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Royal Icing Blanket Crochet Pattern

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If you’re looking for a crochet project that’s both beautiful and just a little challenging, then this Royal Icing blanket crochet pattern is perfect for you. This gorgeous afghan is made with multiple colors of yarn and features a lacy shell stitch border.

Star Stitch Crochet Blanket

This pattern uses the beautiful star stitch in three colors throughout the blanket. To make this crochet pattern easier, the yarn is carried up the side. For those that do not enjoy the job or weaving in the yarn ends, carrying the yarn up the side is the ticket.

Crochet Star Stitch Blanket Pattern

The star stitch is a simple crochet stitch that uses single crochet and half double crochet stitches. Crochet two rows of stitches to achieve this lovely starburst pattern. It’s really not as hard as it seems. Once you learn where to place your hook in just the right places, it’s smooth sailing from there.

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Royal Icing Blanket Crochet Pattern

Simple and Elegant Crochet Border for a Blanket

Since you will be adding a border to this blanket pattern, the yarn that is carried up the side is covered up nicely.

The fancy crochet border is achieved with five rounds of crochet stitches. The fourth round creates the rounded shell on the edges and corners, which is perfect if you want to stop after the fourth round.

However, if you like the look of a pointed shell, then continue and add the fifth round. The point is made using the picot stitch.

Best of all, the pattern is easy to follow, so even beginner crocheters can create a stunning piece of art. So, grab your hook and get started today.

Lacy Crochet Border

Lacy Edging Crochet Options

If you end up with an even number of v-stitches, then you will need to do something in the middle of the edge to make sure that the stitches on the end of the row work out to have all four corner stitches look the same.

However, if you use an odd number of v-stitches, then the crochet pattern used for the edging can be worked the same as the corner stitches will come out perfectly.

In the video, I have shown the stitches for both the even number of v-stitches and odd number of v-stitches.

I think it might even be a matter of preference in how you would like your lacy edging to look on your crochet throw.

Beginning Chain Counts for Different Blanket Sizes

The star stitch requires an odd number of chains. More often, I am asked how many beginning stitches are required for various sizes of a pattern. If you are interested in making this in a different size than what I did today, I have provided the beginning stitch count that I would use for each blanket size.

  • Security – 51
  • Baby – 111
  • Toddler – 141
  • Lapghan – 131
  • Throw – 173
  • Twin – 205
  • Queen – 291
  • King – 351
Star Stitch Blanket Pattern

Directions: Royal Icing Blanket Crochet Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner or Intermediate

Gauge

16 single crochet for every 4 – inches

Size

43 – inches wide  X 54 – inches long

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SC5Tog = Single Crochet 5 Together

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

STs = Stitches

YO = Yarn Over

[ ] = Repeat Between

** = Repeat Between

Special Stitches

Picot Stitch

Starting from the stitch where you want the Picot stitch to be, Chain (CH) 3. Insert your hook in the third chain from the hook and complete a Slip Stitch (SL ST).

I have a video on my You Tube channel if you want a quick video tutorial on how to crochet the picot stitch.

Star Stitch

The star stitch is made using a two-row repeat. You can find a full tutorial with photos and a link to a video tutorial for the star stitch.

V-Stitch

Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet into the same stitch.

Materials

The amounts of yarn and size of this blanket is for the Toddler – 141 size.

Orchid Caron Simply Soft. 2 skeins are used for the blanket. Approximately 630 yards.

Blackberry Caron Simply Soft. 2 skeins are used for the blanket. Approximately 630 yards.

White Caron Simply Soft. 4 skeins, 2 skeins are used for the blanket, 1.25 skeins are used for the border. Approximately 1,200 yards.

If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here.

Crochet Hook Size J

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Crochet Pattern Notes

I like to start this stitch off with a row of single crochet as it provides a nice foundation for the first row of the star stitch. This row is optional, but if you are going to add a crochet border on your work, this will greatly reduce any unsightly gaps in the beginning chain row.

Work with loose even tension. This helps the star stitch form nicely and have a bit more symmetrical look.

