Greener Fields Baby Blanket

Invite nature’s alluring green shades into your little one’s nursery with this charming baby blanket. The gradient stripes perfectly coordinate with the multiple lace stitch changes, creating a textured, visually stunning piece.

Skill level: Easy

Size: 30” x 36” after blocking

Gauge: 11 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] after blocking

Gauge not critical for this pattern

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Premier Yarns DIY Gradient Yarn Box (100% Acrylic; 360 yards [330 meters]/220 grams): 1046-06 Green, 2 packs.

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular

Notions: Removable markers; tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

If using a gradient set, mark the darkest color A, the next B, etc. until all 5 are marked.

Pattern

Blanket

With A, CO 84 sts.

Knit 6 rows for border.

Section 1

Row 1 (RS): K3, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k4; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 (WS): K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: K3, *k2, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 5-6.

Rows 9-20: Rep Rows 1-8, then Rows 1-4 once more.

Rows 21-22: Knit. End off A.

Section 2

With B, knit 2 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K3, *k2tog, yo; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 (WS): K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 3-22: Rep Rows 1-2.

Rows 23: Knit, increasing 1 st anywhere in the row except the first and last 3 sts – 85 sts.

Row 24: Knit. End off B.

Section 3

With C, knit 3 rows.

Set-up Row (WS): K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 1, 3, and 5 (RS): K5, yo, sk2p, yo, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 2 and WS rows until otherwise noted: K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 7, 9, and 11: K3, k2tog, yo, k3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from *across to last 5 sts, yo, ssk, k3.

Rows 13-18: Rep Rows 1-6.

Rows 19-21: Knit. End off C.

Section 4

With D, knit 3 rows.

Set-up Row (WS): K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 1 (RS): K6, yo, ssk, *k5, yo, ssk; rep from * across to last 7 sts, k7.

Row 2 and WS rows until otherwise noted: K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: K5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 5: K5, *ssk, yo, k5; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7: K9, yo, ssk, *k5, yo, ssk; rep from * across to last 11 sts, k11.

Row 9: K8, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * across to last 7 sts, k7.

Row 11: K8, ssk, yo, *k5, ssk, yo; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k5.

Rows 13-18: Rep Rows 1-6.

Row 19: Knit, decreasing 1 st anywhere in the row except for the first or last 3 sts – 84 sts.

Section 5

With E, knit 3 rows.

Set-up Row (WS): K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 1 (RS): K5, (yo, ssk) 4 times, *k3, (yo, ssk) 4 times; rep from * across to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 2 and WS rows until otherwise noted: K3, p across to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: K6, (yo, ssk) 3 times, *k5, (yo, ssk) 3 times; rep from * across to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 5: *K7, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * across to last 7 sts, k7.

Row 7: K8, yo, ssk, *k9, yo, ssk; rep from * across to last 8 sts, k8.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 11: K3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, *(yo, ssk) 4 times, k3; rep from * across to last 8 sts, (yo, ssk) twice, k4.

Row 13: K4, yo, ssk, k5, *(yo, ssk) 3 times, k5; rep from * across to last 7 sts, (yo, ssk) twice, k3.

Row 15: K3, yo, ssk, k7, *(yo, ssk) twice, k7; rep from * across to last 6 sts, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 17: K13, *yo, ssk, k9; rep from * across to last 5 sts, yo, ssk, k3.

Row 19: Knit.

Rows 21-50: Rep Rows 1-20, then Rows 1-10 once more.

Row 51: Knit, increasing 1 st anywhere in the row except for the first or last 3 sts – 85 sts.

Row 52: Knit.

Section 6

Rep Section 4.

Section 7

Rep Section 3, decreasing 1 st in next to last row – 84 sts.

Section 8

Rep Section 2.

Section 9

Rep Section 1.

Knit 6 rows for second border.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Block. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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