Towards the end of last year we found out that my Sister-in-Law was pregnant, pretty big deal, lots of happiness and, of course a request for a baby blanket. I had been after a new project after finishing a throw blanket for my Mama ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333693.msg4262902#msg4262902 ) and liked the look of the Star-ghans I had seen lurking about the interwebs and this seemed the perfect opportunity to try one out.
Now most people appeared to have been making “Beth's Little Star Afghan” ( http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html ) which is a very nice, easy pattern, highly suitable for beginners, no complex or modified stitches, straightforward. However I didn’t like the look of it for a baby blanket, those gaps/holes in the middle and at each corner are far too easy for little toes and fingers to get caught in. Some browsing around eventually led me to Crochet Pattern Central ( http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ ) and the baby items section offered up the Chromium Star Afghan ( http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/crochet-patterns/chromium-star-blanket/ ) a slightly more advanced pattern which offers a star-shaped blanket without the gaps.
Beth’s Little Star as a pattern for a baby blanket I’d give an 8/10, it’s easier but maybe not so suitable for a little one.