Starfish Blanket by Kristin Omdahl
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Starfish Blanket

Crochet
December 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6.5 mm (K)
2040 yards (1865 m)
46" wide x 71" long (117 x 180 cm).
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

The star-shaped motif featured in this blanket has an unusual construction that is quite simple to master. Instead of working row after row of the same number of motifs, this blanket begins with one motif in the first row, increasing by one motif per row until the desired width is achieved, then decreasing by one motif per row for the second half of the blanket. The wide-scallop edging is then worked in rows sideways from the edge of the blanket. The finished result is a uniquely shaped throw, with a fun aquatic theme, that is ideal for brightening up a child’s bedroom.

Finished Size 46” wide × 71” long (117 × 180 cm)

Yarn Lion Brand Yarns Pound of Love (100% premium acrylic): 156 pastel green, 2 balls

Hook K/10.5 (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge With 2 strands held together, 12 sts and 6 rows dc = 4” (10 cm); 1 starfish motif = 5” (12.5 cm) in diameter