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Lincoln Easy Knit Baby Blanket

Learn how to knit a baby blanket step-by-step that ISN'T just garter stitch!

Lincoln Easy Knit Baby Blanket
Lincoln Easy Knit Baby Blanket
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If you're ready to tackle a baby blanket, but most other simple blankies bore you, this Lincoln Easy Knit Baby Blanket is your next project. This easy knit baby blanket for beginners can be made in the shown gray and white for a gender-neutral nursery or a surprise baby, but if the mommy is looking for gendered baby supplies, it would look just as cute in either pink or blue contrasting with the white. The yarn used is a blend of cotton and acrylic, making it easy-care for stressed parents and hypoallergenic.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge16 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished Size30" x 30" (76cm x 76cm)

Materials List

  • Willow Yarns™ Cub (60% cotton/40% acrylic; 50g/ 76yd)

    • 731995-0014 Silver (6 balls): A

    • 731995-0013 Cottontail (5 balls): B

  • Size 8 (5mm) 24" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle



  1. Sl st as if to p with working yarn to the WS.
  2. Carry unused color along edge, twisting with working color every other row


Using A, CO 119 sts.

K 10 rows (5 ridges).

Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Using B, k5, *k4, sl 1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 2: Using B, k5, *p4, sl 1; rep from * to last 9 sts, p4, k5.
Row 4: Using B, k5, *p to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 5 and 7: Using A, k5, *k4, sl 1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 6: Using A, k5, *p4, sl 1; rep from * to last 9 sts, p4, k5.
Row 8: Using A, k5, p to last 5 sts, k5.

Rep Rows 1-8 until blanket measures 29" (74cm), ending after Row 4.

Using A, k 10 rows. BO loosely. Weave in ends.


Bind Off
St st
Stockinette stitch
Wrong Side
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