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Summer Fence Baby Blanket

Be reminded of late night barbecues and hours spent on the backyard patio with this adorable Summer Fence Baby Blanket. The fence-like, linked cable pattern will bring back fun summer memories, while keeping Baby protected from the breeze. The bold texture of this free knit afghan pattern makes it as much of a decoration, as it is a practical essential for the nursery.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Approx 36 x 38 ins [91.5 x 96.5 cm].


  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10 ) circular knitting needle 36 ins
  • Bernat Baby Coordinates Chunky (100 g / 3.5 oz) 6 balls of #99000 (White)
  • [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Cable needle.

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
Cr4B = Slip next st onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K1 from cable needle.
Cr4F = Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K3 from cable needle.

Cast on 146 sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across needle, knit 7 rows, inc 20 sts evenly across last row. 166 sts.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K10. C6B. *K8. C6B. Rep from * to last 10 sts. K10.
2nd and alt rows: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K9. Cr4B. Cr4F. *K6. Cr4B. Cr4F. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
5th row: K8. *Cr4B. K2. Cr4F. K4. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
7th row: K7. *Cr4B. K4. Cr4F. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
9th row: K6. *Cr4B. K6. Cr4F. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
11th row: K17. *C6B. K8. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
13th and 15th rows: Knit.
17th row: As 11th row.
19th row: K6. *Cr4F. K6. Cr4B. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6.
21st row: K7. *Cr4F. K4. Cr4B. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
23rd row: K8. *Cr4F. K2. Cr4B. K4. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
25th row: K9. Cr4F. Cr4B. *K6. Cr4F. Cr4B. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
26th row: As 2nd row.
Rep these 26 rows of Cable Pat until Blanket measures 37 ins [94 cm], ending with a RS row.
Next row: (WS). Knit, dec 20 sts evenly across. 146 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cast off (WS).

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What does "Do not join in rnd." mean? I don't quite understand the initial instructions.

Do not join in the round means exactly that. The pattern is instructing you that even though it uses circular needles, it is knit flat, do not join to make a circle.

This is such a lovely pattern that everyone will want a full-size version to use for an afghan. Please add instructions for an adult-size afghan for those of us you can't figure out how to adap it. It really is that great a pattern.

This is a wonderful pattern. Worked out well for me. I made this blanket with 4 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn (Bulky) which looks exactly as I expected!

I asked about adapting this to worsted weight, probably on size 8 US needles. Could I just cast on 14 more sticthes (since the pattern repeat is 14) and add another repeat of the pattern between the asterisks? I would also like to use this pattern in a center panel on a sweater to coordinate with the blanket. Could I just use the pattern between the asterisks plus 2 purls on either side?

I would like to make this in worsted weight/Aran yarn. How can I adapt it?

Someone just posted today on Knitting Paradise that they made this blanket using Bernat Softee Baby yarn, using 2 strands of yarn. It turned out just beautiful. They also posted a photo, if you'd like to check it out. http//

I'd like to make this in a sport weight yarn. Is there an easy conversion to get to the right number of stitches to maintain the pattern and the size of the blanket? Thanks!


I'm fairly new to the blanket world beyond an easy pattern. :) I'm trying new things, and want to learn this greatly. Can someone tell me, once I've mastered this size, how to increase the size to more of an adult throw size? Can I just double the amount of stitches and rows?

Not necessarily-you need to determine the amount of stitches in the pattern repeat and factor in the gauge to determine how many stitches to increase. for this one, the pattern repeat is 14 stitches and the gauge is 15 sts and 20 rows to 4". so the pattern as written gives you a finished measurement of 36"x38"-so you must determine how much wider and longer you want the afghan to be-adding 15 stitches to the width will give you an additional 4" and adding 20 rows will give you an additional 4" in length.

I would like to print this pattern but cannot find a print option. Please help!

Move cursor over "P" at end of sharing icons. A list will pop up - including "print".

You could copy and paste into a Word document and print from there. That's what I normally do to eliminate the ads and print only what I really want.

I need help with the pattern. There is no row 16. And my grandson is due soon. Please help???

Hello! Row 16 is considered an "alternate row" so you would follow this portion of the pattern: 2nd and alt rows: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5. Hope this helps, and happy knitting!

Thanks so much!! I should have seen that. It is very clear.

This afghan looks beautiful. I, tool, would like to know how to calculate increases.

Hi Craftlover53, We suggest posting this question to the AllFreeKnitting Facebook page. You'll find a large community of knitting knowledge. :) Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I love the look of this pattern. I make baby blankets for any one in the neighborhood or church that is expecting, so I am always looking for new ideas. I can't wait to start on this one.

how do you calculate increases?

Use this site.


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