Then work rows 1 through 4, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end. Edits: 1/22/2014 – changes to clarify portions to be repeated across the row.
They can certainly be made with two if you like. The artificial fibers are better than they were years ago and wash well, keep their color and some are very soft. There are some great cottons for babies now, and organic cottons. The new bamboo blends are really nice, and bamboo tends to be stain resistent.I am currently working with older needles and it is very frustrating compared to the bamboo. The two plies tend to split apart so you have to keep an eye on it, but it’s really nice for baby projects and it comes in blue.
I was surprised how much easier they were to work. It washes beautifully and is even softer after washing. Really worth the effort to wip up one of these blankets and a small premie hat and send it to her. Very inexpensive, plus it looks and feels absolutely wonderful.
The yarn is machine washable and machine dryable. They are so cute and look so easy to knit.
I am certainly happy that it is a easy pattern as well.
I knit baby afghans all the time and will use these two patterns. Can you help me with the number of stitches to cast on in worsted weight to make a 36″ blanket?
I have a question about the sizes though. A relative works in labor and delivery at a local hospital and the nurses would like very small (12 x12 or a bit larger to put in the rememberance boxes for parents who have lost a child before it was viable.
I have been making 15″ square blankets for my local hospice for the same purpose. These blankets are a multiple of 12 plus 6 or 7 respectively.
I like the nylon to be long enough that my stitches aren’t bunched up so tightly like they would be on straight needles.
I would imagine that circulars with really short needles would pose tension problems. That yarn has 112 yards per ball, so depending on what size you are making, that will help you determine how many balls of it you need. Thank you for great detail in the directions. They said they get alot of other baby items, but not very many blankets.
I went out tonight and purchased yarn for both blankets. Is that the one you said was good to knit with?
I am trying to find something that won’t pill. Am knitting one for our youth leaders who are expecting a baby girl.
I think the simple lines baby blankets and hats will make a wonderful addition to my patterns for this purpose. They will make some extra special donations. Should it be 112 in order for the border to be even all the way around?
The repeated sections have 12 stitches and in the case of the 114 cast on is repeated 8 times. The knit side of the blanket does not look at all like the photo. It is lace looking with diagonal stitches between the vertical stripes.
I could not print out the picture of the 2 blankets.
I think the background was to light for my printer. Please send more pattersn of the simple nature. They are available in a lot of chain stores and perform well. They also each offer a variety of baby yarns in different fibers.
You can adjust the size based on the gage given on the yarn. The cast on for both blankets is a multiple of 12, adding 7 for the squares and 6 for the vertical stripes. If you’d like me to calculate the cast on numbers, let me know the gage of the yarn and what width blanket you’d like to make.
I make scarves and this is my second baby blanket. Can you tell me if you would stay with this size needles and how many stitches for a small and a medium blanket?
Appreciate your advice and wonderful blanket patterns.
Doll Carry Cot PatternFor a 20″ width, cast on 54 stitches for the vertical stripes and 55 for the squares. For a 24″ width, cast on 66 stitches for the vertical stripes and 67 for the squares.
I see a border in the picture, but doesn’t seem like it’s in the directions. Is the border, which looks like moss stitch, included in instructions for the squares blanket?
I will ever make, as just knitting one now & having to knit border seperately. Your patterns look simple enough even for me.
I prefer to do bigger items on circulars.
I was wondering if it would look ok to use the yarn that is multi coloured and changes colours as you go or is it better to use a solid colour?
Simple Lines Baby BlanketsThey have a different look than a solid color, but they look very nice. The picture shows a seed stich for border. Now, do you have any simple patterns for baby booties?
For the striped one, you cast on an odd number of stitches but for the square with the border you use an even number.
I have made both the squares and vertical stripe blankets and hats in several sizes and colors and the recipients absolutely loved them. Again, thanks for the opportunity to expand my pattern base.
I look forward to trying more of your patterns in the future. If a yarn tends to roll, a wider edge will probably not prevent it. Circular needles come in various lengths, 29″ being a popular size for knitting blankets and other larger items. For a 50 by 55 inch blanket it would take 2460 yards, so 19 of those skeins. The chart gives the finished dimensions of the five sizes, so use it to decide what size you want to make.Then decide if you want to make the squares version or the vertical stripes version. In the instructions for the blanket you want to make you will find the amount to cast on for the size you want to make.
