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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
- 15 Free Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
- Corner To Corner Baby Blanket Pattern
- Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern (Broken Rib Stitch)
For more cable knits you may like this post – 17+ Cable Knitting Patterns.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting with two strands of yarn together.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Cable Knit Baby Blanket Pattern
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
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 8 sts and 20 rows in garter stitch.
- 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.
The Supplies You Need
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
Weave in all loose ends.
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