Free Doll Blanket Knitting Pattern
This cute doll-sized afghan is quick and fun to knit.
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Slip one with yarn in front and slip one with yarn in back
Size: 13" (33 cm) wide and 17" (43 cm) long.
Materials: Red Heart (affiliate link) Super Saver 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Lavender, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (MC)
Red Heart (affiliate link) Classic Multi 100% acrylic yarn worsted weight, color Watercolor 167 yds (153 m) /85 g - 1 skein (CC)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4" x 4") in 2-color pattern.
k - knit
p - purl
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
slwyfr - slip with yarn in front
slwyb - slip with yarn in back
MC - main color
CC - contrast color
Multiple of 6 plus 2
Row 1 (RS, MC): knit
Row 2 (WS. MC): *p 2, k4 - repeat from * across, end with p2
Row 3(RS, CC): *sl2with yarn in back, k2 - repeat from * across, end with sl2
Row 4 (WS): *sl2 with yarn in front, k4 - repeat from * across, end with sl2
Repeat 4 rows.
The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: knit the first stitch and purl the last one in a row.
Short Overview of the Pattern:
Afghan is worked back and forth in 2-color pattern. To make it wider, just cast on more stitches: the 2-color pattern is multiple of 6 sts +2 and +2 selvedge stitches. To make it longer, work more rows of 2-color pattern.
Cast on 82: 13 pattern repeats, +2 sts for symmetry, + 2 selvedge sts.
Row 1 (RS, MC): *knit till last st, p1
Row 2 (WS, MC): k1, (p2, k4) x 13 times, p3.
Row 3 (RS, CC): k1, (sl2wyb, k4) x 13 times, sl2wyfr, p1
Row 4 (WS, CC): k1, (sl2wyfr, k4) x 13 times, sl2wyb, p1
Repeat rows 1-4 .21 more times, repeat rows 1-2 one more time to finish with MC yarn. Bind off.
Weave in all yarn ends. Block if desired.