Circular baby blanket knitting pattern

Baby blanket knitting pattern

Blanket knitting patternSIZE

Centre to straight edge: 35 1/2cm (14in)

YARN

Spud & Chloe Sweater (Worsted/heavy DK weight; 55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 146m/160yds per 100g skein)

1 x 100g skein of each:

A Tiny Dancer

B Igloo

C Watermelon

D Jelly Bean

E Popsicle

F Barn

G Grape Jelly

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

2 sets 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needles, 60cm long

1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) double-pointed needles (DPNs)

5 round markers

Large-eyed knitter's sewing needle

TENSION

18 sts and 23 rows to 10cm over st st using 5mm needles

BLANKET

Using 5mm DPNs and yarn A, cast on 10 sts. Divide the stitches over three needles (3, 3, 4 sts on each needle). Pm and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.

Round 1 (RS): (KFB) in every st. 20 sts.

Round 2: (KFB, K3, pm) to last 4 sts, KFB, K3. 25 sts.

Round 3: (KFB, K to mrk, slm) to end. 30 sts.

Round 3 sets the patt.

Cont in patt, slipping sts and markers onto circular needles when there are too many sts to fit comfortably onto the DPNs.

Work 6 more rounds in patt. 60 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 75 sts.

Change to yarn C.

Work 11 rounds in patt. 130 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 145 sts.

Change to yarn D.

Work 11 rounds in patt. 200 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 215 sts.

Change to yarn E.

Work 11 rounds in patt. 270 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 285 sts.

Change to yarn F.

Work 11 rounds in patt. 340 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 355 sts.

Change to yarn G.

Work 11 rounds in patt. 410 sts.

Change to yarn B.

Work 3 rounds in patt. 425 sts.

Cast off.

MAKING UP

Weave in ends and block, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.

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