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Watermelon Chevron Baby Blanket

This chevron knit baby blanket makes the perfect shower gift for any expectant mother.

Watermelon Chevron Baby Blanket
Watermelon Chevron Baby Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

When it comes to free knitting patterns, there is nothing more comforting than a soft knit baby blanket against your little one's skin. The classic chevron design will work beautifully in any little girl's nursery, but you can certainly get creative and work up this knitted baby blanket in any color you desire. Get started now and you will have the perfect gift for your next baby shower. Any little girl or boy will love this cozy and cuddly free knitting pattern for babies. When you were a child, you can probably remember a special blanket you always used for comfort. Give that same feeling to a special little one in your life with this vibrant knit baby blanket.

Blanket is worked back and forth on circular needle without joining.

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Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge18 sts = 4” (10 cm); 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Chevron Pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBlanket measures 34” (86 cm) wide x 34” (86 cm) long.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 3 skeins 1704 Bubblegum
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 6 mm [US 10], 29” long
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Chevron Pattern

Rows 1 and 2: *P2, K2; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P1, *K2, P2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, K2, P1.
Row 4: K1, *P2, K2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, P2, K1.
Rows 5 and 6: *K2, P2; repeat from * to end.
Row 7: Repeat Row 4.
Row 8: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Row 1.
Row 11: Repeat Row 4.
Row 12: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 13 and 14: Repeat Rows 5 and 6.
Row 15: Repeat Row 3.
Row 16: Repeat Row 4.
Repeat Rows 1-16 for chevron pattern.

Blanket

Cast on 154 sts.
Rows 1-6: Work in Garter st (knit every row).
Next row (wrong side): K3, place marker, work Row 1 of Chevron Pattern to last 3 sts, place marker, K3.
Note: Continue to work K3 on first and last 3 sts on every row to establish border pattern and work Chevron Pattern inside markers.
Continue in Chevron Pattern, working first and last 3 sts in Garter st, until piece measures 33” (84 cm), ending with row 16. Work Garter st for 6 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

K
knit
mm
millimeters
P
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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What an adorable baby blanket. I like blankets made in a solid color with a nice pattern to them. Chevrons are always good since the stitch is not that complicated and adds a nice touch. The instructions are well written and it will be simple to do. I love the color as well. My neighbor is expecting a girl so this blanket will be perfect. Thank you!

I am an extreme novice, but I made an afghan a few years ago (that almost killed me), so I am going to ask this to hopefully save myself endless hours of trying to figure this out. Is there an easy way to adjust this pattern so it is a tad bigger? I would like it to be closer to 42-48". Thanks for any help you can offer!

As the pattern is worked in sets of 4 stitches k2,P2 I think it would work fine to add stitches in groups of 4 to the required width or you could increase the border and add extra knit stitches on either side and at the beginner guide and end of the blanket which would give you a wider border, this may look better if the overall blanket is going to be larger. Hope this helps and good luck if you decide to take on the project.

I love that juicy watermelon pink, its glorious. This is a super simple and easy to memorize pattern in a nice size for baby. Its not so big that its an endless project and its a perfect way for beginning knitters to take their skills up a notch.

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