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Starry Blanket and Pillow

You’ll be the star of the baby shower with this baby blanket and coordinating pillow!

Knit it in the colors shown or use your own imagination. The pattern on this blanket features nesting stars in alternating colors. The back side of the blanket is a reversal of the front side. (The Knit stitches are purled and the Purl stitches are knit). The colors are corralled within each star or border section through the use of the Intarsia method. It has no “wrong” side.

The coordinating pillow features a 4-pointed star inside of a larger green star. The back side is the same as the front side. To ensure no stuffing escapes, instructions on how to sew the fabric pillow inside the knitted stars are included.

If preferred, both the blanket and the star can also be knit in a single color.

Finished Measurements
The blanket measures 34 inches (86 cm) wide by 31.5 inches (80 cm) tall.

The Star Pillow measures 17 inches (43 cm) from top to bottom, star point to star point. It measures 18 inches (46 cm) from side to side, star point to star point. It measures 19 inches (48 cm) around the middle. (Note that your final measurements may vary from these depending upon the amount of stuffing you choose to use in your pillow).

Yarn:
Baby Clouds by Red Heart
100% Acrylic
2 skeins of each color

Materials needed:
*Size 11 (8 mm) needles
*Stitch counter (optional) 
*3/4 yard (3/4 meter) cotton fabric
*Thread to match fabric 
*Polyester pillow stuffing 
*Dressmaker’s pencil
*Sewing notions (ruler, scissors, needles, safety pins, pins, etc.)

Recommended knitting skill level:
Easy

Recommended sewing skill level:
Beginner

As with all my patterns, you will receive a pdf document providing line-by-line instructions. It will detail how to knit the Starry blanket, the outer shell of the Starry pillow and how to sew the pillow lining. Also included are two knitting charts explaining how to knit the star patterns.

Purchase Notes:
As mentioned above, this pattern is a pdf file. Once payment is complete, you will be able to download the pattern. All payments are processed by Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account, you may still pay with this method by using your credit card. No account set up is necessary. If you use a Paypal account that does not have any funds in it nor is associated with a credit card, Paypal will process your payment with an e-check. Typically, a delay of three days is noticed when using an e-check. Once the check clears, you may download the pattern. Please note that you can avoid the delay by using a credit card.

If you have any problems with your purchase or any questions about knitting this pattern, please contact me at KnittedGems@gmail.com.

Price: $4.00 USD

©2007-2008 Knitted Gems

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