I knit with a group who donates to cancer patients. Thank you for sharing this pattern with me.
I purchased the yarn to begin, but some of my knitting group members told me that it will take me forever due to the weight of the yarn and needle size. So many positive comments, but no one has said that they were months in the making.
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If you are generally a fast knitter, these are fast because they don’t have a lot of extra complicated movements like a cable or lace would have. If you think it will take too long, you can double up your yarn, using bigger needles and cast on fewer stitches.
I double the yarn, how many stitches and what size needles would you recommend?
I am not sure if this step could be the cause. The wrong side rows (the even rows) are all like row 6, the edging and just purls across to the other edge. For the odd rows, row 5, 7 and 9 are all like row 5. They are the bodies of the squares, so there are 5 knits between the single purl stitches. Then row 11 forms the edge between the squares by having alternating knits and purls across the row.
I would advise washing the blanket to remove chemicals used in manufacturing and encountered in storage and shipment.
I cast on 187 and the first 4 rows were fine but row 5 had 3 stitches that didn’t make any sense. These were stitches right before the last 4. Knitted them for our knit for charity group and had many positive comments.
You created these lovely baby blankets and then so generously replied to questions.If you want a square blanket, cast on 163. It gets harder to knit the larger sizes on straight needles.
I don’t understand what that means, and what you’re supposed to do. So you will repeat p1, k5 across to the last 4 stitches. Can you advise how to adjust the pattern?
I might be working in the worsted 4 ply since it is readily available.
You have all the patience of my own dear mother, now gone, and you seem not to mind answering the most involved questions from newbies and experiences knitters alike. Thank you for your lovely patterns and your beautiful and creative spirit.
You answer all questions with so much patience.♡♡♡ and the fact you share there these patterns and your time is incredibly generous.
I ended up using 4 x 200g balls of nz merino wool & made it to fit a single bed. It is a simple yet interesting pattern and, because of its classic simple lines, absolutely beautiful. Babies’ tiny fingers and toes have nowhere to be caught in this pattern, so it is preferable to lace patterns. Since you will all purls over knits the lines will loose the conformaty?
Solid columns of purl would disappear like they do in ribbing. The alternating stitches help keep the column from just tucking behind the knit columns.
I am a bit of a novice knitter and knitting them was very easy, a great pattern!
I would like to make the medium sized blanket and not sure what size needles to use and how wool will be needed.
I would like this blanket to be fine knit as it will be used in warm weather.
I just use the instructions for the large blanket?
The Midwife Blanket Crochet PatternI don’t give the number of times it should be repeated in the pattern since it can be made any size.
I would change colors between rows 11 and 12. That would be the first row after the row with the box tops/bottoms even though it is a wrong side row.
I have absolutely driven myself crazy with calculations.
I can only guess at yardage when making weight changes.
I want to make the large blanket for each one.
I was wondering what type of cast on you started with. With practice it is fast and tends to be even and looks nice. The needle size on the package says 8, but that seems a little big. My plan is to knit and then line it with fabric. Can’t really afford to buy extra right now. These pattern are so pretty and will be my go to pattern for knit. Some yarns curl more with that border than others. Thank you again taking the time to send me two patterns. Not too sure how to adapt that yarn to the pattern.
I was nursing my husband with terminal cancer at the time.
I get great pleasure in seeing my grandson wrapped in them.
I feel as though grandads love is wrapped in the yarn. The border is of 2 stitch by 2 row squares of knit and purl. All of a sudden it looks like wrong side is on the front.
I took out a few rows and started that part again and it is happening again. Also what brand of yarn and color of yarn is yours. After that it gets tight and hard to manage. Also does it matter if its cotton or acrylic. Cotton or acrylic depends on it’s use and the parents’ preference. If they want to swaddle the baby in the blanket, then they might prefer cotton.If they want it to put under the baby while doing tummy time, to throw over the car seat to protect from the wind during transit, or more for decoration in the nursery, acrylic might be better. With that gauge you will only need to cast on 151 stitches for the extra large size. Bon rows 7-10 it says repeat rows 5&6 two times. For the body of the blanket, repeat rows 5 through 12 for the length you want, except on the last repeat you will not do rows 11 and 12. Then you will complete the ending border as instructed. Thank you for making these a free pattern!
