Easy Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

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I’ve had a few requests for an easy knit baby blanket pattern. Baby blankets are so much fun to knit and its even better when you don’t have to think too much. One of my favourite things to do is listen to a podcast while I knit, and not have to worry too much about making a mistake if I’m not paying close attention. This pattern is perfect for that sort of thing. You do have to concentrate for the first few rows, but once you get into a rhythm, you can pretty much just knit on autopilot!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

I used  Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky acrylic yarn to make this baby blanket.  I love this yarn when knitting for children because it is acrylic and therefore machine washable and durable. Its also super soft and just so gorgeous that you wouldn’t believe its also a great price!

Easy Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:


Gauge

14 stitches, 18 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch.

Measurements:

This blanket measures 28″ Wide X 38″ Long.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

Pattern:




With Colour A cast on 107 Stitches.

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Row 2: Knit all stitches

Row 3: K2, *P3, K1 to last 5 stitches, P3, K2.

Row 4: K2, *K3, P1 to last 5 stitches, K5.

Row 5: K2, *P1, K1,P2 to last 5 stitches P1, K1, P1, K2.

Row 6: K2, *K1, P1,K2 to last 5 stitches K1, P1, K3.

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 eleven times (44 rows).

Switch to Colour B

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 twice (8 rows).

Switch to Colour A

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 five times (20 rows).

Switch to Colour B

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 nine times (36 rows).

Switch to Colour A

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 five times (20 rows).

Switch to Colour B

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 twice (8 rows).

Switch to Colour A

Repeat Rows 3 through 6 eleven times (44 rows).

Last two rows:  Knit all stitches.

Cast off and weave in all ends.  Carefully steam/wet block on a flat surface to make the blanket ends lay flat.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Natasha June 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    This looks so sweet and easy enough for even someone like me (I’m a very ‘basic’ knitter)! We’re expecting our first in October, so I’ve added your pattern to my Pinterest queue!

  • Reply Jessica June 26, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I LOVE this blanket ! Is there a way to make it larger or smaller ?

    • Reply Leelee June 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Yes, you need to cast on a multiple of 4 plus 3 and then add two on each side for the border. Hope that makes sense!

      • Reply Jessica June 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        Thank you very much 🙂 I’m working on this right now and it’s so cute.

  • Reply Knit an Easy Blanket for a Baby – Knitting June 30, 2017 at 11:17 am

    […] This one from Leelee Knits is a good pattern for a somewhat new knitter, because the textured stitch pattern is easy to knit and remember once you get going. She throws in some stripes to make it more interesting, and of course you can make more or fewer stripes or make this completely wild by using odd balls if you want (just try to make all the yarn washable because it is for a baby). […]

  • Reply Kalista July 17, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I have been looking for a cute yet simple blanket pattern forever – this is perfect! Bought the yarn, can’t wait to dive in. Thank you for the pattern!

  • Reply Nancy August 17, 2017 at 6:03 am

    This is such a lovely pattern and colours! Do you carry the yarns along the sides when changing colours, or cut?

    • Reply Leelee August 22, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Hi Nancy, no I just cut the yarn when changing colours 🙂

  • Reply bea September 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    beautiful

  • Reply Nancy Fritzal September 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Row 3: K2, *P3, K1 to last 5 stitches, P3, K2.
    I’m a little confused with the instructions. I see an asterisk but only one. I am used to seeing a beginning * and an ending *.
    Let me know if I interpret this right. I knit 2, then purl 3/knit 1 until the last 5 stitches?

    • Reply Leelee September 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Yes Nancy, that is correct 🙂

    • Reply Nancy September 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks

  • Reply Deb September 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I love this so much! Can blankets from this pattern be sold?

    • Reply Leelee September 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Deb, yes you may definitely sell blankets made with this pattern as long as you use your own images to advertise them.

      • Reply Deb September 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        Thank you, I appreciate your generosity!

  • Reply Paula Vail November 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for your post. I would like to use this stitch in another project. Could you tell me the name of this stitch and how many stitches are in the repeat?

    • Reply Paula Vail November 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

      So sorry. Just saw this in an earlier comment.

  • Reply Paula Vail November 21, 2017 at 7:02 am

    No…one more time. Thank you for your post. I would like to use this stitch in another project. Could you tell me the name of this stitch and how many stitches are in the repeat?

  • Reply Paula Vail November 21, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Different email address: Paula@LifesTraVails.com Other one wouldn’t work for seeing your reply.

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