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How To Knit the Easiest Baby Blankie – Luxe Blankie Knitting Pattern


How To Knit the Easiest Baby Blankie – Luxe Blankie Knitting Pattern

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Today I wanted to share this super simple pattern for a baby blankie! It turns out beautifully and you can make it even if you are a brand new beginner knitter. You only need to know the most basic knit stitch and simple increasing and decreasing. I’ve made a YouTube video (link below) and included a few photos to give you some extra help as well. For this project, I used Lion Brand Baby Boucle Yarn which is a fairly new yarn and it’s incredibly soft and luxurious! Hence the name for this particular blanket the “Luxe” Baby Blankie. My blanket is made with white and grey so it’s completely gender neutral and will be appreciated by most mama’s to be as grey is the “it” color these days. 🙂 However, it would also be precious with pink stripes or even a pale green. Lion Brand has made it into a kit and they have amazing color options for this blankie that you can see here. The pretty little border happens effortlessly and the entire thing works up without you having to think too hard. It’s perfect for zoning out while Netflixing or hanging out by the pool. Scroll down for the free pattern below, or you can purchase the Luxe Blankie Kit from Lion Brand HERE.

When knit, the fabric almost looks like terrycloth, doesn’t it? I wish you could reach through the screen and feel how soft and squishy it is. When my daughter was a baby, my favorite blanket had the very same feel but it wasn’t hand made. There’s no doubt this would have been my fave when she was a baby. It’s just soooo soft and sweet.

So how is it made? Basically, you will be knitting from one corner, and increasing to the center, then you will decrease until you reach the opposite corner. It’s the classic diagonal knitting method that you often see used for dishcloths. If you look at the photo below, I’m about to cast off at the final corner. You will cast on six stitches, work a few rows, then you will work yarn overs to increase each row. Color changes are made just a few times to add the simple striping and after that, it’s completely mindless as you work to the center. Once you reach the center, you will begin your decreases until the end. I chose to not work stripes throughout the blanket, but you certainly can make more than me! I just wanted to keep it simple and avoid tons of ends to weave in. Plus, I like the look of the minimal striping as it adds some color but doesn’t take over the blankie.

Please note that this pattern will often require blocking as written and may need additional attention to turn into a square shape. Sometimes, folks will come out with more of a pointed bottom corner where the decrease was happening, making it look more like a kite than a square. This is due to the nature of the stitches in the decrease section. There is a great article here from KnitASquare.com on how to modify this basic type of pattern so that it turns out more square shaped without having to block. Please take note of this before committing to making this pattern!

Pattern Description: With an incredibly soft, luxurious look and feel, this blankie is sure to be treasured by both mama and baby. The neutral modest grey striping will compliment any décor and is perfect whether it’s for a boy or girl. This is a beginner friendly pattern as you only need to know the knit stitch as well as simple increasing and decreasing. This could possibly be the softest blankie ever!

Skill Level: Easy +

Materials:

US Size 10, 6.0 mm 29” Circular Knitting Needles

4 Skeins Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle in White (Blankie Kit HERE or just the yarn HERE and the colors are precious!)

1 Skein Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle in Grey (Pattern uses approximately 380 g of yarn)

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Gauge: Not important for this pattern

Dimensions (approximate):

31” X 31”

Abbreviations:

k – knit

yo – yarn over

k2tog – knit two together (decrease)

Notes: This beginner friendly baby blanket is worked diagonally, starting at the corner. You will begin with three stitches on your needle and increase to the center making color changes for the stripes. Next, you will decrease while following the pattern for the second half of the blanket. Odd numbered rows are the right side of the blanket & color changes are made on the right side throughout the pattern. You’ll find just a couple of simple stitch pattern repeats which make it quite easy. Feel free to be creative by using the extra yarn to add pom-poms or playful tassels to the corners.

Each row increases by one stitch in the increase section and decreases by one stitch in the decrease section if you’re counting!

Pattern Instructions

First Half of Blanket – Increase Section

CO 6 stitches

Row 1 – 3 Knit each stitch across the row (6)

Row 4 K3, yo, k each st across the row (7)

Rows 5 – 24 Repeat the stitch pattern from row 4

Repeat the stitch pattern from row 4 for the remainder of this Increase Section making color changes as indicated below *note that there is an increase by one stitch in each row if you are counting stitches

Change to color Grey

Row 25 – 28 Repeat row 4 with Grey

Change color to White

Row 29 – 40 Repeat row 4 with White

Change to color Grey

Row 41-44 Repear row 4 with the Grey color

Change to color White

Row 45 – 56 Repeat row 4 with White

Change to color Grey

Row 57-60 Repeat row 4 with the Grey color

Change to color White

Row 61-72 Repeat row 4 with White

Change to color Grey

Row 73-76 Repeat row 4 with Grey

Change to color White

Repeat the row 4 stitch pattern until there are approximately 129 stitches on your needle, or until the blanket is the width that you like, then you will move onto the Second Half – Decrease Section.

Second Half – Decrease Section (in this section, you are decreasing by one stitch in each row if you are counting)

Row 1 Knit 2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit each stitch across the row

Repeat row 1 until there are 6 stitches left on your needle.

Knit each stitch across the row for the final three rows.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Now snuggle that super soft blankie! Enjoy!

-Jessica

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Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this blog post! All opinions are 100% my own.

Today I wanted to share this super simple pattern for a baby blankie! It turns out beautifully and you can make it even if you are a brand new beginner knitter. You only need to know the most basic knit stitch and simple increasing and decreasing. I’ve made a YouTube video (link below) and included a few photos to give you some extra help as well. For this project, I used Lion Brand Baby Boucle Yarn which is a fairly new yarn and it’s incredibly

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