Starghan Progress

It's been quite some time since I last posted, and I think it's just time that I revive this blog.

Since last posting, I discovered that I was pregnant and I am very excited to announce that I am expecting a little boy on May 5th, 2014!

In October, I started crocheting a blanket for my little nugget. At the time, I did not know whether I'd be having a boy or a girl, so I decided on a basic rainbow pallette. I had made this awesome star-shaped afghan a number of years ago for a friend's baby, but was very disappointed to discover that the pattern was no longer available. I did a little searching for something similar, and came across this pattern by Michael Sellick. I have altered it a bit, such as using an H hook and making only two chains at the peaks, rather than three chains. Using two chains instead of three seems to keep the peaks (or arms, whatever the hell you want to call them) a little less pointy. I actually like Michael's pattern a little more, it's very similar to the first starghan I made, but having the chart was really helpful. The beginning of this blanket is kind of tricky and I must have had to re-do it about a half dozen just because I was unsure if I was doing it the right way.