This striped baby blanket knitting pattern is just what you need to make a quick and adorable gift for your loved one. This is a simple project, perfect for a beginner knitter.
Materials for the Knitted Striped Baby Blanket:
40inchcircular knitting needleSize US 11
2skeinschunky/bulky yarn in color 1
2skeinschunky/bulky yarn in color 2
crochet hook(if adding fringe)
Starting with whichever color you prefer for color 1, cast on 4 stitches onto your circular needles.
Row 1. Knit into the front and back of the first stitch (kfb), knit across the row.
Row 2. Repeat
Row 3. Repeat
Row 4. Repeat
Time to change to your second color yarn. You can leave the first color dangling on the edge, no need to cut and tie the yarn. You'll be carrying this strand of yarn up the side of the blanket while you work color 2, then you'll return to it when you're finished.
Row 5. With color two knit into the front and back of the first stitch, then knit across the row.
Row 6. Kfb of the stitch, knit across, and return to your strand from color one. Carry that first strand up the edge of the blanket by looping it tightly around color two, then...
Row 7. Continuing with color two, Kfb of the stitch and knit across.
Row 8. Kfb of the stitch and knit across
Return back to knitting with color one, this time leaving color two to dangle on the edge and carrying it up the side of the blanket.
Repeat these 8 rows over and over again until the long side of the blanket measures 35 inches, or however long you'd like for the blanket to be.
Start decrease rows:
When you reach the halfway point and your blanket is as wide as you’d like for it to be, you're ready to start decreasing. You'll be taking away one stitch for every row until the blanket only has four stitches left.
To decrease simply…Knit two stitches together (k2tog), knit to the end of the row.
Repeat this step over and over again, making sure to switch colors every four rows and carry the unused color up the side of the blanket.