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Bright Stripes Baby Blanket

Bright Stripes Baby Blanket

Put a pop of summery color into your nursery with a Bright Stripes Baby Blanket! Sure, the baby blue and pale pink are timeless, but we could all use some more exciting colors in our lives. Knitting an afghan for your baby doesn't get much easier than this, as this pattern can be completed with a series of knits and yarns over. The crochet picot edging gives this baby afghan a classic, decorative look, making it a lovely decoration for the room even when your little one isn't wrapped up in it.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™
    • 764 Taffy (A) - 1 ball
    • 556 Jam (B) - 1 ball
    • 261 Tangerine (C) - 1 ball
    • 226 Bumble (D) - 1 ball
    • 691 Grass (E) - 1 ball
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9]
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6]

 

Measurements:

32 1/2" (82.5 cm) square

 

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)

cm = centimeter

K = knit

mm = millimeter

sc = single crochet(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Yo = yarn over

 

Gauge: 8 sts = 4" (10 cm); 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Stitches

Knit Increase: Knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (1 stitch increase).

Picot: Ch 3, work slip st into second ch from hook (picot made).

 

Instructions

 

BLANKET

With A, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.

Row 2: Knit increase, K1, knit increase: 5 sts.

Row 3: Knit across.

Row 4: Knit increase, K3, knit increase: 7 sts.

Rows 5-32: K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 32, cut A.

Rows 33-48: With B, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 48, cut B.

Rows 49-64: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 64, cut C.

Rows 65-74: With D, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 74, cut D.

Rows 75-84: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 84, cut C.

Rows 85-94: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 94, cut A.

Rows 95-98: With E, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 98, cut E.

Rows 99-118: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 118, cut A.

Rows 119-126: With D, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 126, cut D.

Rows 127-130: With E, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 130, cut E.

Rows 131-134: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 134, cut C.

Rows 135-158: With B, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 158, cut B.

Rows 159-164: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 164, cut A.

Rows 165-180: With C, K3, Yo, knit across.

Rows 181-186: K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 186, cut C.

Rows 187-204: With D, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 204, cut D.

Rows 205-220: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 220, cut A.

Rows 221-226: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 226, cut B.

Rows 227-230: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 230, cut E.

Rows 231-234: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 234, cut B.

Rows 235 and 236: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 236, cut E.

Rows 237-246: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 246, cut B.

Rows 247-268: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 268, cut A.

Rows 269-278: With C, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 278, cut C.

Rows 279-302: With D, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 302, cut D.

Rows 303-308: With C, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 308, cut C.

Rows 309-312: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 312, cut B.

Rows 313-330: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 330, cut A.

Rows 331 and 332: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 332, cut E.

Row 333: With C, K2, K2 tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across.

Repeat Row 333 for pattern until 7 sts remain.

Next Row: K2 tog, K3, K2tog: 5 sts.

Next Row: Knit across.

Last Row: K2 tog, K1, K2tog: 3 sts.

Bind off all sts in knit.

 

EDGING

With right side facing and using crochet hook to work in ends of rows, join C with sc in any corner.

Round 1 (Right side): Work 2 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot, (work 3 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot) around to third corner, fasten off; join A with sc in next end of row, work 2 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot, (work 3 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot) around; join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Bright Stripes Baby Blanket

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