Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Easy Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Difficulty level: Beginner

Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Size: 36" (92 cm) x 35" (89 cm)

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Light Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 2 skeins. (A) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Light Yellow, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (B) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color - Monet, 223 m (244 yds)/141 g - 1 skein. (C) (shop for this yarn here!)

Needles: 10 (6.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 14 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Pattern:

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

Directions
Cast on 107 sts (including edge stitches) with yarn A. The first stitch should be slipped to the right needle and the last stitch purled.
Rows 1-16 rows: yarn A.
Rows 17-28: yarn B
Rows 29-36: yarn A
Rows 37-48: yarn C
Rows 49-56: yarn A
Repeat rows 17-56 5 times (200 rows)
Rows 217-228: yarn B
Rows 229-244: yarn A
Cast off.

Vertical Borders:
Pick up 124 sts (including edge stitches) along the vertical edges of the blanket with yarn A.
Knit garter stitch for 18 rows.
Cast off.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Jean Bakula
March 21, 2016

I also want to know how you add a border to the blanket once it is finished. Thanks from a beginner.
Poster: Susan Carson
June 23, 2014

The blanket is turning out beautiful! How do you pick up the stitches from the side to then knit?
Poster: Caroline baertsch
February 20, 2016

how do you fit that many stitches on the needle?
Poster: Chris Hilfiker
May 26, 2016

If you use a circular needle (29 - 40") the stitches will fit nicely.
Poster: Suzanne
October 10, 2016

you use circular needles to accommodate all the stitches, you knit back and forth the same as for straight needles.

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