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In A Wink Baby Blanket


Updated March 17, 2017
(19 Votes)


This adorable baby blanket pattern would make the perfect hand-stitched gift for any baby shower. Complete this In A Wink Baby Blanket as quick as a wink! Knit this snuggly blanket for your own newborn or as a thoughtful gift for a mom-to-be. This easy knitted blanket pattern will look beautiful in the nursery. Wrap a wee one in soft, luxurious yarns that will be perfect for nap time. This relaxing pattern is perfect for the sofa--just sit down and knit away. This lovely blanket is sure to become a warm, cuddly keepsake.

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In A Wink Baby Blanket
In A Wink Baby Blanket
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Knitting Needle Size: 11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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


  • Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m)  or Bernat® Baby Blanket™ (100 g/3.5 oz; 78 m/86 yds)

    • Contrast A Vanilla (03008) 177 yds/160 m

    • Contrast B Sand Baby (03010) 177 yds/160 m

  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed  to obtain gauge

7 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st (knit every row)

Approx 33" x 35" [84 x 89 cm].

With A, cast on 57 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd and 3rd rows: With A, knit.
Next 4 rows: With B, knit.
Next 4 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 8 rows for Stripe Pat I until work from beg measures approx 10" [25.5 cm], ending with 4 rows of A.
Next 6 rows: With B, knit.
Next 6 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 12 rows for Stripe Pat II until work from beg measures approx 22" [56 cm], ending with 6 rows of A.
Next 8 rows: With B, knit.
Next 8 rows: With A, knit. Rep last 16 rows for Stripe Pat III until work from beg measures approx 35" [89 cm], ending with 7 rows of A. Cast off knitwise (WS).

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I love this pattern! But, I think the needle size is incorrect. I used size 11 knitting needles and with 57 stitches cast on it would have only been about 18 inches or so wide (I am using the same yarn as in the pattern). I did a few rows with 115 stitches. It wasn't looking anything like the picture. I have ordered size 36 needles and will see if that works better. I love the yarn recommendation! It is so soft and cuddly! I can't wait to make this. Thank you for posting the pattern!

cuddly and fun to knit - except I did not knit it for a baby, but for my almost grown-up pup

What does (WS) mean in Row 1 and last Row? Wrong Side?? Just beginning so difficult to rate. Probably 5 as seems simple otherwise.

Hello quilterggma! Yes, "WS" stands for "wrong side." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

To more experienced knitters, would it work to crochet a Slip Stitch around edges of blanket to finish it off? Or will that stiffen it?

I'm loving this baby blanket pattern! There are a few babies in my life and I don't know who to make a blanket for first!

I love this blanket but I don't knit, I crochet. Anyone have any idea how to convert this to a crochet pattern? Thanks in advance!!

By chance, has anyone found a youtube video for this blanket? I'm trying to learn how to knit (this is my first project) and I don't full understand what some of the steps mean or how to do them.

Hello pranden, have you tried the Russian join or another spliced yarn technique. I saw that Knitca on youtube has a tutorial for working with chunky yarn via a split yarn method. Look for "How to join a new ball of chunky yarn" or there are some other suggestions and instructions to be found there such as the braided join.

This is so cute. Sadly I can't join the yarn adequately. The magic knot method slips completely out when I pull it tight. I tried knitting the ends in but that made it too thick and there was white stripes in the tan where I did that in the first 3 stitches. Any advice?

This baby blanket is just so adorable! I need to make one for my nephew!

Using needle size suggested and the bernat baby blanket yarn super bulky as in pattern 57 cast ons just doesnt seem to be wide enough to match pattern. What might I be doing wrong.

This is an adorable little blanket. The simple garter stitch pattern might remind knitters of their first efforts at knitting a scarf. The bulky yarn will make the knitting go fast and you should be able to finish this blanket in no time. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn comes in a nice selection of prints and solids so you should be able to match it to baby's nursery.

I can only find it in 100 gram balls. How many do I need?

100g balls are 86 yards and you need 177 yards of each colour for the blanket, so you will need 3 in each colour.

Does it have to be knitted on circular needles?

it could be knit on straight needles because it is only a 57 stitch cast on, but it will be easier to knit it on circs using them like straight needles because of the bulky weight of the yarn.

I am new to knitting...What does WS mean in the pattern?

Hey there, janicesmith! In knitting, "WS" means "wrong side;" in other words, the side of your fabric that wouldn't be visible, such as the inside of a cowl or sweater. I hope that helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Where can I buy this yarn?

Both Joann's and Walmart carry this yarn.

How many balls do you need to buy? I can knit but haven't done it in awhile

Hi bellecheese 9164945, Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn comes in skeins of 258 yards. You'll need 177 yard each of the Vanilla and Sand Baby colors. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I'm confused. The yarn weight says (2) 23 to 26 stitches per 4 inches, but the pattern says the gauge is 7 stitches or 14 rows per 4 inches. The picture looks like a bulky yarn instead of fine? Is there an error?

I went to the yarnspirations website and found the pattern and the yarn. It is NOT a 2 it is in fact a 6-I wondered when I read this, because I've used this yarn before and remembered it being very heavy. I will just ignore the reference to it being a 2-this appears to be an error. hope this helps, happy knitting.


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