These two blankets are made of squares that are knitted from the centre out in an eight pointed star.
Long ago my mother-in-law had a small blanket made of knitted star squares that my baby daughter used to sleep under when we went to visit. My mum-in-law didn't have the pattern for it as someone else had knitted it for her. I tried to work out the pattern from the blanket and started making one in three ply for my son when he was a baby. However I took so long over it that he grew faster than the blanket did and I kept having to knit more squares. I finally finished it for his 21st birthday - when I hope he has stopped growing.
The smaller blanket is in double knitting and was my entry in the Novice Knitter category of our Needlecraft Guild annual competition for which the theme was Stars. It won first prize which means I move up to the Intermediate category for next year's competition.
As you can see, the edging I made up for this blanket was actually rather unsatisfactory. When I blocked it I was able to get it to lie flat but otherwise it was much too frilly for the blanket and I'd have done better to just repeat the plain edging I'd done for my son's blanket.
The original blanket disappeared long ago so I have no way to compare my version with it to see if I got it right.
I attach the patterns for both the three ply and the double knitting squares as pdf documents. The double knitting one has lots of pictures; the three ply pattern only two. And also a pdf describing the two different knitted edgings.