Drops of Love Baby Blanket

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:

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Gauge:

3.75 stitches, 3.5 rows = 1 Inch in stockinette.

Measurements:

Finished blanket measures 27″ wide X 33″ long.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

YRN: Yarn Round Needle

Pattern:

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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9 thoughts on “Drops of Love Baby Blanket

  1. Thank you Alnaar! This is a very pretty baby Blankie! I love the design and the color is soft and inviting. I don’t have any little girls to knit for right now, but this will be perfect for my gift drawer. Sweet and ready to go. Thanks again for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
    Karen

    1. Hi Maria, Yes, it just means wrap the yarn round the needle so that when you make your next purl you have an increased stitch.

  2. Could you make a video of how you do the YRN? I really don’t understand and when I looked for a video on Pearl Drop Stitch. They actually say to drop the stitch????? I have a friend who loves to make baby blankets and she would love to make your baby blanket but she needs to understand on the how to? Do you just wrap the yarn around the needle and do you drop it and when do you drop it –is it on the next row or just as soon as you made it??? Thank you, Sandi

    1. Hi Sandy, that might be a different stitch with the same name. There is no dropping of the stitch for this one. YRN means wrap the yarn around the needle once so that when you make your next purl you have an increased stitch. You will want to pass the increased stitch created by the YRN over the next two purl stitches to create the texture in the pattern. I do plan to make a video on this stitch soon 🙂

  3. Is there a missing P2 in row 6? There is a P2 after the first K2 in row 8.
    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 8: K2, P2; *YRN, P2, pass increased stitch over the last P2, P2; repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.

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