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Soft, Easy Baby Throw


Updated April 28, 2017
(5 Votes)


There's no better way to welcome a new family member than to show your love through a fuzzy, warm blanket. Beginner knitters will adore this Soft, Easy Baby Throw pattern. A basic garter stitch makes up the bulk of this baby blanket pattern, so the most difficult part is increasing and decreasing, but you'll pick that up in no time. Since the pattern is very basic, this is a great project for traveling. You wont need to keep track of charts or cable needles, just knit this cute blanket whenever you have time and you'll be done before you know it.

Soft Easy Baby Throw
Soft, Easy Baby Throw
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Knitting Needle Size: 10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


About 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm)


    • #210 Lakeside 5 balls
    • or color of your choice
  • LION BRAND® circular knitting needle size 10.5 (6.5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle

14 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows as if knitting on straight needles.

Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2 – 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3 – 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row – 8 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last row until you have 154 sts.
Next Row (Decrease Row): K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row – 153 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat
sts = stitches
yo = yarn over

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I have not knitted for 38 years but decided to learn again as I will be a first time grandma by the end of the month. This pattern is ridiculously easy and I made my blanket in under 2 weeks. Knitting I think is like riding a bicycle. If anything I am more patient now. A beautiful, easy pattern and Easy for my yarn store knitter to get me set up. I did need one more skein of yarn- I left long tails. Weaving in is a new skill.

I love these blankets knit on the diagonal because its so easy to change the size. Just measure one of the straight edges until you get to the size you want. For example 36" means the blanket will be 36" x 36" inches square when you finish. You can also switch this up by using a different weight yarn and needles. Remember the lighter the yarn, the more rows it takes to get it to the size you desire.

If I wanted to make this bigger to use as a throw for the back of my sofa how many stitches would would I have before I start to decrease? I'm a beginner (obviously) :) and the pattern itself is so easy, I love it!

I've done this and if I remember correctly I went to 300 before I started to decrease. Hope this helps. happy knitting.

I love this blanket! Its great in the variegated yarn and in solid colors also.


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