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Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern (Broken Rib Stitch)


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.

Easy baby blanket knitting pattern

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.

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Large baby blanket knit with pink yarn

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.

Yarn substitutes

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
pink knit baby balnket in chenille yarn
broken rib stitch knit blanket

Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

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


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.

Copyright Info

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Size Information

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.

Grab The Ad-Free Printable PDF Pattern Here

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



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

Pattern Instructions

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.

View A Broken Rib Stitch Tutorial Here

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.

pink knitted baby blanket

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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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    1. Hello Tina,
      To ‘slip marker’ means to transfer the marker from one needle to the other when you are knitting, so that it stays in the same place.
      When you reach a point where you want to mark your knitting, for example, where you know you will be making the yarn over, take your stitch marker and place it onto your needle as if you were slipping as stitch purlwise.
      Then, when you come to the marker just slip it from one needle to the other and continue knitting as normal.
      I hope that helps!

  1. I’m knitting with Bernard baby blanket yarn.
    I’m finding this yarn very heavy. I love your pattern for my skill but I just can’t see finishing this project Any suggestions!

    1. Hello Mindee,
      The yarn for the blankets can become heavy!
      Maybe you can try knitting back and forth on circular needles as this helps to take the weight?
      I do this for any heavy yarn projects – I rarely knit with straight needles these days.
      I hope that helps!

  2. Hi Louise- I love this blanket but have not purchased the pattern yet. I have two bonus bundles of Lionbrand (8.5 oz) of “Naptime Sieste” which is Chenille. It is a 4 Medium weight and has a recommended needle size between 6-7. Could you possibly tell me how many stitches I should cast on for a Size 7 circular needle? I have a lilac color yarn & it will be perfect!
    Many Thanks!

    1. Hello Melissa,
      To make it wider, you may start by casting on more stitches than indicated in the pattern.
      Keep a multiple of 2 + 1 extra stitches for the center ribbed portion.
      In addition, the edge is another 10 knit stitches on each side.
      I hope that helps!