Knitting Pattern for Baby Blanket

My mum knitted this lovely blanket knitted all in one piece. It is one of the best-selling blankets in the Messy Yarn shop.

If you would like the PDF Pattern, you can have it from Etsy.


For the pictured blanket I used organic cotton yarn (DK) but it is gorgeous knitted in merino wool too!  Feel free to use any yarn you like.

Circular Knitting size 4mm (US 6)

5 x 100 g balls cotton yarn (DK): 210m

Knitting gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Stitch abbreviations

P = Purl

K = knit

YO = yarn over

SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit

K2tog right = right leaning decrease

Size:  70 cm by 90 cm


The Pattern 

Cast on 167 sts on circular needle size 4 mm.

These are 10 st for border + 1st knit + 145 st the body + 1st knit + 10 st for the border on the other side.

Row 1 to 20: Purl

Row 21: P10, k6*(yo, k1, ssk, k7) Repeat from * 13 times; yo, k1, ssk, k8, p10

Row 22: And every fool WS row Purl

Row 23: P10, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, *(k1, yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo) Repeat from * – 13 times; k1, yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, P10

Row 25: P10, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1*(k2, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1) Repeat from* – 13 times; k2, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, P10

Row 27: P10, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2*(k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k2) Repeat from* – 13 times; k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, P10

Row 29: P10, k1, ssk, , yo, k3*(k4, k2tog, k1, yo, k3) Repeat from* – 13 times; k4, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, P10

Row 31: P10, k3, yo, k1, ssk, *(k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk) Repeat from* – 13 times; k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, P10

Row 33: P10, k4, yo, k1, *(ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1) Repeat from* – 13 times; ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k6, P10

Row 35: P10, k5, yo*(k1, ssk, k7, yo) Repeat from* – 13 times; k1, ssk, k9, P10

Repeat 16 times from row 21 to 36. The blanket presented is 256 rows. You could make it larger if you wish.


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