Crochet star blanket patterns are a fantastic alternative to regular-shaped ones, such as rectangular, or circular. You can interpret this unique shape in many ways, because you can easily modify the amount of arms your star will have. Baby blankets of this shape will be a great baby shower gifts, especially when paired with other accessories in the same color scheme.
There are many crochet patterns for star blankets, so you can choose any style you like! If you are going to come up with your own pattern, be careful about calculating the right amount of stitches, because you may end up with frills.
Fun alternative for squares
Are crochet star blankets hard to make?
What do I need to start?
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How to choose the right pattern for me?
- Think about the size and shape you want to achieve, because stars may differ from one another very much! The more arms, the more circular your blanket will be.
- Do you want it plain or with sprinkles? I’m joking of course, but what I mean is, how much pizzazz in terms of stitches you’d like to add. Bobbles, granny, or lace? It’s all up to you!
- When in doubt, choose simplicity, because it’s the best way to ensure you actually finish the project without getting frustrated!
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It was a true challenge to choose just a few of crochet star blanket ideas for this post, because there are so many fantastic versions out there!
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Pastel Star Blankets by Butterfly Crochet
Five point blankets have the cutest star shape, because it’s a classic one! Crocheter behind Butterfly Crochet is a big fan of rainbows, and I decided to show you two most adorable ones – pastel ones! As you can see, it’s sweet and the color flow is on point, so keep it in mind for your next project.
Crochet Star Blanket by Valérie
I am a big fan of dividing colors with white, and Valérie’s project in the photos below proves that it works great! Sometimes colors don’t look good when placed one by one, but the simple trick of incorporating white in between works like magic!
This is a version of free crochet pattern called 12 Point Star Blanket by Bella Coco, which you can find on bellacococrochet.com.
Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket Version by Zeba Mohsin
You don’t have to have any special skills to turn a simple star blanket into a structural one, because all you need are post stitches! Yes, take a look at Zeba’s project in the pictures below and notice that some of her rounds are “sticking out”. How to do it? Just work these rows as back post stitches!
- photos by Zeba Mohsin from ravelry.com
This is a version of free crochet pattern called Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Celeste Young, which you can download from ravelry.com.
Fun and Vibrant
12 Point Star Blanket Version by Yarn Sister
A star with twelve points and gentle spikes looks almost as if it’s a flower, am I right? Nicole chose a beloved pattern by Bella Coco and used a bunch of juicy vibrant colors. Take a look at the photo and see what a difference the edging makes, because it’s the perfect finishing touch!
This is a version of free crochet pattern called 12 Point Star Blanket by Bella Coco, which you can find on bellacococrochet.com. Find interesting edging ideas in my article about The Best Crochet Edging and Border Ideas.
Starburst Blankie by Maeketh
Rainbow-colored yarn cakes are a great choice for blankets which you work in the round, because there’s no weaving involved! If you are a lazy crocheter like me, you will know how good this is. Maeketh combined two cakes of Honeydukes colorway from Lion Brand Mandala yarn, so check it out below!
- photos by Maeketh from ravelry.com
Pom-pom Star Blanket by Jill of neverjillian
Remember, there’s always a way to make a project sophisticated and subdued, because it’s all about the colors. Jill went for earthy hues, such as dark greys, dark reds and yellows. I can see this project looking amazing in a modern nursery, but what I love most are the pom-poms!
This is a version of free crochet pattern called 12 Point Star Blanket by Bella Coco, which you can find on bellacococrochet.com. Learn how to make pom-poms with a tutorial by Heart Hook Home, available on hearthookhome.com.
Spaced Out Baby Blanket by tachyons22
If you want to combine fun with education, transform your simple blanket into a map of the Milky Way! Crocheter going by the name tachyons22 used the center of the blanket as the Sun and added applique on the arms to show where the planets are. So clever!
- photos by tachyons22 from ravelry.com
This is a version of free crochet pattern called Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Celeste Young, which you can download from ravelry.com. To make your own appliques, get inspired by my article about The Art of Freeform Crochet.
It’s All in the Details
Bobble Star Blanket Version by Cupcake Crochet Crafts
Colorful bobbles? Yes, please! This cute blanket by Cupcake Crochet Crafts uses grey yarn for the background and colorful yarn for the textured rows. I can easily see this blanket in a modern nursery, or used as a rug in kids’ room!
This project used Bobble Star Blanket pattern by Donna Browne, which you can purchase through lovecrafts.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com. Learn more about bobbles in my article about Fun Bobble Stitch Ideas.
Starborn by Johanna Lindahl
While many of the patterns for star blankets use medium weight cotton yarns, Johanna’s project makes the most of light ombre yarn. It’s delicate and drapey, so the final effect has quite a different feel! As you can see, this pattern features both openwork and post stitches, which she balanced in a beautiful way.
- photos by Johanna Lindahl from ravelry.com
Ailsa’s Peacock Delight by Ailsa Crochet
What about mosaic crochet star blanket – isn’t it a crazy idea? This project by Ailsa features truly nordic colors, because they remind me of Northern Lights! Mosaic crochet is quite a challenging technique, so be sure to grasp the basics of it before starting this project.
- photos by AilsaCrochet from ravelry.com
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