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Baby Giggles Knit Afghan Pattern

This precious mitered square afghan pattern is a great example of modular knitting!

Baby Giggles Knit Afghan Pattern
Baby Giggles Knit Afghan Pattern

Perfect for bubbly little ones, this Baby Giggles Afghan is the quintessential baby blanket knit pattern: it's colorful, cozy and easy to make. Made with 36 knit mitered squares, this blanket blends five creamy pastels into one finished piece.

Get practice using the garter stitch with this basic design. When you're finished, marvel at how quickly your little one falls asleep nestled in the Baby Giggles Afghan.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Gauge16 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Motif = Approx 5¾" [14.5 cm] square.

Finished SizeApprox 34" [86.5 cm] square.

Materials List

  • 7 or 4.5 mm knitting needles
  • Bernat ® Giggles | 56630 Oh Sunny Day (2 balls)

    Bernat ® Giggles | 56230 Giggling Green (1 ball)

    Bernat ® Giggles | 56320 Laughing Lavender (1 ball)

    Bernat ® Giggles | 56128 Cheerful Blue (1 ball)

    Bernat ® Giggles | 56420 Tickled Pink (1 ball)



Cast on 45 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K21. Center dec. K21.
3rd and alt rows: Knit.
4th row: K20. Center dec. K20.
6th row: K19. Center dec. K19.
Cont in pat as established, working 1 less st before center
dec on each RS row until 3 sts rem.
Last row: Center dec. Fasten off.


Pin Motifs to measurements and cover with damp cloth,
leaving cloth to dry.
Join Motifs following diagram.

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I bought this yarn in yellow, pink and blue. May do the blanket in pink and blue and white but the pattern is for a knitted one ( I am no good at knitting but I can crochet. Also want to do it in the chevron style may pick up some white. Anybody have a pattern that I can go by for crocheting it. The wool itself is nice.

This is a very cute pattern and very adaptable, since you can change the colors to what you want (or what you have on hand). You could also do a preemie blanket by using 3 squares x 3 squares, or 4 x 4. A common way of joining squares is called blanket stitch or mattress stitch.

Blankets and afghans made by joining squares together mean you have a nice portable project that you can work on anywhere since each motif is so small. This is also a great way to knit during the summer months when a full blanket in your lap would be too warm. There are numerous ways to join the squares together, I suggest you use one of the search engines for the following terms "how to join knit squares".

ok im fairly new to knitting ive only made small projects this will be my biggest one dumb question how do i attach the squares together? a Whip stitch???

To "thamom640". Like you, I couldn't see how this could be square, but I did up a test square last night and it worked out perfectly square!! So cool!!

I know I missing something-if you cast on 45 stitches. Then dc to 3 you have a triangle not a square. What am I missin?

This is a mitred square-the decrease in the middle will make it a square not a triangle. hope this helps.

I love it. Just finished and it turned out great.

I am loving it!!!!

love it !!!!

I'm fairly new at blanket and pattern knitting. Have done lots of standard scarves and such, and just finished an easy level blanket that I loved. I'm excited to tackle more and more! But on this one, I'm not understanding how to join the squares????

It does not specify in the pattern, but it does toell you how to pin them together, therefore you would sew the squares together. Hope this helps.

You can find a pdf version of this pattern on Bernat's website at They call it "Giggles - Mitered Squares Blanket". I'm glad I looked - they are offering several other free mitered square blanket patterns too!

An easier way of putting this together is to first knit square A. Then with D, cast on 22 stitches, pick up the corner stitch (1), then pick up 22 stitches from square A. When picking up stitches, pick up front loop only so there's no seam. To make square B, pick up 22 stitches, pick up the corner stitch (1), then cast on 22 stitches. When it comes to the middle parts of the blanket, for example C, which is diagonal from your first A, pick up 22 stitches, pick up a corner stitch, then pick up the remaining 22 stitches. This way you NEVER have to sew squares and makes it fun to do!

I have been a knitter for 65 years, since I was 13. I'll give you a minute to do the math. Ihad my doubts about this pattern but started it anyway. Very cool!! The ribbing you see in the square is formed as you knit. I kept going and it was worth it. Hope this encourages someone. Blessings.

how do you join the squares? I have tried to find instructions to do this but have not been successful. Thanks, Laura

Thank you aknottyknitter I tried a mitered square, it turned out great. Thank you for your help.

Has anyone completed this afghan? I am ready to start and reading over the instructions for the motif, it looks like I will prduce a trangle rather than a square. I look forward to hearing from anyone with comments on this pattern.

You will be making mitered squares! Just do one and you will see! They are actually fun and go pretty fast. I'm doing something similar using sock yarn and #2 needles.

How are all the squares joined??? the instructions are not clear.


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