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Plaid Blanket for Babies

By: Bernat

Let the baby cuddle up in this soft blanket with cheerful colors appropriate for a boy or girl. Yellow, blue and green create the soft plaid in this knitting baby blanket pattern from Bernat Yarns. Knit blankets made great gifts for baby showers.
 

Plaid Blanket for Babies
 

Materials: 

  • Yarn: Bernat® Baby Blanket (200 g / 7 oz) MC: Yellow - 3 balls, A: Blue - 2 balls, B: Green - 1 ball.
  • Knitting needles: Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Measurement:
Approx 27 1/2" (70 cm) wide x 36 1/2" (92.5 cm) long.

Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stocking st.
One square = 4 1/2" (11.5 cm).


Pattern:

Square (make 48).
With A, cast on 29 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K13. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row. 27 sts.
3rd row: Knit. Break A.
4th row: (RS). With MC, K12. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row. 25 sts.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: K11. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row. 23 sts.
7th row: Knit. Do not break MC.
8th row: With B, K10. Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row. 21 sts.
9th row: Knit. Break B.
With MC, cont dec 2 sts on next and every following alt row, as established, to 5 sts.
Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. 3 sts.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off (upper left corner).

Finishing: Sew squares tog using flat seam to form blanket 6 squares wide by 8 squares long (see Diagram).

Upper edging: With RS of work facing and A, pick up and knit 14 sts across each square along top edge of Blanket. 84 sts.
Knit 3 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Left side edging: With RS of work facing and A, starting at upper left corner, pick up and knit 3 sts along side of Upper Edging, 14 sts across each square down side of Blanket. 115 sts.
Knit 3 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Embroider Plaid Lines: With B, embroider chain stitch to complete thin plaid lines (matching dotted lines in Diagram).

Diagram  Chain Stitch

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