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12 Point Star Blanket

Updated July 19, 2023
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Crochet a beautiful 12 Point Star Blanket with this free pattern and video tutorial. I initially released this as a video tutorial only but when I noticed it was getting quite a-lot of attraction I thought I’d share the free pattern with you all.

But before we get started I just want to say how much I love seeing your blankets on social media and the different colour variations I’ve seen this blanket in, its such a versatile pattern that allows you to get creative with your colour pallets.

12 Point Star Blanket

This beginner friendly blanket is a simple project just using basic stitches and it’s easy to size up or down depending on the size of blanket you want to make. This beautiful celestial blanket makes the most beautiful baby blanket. Before you get started, if you need need inspiration choosing your yarn colours, CLICK HERE.

If you’ve never worked from a written pattern before but you’re familiar with my 12 Point Star video this is a great place to boost your knowledge and learn how to follow a a written pattern.

Top Tip: follow the pattern along with the video tutorial to help you with your pattern reading skills.

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Yarn: Milla Mia Naturally Soft Aran

Hook: 5mm


Darning Needle


This pattern is written in UK terms.

 A foundation is built for the first 6 rounds. The following 3 rounds will be repeated to desired size.  Beginning ch does count as a st.



Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Magic Circle (See online tutorial)

Stitch(es) (st(s))

Space(s) (sp(s))

Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch and loop on hook

Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.

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Foundation chain: Make a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a st here and throughout), turn, work 11 tr in magic circle, ss to top of ch-3 to join. Tighten tail of magic circle. (12 tr)

Round 2: Ch 3, tr into same st as join, 2 tr in each st around, ss to top of ch-3 to join. (24 tr)

Round 3: Ch 3, *sk next st, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next st; repeat from * around working only tr, ch 2 into same st as beginning ch-3, ss to top of ch-3 to join. (12 V’s)

Round 4: Ss into first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same ch-2 sp, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in each ch-2 sp around, sl st to top of ch-3 to join. (48 tr, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 5: Ss in each st to next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same ch-2 sp, *tr in next st, miss next 2 sts, tr in next st, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around stopping at beginning ch-3, ss to top of ch-3 to join. (72 tr, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 6: Ch 3, tr in next st, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 2 sts, identify valley sts as last tr from one cluster meeting first tr from next cluster on previous round, miss 2 valley sts, tr in next 2 sts; repeat from * around stopping at ch-3, ss to top of ch-3 to join. (96 tr, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 7: SS to next st, ch 3, tr in next 2 sts, *(tr, ch 2, tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in each st to valley sts, miss 2 valley sts, tr in each st to next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around joining to top of beginning ch-3 with ss. 

Rounds 8-9: Ss to next st, ch 3, *tr in each st to ch-2 sp, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in each st to valley sts, miss 2 valley sts; repeat from * around joining to top of beginning ch-3 with ss. 

Repeat rounds 7-9 to desired size.

patchwork blanket

If you’re looking for a project to work on throughout the year and learn new stitches along the way the Patchwork Blanket might be the answer to your crochet cravings!

You will enhance your crochet skills as you work through this pattern Ebook and have a beautiful blanket to show off your efforts at the end of it.

Patchwork Blanket


I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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  • Tania Du Toit
    December 16, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Good day. I’m looking forward to start with this blanket. Sorry, stupid question (I’m a beginner…) how many stitches do you work in the magic circle for this pattern? Thanks!!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Tania, Not a stupid question at all You should begin by chaining three and then working eleven treble crochets into the circle, which will give you twelve stitches altogether including the starting chain.

      • Sandra Malkin
        January 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm

        Please can you tell me if I can print this pattern off and if so where i will find it

        • BellaCocoTeam
          January 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

          The written pattern can be found on my blog at you should be able to print it off from their. I do not have an ad free printable pattern at the moment but I am working on making all my patterns available ad free at a low cost so keep checking. Good luck with your blanket 🙂

  • Lucy Preece
    February 20, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Sorry I am new to crochet but eager to learn. What does * mean?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 20, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Lucy normally when a pattern has * it means that you repeat from * to *, so basically you repeat whatever it says in between these. I hope this makes sense 🙂

  • Tanya Abela
    March 7, 2021 at 11:19 am

    How do you join the motifs please?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 9, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Tanya The 12 point star pattern isn’t generally used as motifs; you would normally keep adding rounds until the star is blanket sized

  • Janet Martin
    June 19, 2021 at 10:52 am

    I was wondering why the instructions for treble 2together was given for the 12point star blanket when it’s not actually used in the pattern. Am I missing something?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 22, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Janet, thanks for pointing this out – this appears to be an oversight in the pattern instructions and I have amended it

  • Emma Paris
    August 5, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I know it is meant to be worked until the star is big enough for a blanket but any advice on how to change it into a large granny square? The ombre yarn I’m using does not have enough of one color to get past row 15 without running out in the same row so I am hoping to make a few and join them somehow. Thanks in advance!

  • sandra
    December 12, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    emma paris
    make it doing one red and white for christmas table cloth .God bless

  • Rebecca
    January 20, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Hi! I am wanting to try and make this while changing colors in the middle of the row. It doesn’t seem to be working how I want when I am trying to start the new row with a new color and isn’t making the line as crisp as I would like. Do you have any suggestions or tips?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 26, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Rebecca I’m not sure which method you’re using to change colour, but I have a tutorial here: that shows how to change colours at the beginning and middle of a row that should help you

  • Hannah
    January 22, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Hi, I’m hoping to make a blanket for a toddler and wondering roughly how many 100g balls of yarn I would need to achieve this. Thanks, Hannah

    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 26, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Hannah For a small to medium size blanket I would say 300g to 400g of DK yarn, but obviously this will depend on your own personal tension as well as how big you want the blanket to be

  • Cali
    February 25, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Hello!!! Adorable pattern, I am stuck on row 6. Is it possible the first part of the instruction is missing? I am finding I’m starting at the wrong spot and it needs a SS to next st before the Ch 3.

    Any advice would be helpful!


    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm

      HI Cali Thank you, I’m glad you like it There is no mistake with the pattern; I would double check that you’re working the final treble of round 5 into the correct place so that you’re ready to begin round 6 at the correct point.

  • T
    April 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Hi, Can you do the ( tr, ch 2, tr ) every 4th row instead of every 3rd row..??

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

      I would recommend doing it every third row as per the pattern, as having too many increase rounds will cause your star to ripple at the edges

  • Cynthia
    April 28, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    What ply or weight is the yarn for the pattern. Eager to get started. Thank you.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 30, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      I used MillaMia Aran 🙂

    • Cynthia
      May 1, 2022 at 4:45 am

      I guess this is a sport weight yarn which would be rated as 3 ply.

      • BellaCocoTeam
        May 10, 2022 at 1:53 pm

        Hi Cynthia a Sport weight yarn (US) is a 4 ply (UK) if you require a 3 ply its a fingering yarn (US). I hope this helps 🙂

  • Susie in the country
    May 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I must have missed how many skeins I would need for this blanket. Is a #3 weight yarn suitable for this blanket? I have 2 skeins. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

  • Shelley
    November 5, 2022 at 6:04 am

    i went to find your blog and its telling me it cant be found can you give me the link so i can go print off this pattern please thank you i am excited to give this one a try

    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 6, 2022 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Shelley I’m not sure why you can’t get onto my blog, here is the link the blanket :- 🙂


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