Sweethearts Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

The spring/summer of baby blankets continues! I’ve had the thought of incorporating hearts into a baby blanket for a long time. Hearts are the symbol for love…. and whats more lovable than a little baby right?!

I was honestly sad when I finished with this pattern because it was so much fun to knit up and see the little hearts forming as I went along. Once again, my yarn of choice was Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight Yarn. I love this yarn for so many reasons. Its affordable, soft, washer and dryer friendly, and there are so many colors to choose from!


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

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Sweethearts Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Materials:

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:
• US 7/4.5 mm Straight Knitting Needles (14″ long).
• 4 Skeins of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch yarn in Cream.
• Scissors.
• Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends.

Finished Size:

This blanket measures: 28” wide X 37” long.

Gauge:

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

Pattern:

Cast on 135 stitches (or a multiple of 12 plus 3, plus 12 for border).
Knit 8 rows for bottom border in garter stitch (knit all stitches). Continue to Body of Blanket.

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Body of Blanket:

Row 1: K13, *P1, K11; repeat from * to last 14 stitches; P1, K13.
Row 2: K6, P7, *K1, P11; repeat from * to last 14 stitches; K1, P7, K6.
Row 3: K12, *P3, K9; repeat from * to last 15 stitches; P3, K12.
Row 4: K6, P6, *K3, P9; repeat from * to last 15 stitches, K3, P6, K6.
Row 5: K11, *P5, K7; repeat from * to last 16 stitches, P5, K11.
Row 6: K6, P5, *K5, P7; repeat from * to last 16 stitches, K5, P5, K6.
Row 7: K10, *P7, K5; repeat from * to last 17 stitches, P7, K10.
Row 8: K6, P4, *K7, P5; repeat from * to last 17 stitches, K7, P4, K6.
Row 9: K9, *P9, K3; repeat from * to last 18 stitches, P9, K9.
Row 10: K6, P3, *K9, P3; repeat from * to last 18 stitches, K9, P3, K6.
Row 11: K10, *P3, K1, P3, K5; repeat from * to last 17 stitches, P3, K1, P3, K10.
Row 12: K6, P4, *K3, P1, K3, P5; repeat from * to last 17 stitches, K3, P1, K3, P4, K6.

Row 13: K11, *P1, K3, P1, K7; repeat from * to last 16 stitches, P1, K3, P1, K11.
Row 14: K6, P to last 6 stitches, K6.
Row 15: K19, *P1, K11; repeat from * to last 20 stitches, P1, K19.
Row 16: K6, P13, *K1, P11; repeat from * to last 20 stitches, K1, P13, K6.
Row 17: K18, *P3, K9; repeat from * to last 21 stitches, P3, K18.
Row 18: K6, P12, *K3, P9; repeat from * to last 21 stitches, K3, P12, K6.
Row 19: K17, *P5, K7; repeat from * to last 22 stitches, P5, K17.
Row 20: K6, P11, *K5, P7; repeat from * to last 22 stitches, K5, P11, K6.
Row 21: K16, *P7, K5; repeat from * to last 23 stitches, P7, K16.
Row 22: K6, P10, *K7, P5; repeat from * to last 23 stitches, K7, P10, K6.
Row 23: K15, *P9, K3; repeat from * to last 24 stitches, P9, K15.
Row 24: K6, P9, *K9, P3; repeat from * to last 24 stitches, K9, P9, K6.
Row 25: K16, *P3, K1, P3, K5; repeat from * to last 23 stitches, P3, 1, P3, K16.
Row 26: K6, P10, *K3, P1, K3, P5; repeat from * to last 23 stitches, K3, P1, K3, P10, K6.
Row 27: K17, *P1, K3, P1, K7; repeat from * to last 22 stitches, P1, K3, P1, K17.
Row 28: K6, P to last 6 stitches, K6.

Repeat rows 1-28 until blanket measures just under 36 inches. Knit 8 more rows in garter stitch for top border.

Cast off and weave in ends.

Wet block the blanket to even out and flatten stitches. If you are not familiar with wet blocking, I have written a blog post to explain how: Wetblock Your Knitting.


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. 

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6 thoughts on “Sweethearts Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

  1. Alnaar, you are one of the prettiest girls. I just want to say thank you for this beautiful pattern. We are expecting great grand child #2 in January. I might be able to get this blanket made by then.

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    1. Hilde, thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy the patterns and congratulations on your second grandchild!

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