This is the Star gather stitch. This instructable is not for an exact item, it is for the stitch pattern that is so distinctive and beautiful looking.
When I was carrying my first child, I had a friend that made a baby blanket out of this pattern for me. She showed me how to do it and I have loved it ever since. I made some twin sized blankets with this pattern and they are sooooo warm!
This star gather stitch is a yarn eater for sure, but the end result is worth it. Warm, thick and durable, but soft and very fancy looking. It is not a hard stitch to master but it looks like it was made by a master craftsman. And that craftsman will be ...YOU! You are going to love making heirloom grade pieces for your friends or family!