A Beautiful But Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern to Knit for Free
A Baby blanket knitting pattern solves the dilemma of what to do when babies start entering the world. I have been bombarded with pregnant friends that are about to become new mommies. Oh boy, have I been busy. I love knitting for baby, and to knit baby blankets.
And remember if you are new to knitting or have struggled to master knitting baby blanket knitting patterns may be the perfect and a free one would give you the confidence you need.
But I sometimes get a bit bored with the same old patterns. So I always have my eyes open for an interesting pattern. Well this one that I found is really super. I think you will like it.
I got it from FaveCrafts, which is one of my favorite free pattern sites and if you are looking for a baby blanket knitting pattern you might start there. Here is the pattern, I hope you enjoy it too.
Staggered Square Knit Blanket
The staggered squares create a lacy detail effect for this knit baby blanket. It almost gives it a wavy baby blanket knit pattern effect. Wavy or squares, it is a truly beautiful baby blanket. This is a sporty and light comforter for baby.
* Bernat® Baby Sport (Big Ball) Solids (350 g / 12.3 oz) OR Ombres (280 g / 9.8 oz)
o 1 ball of #21730 (Popsicle Blue).
* Circular Knitting Needle: size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
Approx 35 ins [89 cm] square.
18 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.
Cast on 133 sts. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Work 7 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting 1st row is WS and inc 8 sts evenly across last row. 141 sts.
1st row: (RS). K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K3. yrn. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: K6. *P5. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K1. yfwd. K2. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. yfwd. K3. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row: K5. P1. *yon. K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
10th row: K10. *P5. K5. Rep from * to last 11 sts. P5. K6.
11th row: K5. *P1. K1. yfwd. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
12th row: As 10th row.
13th row: K5. *P1. K2. yfwd. K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
14th row: As 10th row.
15th row: K5. *P1. K3. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
16th row: As 10th row.
Rep last 16 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 34 ins [86.5 cm], ending on a 16th row of pat.
Next row: Knit, dec 8 sts evenly across. 133 sts.
Work a further 6 rows in garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS)
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You May Be Confused by Some of the Knitting Terms (Video)
Here is some Help with YFWD (Yarn forward) and YRN (Yarn round needle) and K2tog and PSSO
I know I needed help with these two. Everyone knows a YO (yarn over) But these two variations are very subtle in what they accomplish in your knitting. These terms are common increases and decreases, and especially used in lace knitting. But are also commonly used in many types of knitting. I found these two videos that will explain the YFWD and the YRN and the K2tog and PSSO that are in the free blanket pattern. I think the rest of the terms are clear and you will be ready to go.
Help With K2tog (knit 2 together) Which is Also in the Pattern(Video)
And Here is How to do the PSSO (Pass slipped stitch over) (Video)
Remember You Will Need Some Beautiful Yarns to Make Your New Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
One of the joys of knitting is to create your yarn stash. There are so many baby knitting patterns, including baby blanket knitting patterns that you will need a lot of yarn. Beautiful yarns just make a knitter feel good. I wrote an Article on What is the Best Yarn For Knitting Baby Blankets, you might find helpful. It even includes another free baby blanket knitting pattern.
Beautiful Baby Blanket Knit Patterns
Baby Blanket knitting patterns are just so special to knit. The perfect project for gifting. And loved by everyone, whether you gift it or keep it is something to be really proud of. Here are some more chioces.
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- 1 A Beautiful But Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern to Knit for Free
- 2 You May Be Confused by Some of the Knitting Terms (Video)
- 3 Help With K2tog (knit 2 together) Which is Also in the Pattern(Video)
- 4 And Here is How to do the PSSO (Pass slipped stitch over) (Video)
- 5 Remember You Will Need Some Beautiful Yarns to Make Your New Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
- 6 Beautiful Baby Blanket Knit Patterns
- 7 Have A Look At This
- 8 Pin These To Your Favorite Pinterest Board