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Topic: DORMANT: Star Baby Blanket~Along (w/pattern link)  (Read 148719 times)
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« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2006 06:23:56 AM »

I agree with MopTopStump.  As it get bigger, it seems like each row takes forever to finish.  I used a USJ hook and I wish that I had used a bigger size.
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« Reply #81 on: December 25, 2006 01:24:10 AM »

my vote would be for the 4.5 mm hook.  the blanket builds quickly but as you get farther and farther from the center the growth is slow (each trip around a star point adds many stitches) and you'll be happy you used a larger hook and can move faster.

Thanks for the advice! Am gonna start on this soon, very jealous of everyone elses pics the blankets look so good.
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« Reply #82 on: December 31, 2006 06:32:23 AM »

I have been waiting to try this pattern for a while now but I have had no babies to craft for lately.  So I think I will just crochet it up anyway and have it sitting here waiting for any surprise babies that come along!
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« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2007 08:19:53 PM »

I'm in too this is how far I am so far:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/Deeds37/000_0792.jpg
Mine will have six points instead of five. The pattern I am using is:
http://www.angelcrafts.net/members/sixpointroundripplebabyafghan.html
it's called the Six Point Round Ripple Baby Afghan...whoo that's a long title. so far it is easy to do.
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« Reply #84 on: January 15, 2007 12:17:45 PM »

Whoo, boy! I finally started my star baby blanket over the weekend. I have to say, I HATE the first few rows of this pattern. They just do not lay right. So, after getting about ten rows in and still hating the center, I frogged the whole thing. Which is a pain when you're using boucle.

I messed around a bit and figured out a better beginning, but I'm still having trouble with the joins. It leaves a big hole. Did anyone else have this problem? Should I give up on the boucle and stick with worsted?
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« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2007 12:19:33 PM »

Whoa baby..I've been looking for this pattern.
I would love to right now put all projects on hold and make it...but I have an afghan for a cold friend who doesn't have a blanket to finish first.
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« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2007 12:25:22 PM »

I posted my blanket earlier in this thread here, but the baby I made it for (my friend was pregnant at the time) *finally* popped out.  Here she is with the blanket - eeee!
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« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2007 12:32:07 PM »

I messed around a bit and figured out a better beginning, but I'm still having trouble with the joins. It leaves a big hole. Did anyone else have this problem?

I sure did.  Check out my WIP picture - see it?


For subsequent rounds, I fixed it by sl-st'ing to the first ch-space and starting the round there, instead of where the pattern recommended.  Hope that makes sense.  Also, I blocked it to within an inch of its life.   
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« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2007 02:20:50 PM »

Thanks, I think I'll try sl-ing the way you suggested. It sounds like it'll work better, anyway.

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This is hilarious, and clearly necessary. Poor blankies. Smiley
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« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2007 03:27:22 PM »

I crocheted a blanket for my daughter (6months)  and my son 3 years kept pinching it, so I made him the star afgan  which he loves (especially as its big enough for him to put his fire engine to bed with).  Its a bit bigger than most, but he's not a baby anymore,  Might have to keep adding extra rows as he grows.

Pic of my son modeling his new blanket.



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