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Velvety Basketweave Baby Blanket

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.

Beginner

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

Materials:

  • 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].

 

Abbreviations:

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.

 

NOTE

Blanket is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

 

Instructions

 

BLANKET

Cast on 108 sts.

 

Lower Border

Working back and forth in rows, knit every row until piece measures 3" [7.5 cm] from beginning, end with a right side row.

 

Basketweave Pattern

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.

 

Top Border

Knit every row for 3" [7.5 cm].

Bind off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends

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I like this pattern because it is not a real tight basketweave. It is looser and will drape nicely. It will knit up quickly as well. I love the yarn choice because it will be softer, perfect for a little one. And you could make it larger for a child or an adult. Easy pattern. Thank you.

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