The placement of each stitch is important in making the daisy shape of this stitch. Therefore, it is essential that you place the hook in the correct stitch each step of the way.

Work the picot stitch using a chain three with a slip stitch back into the beginning chain stitch

Carry the yarn up the side. If you are unsure how to do this, make sure to reference the video tutorial. The link is near the bottom of this pattern.

Change the yarn color every two rows. Beginning with row four.

Directions

Begin 

Beginning with the white yarn.

Chain 141 stitches

Row 1

In the second CH from the hook, SC and in each ST across. Turn

Row 2

CH 3, insert the hook in the 2nd CH from the hook, YO and pull up a loop. Insert the hook in the next CH, YO and pull up a loop. There should be 3 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next ST, YO and pull up a loop. There should be 4 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next ST, YO and pull up a loop. You should have 5 loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next ST, YO and pull up a loop. There should now be 6 loops on the hook. YO and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. CH 1 to complete the star. (Note: that was a SC5 Tog).

Begin working the second star stitch. [In the eye or center hole that was just made, insert your hook, YO and draw up a loop. Insert the hook into the space between the last two STs from the first star. YO and draw up a loop. There will now be three loops on the hook. Next, insert the hook into the same stitch where the last stitch was worked for the previous star stitch. YO and draw up a loop. There are now four loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next ST, YO draw up a loop for five loops on the hook. Insert the hook in the next ST, YO draw up a loop for six loops on the hook. YO and draw the yarn through all six loops on the hook. Finish the star with a CH 1 to close the second star.] Repeat between the [ ] across the row to continue making star stitches. When you get to the end, make one HDC in the last stitch. CH 1 turn.

Row 3

In the eye of the star stitch from the row below, crochet two HDC stitches. Continue working 2 HDC in each star stitch eye across. End with a HDC in the last ST. Turn

Row 4

Switch yarn to the Orchid color.

Repeat row 2.

Row 5

Repeat row 3

Row 6

Switch yarn to the Blackberry color.

Repeat row 2.

Row 7

Repeat row 3.

Rows 8-112

Repeat rows 2-3 until your desired length is reached.

Change the yarn color every two rows.

Finishing.

Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.

Textured Pretty blanket pattern

Crochet Lacy Shell Stitch Border

Finishing off this Royal Icing Blanket Crochet Pattern with a lovely lacy shell stitch border really brings the whole look together.

I used the white yarn for the border. It took one full skein and approximately 100 yards of another skein of the white yarn.

Additionally, I worked the rounds of the crochet border with the star stitch pattern facing me.

Round 1

Using the white yarn, join the yarn along one of the edges in the stitch that is next to the corner stitch. Ch 1 (does not count as a ST). SC in each ST around. In each corner ST, work 3 SC. This will help the corners lay flat. For the sides, ease the SC STs between the rows of STs. I found 2-3 STs for each row to work. End with a SL ST into the first SC ST. (Ideally, you will want an odd number of stitches for each side and end).

Round 2

CH 1, SC in each ST around. With a (SC, CH 1, SC) in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the first SC ST.

Round 3

CH 4 (Counts as a DC and a CH 1). DC in the Same ST. (This is a V-Stitch). SK 2 STs, work (DC, CH 1, DC) in the next ST. Repeat around with a (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in each corner CH 1 ST. End with a SL ST into the first CH if the first CH STs of the round.

Hint: refer to the crochet border photos so the notes below make sense.

The number of V-Stitches will set you up for the crochet shells that will be worked in round four (even or odd).

Crochet an odd number of V-Stitches, provides the perfect foundation for the right amount of shells with the single crochet stitches between. Therefore, make sure that you have an odd number of V-Stitches on each side.

Optional even number of V-Stitches. If you prefer the placement of the two shells next to each other in the middle of the edge, then make sure that there is an even number of V-Stitches.

If you do not have quite the correct number of single crochet stitches. That is okay, this round is an easy one to alter and no one will even know. With that said, you might need to skip three stitches rather than two for your desired finished look to your lacy edge. I hope this makes sense in how I have explained this.

I counted the number of v-stitches for each side and end of the throw before moving onto the next side.

