This easy blanket makes a perfect shower gift! With this blanket, baby can snuggle during nap time and explore the subtle texture during playtime. Use cotton yarn with just a touch of elastic to help the finished blanket hold up to repeated washing.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 40” x 32”
Gauge: 18.5 sts x 25 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Cotton Twirl (90% cotton, 10% elastic; 92 yards [84 meters]/50 grams): #2921 Tarragon (11 balls)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 40” circular needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook (optional)
The crochet cast on method is recommended for this project because it will match the appearance of the bind off edge.
Make the pattern easier to follow by placing stitch markers after first 5 stitches, between pattern repeats, and before last 5 stitches.
Selvedge stitches (one on each side) have been included in this pattern. Take care to slip the first stitch and knit the last stitch of every row. All slipped stitches are worked knitwise.
Row 1 (RS): Slip 1, *k1, p1, rep from * across ending with k1.
Rows 2-4 (WS): Rep row 1.
Row 5: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, k167, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Row 6: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, p167, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Rows 7-10: Rep rows 5-6 twice.
Row 11: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, (k9, p5, k4) 9 times, k5, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Row 12: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, p5, (p4, k5, p9) 9 times, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Rows 13-16: Rep rows 11-12 twice.
Rows 17-22: Rep rows 5-6 three times.
Row 23: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, (p5, k13) 9 times, p5, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Row 24: Slip 1, (k1, p1) twice, k5, (p13, k5) 9 times, k5, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Rows 25-28: Rep rows 23-24 twice.
Rows 29-30: Rep rows 5-6.
Rep rows 7-30 six more times, then rep rows 7-22 once more. Work 4 rows in seed st, then bind off.
Block lightly. Weave in ends.