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Hip to Be Square Baby Blanket

Hip to Be Square Baby Blanket
Hip to Be Square Baby Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Any newborn or toddler will love cuddling up with this Hip to Be Square Baby Blanket. This wonderfully soft free knitting pattern for babies features plush chenille yarn perfect for cuddling with little ones. Plus, the graphic square design makes this knit blanket really stand out. The rich red color makes this knitted baby blanket a perfect gift for Valentine's Day, but it would also make a great present for a baby shower or baby's first birthday. Once your little guy or gal feels this luxurious knitting pattern, it may be hard to pull them away from such a cozy free knitting pattern.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
Blanket measures: 30” x 30” square [76 cm x 76 cm].
NOTES
1. When casting on all stitches, place markers after every 135 stitches using the same color marker for the first 3, then the different color for the last (4th)
marker to mark beginning of round.
2. Decreases are made every other round, on round 1 only of Garter Stitch (in the round) Pattern.
TIPS & HINTS
Join a new ball of yarn when there are approximately 6” [15 cm] of yarn left from the old ball, also leaving a 6” [15 cm] tail of yarn with the joined yarn. Weave these ends in neatly on the wrong side of the fabric in a zig-zag pattern for a few inches, and then trim off excess.

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Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Cutie Pie™: 2 balls each 262 Crabbie A, and 10 Cotton B
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 3.5 mm [US 4] 40” long
  • Susan Bates® 1 Set DoublePointed Knitting Needles: 3.5 mm [US 4]
  • 4-Stitch markers - 3 one color, 4th in a different color
  • Yarn needle

Pattern Stitch

Garter Stitch (in the round) Pattern
Round 1 (Right Side): Knit all stitches.
Round 2: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 1- 2 for Garter Stitch (in the round) Pattern.

Blanket

Using A and Circular Knitting Needles, cast on 540 sts placing st markers as stated in Notes.
Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts. Set up pattern beginning with Round 1.
Round 1 (Right Side): *K2tog, knit to 2 sts before first marker, ssk, slip marker* repeat between markers 3 more times ending at beginning of round marker. 8 sts decreased—532 sts.
Next Round: Work Round 2.
Next Rounds: Repeat Rounds 1-2, decreasing 8 sts every other Round until piece measures 2” (5 cm) from cast on edge.
Next Rounds: Change to B and continue until piece measures 8” (20 cm). Next Rounds: Change to A and continue for the remainder of the blanket. Change to Double-Pointed Needles as sts decrease.
Next Rounds: Continue working until 12 sts remain and 3 sts on each Double-Pointed Needle meet in the middle. Cut yarn leaving a 12” (30 cm) tail. Thread tail through yarn needle and draw through remaining sts. and secure.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

K2tog
knit 2 sts together, 1 st decreased
SSK
slip, slip, knit, 1 st decreased
cm
centimeters
k
knit
mm
millimeters
p
purl
RS
right side
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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Love this Hip to be Square Baby Blanket. I haven't been knitting for all that long. Was wondering how I could make it larger? I would like it at least 36" square. Would it be as easy as adding 27 sts to each needle? And of course that would create more rows. Just wondering.

Hi Gamma930, you would have to add 27 stitches to each section or a total of 108 stitches, plus the original 540 stitches. That means you would cast on 648 stitches then place your markers every 162 stitches instead of at 135 as the pattern instructs. That should give you a nice 36" x 36" blanket.

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