Merry & Bright Baby Blanket

It’s time to practices your stitches in bold and bright colors for a blanket to cure winter blues! This blanket is the perfect gift for any baby on your list.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 30.5” / [78 cm] x 32” / [82 cm] after blocking

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st patt

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100% Acrylic; 201 yards [184 meters]/100 grams):234 Kingfisher Blue (A, 1 ball), 228 Lime Green (B, 1 ball),200Paper White (C, 1 ball), 223 Mustard Yellow (D, 1 ball), 243 Raspberry Pink (E, 1 ball), 214 Pillar Red (F, 1 ball), 240 Royal Blue (G, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) circular or straight

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The blanket is worked using various stitches. Each section measures 4”.

Blocking the finished piece is suggested.

Pattern

With A, CO 128 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2 until piece meas 4”.

Change to B.

Row 1:*Yo, k2, pass first st over; rep from * to end.

Row 2:Purl

Rep Rows 1-2for 4”.

Change to C.

Row 1:Knit.

Row 2:Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2 for 4”.

Change to D.

Row 1:Knit.

Row 2:*K2tog; rep from * to end.

Row 3: *Kfb; rep from * to end.

Row 4: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-4 for 4”.

Change to E.

Row 1:*K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2:*K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 for 4”.

Change to C.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-2 for 4”.

Change to F.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 for 4”.

Change to G.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2:*P1,k3; rep from * to end.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4:*P1, k3; rep from * to end.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K2, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K2, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p1, k1.

Rep Rows 1-8 for 4”.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

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