Stargazer Blanket by Lorraine Pugh

Stargazer Blanket

Crochet
September 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in dc stitches
5.0 mm (H)
1039 - 1094 yards (950 - 1000 m)
From Coaster, to Large Blanket.
US
This pattern is available for €1.50 EUR
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Hello lovelies!

Here’s my FREE CROCHET PATTERN, the Stargazer blanket. Well, I say blanket, however you can make it to suit any size, from doily, to baby blanket to bedspread!

A Sparkling Star? A Beautiful Bloom? A Serene Snowflake?
Play with Colour and Make Yours Unique!

This is one of my designs that was initially a bit of fun. One evening, I sat to crochet and watched it grow. I couldn’t help but notice how much it resembled a star.

The following evening, when I picked this fun project back up, it looked just like a lily! I think it depends on the angle you’re viewing it from.

I opted for white and pinks. I have intermittently swapped the colors to blend them from one to the next.

Stargazer is not dissimilar to my other pattern ‘Solstice’. It has the same rhythmic rounds of ripples as we so often see in nature. It’s only a 3-round pattern repeat, so once you’ve got the hang of it, you can easily keep going to make any size you like.

It’s also addictive too. The added color changes make it especially difficult to put down! I already plan on making another with a green/cream/red gradient to use as a Christmas tablecloth! Anyway, I digress…

I’ve chosen King Cole’s Big Value Recycled Cotton Aran after I enjoyed working with it for Solstice. It’s also animal-kind and environmentally friendly.

The printer-friendly PDF for sale here in my ravelry store contains 9 pages, complete with extra tips and informative help. By occasionally supporting my little, run-from-home business, I am able to continue sharing my designs for free. A win-win for all!

SKILL LEVEL
Easy – Basic stitches & repetitive stitch patterns

HOOK SIZE
5mm / US H-8

MATERIALS
• KING COLE Big Value Recycled Cotton Aran (85% cotton, 15% other fibres, 100g/160m),
Colour A Fuchsia (Shade 1165) – 2 balls
Colour B Blossom (Shade 1159) – 3 balls
Colour C White (Shade 1155) – 2 balls
Finished blanket – 595g (952m).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
• Yarn needle
• Scissors

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
120cm (47¼”) across diameter from largest point to largest point, without blocking.

GAUGE
13 sts and 8 rows of dc to measure
10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) using a 5mm hook or size required to obtain tension, without blocking.

STITCHES USED (US TERMS)
chain
double crochet
slip stitch

SPECIAL STITCHES
Magic Ring - I have opted for a Magic Ring at the start of the design, as I personally prefer this method, however you can alternatively chain 4 and slip stitch in the first chain to create a ring instead.
V-Stitch – 1dc, 2ch, 1dc
Shell – 2dc, 2ch, 2dc
Chainless Starting Double Crochet (optional) – see tutorial here: http://consciouslycrochet.com/how-to-crochet-special-stitches/

ABBREVIATIONS
ch – chain
ch#sp – chain space (‘#’ denotes number of chains)
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
V-st(s) - V-stitch(es)

NOTES
Worked in the round, using V-stitch & shell increases to create 6 large pointed sections alternated with 6 small pointed sections.
At the end of each round you can find the number of stitches completed for that round in squared brackets, like so: “12sts”.

ADAPTING THE PATTERN
Larger Sizes - You can keep repeating the established pattern to create a larger finished object. For a neater finish with nice, pointed edges, ensure that your final round is a shell round for the small pointed section.
One Color – If you would like to work up this design in one color, the same size, and with the same yarn as suggested in this pattern, then 6 balls will be enough.

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