Did you know that you can learn how to crochet a star blanket in just two steps? You read that right! A blanket in the shape of a five-point star simplified into two steps.
Do not be intimidated by this unique shape because it’s relatively easy once you get a rhythm going for each round. But if you want to know how long it may take you to finish, we also have a guide for that. Now, let’s get started with the pattern, and you might surprise yourself.
How Do You Crochet A 5 Pointed Star?
1. Start the blanket to create the five points
To create a ring for the five-star blanket, you want to chain four slip stitches. The first round will require you to chain three or 19 double crochet to join with the slip stitch on the top of the chain three you made, for a total of 20 stitches.
Single crochet once in the next stitch and skip the next stitch. At this point, you will have three double crochet in the third chain and three double chains in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch and single crochet once in the next and repeat until you can join with the slip stitch at the beginning.
2. Continue stitching to finish the blanket
You will do the same method for rounds three and four and join with the slip stitch initially. Remember that you will adjust the number of stitches accordingly and going up and down each point. This way, you can create the size of the star according to your preference. Just remember that each round grows two stitches up and two stitches down, so you don’t need to count once you get the rhythm.
We hope this quick two-step guide for a crochet star blanket didn’t confuse you, even if it reads short. If you find this method too complicated to understand, below is another quick crochet star that is beginner-friendly. It will end up measuring four by 4 inches, and you only need to know how to do the herringbone half double crochet and never count the slip stitch at the end of each round as a stitch.
How Do You Crochet A Star For Beginners In The UK?
- Start by making ten single crochet stitches into a circle and slip the stitch to the top of the first one. Remember that the first chain for each round does not account for a stitch. Chain one and make two herringbones half double crochet into each stitch and slip stitch into the first herringbone half double crochet
- Chain one and make one herringbone half double crochet into the first stitch, two herringbones half double crochet in the next, and so on
- Slip stitch to the top of the first herringbone half double crochet before making chain one for round four. Single crochet to the next stitch and make three double crochet, chain four and slip stitch to the first chain and three double chains into the same stitch to form the star
- Leave two stitches and single crochet, skip two stitches again and repeat until you finish the crochet star. Finally, fasten off the yarn and weave in the ends to secure your star blanket
How Do You Crochet A 6 Point Star Blanket?
If the traditional five-point start blanket doesn’t inspire you, why not get your hands on a six-point start blanket instead?
- Create a ring with four chains and chain three for the first round. Work two double crochets into the centre and repeat before joining with a slip stitch in the chain where you started the round
- Chain three and two double chains, chain two and three double chains in the first chain space for the second round. Repeat it as you did with the first round around four times before joining in the chain you started the round with
- You’ll essentially work similarly for the third round, except you’ll work three double crochet, chain two, and four double crochet until you get the six pointed-finish
- If you want to change colours, you’ll only tie the new yarn in any star points instead of immediately slip stitching to the next point. And to finish, fasten off the yarn and weave in the ends
How Do You Crochet A Star Stitch Baby Blanket?
You can use the techniques above to create a star-shaped baby blanket. However, did you know that there’s a crochet stitch that shaped like a star? The star stitch may not be the easiest, but it’s still doable.
If you want to make a baby blanket around 30 by 35 inches, your beginning chain will be around 101. There are different patterns online using single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet besides star stitches.
It’s possible to make a star-shaped crochet blanket. This article taught you how to crochet a star blanket for a five-point star and a six-point star. The main idea is to create a ring and work on each round to achieve the points you like.
But if you prefer the stitches themselves to be star-shaped, there is also the star stitch that you can learn. We hope we’ve helped you learned a new and unique crochet project to try. If you have any more questions, please leave us a comment!