Oasis Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

I have a brand new baby blanket pattern for those of you who love to work with colour! This gorgeous, rustic style baby blanket is perfect for the warmer months since it is knit with breathable cotton yarn. I have to mention that it is super important to use the same yarn that I did to get this look, as different brands and fibre contents will definitely change the end result of your blanket.

I chose to use slip stitch colour work here because I’m not a fan of the way that stranded knitting looks on the back. Stranded knitting is great for making hats, sweaters, and mittens because the floats remain hidden on the inside. But for flat knits, such as blankets and scarves, I prefer other methods. For this blanket, I chose a woven knit stitch and alternated colours every two rows. I also incorporated rows of stockinette stitch for the blocks of solid colours.

I know some of you may not feel comfortable with this new stitch, so I created a video (which I’ve posted the link to below with the pattern) demonstrating the woven stitch on a small swatch.


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

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  • Materials:

    Size:

    Finished blanket measures: 29” wide X 42” long.

    Gauge:

    5 rows, 4.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

    Abbreviations:

    K: Knit.

    P: Purl.

    YF: Yarn Forward.

    YB: Yarn Back,

    SL: Slip Stich from Left Hand Needle to Right Hand Needle.

    Stitches Used:

    There are three different stitches used to create this blanket:

    Stockinette Stitch (includes 4 border stitches on each end):

    Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1; Knit to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1.

    Row 2: K1, P1, K1, P1; Purl to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1.

    Repeat above rows for stitch pattern.


  • Woven Stitch (includes 4 border stitches on each end):

    Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1; *YF, SL1 purlwise, YB, K1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches; YF, SL1 purlwise, P1, K1, P1, K1.

    Row 2: K1, P1, K1, P1; *P1, YB SL1 purlwise, YF; repeat from * to last 5 stitches; P2, K1, P1, K1;

    Repeat above rows for stitch pattern.

    I’ve create a video tutorial demonstrating the Woven Knit Stitch below as well. The video uses one knit stitch on each end instead of a seed stitch border like the blanket, so remember that the edge stitches will be different when you knit the actual blanket.

    Video Demo:

    Seed Stitch (used for top and bottom border of blanket):

    Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

    Repeat above row for stitch pattern.

    Pattern:

    This blanket is worked from the bottom up. 

    With Colour A, cast on 145 stitches (or an odd number plus 4 on each side for border if you’d like to change the width). 

    Work 6 rows in Seed Stitch for the bottom border.

    Complete the following instructions 4 times total:

    • With Colour A, work 10 rows in Stockinette Stitch.
    • Repeat 11 times (total of 22 rows):
      • Switch colours (do not cut yarn for previous colour) and work two rows of Woven Stitch.
    • Cut yarn for Colour A.
    • With Colour B, work 10 rows in Stockinette Stitch.
    • Repeat 11 times (total of 22 rows):
      • Switch colours (do not cut yarn for previous colour) and work two rows of Woven Stitch.
    • Cut yarn for Colour B

    For symmetry, work 10 more rows with Colour A in Stockinette Stitch.

    Work 6 rows in Seed Stitch for the top border.

    Cast off in pattern and weave in all loose 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. 


    6 thoughts on “Oasis Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

      1. Hi Sheila, the back is different for the stockinette stitch part (purls on the back), but it still looks great!

    1. This is very beautiful,and I have the cotton thread called for in my yarn stash, you are right,it must be matching thread to come out correct.my question is,does it need blocking when completed,sometimes the cotton thread may give just a very tiny bit(depending on how it is knit).thank you for a beautiful pattern, I’m looking forward to your next project.

      1. You’re welcome Jen! I didn’t block it, but if you are looking for a more polished look then it would be a good idea to block since the stitches are looser for the stockinette stitch compared to the woven stitch.

    2. Another Beautiful Blanket Design And Released The Ame Day My New Grandson Was Born Is An Added Bous Beautiful Thanks

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