Square Stripes Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Square Stripes Garter Stitch Baby Blanket
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Natural, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein.  (A)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Brown, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (B)
Red Heart Classic Multi 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Shaded Browns 167 yds (153 m) /85 g - 1 skein (C)

Needles: circular and dpn #10 (6.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

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

Garter Stitch in rounds
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
Repeat rounds 1-2

Directions:
The blanket is worked in rounds from the center outwards on double pointed and circular needles. With color B, cast on 8 sts on dpn, join and continue to work garter stitch in rounds: knit all odd rounds and purl all even rounds. Place markers before 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th sts. These are diagonal stitches, where the increases are made. Increase for 8 sts in every odd round at each diagonal st as follows: M1, k1, M1.
Work rounds 1-8 with color B
Work rounds 9-20 with color A
Work rounds 21-28 with color B
Work rounds 29-38 with color C
Repeat rounds 9-38 two more times
Work rounds 115-126 with color A
Work rounds 127-138 with color B.
Cast off.

Enjoy!