Knitting Patterns

Radiating Star Blanket

Download the Radiating Star Blanket knitting pattern for free on Ravelry.

This circular blanket is the ideal size for warming your lap on a cool evening, or swaddling a small child. It knits up quickly in the round using chunky yarn. The repetition of the radiating arms of the star is easy to follow once established. Eyelet edging prevents the edges from curling.

Suggested yarn: Patons North America Shetland Chunky
Yarn weight: Bulky (7 wpi)
Gauge: 15 stitches = 10 cm in Stockinette Stich
Needle size: US 10 – 6.0 mm
Yardage: 605 yards (553 m)
Sizes available: 42 inches in diameter


  • Sarah

    I am about halfway through this pattern, and am loving it! It’s my first project knitting in the round, and it’s so pretty. I’m actually wondering, novice that I am, how I might go about extending the pattern to make the finished blanket larger?

      • Jhonata

        Thanks guys xx The one downside of stitching the whole blanket in one big piece like this is you have to sit with it on your lap as you stitch, and it gets pretty toasty on summer evenings! Hopefully we’ll have lots of chilly evenings so I can get it finished soon 🙂

    • Rosalie

      Hello I am new at circular knitting. How do I start this pattern with 8 stitches distributed evenly on double pointed needles?

      Do you have a youtube clip I could watch?

      I love the pattern…

      • Alexis Layton

        Hi Rosalie,
        Thanks for the compliment on my pattern. I don’t have a video at the moment, but starting this project is easily the fussiest part. I used three needles to hold the stitches and a fourth to be your working needle. I distributed the stitches as three, three and two, then joined those cast on stitches to knit in the round. It’s a bit challenging at first, but keep up with it. I hope this helps.

  • karen

    I am afraid to use chunky yarn as it frays and breaks like a cotton ball. How can I adjust the star pattern to use 4ply worsted?

    • Alexis Layton

      Hi Karen,
      I’m not sure which yarn you are using, but the one I used for this project didn’t fray. The pattern is intended to be made out of chunky yarn because the thickness of it will help keep the teapot warm. If you would like to substitute chunky yarn with a thinner weight yarn I would recommend knitting this pattern with two strands of worsted weight held together. You should get a similar gauge.

  • Matt Austin

    Hi, not sure if you’ll see this but should there be a 96th row? I’m knitting even rows and I’m not sure whether to stop when I’ve finished row 95, or to do a final row of knitting. It’s a fantastic design for a beginner like me 🙂

    • Alexis Layton

      Hi Matt,
      Thank you for noticing that. I’ve never had anyone ask this question before. You can work the 96th row as a knit row, then do your bind off row.I’m glad you are finding the pattern useful as a beginner. Happy knitting!

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