Astrophil Blanket by Chicory Sticks

Astrophil Blanket

November 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
670 - 870 yards (613 - 796 m)
22" x 31" / 56 cm x 79 cm)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern has a matching hat - the Astrophil Hat

Astrophil is a free baby blanket pattern suitable for beginning knitters which uses a traditional Aran cable motif.

The body and borders are knit seamlessly as one piece, creating a blanket which is perfectly sized for strollers and car seats but can easily be modified into larger sizes. The stitch pattern is made with two simple cables and every wrong-side row is simply “purl all”!

Instructions are given for 3 different yarn weights - with more to be added in the future.

The pattern is given for the following yarn weights:

  • DK (870yd / 795m)
  • Worsted (810yd / 740m)
  • Bulky (670yd / 610m)


  • both charted and written instructions
  • photo tutorials
  • details on how to modify the size
  • all work is done on the right-side, all wrong-side rows are quick and mindless
  • borders are knit as you go, there is no picking up or seaming

“When not fully stretched out, this cable pattern resembles many interlinking stars. The name ‘Astrophil’ comes from Sir Philip Sidney’s (1554-1586) sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella. As you’re clever enough to deduce “Astrophil” breaks down into ‘star-lover’ (Greek ‘aster’+’phil’) and “Stella” is the latin for ‘star’.”