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Tri-Colored Star Baby Blanket (Free Crochet Pattern)

Hi friends!

I've been having a fun time crocheting the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, which is an absolutely  beautiful design by Celeste Young Designs.  Believe it or not -- it's my very first blanket project, and the biggest crocheted piece I've ever made!  (About time I tackled something other than amigurumi, clothing accessories, and home decor!)

This blanket takes the shape of a 12-pointed star.  With alternating solid colors or variegated yarn, crocheters can create stunning and unique blankets! 

One of the things that I love about this project is that it definitely holds my interest.  While the stitches and pattern are simple and repetitive, they are so calming to work on.  After a few rounds of starting off the blanket, I was able to pick it up and get right on track without having to refer back to the pattern.  I very much look forward to crocheting it in the evenings, while snuggled up on the plush couch and listening to music.  That has been my absolute favorite pastime these past several weeks!

I think it's such a great, overall pattern to make with LOTS of opportunity to play around with different colors and combinations as well.

For this blanket in particular, I used Caron Simply Soft yarns throughout, in the following colors:


The original pattern featured rainbow colors, which was utterly lovely.  However, I decided to go with pink, grey, and white in order to match this baby blanket with the other crocheted items I had made as a baby shower gift bundle.  If you'd like to take a look at the other projects I've made, please check them out below!

Anyhow, as I was saying...

The original pattern featured rainbow colors!  Each color took five rows, with one row of white in-between.  For my blanket project, I kept five rows of pink (the main color), with a single row of white and two rows of grey. 

Here's the breakdown:

R1-R6: Pink
R7: White
R8-R9: Grey
R10: White
R11-R15: Pink
R16: White
R18-19: Grey
R20: White
R21-R24: Pink
R25: White

I quite like how the design turned out, with pink as the main color!  Looking at this bright, cheery blanket makes me feel instantly happy inside!

This is most certainly a pattern I'd love to try again in the future, with different colors and combinations!  If you're looking for a fun yet simple and soothing blanket project to work on, I'd highly recommend this pattern too!

If you've made one (or two, or more!) already, I'd love to see pics!  Please share about it in the comments below!