Round 4

SL ST into the middle of the V-Stitch. Work (CH 3 (Counts as DC), CH 1, DC, DC, CH 1, DC). In the next V-Stitch work (SC, CH 1, SC).

Note: you should have one V-Stitch between the first V-Stitch you are working in and the corner. That is okay, you will end with a SC stitch pattern in that V-Stitch. In the V-Stitch before each corner ST and after, you should have the SC, CH 1, SC stitch pattern.

** [In the next V-Stitch work DC, CH 1, DC, DC, CH 1, DC). In the next V-Stitch work (SC, CH 1, SC)]. Repeat between [ ] to the first corner CH 2 SP work (DC, CH 1, DC, DC, CH 1, DC) X 2.

Begin the next side with the [(SC, CH 1, SC) in the first V-Stitch. In the next V-Stitch work (DC, CH 1, DC, DC, CH 1, DC)]. Repeat between [ ] until the next corner.

Corner

In the corner CH 2 SP work (DC, CH 1, DC, DC, CH 1, DC) X 2. **

Repeat between ** two more times. Then work the (SC, CH 1, SC) in the remaining V-Stitch. End with a SL ST into the top CH of the first CH 3.

Round 5

CH 1, SC in the CH SP, SK the next DC. Between the 2 DC STs, work (2 DC, CH 3, SL ST back in the first CH (this is your first Picot ST), 2 DC). SK next DC, SC in CH 1 SP, SC in the next DC, SK the SC, in the CH 1 SP work (SC, CH 1, SC). SK the next SC ST. [SC in the next DC, SC in the CH 1 SP, SK the next DC. Between the 2 DC STs, work (2 DC, CH 3, SL ST back in the first CH, 2 DC). SK next DC, SC in CH 1 SP, SC in the next DC. SK the SC, in the CH 1 SP work (SC, CH 1, SC). SK the next SC ST.] Repeat between [ ] until the corner.

Corner.

After the last SC, CH 1, SC on the edge work a SC in the DC, SC in the CH 1 SP. SK the DC ST. Between the DC STs work (2 DC, Picot, 2 DC). SK DC ST, SC in the CH 1 SP, SC in the DC ST.

Continue with the pattern beginning with the (DC, CH 1, DC) in the CH 1 SP. [SC in the next DC, SC in the CH 1 SP, SK the next DC. Between the 2 DC STs, work (2 DC, CH 3, SL ST back in the first CH, 2 DC). SK next DC, SC in CH 1 SP, SC in the next DC, SK the SC, in the CH 1 SP work (SC, CH 1, SC). SK the next SC ST.] Repeat between [ ] until the corner.

If you had the even number of V-Stitches and have the two shells next to each other in the middle of the edge, here is the pattern for that section in round 5. SC in the DC, SC in the CH 1 SP. Between the DC STs, work 2 DC, CH 1. In the CH SP, work 2 DC, In the SP between the two shells, work (2DC, Picot, 2 DC). In the CH 1 SP work 2 DC, CH 1, In the SP between the two DC, work 2 DC. Work a SC in the CH 1 SP, SC in the DC SP.

Finishing.

Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.

Another afghan that I made with an elegant crochet border like this Royal Icing Blanket Crochet Pattern, is the Winter Holiday Season Colors Granny Square Afghan.

Find the Crochet Star Stitch Tutorial

Use the links below for other beautiful crochet patterns and a link to the crochet star stitch tutorial.

Crochet Video Tutorials of Blanket Pattern

Carry the Yarn up the Side

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Joan M Whisenant

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I was wondering if you knew how many yards it would take for a king size blanket? Thank you again.

patternprincess1

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi, while this is a nice size blanket now, for a king size, I would double the yarn yardage. Because a king size you should make about 106 X 100 inches. Hope this helps. Enjoy the pattern. Vicky

Janet

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Thank you for a beautiful blanket pattern you don't see many star stitch blankets but yours is lovely

patternprincess1

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Awe. Thank you so much! I enjoyed crocheting this one. Enjoy the pattern. Vicky

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