Hope Baby Blanket – Free Knitting Pattern

Wow, we sure are living through a crazy time! I began designing this pattern when things started to get really scary due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The process of creating this design has kept me distracted from the fear and panic going on in the world. The repetitive motion of knitting row after row has helped me stay calm and remain hopeful for the people of this planet (especially those most at risk). I choose to believe that we will be better from this crisis. Instead of fear, I choose hope.

I hope this pattern brings you comfort during this stressful time.


I have written out and posted the free pattern for the Hope Baby Blanket below on this page.

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Materials:

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

Size:

Finished blanket measures 28″ wide X 34″ long.

Gauge:

5 stitches, 5.5 rows = 1 Inch in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit.
P: Purl.

Pattern:

Cast on 140 stitches (or a multiple of 20 plus 8, plus 12 for border). Continue to Bottom Border.

Bottom Border:

Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times (total of 8 rows) to create a seed stitch pattern for the bottom border.  Continue to Body of Blanket.

Body of Blanket:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1; *K9, P1, repeat from * to last 14 stitches; K9, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, *P9; K1, repeat from * to last 14 stitches; P9, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 11: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 12: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 1-12 until blanket measures just under 33 inches.  Continue to Top Border.

Top Border:

Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, two more times (there will be a total of 8 rows since rows 11 and 12 from body of blanket are in seed stitch) to create a seed stitch pattern for the top border.  Continue to Finishing.

Finishing:

Cast off and weave in ends.


I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

Should you have any issues with the download, please email: [email protected] for assistance. 

You can Purchase the PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically after purchase) for $4 USD through Ravelry or by clicking the button below. 


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