Easy Baby Blanket

When I was pregnant I had an idea of knitting a baby blanket. After searching the Internet I was inspired by the simple yet very charming design of the Super Easy Baby Blanket by Purl bee. Here everything depends of color combination you use. Since the choice of yarn offered by Purl bee is not available in my region I bought Baby Wool by Gazzal (40 % Lana Merino, 20 % Cashmere Type Polyamide, 40 % Polyacryl).

I also decided to interchange the garter stich with different stitch patterns to make the knitting process more interesting. Also I didn’t want to stick to the certain measurements and decided to make each color line as long as the yarn lenght is. That is why you can see that the color lines are slightly uneven.

Materials:

- 7 Skeins of Gazzal Baby Wool ( 1 Skein = 50 gramms )

- US #8 circular needles (Metric Size 5 )

 

Blanket size 24″ x 35″ (60cm x 85cm)

Directions

Choose 5 colors for your blanket and assign their order.

Choose the size of your blanket and cast on the number of stitches with the yarn of the color #1, which correspond to your gauge ( In my case it were 114 stitches ).

I sketched a scheme of the patterns below. You can download this scheme by clicking the image:

Note: Each pattern is bordered by one row of purl stitches for decorative purposes.

As I have already mentioned, I intended to use all yarn without leaving any leftovers, that is why the pattern lines are all 5″ (12cm) long and the length of stockinette line slightly differs from color to color.

Here are all the stitch patterns used in my baby blanket.

Abbreviations:

K = Knit

P = Purl

WS = Wrong Size


PATTERN 1 | Broken Rib Stitch ( also called Mock Rib Stitch)

Row 1: *K 1, P 1; repeat from * to end of row

Row 2: (WS): K

Repeat Rows 1–2 to create the pattern

 

PATTERN 2 | Double Seed Stitch

Row 1: K1, *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2 and all even rows: (WS)  Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
Row 3: P1, *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row

Repeat Rows 1–4 to create the pattern

 

PATTERN 3 | Diagonal Rib

Row 1: * K3, P3; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2 and all even rows:  Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.
Row 3: P1, *K3, P3; repeat from * to end of row
Row 5: P2, *K3, P3; repeat from * to end of row
Row 7: P3, *K3, P3; repeat from * to end of row
Row 9: K1, *P3, K3; repeat from * to end of row
Row 11: K2, *P3, K3; repeat from * to end of row

Repeat Rows 1–12 to create the pattern

 

PATTERN 4 | Double Broken Rib

Row 1: *K 2, P 2; repeat from * to end of row

Row 2: (WS): K

Repeat Rows 1–2 to create the pattern

 

PATTERN 5 | Basketweave Stitch

Row 1: *K3, P3, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2 and all even rows:  Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.

Row 3: *K3, P3, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 5: *P3, K3, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 7: *P3, K3, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat Rows 1–8 to create the pattern

PATTERN 6 | Garter Ridge Rib

 Row 1: *K5, P2, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2 (WS): *P5, K2, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 3: *K5, P2, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 4: *K, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat Rows 1–4 to create the pattern

 

PATTERN 7 | Seed Stitch

Rows 1-2: *K1, P1, Repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat Rows 1–4 to create the pattern

After you are done – weave at the ends.

My experiment turned out very well. I’m really happy with the color combination and how the blanket fits the nursery. It is rather lightweight and you can carry it along during your walks with the baby.

Here are few more images of my masterpiece :-)


Happy knitting!

,

You may also like:

Comments

comments

7 comments on “Easy Baby Blanket

  1. Rochi Castro Kahn on said:

    This is really a beautiful blanket, I will try to knit it and I will let you know how it came. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Looks easy to do it. Let”s see.

  2. RITA BHATIA on said:

    Beautiful Blanket to learn all of the stitches!! I want to use up my POUND OF LOVE YARN BY LION BRAND and I was wondering how many stitches to put on. It says to use Size 8 needles but I am a tight knitter. I never do a Swatch so I was just wondering.

    Thank you.

  3. linda gotsch on said:

    Pattern 6 – garter ridge rib. I cast on 114 stitches and have 2 stitches left when doing this pattern. Please advise. The other patterns have been fine. Thank you.

    • Lucy on said:

      Hello,

      try adding 1 Purl stitch at the beginning and at the end of the odd rows:
      Row 1: P1 *K5, P2, Repeat from * to the end of the row P1

      Please let me know if it helped

  4. The directions say chose 7 colors but the picture of the blanket looks like you have only 5 colors?

    • Lucy on said:

      Hello Beth! This is a mistake, the blanket indeed has only 5 colours. Thanks for noticing, I will fix it in the post.

  5. I also have the question re pattern 7 – seed stitch. Writing says “rows 1 to 4 form pattern”, what are the stitches for rows 3 and 4 please. Thank you so much.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

HTML tags are not allowed.