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Baby Giggles Afghan


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Perfect for bubbly little ones, this Baby Giggles Afghan is the quintessential baby blanket knit pattern: it's colorful, cozy and easy to make. Made with 36 knit motif patterns, this blanket blends five creamy pastels into one finished piece. Get practice using the garter stitch with this basic design. When you're finished, marvel at how quickly your little one falls asleep nestled in the Baby Giggles Afghan.

Baby Giggles Afghan
Baby Giggles Afghan
This image courtesy of Bernat


Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Measurement: Approx 34" [86.5 cm] square.



Alt = Alternate(ing).
Center dec = Slip next 2 sts together knitwise. Knit next st, then pass both slipped sts over knit st.
Cont = Continue(ity).
K = Knit.
Pat = Pattern.
Rem = Remaining.
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side.

Gauge: 16 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.
Motif = Approx 5¾" [14.5 cm] square.


MOTIF (make 12 with A and 6 each with B, C, D and E)
Cast on 45 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K21. Center dec. K21.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: K20. Center dec. K20.
6th row: K19. Center dec. K19.
Cont in pat as established, working 1 less st before center
dec on each RS row until 3 sts rem.
Last row: Center dec. Fasten off.

Pin Motifs to measurements and cover with damp cloth,
leaving cloth to dry.
Join Motifs following diagram.




If you liked this baby afghan pattern, take a peek at these 3 Classic Knit Baby Blankets for more fun ideas for the little one in your life.

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ok im fairly new to knitting ive only made small projects this will be my biggest one dumb question how do i attach the squares together? a Whip stitch???

To "thamom640". Like you, I couldn't see how this could be square, but I did up a test square last night and it worked out perfectly square!! So cool!!

I know I missing something-if you cast on 45 stitches. Then dc to 3 you have a triangle not a square. What am I missin?

This is a mitred square-the decrease in the middle will make it a square not a triangle. hope this helps.

I love it. Just finished and it turned out great.

I am loving it!!!!

love it !!!!

I'm fairly new at blanket and pattern knitting. Have done lots of standard scarves and such, and just finished an easy level blanket that I loved. I'm excited to tackle more and more! But on this one, I'm not understanding how to join the squares????

It does not specify in the pattern, but it does toell you how to pin them together, therefore you would sew the squares together. Hope this helps.

You can find a pdf version of this pattern on Bernat's website at They call it "Giggles - Mitered Squares Blanket". I'm glad I looked - they are offering several other free mitered square blanket patterns too!

An easier way of putting this together is to first knit square A. Then with D, cast on 22 stitches, pick up the corner stitch (1), then pick up 22 stitches from square A. When picking up stitches, pick up front loop only so there's no seam. To make square B, pick up 22 stitches, pick up the corner stitch (1), then cast on 22 stitches. When it comes to the middle parts of the blanket, for example C, which is diagonal from your first A, pick up 22 stitches, pick up a corner stitch, then pick up the remaining 22 stitches. This way you NEVER have to sew squares and makes it fun to do!

I have been a knitter for 65 years, since I was 13. I'll give you a minute to do the math. Ihad my doubts about this pattern but started it anyway. Very cool!! The ribbing you see in the square is formed as you knit. I kept going and it was worth it. Hope this encourages someone. Blessings.

how do you join the squares? I have tried to find instructions to do this but have not been successful. Thanks, Laura

Thank you aknottyknitter I tried a mitered square, it turned out great. Thank you for your help.

Has anyone completed this afghan? I am ready to start and reading over the instructions for the motif, it looks like I will prduce a trangle rather than a square. I look forward to hearing from anyone with comments on this pattern.

You will be making mitered squares! Just do one and you will see! They are actually fun and go pretty fast. I'm doing something similar using sock yarn and #2 needles.

How are all the squares joined??? the instructions are not clear.


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