Easy SHORTCUT Brioche Baby Blanket




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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

K: knit
P: purl

CO: cast on

BO: bind off

sts: stitches

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.



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    4 Discussions

    Nancy JG

    2 years ago

    The name of the downloadable pdf indicates that the pattern is for a crochet project, rather than knit. I cannot vote for your Instructable, as it includes erroneous directions.

    1 reply
    YayForYarnNancy JG

    Reply 2 years ago

    Hi Nancy. You are correct, the file name was wrong, it did say "crochet pattern". Thank you for pointing that out! I must have missed that when I put the file in. It is a knitting pattern, so the file name has been corrected. Thank you!