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Cuddly Seed Stitch Baby Blanket

Knit from corner to corner, the Cuddly Seed Stitch Baby Blanket is a great exercise in stitch increases and decreases. Perfect for the novice knitter, this ultra-soft baby blanket looks adorable in both solid and variegated yarn types. Knit one for your own bundle of joy or whip one up as a last minute baby shower gift for a friend. Baby blanket knitting patterns like this one don't come around every day, so get started on this lovely blanket tonight. Drape it over a crib or rocking chair for a perfect finishing touch to any nursery.

Easy

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge8.5 stitches, 13 rows, 4 inches. seed stitch

Materials:

  • Baby Blanket (100 g/3.5 oz;78 m/86 yds) - Main Color (MC) Peachy (03510) 6 balls
  • Size 8 mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

GAUGE
8½ sts and 13 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in Seed St Pat.

 

 

MEASUREMENTS
Approx 35 ins [89 cm] square.

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = knit
P = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 2 sts.
1st row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1. 3 sts.
2nd row: (RS). K1. (yo. K1) twice. 5 sts.
3rd row: K1. P3. K1.
4th row: K1. yo. K1. P1. K1. yo. K1. 7 sts.
5th row: (K1. P1) 3 times. K1.
6th row: K1. yo. (P1. K1) twice. P1. yo. K1. 9 sts.
7th row: K1. P2. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
8th row: K1. yo. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K1. yo. K1. 11 sts.
9th row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
10th row: K1. yo. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. yo. K1. 13 sts.


Rep 7th to 10th rows until work measured along straight side edge, measures approx 35 ins [89 cm], ending on a 10th row.


Next row: K1. P2. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1.
**Next row: (RS). K1. yo. P3tog. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P1. P3tog. yo. K1.
Next row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: K1. yo. P3tog. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K1. P3tog. yo. K1.
Next row: K1. P2. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P1. K1.**
Rep from ** to ** until 9 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). K1. yo. P3tog. P1. P3tog. yo. K1. 7 sts.
Next row: (K1. P1) 3 times. K1.
Next row: K1. P2tog. P1. P2tog. K1. 5 sts.
Next row: K1. P3. K1.
Next row: K1. P3tog. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: K1. P1. K1.
Next row: P3tog. Fasten off.


Pin Blanket to measure 35 ins [89 cm] square. Cover with a damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

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I have knit 2 afghans and neither have been square...they are diamond shaped....doing everything right

I'm not familiar with the term "Seed stitch pattern". Can someone explain?

The seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the pattern, which looks a little like scattered seeds when complete. It is done by doing a row of K1P1 and then a row of P1K1. It is a simple but pretty pattern and this blanket is very soft and cuddly because of the texture of the yarn and the seed stitch pattern. I have made several blankets using this pattern and am always pleased with the result. The one thing I would say is that it is very important you make sure you are knitting when you should and purling when you should or the pattern will not turn out the way it should.

If your blanket is not turning out square, it might be an issue of not knitting to the suggested gauge. While gauge is not really important with items like blankets, its always a good idea to swatch your yarn to make sure the number of stitches per inch and the rows per inch are the same as called for in the pattern. It might require changing the size of the recommended needles to get the gauge called for in the pattern.

A cousin gave me this pattern some 30 years ago when I was looking for a quick and easy pattern for a shower gift. In moving, I lost it several years later. I've been kicking myself ever since.... And here it is the same or very similar. I blocked it as directed and it was square, or close enough. I am so happy to have these instructions once again. I can still see the final product done in a variegated white, yellow and mint green. (It was a boy.)

Thank you for your response. I too have been knitting for over 30 years, however, I can't get this one to work out. My gauge is correct and I don't know what could be wrong with my increase & decreases. Not sure what I am doing wrong!!!! Has anyone completed it and it worked out square??

It is a beautiful blanket but I can't get it square! I knit it twice! It is just like the dishcloth! Not Square!

If its not coming out square one of two things is wrong. Either you are not knitting to gauge or there are problems with your increase & decrease. I have not made this particular one, but I've been making square baby blankets for over 30 years, when you start with just a few stitches and gradually increase to a larger number, then do a gradual decrease back to the smaller number it has to come out square. Hope this helps.

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