Free knitting pattern for a simple chunky baby blanket

An adorably simple project for the beginners and intermediate knitters, to make a super chunky baby blanket. 

 

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Add some cuteness to the baby knit blanket

  1. Skill level: easy / beginner / intermediate
  1. Finished size: 20×20 inch
  2. Materials:
  • Red Heart – Lisa Big yarn or any other super bulky yarn (no. 6) that would fit the gauge. – 200g ~ 120m ( US 7.05 oz ~ 131 yards)
  • Needles: 12mm (US no. 17)
  1. Gauge: 7stitches x 9 rows = 10 x10 cm ( 4 X 4 inch)
  2. Abbreviations:
  • St – stitch (stitches)
  • K = knit
  • P = purl
  • R = row (rows)

 

NOTES:

Take a bit of the time to check gauge with the yarn and needles you have.

To have a nice finish on the sides, I always slip the first stitch, I do not knit it.

You may use circular or straight needle, whatever suits you better. For me it is easier to knit with circular needles, I find them easier to hold when there’s a lot already knitted on them. If you decide to use circular needles, do not join the end, but work in rows.

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT:

We will use for this blanket: the seed stitch for the border to prevent the stockinette stitch from rolling in, and stockinette stitch for the body of the blanket.

The border is formed of 3 rows on the top and bottom and 3 stitches on each side knitted in seed stitch.

Cast on 35 stitches loosely or as many stitches to meet the gauge, but make sure you have an ODD number or stitches.

R1: Slip the first stitch, K1, P1, K1, P1, continue to the end, the last one should be K1

R2 and R3: Slip the first stitch , K1, P1, K1, P1, continue to the end, the last one should be K1

R4: Slip the first stitch, K1, P1, K the next 31 stitches (or until you have left only 2) P1, K1.

R5: Slip the first stitch, K1, P1, K1, Purl the next 29 stitches (or until you have left 3 stitches) K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you have 19 inches – it should be aprox 35 rows.

You now only have to make the upper border in seed stitch!

To make it, repeat the first 3 rows:

Slip the first stitch, K1, P1, K1, P1, continue to the end, the last one should be K1

Bind off the stitches, in knit.

Weave in the ends.

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Created for you, with love, by Ioana. Enjoy!

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The garter stitch

 

The garter stitch.

The easiest and coolest of them all!

It looks the same on the right side and on the wrong side, too, and this is why it is just perfect for a blanket or a scarf.

Liana blanket pdf

This is the Liana Baby blanket and you can find the pattern here

 

Ooh! .. and them sweaters look pretty amazing in the garter stitch, too!

How it is made?

Just knit. Knit on the right side and knit on the wrong side. and when you are done, cast it off.

This is it.

How do you feel about this stitch? Have you used it? Tell me about it in the comments below

How to calculate how much yarn you need for an afghan

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Because I mostly knit baby stuff , I have the  patterns written in baby sizes. To transform a baby blanket into an afgan or a big blanket, it is easy to calculate how many stitches to cast on to make a certain size. But then comes the question: how much yarn to buy???

Most of the skeins have the weight on them, so my calculations are based on this.

Well, my dears, this is when we need a bit of math … oh, no! don’t run away! I promise that is quite simple.

I am using the metric measurements, but even if you use the imperial, the logic is the same.

What do we need? A scale. An electronic one, is more accurate, so, it is better.

Don’t forget that the calculations are more for orientation, but this is what I use.

 

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First knit your swatch. Mine was 15 x 8 cm and was weighing 8 grams.

The area of the swatch is: 15*8cm  = 120 square cm

If 120 sq cm weighs 8 grams

Then 100 sq cm weigh…”z” grams

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“z” = 100*8 / 120 = 6.66 grams per 100 square centimeters

This means that an area of 100sq cm will weigh about 6.7 grams. (Aproximatelly)

Examples:

Let’s say I want to knit an 100cm x 150 cm afghan.

It will have an area of: 100*150 = 15000 sq cm.

 Quantity of yarn: aprox  6.7 g * 150 = 1005 grams  (We multiply with 150 because 6.7 grams are for 100 sq cm)

That will be 10 skeins of 100 grams each. OR 5 skeins of 200 grams each. or what ever yarn you decide to use. 

 

Let’s say I want to knit a 75*110 cm crib blanket

Area: 110*75 = 8250 sq cm

Quantity of yarn: 6.7 g * 82.5 = 552.75 grams

That will be almost 6 skeins of 100 g each

Or 11 skeins of 50 grams each

 

I am so curious of what you think of this. Do you fond it helpful? What did you used it on (if you did)