Baby Blanket Pattern (Patchwork + 4 Stitch Patterns)

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In this post, you will see a cotton baby blanket pattern that is easy for any beginner knitter.

If you are learning how to knit, modern baby knitting patterns are great to start with before you move on to more complicated patterns that include cables and other advanced techniques. 

Please scroll down to see the free pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF in my shop here.

cotton baby blanket

An Easy-Level Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are a beginner or advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, and knit and purl stitches.

It will also introduce you to picking up stitches, as a garter stitch edging is added along each edge and worked on size 4 mm (US 6) circular needles back and forth.

You will see four different stitch patterns within this blanket design.

The knit baby blanket is made up of 16 squares in total, made separately, then stitched together.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

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Patchwork baby blanket knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used To Knit The Baby Blanket

I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran yarn (50g/85m/93yds) for the blanket in four different colors: ‘Nature’ (60), ‘Powder’ (61), ‘Sand’ (59), and ‘Clay’ (51).

It does on occasion split when you knit, like most cotton but you can fix it and make it look neat with a little patience.

This is a medium-weight yarn 04 but you could substitute it with a DK weight yarn and change the needle size to 4 mm (US 6) for all sections.

You could also substitute this yarn with a Bernat yarn, Lion Brand yarn, Caron yarn, possibly an acrylic yarn or a yarn with color blends, or anything else that would be suitable for a baby.

baby blanket pattern
baby blanket with patchwork squares
garter stitch blanket corners

Baby Blanket Pattern

Grab the printable PDF from my shop here.

You can also find this pattern in this Ebook here – 10 Baby Knitting Patterns Ebook.

Notes

Skill Level – Easy

The blanket knits up through a variety of stitch patterns to give lots of texture and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

This would make a sweet gift for a new mom and you can substitute your yarn choices with other cotton or baby-appropriate yarn.

Copyright Info

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Size Blanket

This can be used as a crib blanket.

Below you can see the finished size of the blanket when all of the patches have been stitched together and the border added.

  • Width – 33″/84 cm
  • Length – 38″/97 cm

Gauge – 18 sts and 24 rows in 4×4 inches / 10×10 cm in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Needles

Notions

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit 2 sts together
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch
  • P – Purl
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RIB – K1, P1
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • St St – stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

The 4 Pattern SquaresInstructions

Use a needle size – of 5.5 mm (US 9) for each square.

Below you will see the 4 stitch patterns that are needed to make each piece of the blanket:

1. The Seersucker Stitch

  • Make 4 squares
  • Cast on 43 sts
  • 1st (right side) + 5th row: K1 edge, *K1, P1, K1, P1* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, K1
  • 2nd and every alt row (4, 6 & 8): work the st in the manner it presents
  • 3rd: K1, *P1, K3* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, P1, K1
  • 7th row: K1, *K2, P1, K1* rep from * to * to last 2 sts, K1, K1
  • The last 8 rows form the pattern.
  • Work the pattern repeat until it measures 10″.
the seersucker stitch

2. The Dot Stitch

  • Make 4 squares
  • Cast on 42 sts
  • 1st (right side), 3rd, 5th, and 7th rows: Knit all sts
  • 2nd & 6th rows: Purl all sts
  • 4th row: K1 (edge), *P3, K1* rep from * to * to last st, K1
  • 8th row: K1, P1, *P1, K1, P2* rep from * to *.
  • The last 8 rows form the pattern.
  • Work the square until it measures 10″.
the dot stitch

3. The Alternating Andalusian Stitch

  • Make 4 squares
  • Cast on 43 sts
  • 1st (right side), 3rd, 5th, and 7th rows: Knit all sts
  • 2nd & 6th rows: Purl all sts
  • 4th row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1* rep from * to * to last st, K1
  • 8th row: K1 (edge), K1,*P1, K1 * rep from * to * to last st, K1
  • The last 8 rows form the pattern.
  • Work the square until it measures 10″.
the alternating andalusian stitch

4. The Andalusian Stitch

  • Make 4 squares
  • Cast on 43 sts
  • 1st (right side), 3rd rows: Knit all sts
  • 2nd row: Purl
  • 4th row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1* rep from * to * to last st, K1
  • The last 4 rows form the pattern.
  • Work the square until it measures 10″.
the andalusian stitch

Making Up

  • The baby blanket is made up of 16 squares in total, made separately, then stitched together.
  • You can block the squares if needed before seaming.
  • Stitch the squares together using a flat seam.
  • You can lay the squares out in any pattern of your choice.
  • The blanket may also need blocking when all of the pieces have been stitched together.
blanket corners

The Garter Stitch Border > Using 4 mm (US 6) circular needles (to knit flat)

  • A garter stitch border is added along each edge and worked on 4 mm (US 6) circular knitting needles back and forth.
  • Due to the nature of the pattern, the number of stitches varies on some rows.
  • Pick up and knit stitches in Yarn B – white (nature) along one edge.
  • Row 1 – KFB, knit to the end of the row.
  • Row 2 – KFB, knit to the end of the row.
  • Rep the two rows above until the edge measures – 1.5”, cast off.
  • Repeat this for each edge.
  • The corners will be pointed – stitch these together using a flat seam.
baby blanket pattern

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Happy Knitting!

Baby blanket pattern

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6 Comments

  1. Loved knitting this pattern. It was my first knitting project for years, and the separate squares was perfect, it made it easy to deal with any mistakes I made. I chose autumn colours for an autumn baby.