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Free Pattern: Quick Knit Baby Blanket

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The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child. – A Chinese saying

This baby blanket is a larger version of my dishcloth pattern, same principals, but enlarged. I had loved making the dishcloths / facecloths that I thought I’d see if the pattern would make a good blanket. It does! I will be giving this one to my knitting ministry to be blessed and given to a family in need ( and yes, I need to block it!) This project is a fairly quick knit. I consider it a weekend project or an hour at night after work and done by the end of the work-week.

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Size- Preemie ( 23” x 23”)

If you want a larger baby blanket, so say 30” x 30” simply keep increasing until you have 180 stitches on your needles or the length of the diagonal is 30”.

You will need:

# 8 straight needles

#8 29” circular needles

4 balls of Sugar-n-Cream (approx 480 yards of worsted #4 Cotton)

Cast on 4 stitches.

Knit one row.

*Turn and K2, YO, knit across the rest of the stitches*. Repeat from * to* until you have 5o stitches on the needle and what looks like half a triangle.  if you want it bigger, that's fine Keep going until desired width is achieved.

And if you decide to bind off for a shawl.  Finish with two rows of plain knitting with no more increases.

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To decrease:

Next row* K1, K2tog YO, K2tog, Knit across the rest of the stitches.* Repeat from * to * until you are back to just 4 stitches.  You will end up back at just 4 stitches.  Bind off final 4 sititches.  

Weave in tails. 

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Comments

lorna

This a knitting pattern stitch when I was at school a very old fashion pattern

Sara Clark

I have used this same pattern for a couple years now..However I use size 13 needles.. And Baby Bernat yarn .. Soft and yummy..
I knit until I have 60 stitches .. Then decrease.. I started it as a blanket to go over the top of the carrier as to not be dragging the blanket on the ground. Then new mommies told me it was nice to wrap up new babies in when there was not more blanket than baby..I cannot tell you how many I have made for gifts and have sold..
I can hardly keep up with the demand.. Nice to pick up and put down when you want..

Laura

I have done this pattern and variations of this pattern many times. Its so easy and you don't have to follow a pattern all the time.

Zoilak

Please need explain en spanishm

Lindsay

Sara Clark,

I love your suggestion. thank you for adding it. I always use cotton as most of my blankets are donated to my church's knitting ministry and it is a requirement. A bulky cotton would be unpleasantly heavy to both knit and use.

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