This is my new niece. She’s just lovely and so tiny and so pretty and so gorgeous and did I mention she’s so lovely?
I wanted to make a star blanket and I wanted to come up with my own pattern. I wanted to include popcorn stitch somewhere because it’s one of my favourites.
Coming up with the star pattern was easy but joining them was the tricky part. I tried lots of different ways but as I am not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to maths and geometry it took me a while to figure out that joining pentagons was not an easy task.
So then I decided I’d put the stars in a square. Well that wasn’t easy either let me tell you – well, it wasn’t easy for me anyway.
So, many, many attempts down the line and lots of starting over I got there in the end.
I joined the squares using a join as you go method but not the usual slip stitch method that I use from Attic24. I saw this post at Petals to Picots and thought I’d give that a go. I like the pattern at the join.
Once the squares were joined I added a yellow and white block stitch border. The yellow rounds are treble crochet (US double crochet) and the white rounds, after every two yellow rounds, are double crochet (US single crochet) – I don’t think I’ve explained that very well have I?
It is definitely on my to do list to photograph a tutorial for this blanket – or at least the star. Maybe I’ll get it done by Christmas!