Copernicus – a fun and cosy crochet star blanket
Are you looking for a fun and cosy crochet star blanket pattern? Then look no further because the Copernicus Blanket is here!
Copernicus is a hexagonal blanket containing three concentric crochet stars. These are created using the tapestry crochet technique and the blanket is finished off with a fabulous chunky tassel at each corner. Or, if you’re feeling extra playful, why not even go for a pom pom?
The pattern was first published in issue 78 of Crochet Now magazine, in February 2022, but it is now available as a single pattern on Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts.
Read on to find out all about it or get the pattern here now:
The Copernicus Blanket
Copernicus is essentially one giant solid hexagon containing three colourwork stars. I used three different colours for my stars but you could use fewer if you prefer.
The star pattern uses tapestry crochet with simple UK tr or US dc stitches. Don’t worry though if you’ve not tried this technique before, there are links to video tutorials in the pattern, and also below, showing you exactly how to do this.
I used a 100% acrylic yarn to make the Copernicus blanket and it makes a gorgeous snuggly blanket – perfect for a child’s bedroom. However, if you wanted something crisper, you could switch to a cotton or even bamboo yarn.
The pattern includes full written instructions and explanations for how to do the techniques used in the blanket. However, if you have any questions at all, please just send me an email and I’ll be happy to help.
The pattern details
The Copernicus blanket was made with Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100% acrylic; aran; 184 m / 100 g ball):
- 4 x 100 g balls of Misty Grey (203)
- 1 x 100 g ball of Dolphin Blue (236)
- 1 x 100 g ball of Spearmint Green (225)
- 1 x 100g ball of Vintage Pink (255)
This is a lovely soft premium acrylic yarn that comes in a fabulous range of colours.
I used a 5 mm hook to make the blanket with the above yarn. You might want to choose a smaller or larger hook if you use a different yarn weight.
The finished blanket measured 126 cm between opposite corners.
Handy crochet tutorials
The pattern includes links to these useful video tutorials to help you with the pattern:
The Copernicus Blanket Pattern
You can get the starry Copernicus Blanket Pattern at any of these locations:
More fun crochet star patterns
If you love the Copernicus Blanket, why not check out these other fabulous starry patterns too? Just click on an image below to get the pattern (the Grateful Star Mat pattern is free!).