Sunday, 29 June 2014

Easy Garter Stitch Striped Baby Blanket


easy garter stitch striped baby blanket
my neighbour's cat thinks it looks comfy......!
 
 
 
 
 
Blanket

DK yarn in 2 contrasting colours

4.5mm needles

Tension: 10sts = 2” (10cm)

Size: 25” square (64cm)

 

Using main colour cast on 110sts

Knit 8 rows in main colour

Continue in pattern ~

Knit 2 rows in contrast colour

Knit 4 rows in main colour

Repeat the last 6 rows until the blanket measures 24.5” (62.5cm)

Knit 4 more rows in main colour

Cast off

 

Using main colour, pick up and knit 124sts along the side edge of the blanket

Knit 8 rows

Cast off

Repeat for the other side edge

Darn away ends
 

Then have fun……….   add a ribbon bow ………….


or appliqué motifs if desired ~ hearts, flowers, butterflies or the simplest bow in the world
 

 
You will find the instructions for the simplest bow in the world at ~
 
 

 
You will find the instructions for this little cutie at ~
 
 

 
You will find the instructions for the butterfly at ~
 
 
 
 
 
You will find the instructions for these cute hearts at ~
 
 
 
 
 
You will find the instructions for this little crochet flower motif at ~
 
 
 
 
 
Last year I made a similar toddler blanket in blue & white -
and decorated it with little fish
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

3 comments :

  1. Super pretty! ♥ It's such a nice fresh color combination and all the embellishments are really sweet :-)
    Have a good start in the new week! Greetings, Nata

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  2. It's lovely Marianna, ideal for a quick baby gift. :)

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