Knit Baby Blanket

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About: I'm a wedding photographer by day and crafter by night. I love learning new skills and sharing what I know with the world! You can often expect to receive a home made gift from me :)

Learn how to make an cute baby blanket for your own child or for a friends baby shower! Finished product measures 30" x 36". No special knitting skills required - if you can knit and purl, then you can make this blanket!

Gauge: 4stitches/inch. 7rows/inch

Note: I created this pattern myself, so please excuse the wording! If anything is confusing, leave a comment and I will help you!

You will need:

US 10/6mm circular needles

3 skeins of worsted weight yarn (100g per skein)

Patience ;)

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Step 1: Cast on and Top Border

Cast on 135 stitches

Row 1:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the whole row.

Row 2:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the whole row. For this row you will be knitting the purls, and purling the knits. This is what creates that honeycomb look.

Repeat until your top border is 28 rows long.

Step 2: Inside Border

Row 29:
Starting with a knit: knit one, purl one for 15 stitches.
Knit only for 105 stitches.
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the final 15 stitches.

Row 30:
Starting with a knit: knit one, purl one for 15 stitches.
Purl only for 105 stitches.
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the final 15 stitches.

Repeat for 7 rows

This continues the honeycomb border down the sides and adds in the "plain" inner border along the top.

Step 3: The Inside Pattern Pt1

Row 36:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the first 15 stitches
Knit 7 stitches
(Purl 10 stitches, knit 10 stitches) repeat until 23 stitches remain
Knit 8 stitches *note there are 8 stitches here, not 7
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the last 15 stitches

Row 37:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the first 15 stitches
Purl 8 stitches
(Knit 10 stitches, purl 10 stitches) repeat until 23 stitches remain
Purl 7 stitches
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the last 15 stitches

Repeat for 15 rows

This starts our inside square pattern while continuing the honeycomb and plain borders on the edges

Step 4: The Inside Pattern Pt2

Row 51:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the first 15 stitches
Knit 7 stitches
(Knit 10 stitches, Purl 10 stitches) repeat until 23 stitches remain
Knit 8 stitches *note there are 8 stitches here, not 7
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the last 15 stitches

Row 52:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the first 15 stitches
Purl 8 stitches
(Purl 10 stitches, Knit 10 stitches) repeat until 23 stitches remain
Purl 7 stitches
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the last 15 stitches

Repeat for 15 rows

This continues our inside square pattern while continuing the honeycomb and plain borders on the edges

Step 5: REPEAT!

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have 7 'rows' of squares

Step 6: Finish the Borders Pt1

Row 141:
Starting with a knit: knit one, purl one for 15 stitches.
Knit only for 105 stitches.
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the final 15 stitches.

Row 142:
Starting with a knit: knit one, purl one for 15 stitches.
Purl only for 105 stitches.
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the final 15 stitches.

Repeat for 7 rows

This continues the honeycomb border down the sides and finishes the "plain" inner border along the bottom.

Step 7: Finish the Borders Pt2

Row 148:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the whole row.

Row 149:
Starting with knit: knit one, purl one for the whole row. For this row you will be knitting the purls, and purling the knits.

Repeat until your bottom border is 28 rows long.

Cast off and you are done!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Made with Yarn Contest 2016

Runner Up in the
Made with Yarn Contest 2016

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    AlisonJ13

    Question 7 weeks ago on Introduction

    Can I use 10 mm knitting needles as I don't have any circular needles

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    WUVIE

    2 years ago

    Very nice! I love the waffle weave of this blanket. Good luck in the contest!

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    GRRchefWUVIE

    Reply 2 years ago

    I really hope she wins in the contest! So beautiful and soft!

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    GRRchef

    2 years ago

    I have a sewing machine and I sew baby items. If you make lots of those blankets, then you should donate to a Crisis Pregnancy Center near you!

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    Cherzer

    2 years ago

    So pretty. I love the basket weave.

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    Swansong

    2 years ago

    This blanket is lovely! Do you have any progress photos from when you were making it?

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    mcdowellcatSwansong

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! Only the one photo, I always forget to take WIP images!