Milky Way Blankie is a space-themed crochet blanket found in the May 2012 issue of Crochet Today! magazine. This blanket is made in Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White and Shaded Dusk. The stars are made with Red Heart Shimmer in Snow. The two shades of Super Saver are used to make a large spiral, and the stars are made separately, then attached as-you-go on the last round. You can place them randomly as I did, or use some kind of pattern, like maybe a favorite constellation.
The call for submissions for this issue asked for space-themed children’s items. The only thing I can really claim as inspiration for this pattern was that I recently saw a pattern that utilized a small spiral as part of a freeform pattern. Other than that bit of inspiration, this just came out of my brain. I was really excited about the idea though, and I’m glad that the editorial staff was excited as well!
Sadly, this pattern is not currently available except in back issues of Crochet Today! If you’d like to have it, I suggest you search ebay, Etsy, or Amazon for May 2012 issue.
I have to get back to work now on a design project, and do last month’s biz finance. Have a lovely week everyone! I’ll hopefully get to blog again this week about some other fun things. Until then….