Free Pattern: Quick Knit Baby Blanket

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

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

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 an excellent 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 relatively 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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If you want a larger baby blanket, so say 30” x 30” only 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

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

Cast on four 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 a triangle or half a square.  If you want it bigger, that's fine Keep going until the desired width is achieved.

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

To decrease:

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

Weave in tails. 

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This post is from April 2016. I switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts.   I lost all the comments in the process.  So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize.  Leave me a new one!  As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.

Here is a PDF of the Pattern