The baby blanket obsession continues! This time, I wanted to make something feminine with lots of texture. Way back when I was expecting with my daughter (almost 10 years ago!), I searched and searched for the perfect girly baby blanket knitting pattern. There were so many that I loved, but I found the stitch patterns way to complicated for my pregnancy brain to keep track of. I just wanted something simple and easy to follow. I ended up crocheting a blanket because I find crochet less complex when it comes to lacy/textured designs.
My intent with this baby blanket was to create a beautiful, yet simple knit baby blanket that would be perfect for a baby girl. I found a gorgeous stitch (called the pearl drop stitch) in one of my knitting books and then mixed it up rows of garter stitch. I have to say that this is my favourite baby blanket so far. It was so much fun to make and since I used a bulky yarn, it built up so fast! I went through almost one skein a day and finished in less than a week. I’m huge fan of Knit Picks, and the yarn that I used was their Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky Weight yarn in Blossom Heather.
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading by clicking the button below.
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Drops of Love Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:
- US 10.5/6.5 mm Straight Knitting Needles (14″ long).
- 5 Skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky Weight Yarn in Blossom Heather
- Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends.
3.75 stitches, 3.5 rows = 1 Inch in stockinette.
Finished blanket measures 27″ wide X 33″ long.
YRN: Yarn Round Needle
Cast on 106 stitches.
This blanket is made up of 5 identical sections. Repeat the following instructions a total of five times.
Rows 1-4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: Knit all stitches.
Row 6: K2, YRN, P2, pass increased stitch over the P2;*P2, YRN P2, pass increased stitch over the last P2; repeat from * until last two stitches, K2.
Row 7: Knit all stitches.
Row 8: K2, P2; *YRN, P2, pass increased stitch over the last P2, P2; repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
Repeat rows 5-8 six more times.
Finish off the blanket by knitting 4 more rows in garter stitch (i.e. knit all stitches for 4 rows).
Cast off, and weave in all loose ends. You will need to wet or steam block this blanket so that it lies flat as the ends will curl before blocking.
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