Velvety Basketweave Baby Blanket
For softness, texture, and a knit baby blanket your little one will cherish for the rest of his life, knit this Velvety Basketweave Baby Blanket. We love this pattern because it's easy to memorize, but it looks professional. Not every day can you find a pattern that teaches you how to knit a baby blanket that looks so beautiful for such little effort! We love the bright pink for a little girl, but try knitting it in blue for a boy, or green or yellow for a gender-neutral nursery.
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
- RED HEART® Velvety™ 9779 Watermelon - 4 balls
- Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 5mm [US 8], 36" [91cm] long
Measurements: Blanket measures 36" x 33" [91 x 84 cm].
cm = centimeters
k = knit
mm = millimeters
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through back loop
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
Gauge: 12 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 21 rows = 4" [10 cm] in basketweave stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Blanket is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.
Cast on 108 sts.
Working back and forth in rows, knit every row until piece measures 3" [7.5 cm] from beginning, end with a right side row.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K9, *p10, k10; repeat from * to last 19 sts, p10, k9.
Row 2: K19, *p10, k10; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Rows 3–16: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 seven more times.
Row 17: K19, *p10, k10; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 18: K9, *p10, k10; repeat from * to last 19 sts, p10, k9.
Rows 19–32: Repeat Rows 17 and 18 seven more times.
Repeat Rows 1-32 three more times.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 eight times.
Knit every row for 3" [7.5 cm].
Weave in ends
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