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A Modern Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern


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Modern Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

When I started this website, pretty much all of my knitting patterns were baby blankets. And they are still my most popular patterns to this day! I know that many of you share my passion for knitting baby blankets to gift or donate – love your kind hearts ❤️! Which is why I have decided to dedicate this summer to designing and sharing baby blanket patterns. To kick off this summer of baby blankets, I’m sharing a simple diagonal seed stitch baby blanket pattern. My goal with this design was to create a modern baby blanket knitting pattern that can be enjoyed by both beginner knitters, as well as those with years of experience.

Keeping it Easy – A Knit Baby Blanket Pattern for Everyone!

You’ll be happy to hear that this particular baby blanket pattern only requires knit and purl stitches. No other special techniques are required! If you can knit in stockinette stitch, then you can knit this blanket. This pattern is a wonderful project for new knitters looking to challenge themselves by mixing together knits and purls to create texture.

Since this blanket is knit with a worsted weight yarn, it builds up quickly. I chose to work with Knit Picks Brava Tweed Worsted Weight Yarn. When Knit Picks released the Tweed Line of Brava, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I love Brava’s Affordability and huge choice of colours. In the end, I was super happy and couldn’t wait to take the photos for this post! The tweed adds gorgeous visual depth that goes great with textured knits. Plus, the Brava line is machine washable, making it ideal for knit baby blankets that stand the test of time!


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I’m truly grateful for all of you who help spread the word about this site and my patterns. Your support means the world to me!

❤️ Alnaar


Free Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

Materials

To make one baby blanket, you’ll need the following materials:


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Gauge

15 sts X 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Finished Baby Blanket Measurements

Finished blanket measures 37″ wide X 46″ long.

Abbreviations

K : Knit.

P : Purl.

Sts : Stitches.

Pattern Stitches

Seed Stitch:

Repeat the following two rows:

Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

Pattern Notes

This baby blanket is worked flat from the bottom up. Due to the large number of stitches, circular knitting needles with a long cord are used.

To alter the width of this baby blanket, cast on a multiple of 16 plus the 8 border stitches. For example, the blanket this pattern was made for is 16 X 8 + 8 = 136 sts.

Odd numbered rows are the right side, and even numbered rows are the back side of blanket.


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Modern Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

The Pattern:

Cast on 136 sts using the long tail cast on method.

Bottom Border of Blanket

Complete 4 rows in seed stitch for the bottom border and then continue to Body of Blanket

Body of Blanket

Repeat the following 16 rows until blanket length measures 45″.

Row 1: (K1, p1) twice, *k3, (p1, k1) three times, p1, k6; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 2: (P1, k1) twice, *p5, (k1, p1) three times, k1, p4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 3: (K1, p1) twice, *k5, (p1, k1) three times, p1, k4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Modern Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Row 4: (P1, k1) twice, *p3, (k1, p1) three times, k1, p6; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 5: (K1, p1) twice, *k7, (p1, k1) three times, p1, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 6: (P1, k1) twice, *(p1, k1) four times, p8; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 7: (K1, p1) twice, *k9, (p1, k1) three times, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 8: (P1, k1) twice, *(p1, k1) three times, p9, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 9: (K1, p1) twice, *k1, p1, k9, (p1, k1) twice, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 10: (P1, k1) twice, *(p1, k1) twice, p9, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 11: (K1, p1) twice, *(k1, p1) twice, k9, p1, k1, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 12: (P1, k1) twice, *p1, k1, p9, (k1, p1) twice, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 13: (K1, p1) twice, *(k1, p1) three times, k9, p1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 14: (P1, k1) twice, *p9, (k1, p1) three times, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 15: (K1, p1) twice, *(k1, p1) four times, k8; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Row 16: (P1, k1) twice, *p7, (k1, p1) three times, k1, p2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.

Top Border and Finishing your Knit Baby Blanket:

Finish your hand knit baby blanket by completing 4 more rows in seed stitch for the top border. Then cast off in pattern and weave in all loose ends.


Pattern PDF File

I hope you enjoyed this free knit baby blanket pattern.

If you’d like your own copy, the Ad-Free PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically) can be purchased through Ravelry, or by clicking the “Purchase PDF File” button to the right.

Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me, and I’m beyond grateful to be able to share my passion with you all.


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6 Responses

  1. I love this blanket. The first time I saw it I knew I wanted to make it but couldn’t find a tweed yarn that I liked. I have found one now and o have started going through the pattern to get prepared for it and I am wondering if I can use size 9 needles or even an 8. Will that wreck the special qualities of this blanket? Thank you in advance.

  2. I love this blanket! I knit lapghans for one of the Oncology clinics here and would really like to add this to my patterns. However I would make this wider.
    Can you provide multiples for this pattern? I’m not good at figuring that out!
    Thanks ever so much! ❤

    1. Hi Sue, thanks for the question! This pattern requires a multiple of 16 plus 8 (the 8 sts are the border stitches – 4 on each side -so if you want to make the border wider, keep that in mind). Enjoy the pattern!

    1. Hi Michelle, Thank you for the kind words and you are most welcome! Enjoy the pattern ❤️

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