Knitting a Baby Blanket - Spoiling your little one with a self-made blanket, who doesn't love that? This colourful baby blanket is soft, warm and you can make it in any colour you like! Be inspired by this free pattern and get started on your knitted baby blanket today!
This cute baby blanket made of Lana Grossa Merino Superfein is a lovely must-have when you're on the move with your little one. The soft yarn is made of 100% pure merino wool and is ideal for keeping your baby comfortable and warm. The different coloured squares can be combined the way you like, so let your imagination run wild and vary with colours and patterns!
Size of the baby blanket: 78 x 60 cm.
What do you need?
- Lana Grossa Bambus 20 cm Double pointed needles 3 mm.
- 1 Lana Grossa Vario Circular knitting needles 3 mm with an interchangeable Lana Grossa Vario Needle Wire of 200 cm.
Unfortunately the specific colours of this blanket are discontinued. Luckily there are so many great colours of the same yarn! Pick your favourite combination of pink and red colours, or go for something totally different like sturdy blue or green!
This is the amount of balls you'd need:
Lana Grossa Merino Superfein:
1 x 3 balls of the main colour (raspberry)
3 x 2 balls of the other colours (yellow, orange and red)
Do you want to use the exact same colours? Then pick another yarn like SMC Catania, a 100% cotton yarn that's very suitable for making baby blankets.
3 balls of colour 280 (yellow), 386 (orange), and 114 (red)
4 balls of colour 252 (raspberry)
- 1 knit st.
- 1 purl st.
- 1 yarn over
- Knit 2 st. tog.
- Knit 3 st. tog.
- PPSO: slip 1 st. knitwise, knit 1 st., pass slipped st. over knitted st.
- Double decrease: slip 1 st. knitwise, knit 2 st. tog., pass slipped st. over knitted st.
- Increase 4 sts. in 1 st.: Insert knitwise, knit st. but don't slip it, insert knitwise *insert purlwise, purl st. but don't slip it, insert knitwise, knit st. but don't slip it** Repeat from *to** 1 x (you'll get 5 sts.)
Baby Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern
The baby blanket consists of 12 squares (3 of each colour), which are all made the same way.
1 square: Cast on 8 sts. and in the first row divide the stitches over the 4 double pointed needles (2 sts. per needle) and close to a round.
Work according to the pattern chart below. The pattern chart is ¼ of a square. In the odd rows, increase 2 sts. per needle (8 sts. per row). The even rows are not indicated in the pattern chart, so work the stitches as they occur.
When you've worked the whole pattern chart, loosely cast off your stitches.
Sew the squares together, 3 of the same colour next to each other, 4 rows high.
Row 1: Knit up all stitches knitwise with colour yellow, with the long circular knitting needle 3 mm.
Row 2: Purl all sts., and in the corners increase the same way as you did for the square (yarn over 1 before and after the corner stitch). Continue increasing in each even row in all corners.
Row 3: Continue with colour raspberry and knit all sts.
Row 4: Yarn over 1, knit 2 tog., repeat this and increase in the corners by yarning over before and after the corner stitch.
Row 5: Knit all sts.
Row 6: Purl all sts. Increase in the corners like before.
Row 7: Continue with colour red and knit all sts.
Row 8: Knit 1, purl 1, repeat this and increase in the corners like before.
Row 9: Continue with colour orange and knit all sts.
Row 10: *Knit 1, increase 4 sts. from 1 st. (Insert knitwise, knit st. but don't slip it, insert knitwise *insert purlwise, purl st. but don't slip it, insert knitwise, knit st. but don't slip it** Repeat from *to** 1 x (you'll get 5 sts.).
Repeat these stitches for the whole border and increase in the corners like before.
Row 11: Cast off all sts. knitwise.
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