Star Baby Afghan

Blogged under crochet and knitting,Finished Projects by Tammy on Friday 29 July 2011 at 5:23 pm

I finished up this star baby afghan last night. It is a variation on the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket designed by Celeste Young, which is a free pattern on Ravelry.com.

My original idea was that this was going to be a gift for a couple we know who is having a baby in early October. I started out thinking I was going to do some kind of shell stitch variation, but when I started using the Bernat Berries and Cream variegated yarn for this, well, it looked weird. Since the color sections are pretty long, it ended up looking bloctchy, with a blotch of pink, then a blotch of yellow, etc. It just looked bad.

So I realized I needed to do some kind of pattern that started from the center and worked out from there. Granny square came to mind, but I wanted to try something a little different, and after looking through patterns on Ravelry, I found this star design.

Along with Berries and Cream, I used Bernat Lemon Citron in between. I’m not sure if I’m sold on this shade of yellow with the other yarn. When I hold it up to parts of the Berries and Cream, some of the yellow shade matches exactly, but then when you look at it at a distance, this is not as noticeable as the darker yellows.

As it turns out, I made a number of boo-boos on this, so it goes in the donation bag rather than a gift bag, and I will have to try this again, but I think it will work, and generally, I like the finished look to this afghan. This first attempt took 2 skeins and ended up to be 36 inches from star tip to tip. I plan to make the second one about 10 inches larger in diameter. Now I just need to figure out if I’m going to make it with all Berries and Cream yarn or use some yellow as well.

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