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Enchanting Forest Baby Blanket

Enchanting Forest Baby Blanket

Sure, you could knit a baby blanket that's a single stitch throughout, but what fun would that be? You'll have a blast knitting this Enchanting Forest Baby Blanket, and it'll come out so gorgeous, you might want to keep it for yourself. The timeless pattern of varying stripes gives the blanket an antique look, making it a wonderful hand-me-down for your children's children. The size of this baby blanket is also more than enough for a small child, so there are no age restrictions. Knitting for baby has never produced such lovely results.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Caron Simply Soft (170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds) Main Color: Pistachio (0003) - 5 balls
  • One circular size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) needle, 24"/61cm long
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter

 

Measurements: 38"/96.5 cm wide x 45"/114.5 cm long

 

Abbreviations:

pat = pattern
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)

 

Gauge: In Tree of Life pattern, 19 sts and 27 rows = 4"/10 cm

 

Instructions

NOTES

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Stitch markers may be used, but are not necessary, once the pattern is established.

 

STITCHES USED

Seed stitch (multiple of 2 + 1)

Row 1: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.

Rep Row 1 for Seed st patt always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st.

 

Tree of Life (panel fo 15 sts)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: P7, k1, p7.

Row 5: K7, p1, k7.

Row 6: P7, k1, p7.

Row 7: K6, p3, k6.

Row 8: P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5.

Row 9: K4, (p1, k2) twice, p1, k4.

Row 10: P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3.

Row 11: (K2, p1) twice, k1, p1, k1, (p1, k2) twice.

Row 12: P1, (k1, p2) 4 times, k1, p1.

Row 13: K3, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k3.

Row 14: (P2, k1) twice, p1, k1, p1, (k1, p2) twice.

Row 15: K4, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k4.

Row 16: P3, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p3.

Row 17: K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k5

Row 18: P4, (k1, p2) twice, k1, p4

Row 19:  K6, p3, k6.

Row 20: P5, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p5.

Row 21: K7, p1, k7.

Row 22: P6, k3, p6.

Row 23: K7, p1, k7.

Row 24: P7, k1, p7.

Rows 25 and 27: Knit.

Rows 26 and 28: Purl.

Row 29: K1, p13, k1.

Row 30: P1, k13, p1.

 

Diamonds (panel of 11 sts)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K5, p1, k5.

Row 4: P4, k3, p4.

Row 5: K3, p5, k3.

Row 6: P2, k3, p1, k3, p2.

Row 7: K1, p3, k3, p3, k1.

Row 8: P2, k3, p1, k3, p2.

Row 9: K3, p5, k3.

Row 10: P4, k3, p4.

Row 11: K5, p1, k5.

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: P1, k9, p1.

Row 15: K1, p9, k1.

Row 16: Purl.

Row 17: Knit.

Row 18: P5, k1, p5.

Row 19: K4, p3, k4.

Row 20: P3, k5, p3.

Row 21: K2, p3, k1, p3, k2.

Row 22: P1, k3, p3, k3, p1.

Row 23: K2, p3, k1, p3, k2.

Row 24: P3, k5, p3.

Row 25:  K4, p3, k4.

Row 26: P5, k1, p5.

Row 27: Knit.

Row 28: Purl.

Row 29: K1, p9, k1.

Row 30: P1, k9, p1.

Rep Rows 1 - 30 for Diamonds patt.

 

Baby Steps (panel of 8 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, k4, p2.

Row 2: K2, p4, k2.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Knit.

Rep Rows 1 - 4 for Baby Steps patt.

 

BLANKET

CO 193 sts.

 

Border:

Work 7 rows in Seed st.

 

Body:

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Row 1, work 5 sts Seed st, (15 sts in Tree of Life patt, 8 sts in Baby Steps patt, 11 sts in Diamonds patt, 8 sts in Baby Steps patt) 4 times, end 15 sts in Tree of Life patt, 5 sts Seed st.

