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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3.75 stitches, 3.5 rows = 1 Inch in stockinette.


Finished blanket measures 27″ wide X 33″ long.


K: Knit

P: Purl

YRN: Yarn Round Needle


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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48 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!

    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.

  4. Can you post a picture of the entire finished blanket? I’m confused by the garter looking stiches in the middle of the picture. Or is that made by rows 5 and 7?

  5. Love the pattern! I’ve gotten lots of complements on it. The only thing I changed was adding more garter stitch rows and stitches all the way around to keep the edges from rolling. Looks great with a wide border! Thanks so much LeeLee!

  6. Does this end up having 6 sections in total and you just sew them together? Can you please confirm this for me? Thank you Which sides do you join together or does it not really matter?

  7. Thank you so much for this pattern! A friend had a baby in December and I have been searching everywhere for a lovely baby blanket pattern and haven’t found anything I really liked… until this. This is gorgeous. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you again!

  8. I’m a bit confused – after you’ve knit rows 5-8 six times do you repeat rows 1-4 then knit rows 5-8 six times again – repeating until you’ve done 5 identical sections?

  9. I’m a bit confused – after you’ve knit rows 5-8 six times do you repeat rows 1-4 once then repeat rows 5-8 six times until you’ve done this 5 times total?

  10. I would like to make this with worsted weight yarn. In one of the comments you responded that this pattern is a multiple of 4 plus 2 and then to add the edge stitches. What are the edge stitches? For example would 130 stitches work? That would be 32×4 plus 2.
    If I wanted to add a garter stitch border then I would add perhaps 10 stitches for a total of 140 (5 garter stitch each side). Thanks – so pretty

  11. Have you made a video yet of how to do the stitch? I think have the right idea, but it would be nice to see how it is done. Thanks for the beautiful pattern, and I can’t wait to try it.

    1. I’m sorry Kay, I have not yet made a video for this one. If I do, I will send out an email to my subscribers so make sure you subscribe as I do sometimes make videos for the stitches I use.

  12. This looks beautiful but I just don’t understand how to do the stitch with the yarn over needle part. I hope you will have a video soon.
    thank you

    1. I *sadly do not understand it either 🙁
      I wish someone would make a video of the stitches.. or the first part of the blanket as they are making it or something.. Even if the video came with the paid pattern, I would pay for that, a pattern with a video attached showing us how to do the stitches!!!!

  13. So are your P2’s (together?)… I’m totally confused, you say to yrn and P2 (which makes a extra stitch) then to take the stich and put it over the last P2…so are we purling 2 together? or are we purling one at a time and taking the increase over the last Purl before starting again.. because it doesn’t say P2tog?
    If someone else out there is in the process of making this PLEASE post a video on this stitch!!!

    1. Hi Terri, no… P2 means to purl two in a row. So purl one, and then purl another one and then passed the increase stitch over both purls. Hope that helps!

  14. love the look of this blanket. I would love to make this in a baby merino wool which would be about a 4ply. Could you give me the stitches required for that please? I would love to make this and keep it for my first grand child.. hehe. here is me being wishful. Thank you

    1. Hi Nicole! I would suggest going down a needle size too. I can’t say for sure but I would suggest around 140 with that weight of yarn.

  15. To everyone struggling with the accent stitch, it’s also called a “Stubble Stitch” and there are many tutorials of it online.

  16. Love your pattern! Thank you for posting.
    I struggled initially, however after reading all of the comments I think I’ve got it. 😉

  17. When I knit rows 6 and 8, I seem to be two stitches short. When I knit from the * to the end, it should end up P2 YRN P2 and then K2 for the last two stitches, right? I am on the second repeat of rows 5-8 and row 6 was again two stitches short. I have not gotten to my repeat of 8 again, but I am wondering if the cast on should be 108 stitches instead of 106 on the pattern.

    1. Hi Jackie, The cast on amount is correct… Are you sure that you are not accidentally decreasing or increasing stitches as you go? Try counting the stitches and see if it adds up. You could try a smaller swatch too. Just cast on a multiple of 4 plus 2.

  18. Hi,this is a very beautiful baby blanket,the pattern is super easy and the stitches fall in layers beautifully, I have a lite buttercup yellow yarn I’m going to use up and make this.thank you so much,you are very talented and creative.
    Jen j

  19. This is so beautiful I plan on making a large blanket and I was wondering if you would mind if I created a top using this stitch?

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