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Baby Steps Knit Blanket
Baby Steps Knit Blanket
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The Baby Steps Knit Blanket is a quick and easy free knitting pattern. Colored squares are stitched together to make a soft and snuggly blanket any little boy or girl will love. This knitted baby blanket is ideal for all skill levels. You won't believe how quickly you can create a beautiful gift for the tiniest people in your life. The bright and cheerful colors, including lilac, rose, and cream, really make this free knitting pattern stand out from the crowd. Don't waste another moment pondering the perfect gift for a baby shower or birthday. Work up this design today and you will have the ideal knitting pattern for baby.

Want another quick and easy baby blanket you can whip up for you next baby shower? The video below shows you how easy it can be to make a cute baby blanket!


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm

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

Gauge14 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished SizeApprox 40" [101.5 cm] square.

Materials List

  • Caron® One Pound™ (16 oz/453.6 g; 812 yds/742 m)

    Contrast A Lilac (10577) 1 ball

    Contrast B Rose (10517) 1 ball

    Contrast C Cream (10589) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Note: You may find it helpful to place a marker on right side (RS) of square to easier identify RS from wrong side (WS).

  1. Square
    Square 1: Make 9 using C as Color 1 and A as Color 2.
    Square 2: Make 8 using A as Color 1 and B as Color 2.
    Square 3: Make 8 using B as Color 1 and C as Color 2.

  2. With Color 1, cast on 28 stitches (sts).
    Knit every row (garter stitch), noting 1st row is Right Side (RS), until piece measures approximately (approx) 4" [10 cm], ending on a Wrong Side (WS) row.
    Break Color 1. Join Color 2.
    Continue (cont) in garter st for a further 4" [10 cm], until piece from beginning (beg) measures 8" [20.5 cm], ending on a WS row.
    Cast off.

  3. Finishing
    Sew Squares together as shown in Assembly Diagram.


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This is really a great idea or a baby blanket. The way the pattern is written you have different colors but you are not overwhelmed with too many squares. Also it is just garter stitch so it is easy for a beginner and also a project you can easily do watching tv or a movie. Or in a busy craft meeting where you don't have to concentrate too hard. Good way to use up yarn if you want to add more colors and change the color scheme up a bit. I love it! Thank you!

Leave a comment...think i must be having a blonde day as i,m adding up rectangles and 988=25 i,m sure but the pattern picture shows 50 what am i missing plz

Each square is two colors, so the diagram makes it look like 50, when it is in fact 25.

This is a very pretty baby blanket and a great size, though with the knit rectangles it would be simple enough to change the size up or down. I love the color combination the designer used for this blanket, but changing colors to suit your personal color scheme would be easy enough to do. This is a good beginners project with no difficult stitches or instructions.

Please can you tell me how many gms of ball will I need? Pattern just says 1 ball of each colour but the length of the yarn ? Thanks

It's actually listed in the materials section at the beginning of the pattern- Caron One Pound (16 oz/453.6 g 812 yds/742 m)


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