It’s supposed to be a star, but it’s more of a starfish shape, really. I am terrible at counting stitches in crochet. Absolutely awful. And this shouldn’t be so difficult, as double crochet stitches stand out pretty well, but still, this blanket is sort of drunken star–shaped.
And that’s okay. If the not-yet-born recipient of this blanket is going to be all judge-y, no more handmade goods for that baby!
(I’ve yet to meet a really judge-y baby, so I think I’m good.)
See, everything started out fairly well.
And from there it devolved into this mostly star-shaped thing that doesn’t like to fold up very well.
The parents of the intended recipient are both sensitive to cats, and there are no surfaces in my house that are both big enough for this blanket (it’s about five feet across) and avoided by my monster, so I unfortunately don’t have any full-size photos. We’ll just have to wait until there are some modeled shots in Spring.
I do love the way this worked up though. The pattern is Beth’s Little Star Afghan, a free pattern. I used the now discontinued Mission Falls 136 Merino, and a size F crochet hook. I don’t know what the numbers are for crochet hooks. Something smaller than a G and bigger than an E. I’m so helpful.
So now this blanket is tucked safely away in a plastic bag until I can see the mom-to-be, hopefully in a few weeks!