Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Easy Garter Stitch 4 Patch Baby Blanket

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

This is a very simple baby blanket pattern, which should be easy for even a novice knitter. The blanket consists of 4 blocks that are knitted one-by-one. The blocks are then joined. Next, the stitches on one edge of the blanket are picked up and a simple border is knitted on. You repeat for all four edges of the blanket.

Garter stitch is used throughout.

It is very easy to make the blanket larger as needed by adding more blocks. Because each block is knitted individually, it's a great travel knitting project. Another idea is to make a joint blanket for a baby shower, with each person making one of the blocks, and then having them joined to form the final blanket.

Size: 38" (96 cm) x 38" (96 cm)

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color White, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (A)
  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Light Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (B)
  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (C)
  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Dark Blue, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (D)
  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Navy, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (E)

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 58 sts with yarn A. The first stitch should be sliped to the right needle and the last stitch purl.

Rows 1-4 rows: yarn A.

Rows 5-8: yarn B

Repeat rows 1-8 14 times (112 rows). Cast off.

Work 3 more squares from yarns A and C, A and D and A and E.

 

Finishing:
Sew the squares (see pictures)

 

Borders:

1st border
With yarn A pick up 116 sts along the edge of the blanket

Knit garter stitch for 18 rows.

Cast off.

2nd and 3rd borders:
With yarn A pick up 125 sts along the edge of the blanket and the short end of the 1st (2nd) border.

Knit garter stitch for 18 rows.

Cast off.

4th border:
With yarn A pick up 134 sts along the edge of the blanket and the short ends of the 1st and 3rd borders .

Knit garter stitch for 18 rows.

Cast off.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Lesley
June 3, 2015

Would love to make this, but could you please tell me what the equivalent of 'Worsted Weight'. Is this thicker than 8 ply. We live in Australia
Love your site. Thank you
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 12, 2016

It is 10 ply
Poster: joan
June 23, 2014

I want to make this blanket but I do not understand about pick 116 sts along edge of the blanket
Poster: Susan Hazlett
June 2, 2015

I don't really understand about the border either. This is a beginner pattern so perhaps more instruction for us "beginners"?? haha! Did anyone else get an answer?
Poster: Virginia Gibson
June 4, 2014

I want to make this blanket but I do not understand where it says, "about borders"
How do u "Pick up 116 sts along the edge of the blank?
Poster: Felicity Hamman
March 28, 2014

I am making the blanket but do not know how to join the 4 pieces

More Information

Close up of the border

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