Rows 2-30: Cont in est patts.

Rep Rows 1-30 of est patts 8 times more, then rep Rows 1-28.

 

Border:

Work 6 rows in Seed st.

BO in Seed st.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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Sometimes when I see a complex pattern like this I think how lovely it would be to make as a gift for someone. When I work a pattern like this I print out the pattern sections and then check off each row as I work it. I actually like stitch markers too to make sure I end up with the correct amount of stitches in each pattern section.

This is a beautiful pattern! It looks like it would take a lot of time and I see people having trouble with it, but I am sure it would be worth the effort. I would love to see it as a bed size blanket, but I'm not sure I'd want to tackle that!

Help for those that are finding this hard. 1 - write each row out on individual idex cards - Thanks Golden Knitter - BUT write each pattern in a different colour. I used Green for Tree Purple for Baby STeps and Blue of Diamond. This makes thing so much easier. 2 - I have put markers before the 1st Baby Step and the last one of each pattern repeat. This isolates the Tree of Life pattern from the Baby Step, Diamond, Baby Step repeats. I bought the ugliest crochet cotton I could find to do this. 3 - Now just make sure you are writing the pattern out. I wrote out the Tree of Life pattern, then went back and wrote out the 1st BAby step pattern, then went backnd did the Diamond and BAby Step patterns. Finally wrote out the last Tree of Life pattern a separate line. Good luck

Thanks! That sounds like it would break it down so it isn't quite as daunting. I was a little nervous to try it. )

Whenever Im knitting an item with a pattern, I write each row on an index card. As I complete the row, I put the row I just finished to the back of the cards. This way I always know what row Im on and its much less confusing than looking at all the rows in the directions. Love the blanket! My youngest daughter is expecting in February, I think Ill make it for her baby.

Thanks for the idea of index cards. My change was to write each pattern in a different colour. Catches my eyes as to what part of the pattern I am on.

This is such a beautiful pattern, I can imagine it as a Christmas afghan in a deep forest green. Nana Wanda I think the baby steps section of 8 stitches is the one between the tree panel and the diamonds panel. Hope that helps.

My nephew would ADORE this. I can't wait to work this up!

I also have too many stitches left. The picture looks like there is a cable between each pattern stitches if so what is used. I love the pattern but it doesn't make sense to me. Please advise

Oh wait! My math really stinks. I'm way under - not 6 sts, but 21 sts fewer than the 193 cast on... It's a beautiful pattern and would really like to make it for my nephew and his wife. Thanks!

I'm confused. Know there's probably an easy answer, but I'm ending up with 6 extra sts on row 1 of the body. Is there some kind of stitch between each panel? (Have read the pattern a few times, but just don't see what I'm doing wrong...) Thanks!

Love the blanket----having trouble following the pattern. Is it possible to speak to a person?

I have made this blanket many times. It is easy, fun and beautiful. Cast on 193 stitches to make the blanket exactly the way the pattern says. I would add an equal number of stitches to either side for a more substantial look. The border as written is 5 seed stitches on either side. Adding to that makes it much prettier.

want to make a baby blanket how many stitches do I cast on to do the enchanting forest baby blanket don't know how to figure out 2plus 1 multiple

Sorry, I finally worked it out. It is a beautiful pattern and I am really looking forward to making it.

I know this might be a stupid question, but doing the first row I only came up with 91 stitches. Do I repeat again? Bestnanax3

I am working on the Enchanted Forest baby blanket... It's a great pattern, however, there is an error on Tree of Life row 9. There are 15 stitches for this blick, but row 9 shows only 13 stitches. I am guessing the P1K1 should repeat three times, not twice. Can anyone confirm?

Could this pattern be written per row?

It is written per row and even sectioned off by the amount of stitches. If this is too difficult for you to follow, you can cut and copy it to a new document on your computer line by line, which i think is what you are getting at in your comment.

hello, did you knit this blanket?

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