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Cable Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

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In this post, you will see a cable knit baby blanket pattern.

The blanket is really soft and squishy, perfect for baby snoozes and snuggles.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

cable knit baby blanket

Knitted Baby Blanket

Knit with soft chenille yarn, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!

This pattern is perfect if you’re looking for an easy pattern to work on while watching a show or listening to a podcast.

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The cable is an easy one to knit, so if you have never cabled before, don’t worry it is really simple – you can do it!

knitted baby blanket chenille yarn

Making Your Own Cable Knit Baby Blanket

The cables in the blanket form an intricate design that looks more complicated than it is.

You will follow an 8-row repeat throughout the pattern, knitting extra stitches for the borders on either side.

This cable pattern is known as a 6 stitch cable to the left.

If you are new to cables, this is a great pattern for you to try out.

knitted baby blanket

This Baby Blanket Knits Up Faster Than Most!

Chunky knit baby blankets are just everywhere right now and make great throws for your baby’s crib.

You can make this blanket fairly fast, which makes it great for gift giving!

Cozy and snuggly, it is large enough to tuck around the baby and keep them warm as they sleep.

cable knit baby blanket on the needles

More Knitting Patterns For Baby Blankets

This baby blanket pattern is great for any advanced beginners who are learning how to knit cables.

For more free baby blanket patterns please take a look at these posts:

For more cable knits you may like this post – 17+ Cable Knitting Patterns.

close up of baby blanket

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern

cable baby blanket folded

Cable Knit Baby Blanket Pattern

Grab your inexpensive ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.

Notes

The blanket knits up fairly quickly and the cable twist design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

If you have yarn leftover, you might want to make this too – Easter Bunny Pattern.

You may also enjoy this adult-sized blanket pattern – Chunky Cable Knit Blanket Pattern.

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Skill Level – Intermediate

Gauge

10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 20 rows in garter stitch.

Size

  • Length = 36 inches / 92 cm
  • Width = 36 inches / 92 cm
  • To add more cables to make the width longer you will need to add a further 9 sts to the cast on for example – 105 – keeping the 6 edge sts either side and the 3 extra for the purl sts at the end of the odd row.
  • You can then adjust the length if you want to make it longer.
baby blanket

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • Himalaya Dolphin Baby (100g/120m/131yds) in light grey x 5 skeins.
  • Total yardage for blanket = 655 yds.
  • This yarn is available to buy from HobiumYarns.com
  • Substitute yarn suggestions: Katia Bambi / King Cole Yummy / Sirdar Smudge / Red Heart Sweet Home / Bernat Baby Blanket / Cygnet Chenille Chunky
  • Yarn Weight Guide
  • Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply Yarn.

Needles

  • 7 mm (US 10.5/11) 40″ circular knitting needles.
  • Cable needle.
  • You do not join in the round to work – the cable is to accommodate a large number of stitches.

Notions

markers on cable knit baby blanket

Tip

  • You can add stitch markers in between the cable sections if you wish so you can break it down when you work.
  • This might help you to know which stitches you are going to work on next.
  • You can see how this works in the photo below.
  • Add a marker after the edge 6 stitches.
  • Then add a marker after every P3, K6 in the first cable patt row.
cable blanket with markers

Abbreviations

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • C6F – (K3+3), slip the next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work, K3 from left-hand needle, then knit 3 from the cable needle.
  • K – Knit
  • Patt – Pattern
  • P – Purl
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
baby blanket folded with cables

Cable Knit Blanket Pattern

Cast on 96 sts (do not join in the round).

Rows 1-10: Knit to the end of the row.

Work in garter stitch for the first 10 rows, ending with a WS row.

Next start cable pattern:

  • Row 1 (RS): K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
  • Row 2 (WS): K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
  • Row 3: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
  • Row 4: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
  • Row 5: K6 (edge), *P3, K6, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
  • Row 6: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.
  • Row 7: K6 (edge), *P3, C6F, rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K6.
  • Row 8: K6 (edge), K3, *P6, K3, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6.

The 8 rows form the pattern.

Rep rows 1-8 until you have completed rows 1-8 – a further 15 times.

(16 in total including the first 8 rows).

Knit 10 rows.

Cast off.

Weave in all loose ends.

Cable knit baby blanket full view

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4 Comments

  1. jeffpatdan@comcast.net

    I guess this sounds silly but you say above in Resources that you need to be comfortable knitting with two strands of yarn together but in the pattern you don’t specify that. I’m always going to be a newbie knitter so, while I think you mean to knit this blanket with two strands together, unless it’s staring me right in the face, I missed it. This is such a beautiful blanket but I don’t want to mess it up by not following the directions. Thanks for designing this lovely pattern.

    1. Hello Kathy, That was an error, you don’t need to know how to do that, the blanket is knit with one strand only.
      Thanks for letting me know that was in there!
      Louise

      1. Hello Ashleigh,
        You could try reducing the number of cables by reducing by 9 sts, as each cable works out at 9 sts, so you can work out the reduction by minus 18 or more sts.
        You can also make the blanket shorter to your requirements.
        I hope that helps!
        Louise