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Box Stitch Baby Blanket
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This precious little baby blanket pattern is perfect for a small boy or girl. The Box Stitch Baby Blanket offers just enough texture and softness for baby's sensitive skin. Your little one will love snuggling up with this free knitting pattern. This simple pattern is worked with doubled up DK weight yarn and size 10 needles. Make one for a friend who's expecting or keep one for your own baby.
The Box Stitch Baby Blanket is easily adjustable for a full-size blanket as well, so knit one for the couch! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this knitted baby blanket. Due to its size, it is also perfect for preemies.
Plus, check out the video tutorial below to learn how to knit the box stitch.
Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
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Nov 25, 2017
Thank you for this great tutorial. I am not an advanced knitter and would normally have never attempted this pattern. Your tutorial shows that even I can make this wonderful blanket for my little grandson. Shall upload a picture of my blanket as soon as I am finished!
Mar 25, 2017
The title of the pattern is Box Stitch Preemie Baby Blanket. Hence it's small size.
Jan 19, 2017
This pattern makes a small blanket that would be good for a preemie baby. Many hospitals take donations of blankets and are often in need of smaller blankets like this one. I knit for charity so this looks like a great pattern to try. I like using two colors at once, too, makes it very pretty.
Jan 09, 2017
Dec 12, 2016
I knitted a different blanket and it turned out too lacy to be functional. Toes were stuck, etc. This one looks warm and I think I might avoid the issues with the other one. I hope I find time to get this done, it looks small? Perhaps I will make it larger. Thanks for the info on the markers and straight needles. Always good to learn more stuff!
emilydudgeon 79437 06
Jul 30, 2016
Hey there i am a beginner knitter and i have never used markers before. i don't really understand the use for them in this pattern also i don't have circular needles but i do have 14'' straight needles would these be okay to use instead?
Dec 05, 2016
The place markers are just to keep the edges the same width. You can see or even remember the three knit stitches after you get started, but it might be a good idea to use them for a few rows. As far as using straight needles instead of a circular one, I have done that before, as long as the pattern is for row knitting instead of round knitting. You might have to scrunch up the stitches, but it should be fine.
Jul 11, 2016
unable to download pattern for some reason! Suggestions?
Jul 12, 2016
Hello ladypiper! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It appears as if the blogger's site is temporarily unavailable. In the meantime, you can access the pattern for free on the designer's Ravelry page via the link above. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Mar 16, 2016
A blanket that is soft and cuddly and most of all easy to knit! The four row pattern seems easy to knit while watching TV! This pattern is definitely on my to make list using leftover yarn! Does anyone have suggestions on how I could make this in two or three colors?
Mar 13, 2016
This blanket is very tiny - 16 x 14. However its simple and should knit up quickly on the large 6mm needles and the two strands of DK yarn. Its a lovely pattern and the author provides directions for increasing the size of the blanket using multiples of 4. For every 8 stitches you end up with another 2 inches of width.
Jan 08, 2016
What a great pattern! This will work up quickly and baby can never have too many blankets.
Sep 18, 2015
Great pattern. Very simple and knitted up very quickly being on big pins. Looks lovely. Thanks. 5star
Sep 03, 2015
hi, I love this pattern, I'm new here btw, but I'm using 4mm and 12lpy and it seems to be taking forever, do you mind if I change up your pattern and make it unique to me? I would like to graduate the squares make them larger and add a few extra stitches every 4 rows.
Jul 04, 2015
Loved this pattern for a quick knit and pretty baby blanket. I used two strands of Bernat Baby Sport yarn in "Baby Ombre" and enlarged it by 24 stitches to make it about 22" wide. My second grandchild was "unknown" 'till birth, so the yarn and pattern were a great choice and "mama" loved it. Thanks for sharing it!
candyperkins 13298 09
Mar 22, 2015
Im getting ready to try this but I don't know what pm means.
Mar 23, 2015
Hey there candyperkins! Pm means 'place marker.' That's where you place your stitch marker in the project. I hope that helps! Happy knitting!
susandavis336 8578 209
Feb 11, 2015
Love this pattern well written easy to follow. Makes up a beautiful baby blanket.
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