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Modern Lovey Baby Afghan


You'll love this Modern Lovey Baby Afghan that makes a great baby blanket or adult throw.  Add a touch of color to any room using this striped, eight-row blanket.  This is one of those cute knitting patterns for babies that you can't miss.  Two additional rows of knitting help to create a nice clean border around this classic piece shown in two versions below.


Version 1 (left) and Version 2 (right):


Approx 47” x 34”/119.5cm x /86.5cm (64” x 55”/162.5cm x 139.5cm)


  • Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) from Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g,167yds/153m)
    • Variation 1
    • #0007 Hot Pink(ish) (A): 3 balls
    • #0011 Taupe(ish) (B): 2 balls
    • #0020 Chartreuse(ish) (C): 2 balls
    • #0009 Espresso(ish) (D): 2 balls
    • #0017 Tuquoise(ish) (E): 2 balls
    • #0015 Red(ish) (F): 2 balls
    • Variation 2
    • #0001 Black(ish) (A): 3 balls
    • #0002 Gun Metal(ish) (B): 2 balls
    • #0003 Grey(ish) (C): 2 balls
    • #0004 White(ish) (D): 2 balls
    • #0016 Teal(ish) (E): 2 balls
    • #0005 Plum(ish) (F): 2 balls
  • One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Yarn needle

In Garter stitch, 16 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm

With B, CO 182 (248) sts
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 4: P1, *p1 wrapping yarn 3 times around needle; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: K1, *sl next 3 sts onto cn and hold in front allowing extra wraps to
drop, k3 allowing extra wraps to drop, k3 from cn; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 6-8: Knit.
Join A. Rep Rows 1-6 twice. Rep Rows 7-8.
Join C. Rep Rows 1-8.
Join D. Rep Rows 1-8.
Join E. Rep Rows 1-6 three times. Rep Rows 7-8.
Join F. Rep Rows 1-8.

Cont in this manner, changing colors and width of color stripes as desired
making sure to work Rows 7 and 8 before each color change, until piece
measures approx 32 (53)”.

With RS facing and A, PU sts evenly along CO edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: Kf&b of first st, knit to last st, kf&b of last st.
Rep Rows 1 and 2, six more times. BO.
Rep border along BO edge, then along each side edge.

Using yarn needle, seam together border at corners. Weave in ends.
Block, if necessary.

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