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Easy Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Difficulty level: * Beginner

Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Introducing the Easy Garter Stitch Baby Blanket – a beginner-friendly pattern that's perfect for anyone looking to try their hand at knitting. This blanket features a simple and stylish 3-color stripe arrangement, all worked in the classic garter stitch. The garter stitch border adds a finishing touch and provides a cozy, comfortable feel for your little one. With its easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful finished product, this pattern is sure to become a staple in your baby blanket collection.

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

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

Needles: 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
all rows - knit sts

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.


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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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