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Pastel Stripe Baby Blanket Pattern

If you can't pick one color for your little one, just knit them all!

Pastel Stripe Baby Blanket Pattern
Pastel Stripe Baby Blanket Pattern
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Pastels are just the perfect colors for babies. If you have a hard time choosing between what color to make your nursery, why not use them all? This Pastel Stripe Baby Blanket Pattern is a rainbow of lovely, muted colors that's at once happy and aesthetically pleasing. If you're looking for free blanket knitting patterns for an expecting mother who doesn't know the gender of her baby yet, this blanket is the perfect baby shower gift. If you have experience with colorwork, this blanket will be a breeze, but it's also a great starting point for newbies.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge17 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st.

Finished SizeBlanket: Approx 38” [96.5 cm] square. Motif: Approx 9” [23 cm] square.

Materials List

  • Bernat® Super Value™ (197 g/7 oz; 389 m/426 yds)

    • Contrast A (07407 Winter White) - 3 balls

    • Contrast B (09418 Peach) - 1 ball

    • Contrast C (07445 Yellow) - 1 ball

    • Contrast D (53221 Soft Fern) - 1 ball

    • Contrast E (08879 Sky) - 1 ball


  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 stitch holders

Instructions

Motif

Make 4 with B as Color 2.
Make 4 with C as Color 2.
Make 4 with D as Color 2.
Make 4 with E as Color 2.

  1. With A, cast on 79 sts.

    1st row: (WS). With A, knit.
    2nd row: With Color 2, K38. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Place marker on last st. K38.
    3rd row: With Color 2, knit.
    4th row: With A, knit to 1 st before marked st. Sl1. K2tog. psso. (Place marker on last st). Knit to end of row.
    5th row: With A, knit.
    6th and 7th rows: With Color 2, as 4th and 5th rows.
    Last 4 rows form pat.

    Cont in pat as established working one less st before each (Sl1. K2tog. psso) until 3 sts rem.

    Next row: (WS). With A, Sl1. K2tog. psso.

    Fasten off.

Assembly

Sew Motifs tog as shown in Assembly Diagram

  1. Top and bottom edging:
    With RS facing and A, pick up and knit 153 sts along top edge of Blanket.
    Knit 7 rows (garter st). Cast off. Rep for Bottom edge.

    Side edging:
    With RS facing and A, pick up and knit 161 sts along side edge of Blanket.
    Knit 7 rows (garter st). Cast off. Rep for opposite edge.

Abbreviations

RS, WS
Right side, wrong side
Cont
Continue(ity)
K
Knit
K2tog
Knit next 2 stitches together
Pat
Pattern
Psso
Pass slipped stitch over
Rem
Remaining
Rep
Repeat
Sl1
Slip next st knitwise
St(s)
Stitch(es)
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