Stargazer Blanket Pattern by Amanda Perkins - Digital Version
Stargazer is Amanda Perkins' second blanket based around the layout of the Zodiac and the first blanket of her Exmoor Stars series. Amanda lives on Exmoor which is a designated international dark sky reserve; the reserves are classified as public or private areas that possess an exceptional quality of starry nights.
The layout of the Zodiac constellations were a perfect illustration of the stars you might see on a moorland dark night. The blanket contains all 12 constellations in the right placement order, however they may seem backwards, but this is due to the earth revolving in an anti-clockwise direction.
The Stargazer blanket is made with 1560 x gms of 4 ply/fingering weight Yarn (360/400 metres per 100 gms)
Stargazer is a scrap blanket; so you will need assortments of very similar colours in colour collections. You can choose any yarn of the correct weight.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED
Crochet hook in size 3 mm, or size needed for your
A tapestry needle for sewing in ends.
SIZE & TENSION
Stargazer measures 60 x 60 inches approx., it features 2 motifs, a square and an octagon. The sizes are:
Square = 2.25 inches side to side blocked
Octagon = 5 inches side to side blocked