Easy Baby Blanket – Free Knitting Pattern

Reversible baby blanket in garter stitch

Size: 32 x 32″ /81 x 81 cm

Description

Easy Gartered Blanket

Easy Knitted Baby Blanket

This easy square-shaped blanket starts with just 4 stitches, growing with yarn-overs on every other row. No purling: just knit all the way, at the same time making easy increases.


Required level of knitting skills

Beginner

Measurements
32 x 32″ /81 x 81 cm

Yarn
Red Heart Super Saver Chunky Yarn, 5oz/141g, 168yds/154m per skein
Total 5 skeins (for sample blanket, 3 skeins gray, 1 skein pink and 1 skein purple were used)
Substitute yarn: soft 5-ply chunky-weight yarn (acrylic or wool/acrylic blend), above yardage

Recommended Needles
US #10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needles, 14″/36 cm
US #10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle, 40″/102 cm or longer

Notions
Marker

Gauge
10 sts in garter stitch = 4″/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

CO 4 sts with straight needles.
Row 1: k2, pm, k2.
Row 2: k1, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k1.
Row 3: k.
Row 4 and next even rows: k to 1 st to m, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to end.
Row 5 and next odd rows: k.
Rep rows 4 and 5 to end of piece – change to longer circular needle when necessary.
When each side of piece measure 32″/81 cm, BO.

Blocking is not necessary for this knit.

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Abbreviations
CO: cast on
k: knit
yo: yarn over
BO: bind off
pm: place marker
m: marker
sm: slip marker

 

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