Saturday, 11 January 2014

Simple Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

This simple little baby blanket is made in four triangular parts, then joined together.
 
It is very easy and quick to make.
 
 
 


Colour change yarn makes it look really pretty -
I used a very reasonably priced multi colour DK yarn which I bought at The Works


 
Pattern 
 
Make four triangles the same. For each triangle -
 
Using 4mm needles, and any DK yarn, make a slip knot for the first stitch
 
1st Row:   Knit into the front and back of the first stitch  (2sts)
2nd Row:  Knit into the front and back of the first st, k1  (3sts)
3rd Row:   Knit into the front and back of the first st, k2  (4sts)
4th Row:   Knit into the front and back of the first st, k3  (5sts)
 
Continue in this manner, increasing one stitch on the first stitch of every row, until the length required.
 
Join the four triangles.
 
I added a cute little crochet flower to the centre, and made a crochet border using two rows of treble crochet to finish it off.


 
 
 
 
 

4 comments :

  1. Marianna, what a great idea I find sometimes the heaviness of knitting a whole blanket a bit hard on the hands and wrists but this will solve this problem - yet another great idea you are so clever, by the way the colour of the yarn is lovely xx

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  2. This blanket reminded me of the giant granny square blanket. It looks gorgeous with a knit st. And the variegated yarn make it look extra special. Lovley, Marianna!

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  3. It's lovely Marianna it would be lovely in different colours too. :)

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  4. What is the average length, or number of stitches that most people have on their needles please?

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