Free Baby Blanket or Lap Afghan Knitting Pattern
This small blanket is easy to knit and features a classic ripple motif.
The blanket is square and is worked from the top up. The construction is very simple. The pattern is 2-color chevron. You can use only 2 colors: MC (main color) and CC (contrast color). Or, you can use several colors for the CC, as I did. I think a variegated yarn that matches the other colors adds an interesting touch to any striped blanket.
Finished Measurements: 36” x 36” (90 cm x 90 cm)
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increase and decrease: knit front and back (kfr&b), knit 2 together (k2tog), slip -slip-knit (ssk)
Materials: Brown Sheep (affiliate link) Lamb's Pride Bulky super bulky weight yarn (85% Wool, 15% Mohair) 125 yds/114 m per 4 oz/113 gr skein - 4 skeins. Color: M-14 Sunbirst Gold.
Lamb's Pride Brown Sheep (affiliate link) Lamb's Pride Bulky super bulky weight yarn (85% Wool, 15% Mohair) 125 yds/114 m per 4 oz/113 gr skein - 4 skeins. Color: M-260 Cafe au Lait.
Needles: US size #10.5 (6.5 mm) circular (60") needles
Gauge: 12 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch
The gauge is not very important
Notions: yarn needle, cable needle.
k - knit
p – purl
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
MC – main color
CC – contrast color
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together.
kfb - knit into front and back of same stitch.
slip - Slip 1 stitch
ssk : Slip, slip, knit.
The chain selvedge/edge stitches: slip the first st and purl the last one.
To make a bigger blanket, increase the number of repeats (11 st for each repeat) and work as many rows as you like.
With MC, cast on 123 sts.
Row 1 (WS): with MC, sl, k121, p1. 123 sts.
Row 2 (RS): sl 1, k121, p1.
Row 3 (WS): repeat row 1.
Rows 4 - 5: repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 6 (RS): with CC, sl 1, (k2tog, k2, kfb x 2, k3, ssk) 11 times, p1.
Row 7 (WS): sl 1, p122.
Rows 8 - 11: repeat rows 6 - 7.
Row 12 (RS): with MC, repeat row 6.
Repeat rows 1-12 fifteen (15) times.
Repeat rows 1-5 once.
Weave in yarn ends. Block if needed.