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Free Pattern | Easy Knit Baby or Lap Blanket

A chevron knit baby blanket on a white background

Let me show you how to make the Easy Knit Baby or Lap Blanket – a cosy mat or throw featuring a bold, geometric chevron stitch.

Watch the video tutorial for a walk-through of how to make your own baby or lap blanket!

Finished Dimensions

The Easy Knit Baby or Lap Blanket knits up to approximately 28” / 72cm wide and 40” / 100cm long, relaxed after blocking.

Yarn

Aran weight yarn

Sample used approximately 1000yds / 915m / 610g in total (55g for each first and last stripe, 50g for each stripe in-between) of Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply (100% superwash wool, 328yds / 300m per 200g), in 4 colours

Colour A = Moonflower (light grey)

Colour B = Cream (cream)

Colour C = Slate (dark grey)

Colour D = Curry (yellow)

FIRE WARNING: Regardless of the yarn recommended in this pattern as suitable for the item, for the safety of your children, do not make blankets from yarns which burn readily. Care must be taken in a potential fire environment if your child’s handknit is loose fitting, or is used at night.

Needles

US size 10 / 6mm needles, OR size to obtain gauge

A 32” / 80cm length circular needle is recommended to comfortably accommodate the large number of stitches in this project.

Notions

– Ruler

– Scissors

– Tapestry Needle

Optional: Stitch Markers

Gauge

Approximate width of each chevron = 3.3” / 8.5cm, measured from peak to peak.

24 rows = 4” / 10cm, in Chevron Stitch Pattern (below), knit flat and relaxed after blocking.

Abbreviations

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 together (1 stitch decreased)

kfb: knit front back (knit into front leg of next stitch, then knit into back leg of same stitch before slipping worked stitch from the left-hand needle) (1 stitch increased)

* *: repeat from * to *

Chevron Stitch Pattern

Worked over a multiple of 16 stitches + 7

Every Row: K11, *k2tog, k6, kfb, k7* to last 12 stitches, k2tog, k6, kfb, k3.

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Easy Knit Baby or Lap Blanket

Directions

With Colour A and long tail cast on method, cast on 135 stitches.

Using Chevron Stitch Pattern instructions (above), work the following number of rows with each colour:

Colour A = 21 rows

Colour B = 20 rows

Colour C = 20 rows

Colour D = 20 rows

Colour A = 20 rows

Colour B = 20 rows

Colour C = 20 rows

Colour D = 20 rows

Colour A = 20 rows

Colour B = 20 rows

Colour C = 20 rows

Colour D = 20 rows

Bind off all stitches. Break yarn and draw through final stitch to secure. Weave in loose ends of yarn. Check care instructions for your yarn and, if suitable, soak blanket in lukewarm water with wool wash added for 15–20 minutes. Squeeze out excess water and roll blanket up in-between two towels so you can further press any water out, then unroll blanket and lay it to dry on a flat surface.

Make sure you don’t leave any long yarn tails on your project, as these can pose a strangulation hazard to babies. Once I had securely woven in my ends and blocked the blanket, I trimmed the excess yarn so the remaining length was nice and short. Take care to regularly remove any pills that may appear on your blanket, as these may pose a choking hazard if they are picked off by little ones.

WARNING: DO NOT use this blanket without adult supervision, or leave the blanket within a baby’s reach, as blankets can pose a suffocation hazard to babies. Always seek and follow expert advice on what is safe for babies and children, particularly regarding sleep, play and travel conditions!

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A chevron knit blanket, folded and hanging off the edge of a table

Please note that all tutorials seen on this website must be completed at your own risk. To the full extent permitted by law, The Sweater Collective does not accept liability for any harm, loss or injury that may occur. Be safe with your makes!

Easy Knit Baby Blanket Pin

2 thoughts on “Free Pattern | Easy Knit Baby or Lap Blanket

  1. Love the chevron pattern! I used to knit and crochet it lots in the past but had forgotten about it.
    Now I’m going to start over and knit some more.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank you, hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

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