In this post, you will see an easy baby blanket knitting pattern.
The blanket is knit with a great beginner stitch pattern called the broken rib stitch.
Scroll down for the free pattern or you can grab your printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.
A Basic Level Free Knitting Pattern
This is a basic pattern for those of you who are just learning how to knit.
The techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, working garter stitch, and the purl stitch.
This easy knitting pattern is the baby version of my Easy Squishy Knit Throw Blanket Pattern.
You may also be interested in these baby knits (including easy knit baby blankets):
The Yarn I Used To Knit The Baby Blanket
To knit the blanket I used a baby soft chenille yarn – Himalaya Dolphin Baby.
This yarn is available to purchase from Hobium Yarns online and they have an array of colors to choose from.
I used a bright pink shade for this blanket.
This yarn can be a little tricky to work with, especially when you sew the ends in – you get fluff and bits poking out here and there.
You can also check out Love Crafts for a great collection of soft baby yarns.
You can substitute this yarn with any one of the following:
- Katia Bambi
- King Cole Yummy
- Sirdar Smudge
- Red Heart Sweet Home
- Bernat Baby Blanket
- Cygnet Chenille Chunky
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any beginner knitter.
Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Skill Level – Basic
The simple baby blanket knits up in a simple broken rib stitch pattern and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
It will make a great baby shower gift for a new baby and you can substitute the yarn choices for something else if you wish.
Make it in bright colors, with color changes, a solid color, or something else if you want to get super creative!
Video tutorial – How to knit the broken rib stitch.
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The finished blanket will measure…
- Width – 50″/127cm
- Length – 50″/127cm
Gauge – 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 9 sts and 18 rows in broken rib stitch.
The Supplies You Need
- Himalaya Dolphin Baby Chenille Yarn(100g/120m/131 yds) in the following colors:
- 6 x skeins in Pink – 80309
- 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
- Super Bulky 06 (you can also make this blanket with a bulky yarn that can be used with the needle size below).
- Yarn weight guide
- 7 mm (US 10.5/11) 40″ circular knitting needles.
- You do not join in the round to work – the circular needles /cable is to accommodate a large number of stitches.
- You can use straight needles to knit this blanket.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right Side
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- SM – Slip Marker
- WS – Wrong Side
CO 111 sts
- Rows 1-10: Knit
Next, start the broken rib stitch pattern;
- Row 11: (RS) Knit
- Row 12: (WS) K 10 (edge), PM, P1, *K1, P1 – rep from * to last 10 sts, PM, K 10 (edge).
- Row 13: (RS) Knit
- Row 14: (WS) K 10 (edge), SM, P1, *K1, P1 – rep from * to last 10 sts, SM, K 10 (edge).
The two rows above form the pattern.
Use stitch markers so you know where the edging is.
Rep rows 13 and 14 until you have completed around 48 inches in length.
Knit 10 rows in garter stitch (every row knit) to complete the bottom garter stitch border section of the blanket.
Cast off loosely.
Weave in all loose ends.
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