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How to Knit an Easy Baby Blanket

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What You'll Be Creating

Baby blankets are a classic gift to knit, and this one is the perfect project for any skill level. This is a great project to for beginner knitters, and it’s also a fun, relaxing project for more experienced knitters. The blanket is knit from corner to corner, increasing until you reach the widest point and then decreasing back down to create a square. 

The blanket will measure approximately 96cm by 96cm (38in by 38in). If you want to make a bigger blanket, all you need to remember is that for the increasing half, each stripe takes the amount of yarn used in the first stripe plus two times the amount of yarn used in the first stripe, and the decreasing half uses the opposite yarn quantities.

Supplies

  • 70 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Taupe for Color A
  • 210 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Green for Color B
  • 350 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Neon Orange for Color C
  • 350 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Grey for Color D
  • 210 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Blue for Color E
  • 70 yards of Cascade 220 Superwash in Neon Pink for Color F
  • 6.5mm (US 9) circular knitting needles or size needed to get 10 stitches and 12 rows over 5cm (2in) in garter stitch
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

1. Increasing

Cast on 3.

Row 1: With Color A, knit to end.

Row 2: With Color A, kfb, k1, kfb. 5 sts.

Row 3: With Color A, knit to end.

Row 4: With Color A, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2. 7 sts.

Row 5: With Color A, knit to end.

Row 6: With Color A, k2, yo, knit to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.

Repeat Rows 5-6 35 more times. 79 sts.

Next Row: With Color B, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color B, k2, yo, knit to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.

Repeat the previous 2 rows 37 more times. 155 sts.

Next Row: With Color C, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color C, k2, yo, knit to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.

Repeat the previous 2 rows 37 more times. 231 sts.

2. Decreasing

Next Row: With Color D, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color D, k1, ssk, yo, k2tog, knit to the last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat the previous 2 rows 37 more times. 155 sts.

Next Row: With Color E, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color E, k1, ssk, yo, k2tog, knit to the last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat the previous 2 rows 37 more times. 79 sts.

Next Row: With Color F, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color F, k1, ssk, yo, k2tog, knit to the last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat the previous 2 rows 34 more times. 9 sts.

Next Row: With Color F, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color F, k1, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, k1.

Next Row: With Color F, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color F, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1.

Next Row: With Color F, knit to end.

Next Row: With Color F, k1, sk2p, k1.

Bind off.

3. Finishing

Weave in the ends.

Wash and block your finished blanket.

Gift Your New Blanket 

Wrap your baby blanket up and give it to a special someone (or keep it for your own bub!). This cozy blanket is perfect for bundling up a sweet little baby, and the easy-to-wash yarn means that it's as practical as it is beautiful. 

What colors will you use for your blanket?

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