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Speedy One-Row Baby Blanket

Updated January 25, 2018
Speedy One-Row Baby Blanket
Speedy One-Row Baby Blanket
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The Speedy One-Row Baby Blanket is the perfect blanket to knit while doing other things such as talking with friends, watching TV, or listening to an audiobook. This free knitting pattern for babies is cute, soft, and cuddly. Any little one you know will love snuggling up with this knitted baby blanket. The blue, pink, and purple colors are eye-catching and since there's only one row to remember, you won't need to be checking a pattern. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and create the perfect gift for your favorite baby. Free knitting patterns for baby don't get much easier than this piece.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge18 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 24 rows 4” [10 cm] in Mistake Stitch Pattern (slightly stretched). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Finished Size29” x 29” [74 cm x 74 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver® Jumbo: 2 skeins 784 Bonbon Print or RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins 784 Bonbon Print
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 29” long
  • Yarn needle


Work back and forth in rows on circular needle, do not join.
Join a new skein of yarn when there are approximately 6” [15 cm] of yarn left from the old skein, also leaving a 6” [15 cm] tail of yarn with the joined yarn. Weave these ends in neatly on the same side of the fabric in a zigzag pattern for a few inches, and then trim off excess.

Mistake Stitch Pattern

Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from *, end K2, P1. Repeat Row 1 for Mistake Stitch Pattern.


Cast on 155 sts.
Begin Row 1 of Mistake Stitch Pattern.
Continue in Pattern until piece measures 29” [74 cm] from cast on edge.
Last Row: Bind off all sts.


Weave in ends.


knit 2 sts.
purl 2 sts.
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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What a cute blanket. I love the stitch pattern because it adds texture. The yarn and selection of color also brings out the texture. You can get into a rhythm knitting this blanket and it will be good to bring to my craft group where I need something I don't have to concentrate too much on. My neighbor is expecting and this would be good to work up. She will love it. Thank. you.

I hate circular needles, does it work with straights?

Hi natalieaynsley 736 5464, the blanket is actually knit flat, so yes, you could use straight needles. People usually use circular needles for large projects like blankets, though, in order to handle the large number of stitches and the weight of the project as you work along. If you have very long straights that can accommodate the 155 stitches across, then you can do it.

what wool is it please?is it chunky?

The pattern clearly states that the yarn is a worsted weight yarn, which is medium not chunky. Chunky might work but you'd need a much larger needle.

Pretty pattern with a lot of nice texture. I would be easy to size this blanket up, just remember to cast on multiples of four stitches plus one to create the pattern. For example you could cast on 201 stitches to make the blanket about 10 inches wider.

My mistake, it should be cast on multiples of four stitches plus three so 203 stitches would make the blanket 10" wider

This would be a great pattern for "stash busting"! It would be very simple to alternate yarn colors for narrow stripes. Great way to use up leftover yarns from other projects. It could also be easily adapted for sport weight or bulky yarn - just increase or decrease the number of stitches accordingly.

A great baby blanket to wrap the young one in when at the park or snuggling on the couch! Love the interesting name of the pattern - Mistake Stitch Pattern and how the one row is repeated for the entire blanket! Seems very simple - it should be a breeze to make!

This is my kind of pattern; nice and simple, can easily multi task.

The instructions say Knit2 Purl2.....but the blanket looks like Knit1, Purl1. Which is it?

Kinda cool... its supposed to look like that. Like you made a mistake but you did not and that is why its called the "mistake rib" Multiple 4 stitches plus 3 Row 1 K2, P2 repeat from to last 3 stitches, K2, P1. I love this pattern. I've used it a lot. Mostly for scarves.


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