Size: Approximately 30 inches wide
Gauge: Square 1: After round 3 piece is 3 inches wide.
Square 2: After round 3 piece is 2 & ¼ inches wide
Skill Level: Easy
15-20 ounces of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors - CA, CB
Size 5mm (H) crochet hook
Removable stitch markers if you think you may need them.
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr - triple crochet
Special Stitches Used
bpsc - back post single crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
dc2tog - double crochet two stitches together https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/double-crochet-two-together-dc2tog/
hdc2tog - half double crochet two stitches together https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/half-double-crochet-two-together-hdc2tog/
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Square One - Make 8
Round 8: With CA join with a sl st in any st, ch1, * 2sc in same st, sc in next 24 sts * 2 times. Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Finish Off. 52sc
Positioning Your Star
At this point your star is just in a circle. Choose the point of your star that you would like to be the top point. Find the stitch from round 8 that aligns to the top point and count 6 to the right and put in a stitch marker. From that stitch marker count 13 stitches and place another stitch marker in the 13th stitch. Do this 2 more times. You should have 12 stitches BETWEEN each stitch marker.
Square Two - Make 8
Note: ch1 at the beginning of a round DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Round 1: With CB ch2, 5sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1s sc. 5sc
Round 6: ch1, sc in same as joining, sc in next 7 sts, * 2sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts * 4 times, 2sc in next st, Join with a sl st to 1st st. Finish Off. 50sc
Round 7: With CA join with a sl st in any st, ch1, * 2sc in same st, sc in next 24 sts * 2 times. Join with a sl st in 1st sc. Finish Off. 52sc
It is time to assemble the blanket! The chart on the left hand side is how I placed my squares before putting them together. You can place your squares however you want. If you made more then 8 of each square you can still place the squares alternating. This blanket was designed to add more squares to make it bigger – so more squares are totally fine! Remember this is just the basics I have provided you to make a 30”x30” baby blanket. Use your imagination and have fun!
Making The Blanket Bigger
At this point you should have a 30” x 30” baby blanket. If you don't or you want more border and you don't want to add more squares repeat round 3 alternating colors between CA & CB until you get the size you want. Then do round 4 to finish it off.
If you want to add more squares you can. The border is very simple to extend. The 1st round is basic sc with 3sc in each corner. The 2nd round is basic dc with 2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner. The 3rd round is bpdc around each st of the prev rnd & 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in the corners. If you add more to the border you will repeat round 3. When you are satisfied with the size of your border or don't want to add more you will do round 4 – sc in each st with 3sc in the corners.