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Kid-Approved Cuddly Blanket

Kid-Approved Cuddly Blanket

So, your kids are finally at that age when they're starting to fuss about something other than being hungry. You can't do much about the monsters under their bed, but you can make them cozier with this Kid-Approved Cuddly Blanket. Knitting a blanket can be a long and involved process, but with these easy steps, it's a breeze. In no time at all you'll have a blanket for your children to hide under when the monsters come out at night. Just don't be surprised if they start dragging it everywhere.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size15 or 10 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Gumdrop®
  • A: 202 Lemon - 2 balls
  • B: 620 Cherry - 2 balls
  • C: 750 Grape - 2 balls
  • D: 530 Blueberry - 2 balls
  • E: 625 Apple - 1 ball
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles 10 mm [US 15]
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements: Blanket measures 40” (102 cm) x 30” (76 cm).

 

Abbreviations:

A, B, C, D, E = color A, B, C. D, and E
dc = double crochet
K = knit
P = Purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

 

Gauge: 9 sts = 4” (10 cm); 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Moss Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Instructions

 

MOSS STITCH

(worked over an even number of sts)

Rows 1 and 2: *K2, P2; repeat from * across.

Rows 3 and 4: *P2, K2; repeat from * across.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.
 

 

Note

The entire blanket body is worked using two strands of yarn at the same time.

 

BLANKET

With knitting needles and A, and working with two strands of yarn at the same time, cast on 88 sts.

Work Moss Stitch for 36 rows.

With B, work Moss Stitch for 36 rows.

With C, work Moss Stitch for 36 rows.

With D, work Moss Stitch for 36 rows.

Bind off all sts in pattern.

 

Crochet Scallop Edge

With crochet hook, join E with slip stitch to edge of blanket, *3 dc in next space, skip one, slip st; repeat from * around entire blanket. Join final slip st to first slip st. Fasten off.

With yarn needle, weave in all loose ends.

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The candy colors in this blanket look like they would be fun to work with! It's made using two strands held together so I'm sure it's plush and comfy too, plus should work up quickly with large needles and moss stitch. I like the finishing touch of the crocheted edge all around.

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