Hop To It Stroller Blanket

This lacy blanket will become baby’s favorite; stitched in fresh shades it will definitely add a spring feeling to your strolls!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 27.5” / [70 cm] x 31” / [78 cm] including border after blocking

Gauge: approx. 3 pattern repeats = 4” [10 cm]


Fine weight yarnYarn: Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino (100% Merino; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): 41 Plum (A, 1 ball), 42 Petrol (B, 1 ball), 27 Old Pink (C, 1 ball), 10 Light Turquoise (D, 2 balls), 36 Orange (E, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The blanket is worked using the Staggered Van Dyke stitch. Each section measures 5”.

Blocking the finished piece is suggested.

Color Sequence

Plum (A)

Petrol (B)

Old Pink (C)

Light Turquoise (D)

Orange (E)


Light Turquoise (E)


With A, CO 172 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, skp, k8; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.        
Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, skp, k5, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: K1, *k2, yo, skp, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 7: K1, *k5, yo, skp, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1, *k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Work in color sequence. Each color section meas 5”.

BO sts.


Weave in all ends.


Using D, PU 172 sts at top and bottom of blanket.

Work in garter stitch for 2”.

BO all sts.

PU between 142-145 sts (pickup every 2 sts) on each side.

Work in garter stich for 2”. BO all sts.

Weave in all ends.

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