!
    thnx for sharing :-)

  18. bonjour , je suis Belge and no speak English.

    pouvez vous? m'envoyer par email? le diagramme , la grille of all stars please.

    thanks you.
    Bennaets Brigitte sur facebook ou par email

  19. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I'm sure I'll be making more than one of these blankets as there are several Dallas Cowboy fans in my family!

  20. You have me thinking of a white starfish (white) in the sand (tan)surrounded by water (shades of blue). Nautical, but not quite. Thank you for the inspiration.