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Diamonds for Baby Knit Blanket

Diamonds for Baby Knit Blanket
Diamonds for Baby Knit Blanket
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The Diamonds for Baby Knit Blanket is a beautiful free pattern that gives the classic knit diamond pattern an updated modern vibe. Featuring a trio of stunning colors, this blanket is a relatively fast knit due to the chunky weight yarn used in the design. Whether you're making this baby knitting pattern for a boy or a girl, you can easily adjust the colors to create the ideal blanket for your little one. The blanket and borders of this piece are worked at the same time and the end result is truly a work of art. Your child will treasure this easy knit baby blanket pattern for years and years to come.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge13 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 20 rows 4" [10 cm] in Textured Diamond Stitch pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBlanket measures 36" x 36" [91 cm x 91 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver Chunky™: 2 skeins each 334 Buff A, 316 Soft White B, 512 Turqua C
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5mm [US 10.5]
  • Yarn Needle

Instructions

NOTE
Blanket and borders are worked at same time in one piece.

Pattern Stitches

Garter Stitch
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for Garter Stitch.

Textured Diamond Stitch
(multiple of 6 + 7 sts)
Row 1 (Right Side): K3, p1, *k5, p1* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): P2, k1, p1, k1, *p3, k1, p1, k1* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3 (Right Side): K1, *p1, k3, p1, k1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 4 (Wrong Side): K1, *p5, k1* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for Textured Diamond Stitch pattern.

Blanket

With A, cast on 115 sts.
Bottom Border
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit to end of Row.
Row 2 (Right Side): Knit to end of Row.
Row 3: (Wrong Side): Knit to end of Row.
Set up Pattern and Side Borders
Next Row (Right Side): K3 sts (border), work center 109 sts in Textured Diamond Stitch pattern, k3 sts (border). Continue in established pattern, working first and last 3 sts in Garter Stitch (knit every row) for borders and following Textured Diamond Stitch pattern until piece measures 12" [30 cm] from cast on edge, ending on a Wrong Side row.
Cut A.
Next Row (Right Side): With B, continue to work in established pattern until piece measures 24" [61 cm] from cast on edge, ending on a Wrong Side row. Cut B.
Next Row (Right Side): With C, continue to work in established pattern until piece measures 35" [89 cm] from cast on edge, ending with Row 1 on a Right Side row.
Next Row (Wrong Side): Work in Garter Stitch (knit every row) for 3 rows.
Last Row (Right Side): Bind off all sts knitwise.

Finishing

Block Blanket to measurements. Weave in ends.

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Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
* to *
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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Lovely blanket with a nice detail. I like the idea of the three colors although I am sure you can stick with one color if you prefer. Or use a yarn that has one color slowly fading into another. The instructions are easy to follow and within a short time you will have a beautiful blanket. Thank you.

This baby blanket is visually interesting due to the three colors used. You can really personalize the pattern based on colors in a nursery.

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