Baby's Favorite Knit Blanket
One of the most timeless knit baby blanket patterns you'll come across, Baby's Favorite Knit Blanket is a classic piece you're sure to treasure long after your little one has outgrown it. Free knitting patterns for babies are always a joy to make, but there is something particularly special about creating something that will be a significant part of your little one's first few years. After all, who doesn't have a favorite blankie when they're little? This adorable blue and white checked blanket makes a charming addition to any nursery. We love the soft shades of blue and white, but any other pastel shades would make a lovely blanket for baby.
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5 oz); Main Color (MC) (Blue) 3 balls; Contrast A (White) 2 balls
- Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needles 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
20 sts and 23 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needle in pat.
Approx 38 x 43 ins [96.5 x 109 cm].
MK = P2tog without slipping sts off needle, then K2tog over same sts.
With MC and smaller needle, cast on 181 sts. Do not join.
Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:
Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting that first row is WS.
Change to larger needle and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row:(RS). With A, knit.
2nd row:P1. (MK) 90 times.
3rd row:With MC, knit.
4th row:(MK) 90 times. P1.
These 4 rows form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 42 ins [106.5 cm], ending on a 2nd row of pat.
With MC and smaller needle, knit 5 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Side Edging:With MC and smaller needle and with RS of work facing, pick up and knit 209 sts evenly along one side edge. Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep on opposite side.
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