Modern Lovey Baby Afghan


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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Love the 2 colour combinations. Am going to knit an Entrelac blanket in each colour. Should look great.

Beautiful can ot be made in Worsted weight yarn?

hmmmm - wonder how this would look as a shawl?

I'm looking forward to trying this as I wanted an interesting blanket to knit rather than crochet. Do you recommend getting the wool on the internet - never seen sheep(ish)?

For the ladies needing a crochet pattern, this is called broomstick lace. I made several blankets in the '70's using this stitch, it should be easy to find the crochet version. It is quick and easy!

I love the pattern but I have not learned the knit yet-next on my to learn list.I would love to see this in a crochet pattern version.I know you can convert and I'm trying to find my conversion chart-just to do this throw.IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing and GOD BLESS, Wanda from Gold Hill,NC

love the pattern Modern Lovely baby but need it is crochet as my Mom only crochets thank you Terrim


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