Rock Candy Knit Blanket Pattern


Rock Candy Knit Blanket Pattern

Rock Candy Knit Blanket Pattern
Rock Candy Knit Blanket Pattern

The Rock Candy Knit Blanket Pattern is a playful baby blanket pattern with bright, popping colors that look like candy lining a store’s shelves. This blanket pattern uses a fun combination of knits, purls, and yarn overs to create a blanket with many different textures, and a self-striping yarn lets you get the great look of stripes without the difficulty of changing yarn colors. This blanket will look wonderful lining any baby’s crib, and they will love to snuggle with it (and so will you)!


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge14 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side).

Finished Size36" x 38" (91 cm x 96 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love Stripes™: 4 skeins 1973 Candy Stripe
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] and 6.0mm [US 10] 29" long
  • Yarn needle


Blanket is worked back and forth in rows on circular needles, do not join. 

Texture Pattern

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.

  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K3, purl to last 3 sts, K3.

  3. Rows 3-4: Repeat Rows 1-2.

  4. Rows 5-6: Knit.

  5. Rows 7-8: Repeat Rows 1-2.

  6. Rows 9-10: Knit.

  7. Row 11: K3, *(K2tog, YO); repeat from * to last 3 sts, K3.

  8. Row 12: Knit.

  9. Repeat Rows 1-12 for Texture Pattern.


With smaller size needles, cast on 118 sts.

  1. Rows 1-5: Knit.

  2. Next Rows: Change to larger size needles and begin working in Texture Pattern. Continue in Texture Pattern until piece measures 37" [94 cm] from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4 of Texture Pattern.

  3. Next Rows: Change to smaller size needles and knit 6 Rows. On last Row, bind off all stitches.


 Weave in ends.


knit 2 sts together as one (decrease)
yarn over needle (increase)
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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I am having difficulty with this pattern for the Rock Candy Knit Pattern. I have redone it 6 times---very frustrating. What is the correction to Row 11? THANK YOU!

There is no correction for row 11, it is correct as written. It is very important that you do the K2tog first, some knitters were doing the yo first and that will throw the stitch count off by 2, since it will cause 2 extra yo's and create 2 new stitches for the next row. If the row is done exactly as written, all will be well. Hope this helps, happy knitting.

I really like the look of this one and I have the yarn, even with the glaring mistakes in it, I've got it on the needles just now.

How many do you cast on for the crib size blanket? Just cant see it in the pattern. The smaller version shows 118 cast on. Thank you, Janice.

Hi Janice, this blanket pattern only gives one size (the small size). However, if you choose to size up the blanket, you can simply cast on however many stitches you like in a multiple of two, plus six stitches for the border (three stitches on either side). We hope this helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

What is the stitch multiple for making this Blanket wider please? Thanks Barb

The pattern multiple is 2.


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