Here’s a free pattern for an easy baby blanket! I’ve made it twice with great success.
You Will Need:
- Basic Knitting Skills: Cast on, Bind off, Knit
- Color Change: At the beginning of the Color Change Row, Knit 1 using Yarn A and Yarn B, leaving a 6” tail of Yarn B. Drop Yarn A. With Yarn B and the Yarn B’s Tail, Knit until the tail runs out, and then continue with Yarn B alone. This weaves in Yarn B’s tail as you are knitting. Trim Yarn A, leaving a 6” tail to be woven in later.
- Tools & Materials:
- US 13 circular needle (This pattern is worked flat, but I recommend using circular needles to keep the bulk of the project on your lap, instead of weighing on your arms.)
- Scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle for weaving in ends.
- Materials: 6 skeins (5oz/81yd) of Super Bulky (6) yarn [2 skeins each of 3 colors]. (For the sample I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Cincinnati Red, Pittsburgh Yellow, and Detroit Blue.)
- Gauge: 8 stitches x 16 rows = 4″ x 4″
- Finished size: 40″ x 48″
- In Yarn A, Cast on 80 stitches.
- Rows 9-12: Color Change from Yarn A to Yarn B. In B, knit all (4 rows).
- Rows 13-20: Color Change from Yarn B to Yarn C. In C, knit all. (8 rows).
- Rows 21-24: Color Change from Yarn C to Yarn A. In A, knit all (4 rows).
- Rows 25-32: Color Change from Yarn A to Yarn B. In B, knit all (8 rows).
- Rows 33-36: Color Change from Yarn B to Yarn C. In C, knit all. (4 rows).
- Rows 37-44: Color Change from Yarn C to Yarn A. In A, knit all (8 rows).
- Rows 45-188: Repeat Rows 9-44 four times.
- Finish: Bind off. Weave in Loose Ends.
For those of you who like it in colors, the Red/Yellow/Blue 36 row repeat goes: [Red: 8 rows. Yellow: 4 rows. Blue: 8 rows. Red: 4 rows. Yellow: 8 rows: Blue: 4 rows.] This pattern repeats a total of five times. The last 8 rows are worked in Red.
Here’s a closer look at the gauge: