Waterfall Baby Blanket

Perfect for spring, this light weight baby blanket makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for both a baby boy or girl. If you are new to knitting cables, you will love the simplicity of this pattern which combines a simple repeating cable stitch with a classic garter stitch border.

I named this blanket after the yarn that I used to make it:  Knit Picks Color Mist worsted weight yarn in Waterfall.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered the yarn online since I don’t usually make baby blankets out of cotton based yarns, but I liked that the description had it marked as machine washable (which is a must for anything baby related).  Needless to say, I’m so so happy with the end result.  The blanket is so light weight and incredibly soft.  It will make the perfect gift for my new nephew, who will arrive any week now!

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.  

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Waterfall Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

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


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


Finished blanket measures 24″ Wide X 33″ Long


K: Knit

P: Purl

C4F:  Cable 4 Front (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the front of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

C4B:  C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the back of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).


Cast on 126 Stitches.

Row 1-6: Knit all stitches (for top border).

Row 7: Knit all stitches.

Row 8: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 9: K6; *K2, C4B; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.

Row 10: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 11: Knit all stitches.

Row 12: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 13: K6; *C4F, K2; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.

Row 14:  K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Repeat rows 7-14 until work measures 32 inches.

Repeat rows 1-6 to complete bottom border.

Cast off and weave in all loose ends.

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31 thoughts on “Waterfall Baby Blanket

  1. You are so awesome for not only sharing this beautiful baby blanket with us, but sharing the pattern for free! Thank you so much!

    1. You are so welcome! Knitting and crochet are my passion and I’m so happy that I can share with everyone so easily with the Internet!

  2. Oh my! I just saw this one and now I must make two Blankie! This looks like a cloud. I love the soft color and cables. Thank you! It’s beautiful.

  3. Can you tell me the multiple of this pattern? I’m thinking 6 maybe? I think I’ll make this for my “Great Grandma’s Box” and one in a larger size. Thank you for your reply and for sharing this beautiful pattern.

    1. Hi Judy, You’re welcome! And yes you are correct, it is a multiple of 6 plus however many edge stitches you’d like on each side for the border.

  4. Thank you Leelee, I am excited to start working on this, I work for a company that donates to children’s miracle network and I think this beautiful baby blanket will go at a good price when my co- workers bid for it. All monies goes towards cmn.

  5. I am going to use this for our churches PRAYER SHAWL ministry. Thinking it will work up beautifully. Thinking I may change the cable to length wise as the lady who gets this one is tiny. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  6. I think I am going to knit this for our churches PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY. I think I will work the cable lengthwise as the lady who gets this one is tiny. Thank you for sharing this beautiful

  7. I love this blanket. I can knit but still qualify myself as a novice. I’ve never used a cable needle or done cables but this beautiful blanket is encouraging me to try.

  8. Thank you for your own hard work on this website. Gloria enjoys conducting investigation and it’s obvious why. Most of us learn all relating to the compelling mode you provide functional strategies through your web blog and as well as recommend response from some other people on this article while our own girl is truly discovering a whole lot. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. You are carrying out a very good job.

  9. Love the blanket, self taught knitter, never did a cable stitch with a cable needle, can this blanket be made with straight needles. Thank you,

  10. This blanket is absolutely gorgeous worked up in cotton. Was wondering if anyone has done it in worsted weight or baby weight acrylic yet and wondered if the results were just as beautiful?

  11. I am making this blanket in the recommended yarn. Love it, can’t wait till I finish. Going slower then I thought.

  12. One question is this “Waterfall Baby Blanket” reversible? I belong to a Knit Crochet and Give Away ladies group at my church. Among many other things we give baby blankets to people within our church, to hospitals and many different organizations within our community who have a need ~ at no cost to them. Thought I would share this pattern with my group of church knitting friends. Thank You SMG

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