Playful Waves Baby Blanket

This rectangular knit blanket showcases rows of fun bubbles that alternate with lace leaves to form its body. Bright colors and fun textures created by these bubbles make for a perfect nursery blanket for your little one.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 32” x 38”

Gauge: 25 rows & 16 stitches = 4” in Stockinette Stitch

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Lion Brand’s Baby Soft (60% acrylic, 40% nylon; 367 yards [336 meters]/113 grams): Circus Print (3 balls)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” circular needles
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends & blocking material (blocking mat, wires, rust-proof T-pins, etc.)

Pattern Notes

Blanket is worked flat, bottom up from one end to another.
Stitch patterns are worked on both sides.
Stitch count remains the same once the required number of stitches are cast on.
Wet blocking is required to set the pattern. Read the instructions on yarn label before soaking or washing the blanket for blocking.

Special Stitches

Bubble Bobble

Row 1 (RS): K6, {(k5, turn, p5, turn) x 5 times, k15} x7, (k5, turn, p5, turn) x 5 times, k11.
Rows 2 & 4(WS): K6, P to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 5: K13, {(k5, turn, p5, turn) x3, k15} x7, k4.
Row 6, 7 & 8: Repeat rows 2, 3 and 4.

Wide Leaf Lace

Rows 1 & 2: Purl.
Row 3 (RS): K10, *k2tog, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, ssk, k9, rep from *.
Row 4: K9, *p5, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k10.
Row 5: K9, *k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk, k7; rep from * end last repeat k8.
Row 6: K8, *p7, k7; rep from * end last repeat k9.
Row 7: K8, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k5; rep from * end last repeat k7.
Row 8: K7, *p9, k5; rep from * end last repeat k8.
Row 9: K7, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3; rep from * end last repeat k6.
Row 10: K6, *p11, k3; rep from * end last repeat k7.
Row 11: K6, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1; rep from * end last repeat k5.
Ro 12 & 14: K5, *p13, k1; rep from * end last repeat k7.
Row 13: K6, *ssk, (k3, yo) twice, k3, k2tog, k1; rep from * end last repeat k5.
Row 15: K6, *yo, ssk, k3, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * end last repeat k5.
Row 16, 18, 20 & 22: Repeat Rows 10, 8, 6 & 4.
Row 17: K7, *yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k6.
Row 19: K8, *yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k7.
Row 21: K9, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k8.
Row 23: K10, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k9; rep from *, end last repeat k9.
Row 24: K10, *p3, k11; rep from *, end last repeat k6.
Row 25: K11, *yo, sl2- k1-p2sso, yo, k11; rep from *, end last repeat k10.
Row 26: K6, purl to last 6 sts, k6.

Pole

Row 1 (RS): K6, *p13, k1-b*, rep from *, end last repeat p12, k6.
Row 2 (WS): K18, *p1-b, k13*, rep from *, end last repeat k19.

Pattern

Cast on 122 stitches using knitted cast on. Knit 8 rows plain.
Work rows 1 to 8 of Bubble bobble pattern three times. Work rows 1 to 4 of Bubble bobble pattern one more time before moving on to next step.
Work rows 1 to 26 of Wide Leaf Lace pattern.
Work next 6 rows in Pole Pattern.
Work rows 1 to 25 of Wide Leaf Lace pattern. For Row 26, knit all the stitches instead of following Wide Leaf Lace pattern.
Work steps 2 to 5 one more time.
Work step 2 one last time.
Knit 8 rows plain.
Bind off loosely.
Block well. yarn ball

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