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One Ball Baby Blanket

With just one skein of Bernat Tiny Tickles yarn, you can create this bright and cheerful knit baby blanket. The One Ball Baby Blanket makes a great last minute present for a first birthday, baby shower, or any other impromptu (or forgotten) celebration for a tiny little one. This incredibly soft and plush baby blanket knitting pattern would look lovely draped over a crib or folded on top of a rocking chair.

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Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:

  • Bernat® Tiny Tickles™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 317 yds/290 m); Citrus Smiles (41620) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge

 

GAUGE
14 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

MEASUREMENT
Approx 28" [81.5 cm] square.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 98 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.
1st row: K6. *yo. P2tog. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
Rep last row for pat until Blanket from beg measures 26½" [67.5 cm].
Knit 7 rows (garter st).
Cast off knitwise (WS).

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This is a sweet small blanket, perfect for the bassinet or for use in the car seat. If you want to make it larger just add an even number of stitches and of course it will take another ball of yarn. For every 20 stitches you add to the cast on, the blanket will be 4" wider.

At row 9, I ended with 7 stitches when there should be only 6 to knit. After rippingg it all out, and starting over, it happened again. I purled the extra stitch before knitting the 6 stitches. The next row came out even but then the next row did it again. I am new at this and feel frustrated!

I know of two ways to accidentally add stitches. When stitching you are not going into the right space and are scooping up both legs of the stitch OR when starting a new row, you are pulling up to neating the stitch, thereby creating two stitches were there was one. Keep the frist stitch loose with the working yarn hanging down or stitch both loops together to tighten up the first stitch but not make two stitches. you tub has lots of videos on this.

Need some help, think I must be overthinking the first row, seems to me if I put yo. and then p2tog, and keep repeating this, that I am dropping stiches... and that I will not have enough for my width... please help.

You are not in fact "dropping" any stitches, what you are doing is increasing by 1 stitch (the yo) and decreasing immediately with the "P2tog" so, in fact you are maintaining the same stitch count all the way through the pattern while creating a lovely little eyelet pattern on each row. The only way your stitch count will change is if you accidently did 1 stitch without doing the other. Hope this helps. Happy knitting!

cant wait to start this it looks so soft and cuddly

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