Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
This baby blanket features the Rib and Garter pattern, which gives it the distinctive basketweave texture. The pattern naturally creates a scalloped edge, so there is no need to worry about borders!
Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Knit and purl through back loop
Finished measurements: 40" x 40" (100 cm x 100 cm)
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, approx. 1500 yds (1400 m)
Needles: circular needles US #7 (4.55 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in Rib and Garter pattern.
st, sts - stitch, stitches
k - knit
p - purl
k tbl – knit through back loop
p tbl – purl through back loop
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
Selvedge stitches: the first and the last sts in each row are selvedge stitches, work them as follows: slip the first stitch knitwise and purl the last stitch in all rows except the very first one, in the first row knit the first st and purl the last one.
Short Overview of the Pattern:
The blanket is worked in the Rib and Garter pattern. The pattern forms scallop edges on all sides of the blanket, therefore there is no need for borders.
To make a larger blanket, you can cast on more pattern repeats.
Multiple of 16 plus 1 + 2 selvedge sts
Cast on 163 stitches. These include: 161 sts for 10 repeats of the pattern plus 1 and 2 selvedge sts.
Row 1 (RS): k1, [(k tbl, p1) 4 times, k tbl, p7] 9 times, (k tbl, p1) 4 times, k tbl, p7, k1, p1. 163 sts.
Row 2 (WS): sl, p8, (p tbl, k1) 4 times, p tbl, [p7, (p tbl, k1) 4 times, p tbl] 9 times, p1. 163 sts.
Row 3 (RS): sl, [(k tbl, p1) 4 times, k tbl, p7] 9 times, (k tbl, p1) 4 times, k tbl, p7, k1, p1. 163 sts.
Rows 4 - 7: repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 8 (WS): repeat row 2. 163 sts.
Row 9 (RS): sl, [k1, p7, (k tbl, p1) 4 times] 9 times, k tbl, p7, (k tbl, p1) 5 times. 163 sts.
Row 10 (WS): sl wyif, (p tbl, k1) 4 times, p tbl, p7, p tbl, [(k1, p tbl) 4 times, p8] 9 times, p1. 163 sts.
Rows 11 - 16: repeat rows 9 - 10.
Repeat rows 1-16 13 times or to desired length.
Weave in all yarn ends. Block.