Bright Star Blanket by Sandra Paul

Bright Star Blanket

by Sandra Paul
Crochet
March 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in treble crochet (US dc)
3.5 mm (E)
4850 - 5000 yards (4435 - 4572 m)
both US and UK
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An elegant and timeless filet crochet style bedspread, echoing a classic vintage style. This rectangular blanket is worked flat with an applied border.

Skill Level
Intermediate/Advanced
Basic stitches used throughout, to create a simple blanket pattern and a more complex border. Experience in working an applied border would be useful although extra help and photos are given.

Yarn
Drops Baby Merino
26 balls - 50g191 yds (175m) 100% merino yarn

Yarn Substitutions
5000 yards (4572m) of sport weight/light dk yarn

Hook
3.5mm (E US)

Notions
Yarn needle
21 x stitch markers

Gauge
23 stitches by 12 rows over 10cm (4”) in treble crochet (US dc)

Size
160 cm x 210 cm (63 x 82”)

Only one size is provided in this pattern. However, some other suggested sizes have been given as a useful starting point for making adjustments. (Two smaller, one larger)

Pattern Notes
A full pattern including clearly written instructions with:

  • Stitch abbreviations
  • Full colour breakdown
  • Helpful photo guides
  • Construction and blocking diagram
  • Tutorial links
  • Re-sizing suggestions
  • Crochet charts

This pattern is available in:
UK Terms
US Terms (translated from original)

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This blanket is based on a picture of a vintage Swedish bedspread which I found in a home style magazine and fell in love with. After scouring that picture for details of the stitch patterns and construction and some online research, I was able to piece together an idea of how this blanket might have originally been made. Blankets like this one were constructed using long panels of different traditional stitch patterns and then sewn together to create a larger piece. This pattern is a loving re-creation of the original blanket style, but with a totally modern construction method and up to date and helpful pattern instructions.