You really won’t get an idea until you do enough rows that you can see how long it is unbunched. If you are concerned about the gauge, you can do a 2″ or 4″ swatch and check. If you want the blanket bigger, just add on cast on stitches in sets of 12. It takes me from 12-15 minutes minimum for each row.
I guess the other one will need to be one that takes less time.
I lost track of a row and had to undo (thankfully only) one row.
Smelly BagThank you so much for sharing the patterns. Is it possible to adapt that size to the vertical stripes pattern?
You have immense patience with all the questions.
I finish with one yarn and start with another mid way through the pattern?
There are several different ways to change to a new ball of yarn, and it’s mostly up to personal preference.
I am making medium size and so far done with around 14 inches like almost half way in 3 days. The result made me lookmlike an experienced knitter!
A friend even said the blanket looks so dainty. So far tge square is my favorite pattern. If you are using heavier yarn, cast on 115.
I have done only scarves about 40 years ago, so fingers crossed. For the larger blankets it is usually easier with circular. Trying to teach myself how to read the patterns online.
I don’t always say right side and wrong side on my flat knit patterns, but generally, unless otherwise indicated, the odd rows are on the right side. In-the-round is created by joining the end of the cast on to the first of the cast on and knitting continuously instead of turning at the end of each row.
I do all my knitting on circular needles whether or not it is knit in-the-round.
I looked it over and it didn’t seem to have the same type of instructions. Row 5 creates purl stitches in the sides of the squares separated by knit stitches. There should be three of these purl stitches before making the next “top/bottom” row.
I have started making the “squares” blanket for my new grandson born on 3/24.I tied a knot connecting the broken yarn to a new length of yarn.
I tie the new piece to one end and use a yarn needle to work in and out of the stitches above and below in the exact way that the stitches would have been. If you don’t have confidence that you can duplicate the stitches with a yarn needle, then your best bet is to ravel back to where the hole is. When doing the wrong side rows these knits will be purls on the front, so should create a seed stitch border.
I really like these baby blanket patterns, and am looking forward to making them…1 of each pattern.
I love to knit, been doing it for about 60 years. Two baby showers in the last 3 weeks, and 2 more coming up soon.What a lovely person you must be to be so generous. At times my 73 year old brain just doesn’t compute… lol!
You truly are dedicated to your fellow crafters, thank you so much.
I have completed 3 (2 have already been gifted). If you press that, it will create a clean print-ready version of the pattern that doesn’t have the comments. Also, why don’t you have a “contact me” page or address?
I sat down tonight but couldn’t see how to do so.
I will consider adding a contact address.
I would like to make the simple lines blanket squares. Can you tell me how many stitches to cast on for a 24×36 size blanket. It can be made on circular needles as long as the work is turned each row and not continued on the same side. So far he’s not shown an interest in knitting or crochet.
I have completely fallen in love with this pattern!
I need to add to make more repeats per row?
Pick out any yarn that you like and would like to work with for a large project. Use the size needles recommended by the yarn.
I would use a longer circular needle, maybe something at least a third of the total width you are wanting to make.
I can try to make an educated guess on yardage needed. Then work rows 1 through 8, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in ends. Takes me one hour to knit a set of the pattern with 115 stitches.
Once it is dry it sort of sets the shape so that it may not have to be reblocked again. Sure would love to make the line pattern without the curling. If you wanted to add a border, a crochet border would be the easiest to add. Since it’s a very straight edge all around, the possibilities are wide open. What about for the other easy baby blanket with the little squares?
For 36″ width with the wider borders, here are the modified patterns. Then work rows 1 through 8, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end. Cast on for medium blanket counted before start and row 7 had 6 sts left. For the medium size this is repeated 10 times for a total of 120 stitches. After that there should be 5 stitches remaining.
I know we’ll look back on and wonder what we were thinking, taking on that much at a time. It’s so nice to have my husband around in the evenings, instead of holed up at the campus library until midnight or later buried in homework.