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Baby Blankie

March 3, 2011

Baby Blankie

A simple square baby blanket pattern. I used Bernat Soft Boucle and 7mm needles. The main section is worked in garter stitch. Ruffle border has mitered corners and is worked in the round in stockinette stitch with a garter border. Enjoy!

Since the publication of this pattern, Bernat Soft Boucle has been discontinued. For best results, use a bulky weight yarn with a boucle texture such as: Lion Brand Homespun or Elle Timber.

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2 balls (466 mts) Bernat Soft Boucle
7mm needles
7mm circulars 47″ length for border
4 stitch markers (1 unique)

Gauge(not crucial)
11 stitches x 22 rows in garter stitch = 4 inches

approximately 30″ x 30″

K = knit
P = purl
SL1 = slip one stitch
PM = place marker
PUM = place unique marker
KFB = knit into front and back of next stitch
SLM = slip marker


Main panel:
Cast on 62 stitches.
Row 1: SL1, K to end
Row 2: SL1, K to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 another 122 times, or until panel is equal in length and width. Cast Off.

Ruffle border:
Pick up and knit 124 stitches along cast off edge, PM,
Pick up and knit 124 stitches along side, PM,
Pick up and knit 124 stitches along bottom, PM,
Pick up and knit 124 stitches along side, PUM. This marker will mark the beginning of a new round.

Round 1: *KFB, knit to one stitch before marker, KFB, SLM*, repeat * to * another three times.
Round 2: **K to marker, SLM**, repeat ** to ** another three times.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 another 4 times. You have now worked 10 rounds.

Round 11: ***P to marker, SLM***, repeat *** to *** another three times.
Round 12: ****KFB, knit to one stitch before marker, KFB, SLM****, repeat **** to **** another three times.
Repeat Rounds 11 and 12 another 2 times.
Cast Off.

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©copyright 2010 Annie Lee. This pattern may be used for non-commercial, personal use only. It may not be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Nancy permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:48 pm

    so cute!

  2. Michelle permalink
    February 13, 2013 11:07 am

    How can it be equal length with 62 cast on stitches and 122 rows???

    • February 13, 2013 11:33 am

      When knitting garter stitch, more rows are needed to create a square than if you were knitting stockinette stitch.

    • Katy permalink
      July 2, 2016 3:33 pm

      Quand tu tricot un point mousse, plus des lignes que tu pense sont necessaire pour cree un carre car si tu tricot un jersey.

  3. April 1, 2015 11:25 pm

    I am confused, how do you pick up 124 stitches on cast off edge if you only cast on 62 stitches?

    • Anonymous permalink
      April 17, 2015 6:33 pm

      You add 2 stitches for every 1 that is already there.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    May 10, 2015 8:13 pm

    So with the ruffle piece do u do yarn over or increase to get the 124 stitches?

  5. Anonymous permalink
    October 22, 2015 1:40 pm

    I have the same question – on 2 sides you will have 124 stitches because you are making 124 rows – how do you make 124 on the cast on 62 stitches sides? Are you adding a stitch while picking up & knitting the slipped stitch?

  6. Anonymous permalink
    June 18, 2016 1:42 pm

    Looking for loom knit baby blanket

  7. Jean Eddis permalink
    September 20, 2016 11:39 pm

    I will need some help with this first time project.

  8. Debbie Strickler permalink
    October 17, 2016 2:54 pm

    Can you make the blanket bigger. 62 stitches doesn’t seem to be large enough?

  9. Anonymous permalink
    December 13, 2016 6:27 pm

    Does S1 k to end of row mean you slip 1 then knit the rest oh the stitches or do you slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1 to the end of the row

  10. Jane permalink
    January 14, 2017 8:35 am

    Hello could I make this blanket bigger?

  11. Anonymous permalink
    February 12, 2017 10:47 am

    Jane, to make it bigger you would simply measure out a larger square and calculate the equivalent stitches (I don’t know the exact calculation) to make it larger.

  12. Michelle permalink
    March 16, 2017 3:42 pm

    You will love this

  13. Anonymous permalink
    April 12, 2017 4:40 pm

    OK silly question probably but on the boarder is it back and forth or just continues in a circle?

    • Lisa Ogilvie permalink
      January 14, 2021 3:56 am

      The border is knit in the round, as the directions clearly state.

  14. April 18, 2017 8:40 am

    I decided to make it bigger but now the 48″ circular needles aren’t long enough when increasing on row 12 of the ruffle Do you have a suggestion

  15. Gina Simmons permalink
    September 26, 2018 1:21 pm

    Do you make one stitch to add stitches when you pick up and knit 124 on cast off and on edges?

  16. July 29, 2020 2:22 pm

    I thought this was a cute blanket and I bought the yarn 3 years ago. I finally got around to this project and this is a very difficult yarn to work wit, in my opinion. It also had several piles of thread in the yarn that were quite unsightly that unraveled when I cut them! Made a big hole in the knitted pattern!
    I also had difficulty seeing the stitch definition and actually found a dropped stitch 40 rows later that was difficult to fix! When I tried to pick up stitches for the ruffle, I couldn’t see the edges of the existing stitches! Finally I just gave up on trying to do the ruffle! It’s now a small blankie I’ll give to my grand daughter for her dolls! This is one yarn I won’t be using again!


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