Baby Halik - Star Baby Blankie 2: No Ruffles | Free Crochet Pattern


Last time I posted a baby blankie pattern that you can attach to an amigurumi toy.  That cuddly blankie has a ruffled effect on it that adds a nice flare, perfect for a little girl. But what if you want a blankie that can lay flat?  Maybe, you're thinking this is more appropriate for boys?  

Well, I've got you covered.  Please read more to see the pattern for a star shaped baby blankie that can lay flat for a more boyish look.I called this handsome Eli, "Halik."  It's a Filipino word meaning "a kiss".


You may even customize this star blankie to make more or less points.  In this pattern, I have 6 points.

*This free pattern is for the blankie only.  Please see here for the link on the Elephant toy free pattern.

You will need:

Light worsted weight (sport, baby or size 3) yarn, one or more colors of your choice.
Size 4.5 mm hook
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

ch - Chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
yo - yarn over
rem - remaining 
sl st - slip stitch
fpdc - front post double crochet
f/o - fasten off
ch2sp - Chain-2-space
begch2spst - beginning chain-2 space stitch {(chain 3, dc, chain 2, 2 dc) on the same chain 2 space)} (please see pattern notes)
ch2spst - {2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc} on the same chain-2 space)} (please see pattern notes)

For some basic crochet skills please refer to this tutorials HERE


Notes: 

a. Chain-2 spaces will consist of the following stitches: 2 dc, chain 2, 2dc(The beginning ch-2 space stitch starts with chain 3. The first chain 3 counts as one dc. Abbreviation: begch2spst)  These chain2-space stitches (ch2spst) will create the pointed part of the blankie.

b.  Join with a slip stitch (sl st) on the 3rd chain of first ch-3 to end a row.  Then slip stitch on every stitch to move the hook on to the nearest chain-2 space.

c.  You may increase or decrease the number of rows depending on how large you'd like your blankie to be. You may also attach the blankie to an amigurumi (crocheted toy) for some added baby-security and cuteness.  I posted the link to this elephant amigurumi on my last post here.

d. For added  detail, feel free to change colors on any of the rows.
    To change color:
  1.      Join the stitch at the end of the row as usual.
  2.      Slip stitch once to next stitch.  Cut Color A yarn leaving about 4 inches of a tail.
  3.      On the second slip stitch towards the ch-2 space, Yo on the new yarn and pull through the loop already in the hook (slip stitch grabbing the new yarn color).  You should now have the new color on your hook.  On the wrong side of the fabric, square knot the ends of color A and B.  Crochet over these ends to minimize weaving at the end of your blanket.


 

Row 1
Start with a magic ring.
ch 1 (does not count as a stitch)
6 single crochets (sc)
Join to first sc with a slip stitch (sl st)

Row 2
ch 3 (counts as a stitch)
Double crochet (dc) on the next stitch
2 dc on each of the remaining (rem) stitches.
join (You will have 12 stitches)

Row 3

sl st on the next stitch, ch 3
dc on next stitch
ch 2
(dc on the next 2 stitches, chain 2) repeat around
join (You will have: 12 dc and 6 ch2sp)

*Row 4 Note: For Row 4 front post, yarn over then insert hook on the chain space of the last dc, take two dc posts together, yo and pull through and proceed with dc. The succeeding row's front posts (fp) will be on top of the front post (fp) from the previous rows.*

Row 4
sl st on the next two stitches to move hook on the ch-2 space
begch2spst
(fpdc, ch2spst) around
fpdc
join (You will have: 6 fp stitches and 6 ch2sp stitches)

*Note:  Notice that starting from Row 5, the number of dc between the ch2spst and the fp increases by one dc each row.*

Row 5
sl st on the next two stitches to move hook on the ch-2 space

begch2spst
*dc on next stitch
fpdc on top of the previous row's fpdc
dc on next stitch
ch2spst* repeat 5 times
dc in next stitch, fpdc, dc
join


Row 6
sl st on the next two stitches to move hook on the ch-2 space
begch2spst
*dc on next 2 stitches
fpdc on top of the previous row's fpdc
dc on next 2 stitches
ch2spst* repeat 5 times
dc in next 2 stitches, fpdc, dc
join

Row 7
sl st on the next two stitches to move hook on the ch-2 space
begch2spst
*dc on next 3 stitches
fpdc on top of the previous row's fpdc
dc on next 3 stitches
ch2spst* repeat 5 times
dc in next 3 stitches, fpdc, dc
join

Row 8 - 15
Repeat pattern in Row 7 this time you will have 4 dc's (Row 8) between the ch-2 space and fpdc.
Note: that the number of dc's between the ch-2 space stitches (chspst) and the fpdc will increase by one dc each row.  Observe:  Row 5  = 1 dc; Row 6 = 2 dc's; Row 7  = 3 dc's.  Therefore, Row 8 = 4 dc's, Row 9 = 5 dc's, Row 10 = 6 dc's... etc...


Finishing:
Reverse single crochet on all stitches around. F/O and weave all ends.
Attach blankie to the bum of any amigurumi toy.  


I hope you will enjoy making this little blankie.  If you do, please share your photos with me on my Facebook page and Instagram #wovenhugs.  I would love to see your projects.

If you would like to purchase Halik, kindly visit my etsy shop.  You may customize the colors as you please.


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4 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and kind words. I really appreciate that.

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  2. Oh, wow, it's an elephant blankie! So cute :). I really wish I was better at crochet so I could give this a try. I don't know if I could handle another addiction right now though, oh well! I was wondering if that blanket was attached right up to when you lifted it up. That would be a terrific gift for a baby boy.

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    1. Hi Carrie, Yes, it's worth it to think twice as this is very very much addictive. I thought I was just making a headband and here I am collecting different hooks and yarns... ekkk... And yes, the blanket is sewn into the toy elephant. I see blankie's around on the internet with just the head and arms attached to the blanket, I decided to make the toy whole.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment... A truly enjoy your tea post as well. (Im a good collector of teas and tea cups, I just don't know how to go about blogging about it yet, hehehe)

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