Introduction: Easy SHORTCUT Brioche Baby Blanket
Free Pattern! We all like to choose soft and cuddly items for babies. This easy baby blanket is knit in Brioche stitch, so named because it resembles the soft, squishy texture of Brioche bread. This pattern will teach you my shortcut to working the Brioche stitch. If you can knit garter stitch and “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this blanket!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You will need:
Approx. 1220 yds of #4 Worsted Weight Baby Yarn (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love) OR 610 yds of #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
US Size 10 Circular Knitting Needle, at least 32“ long
Step 2: Check Your Gauge
6 Brioche sts = 2”
7 Brioche rows = 2”
Finished Size: 27” x 27”
Step 3: Abbreviations
CO: cast on
BO: bind off
K1b: knit one below (This is a special stitch. See instructions below to learn how to work this stitch.)
K1b (knit one below): Normally, when you work a knit stitch, you insert your right hand needle into the next stitch on the left hand needle. Instead, insert your right hand needle into the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle. Knit that stitch, slipping the stitch above off of the left needle at the same time.
Step 4: Watch the Video Tutorial for Detailed Visual Instructions!
Step 5: You Can Also Dowload the Written Pattern As a PDF File.
Step 6: Start Knitting!
Note: If using #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, you need to double the yarn (hold two strands together and use them as one strand). If using #5 Bulky Weight Yarn, only use one strand as normal.
CO 91 sts.
Rows 1 – 4: K across. (total of 2 garter ridges.)
Row 5: K 3. *K1b, P1* across to last 4 sts. K1b, K 3.
Row 6: K 3. *P1, K1b* across to last 4 sts. P1, K 3.
Repeat Rows 5 – 6 until piece measures 26 ¾” from cast-on edge.
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for upper border. BO loosely OR use the Suspended Bind Off as described in the video tutorial below. Weave in ends.
Block to finished measurements for best results.