How To Knit a Baby Blanket
How To Knit a Baby Blanket

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A very simple, quick and easy way to Knit A Baby Blanket with a large washcloth-style pattern

This project has always been one of our top requests on our YouTube channel and often we get requests for very simple and easy patterns or more complicated cable designs.

One of the most simple ways to make a knitted baby blanket is by knitting an enlarged version of the washcloth, where instead of decreasing at only a few rows (let’s say 20) you would decrease at a much larger amount of rows in order to make a large version of it (let’s imagine, 100 rows).

Here’s the original washcloth tutorial we’ve already had for a good 8 years on YouTube.

Original small-version washcloth video tutorial

So, in order to make the larger version of this washcloth, please follow along with the video and instructions below:


The Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

The Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

//// Instructions

Here’s our Knitting Needle Conversion Table

Needles Size 8 US (5mm) Knitting Needles

Yarn: Worsted Yarn (#4)

Follow these instructions until you’ve reached 170 stitches on your needles:

-Cast on 5 stitches.

-Knit 2 rows.

-Next row: Knit 2 stitches, knit next stitch from the front and from the back, knit last 2 stitches=6

-Next Row: Knit.

-Increase Rows: Knit 3 stitches, yarn over, knit to end of row.

-Do this at the beginning of each row.

-Knit until you have the sides as long as you want it. We suggest 170 stitches

-Decrease Rows: Knit 2, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.

-Do this at the beginning of each row, until you have 8 stitches left.

-Next Row: Knit 2, knit 2 together, knit to end of row=7

-Next Row: Knit 2, knit 2 together, knit to end of row=6

-Next Row: Knit 2, knit 2 together, knit to end of row=5

-Knit the next row.

-Cast off.

-At this point, you may want to make a loop with a crochet hook.

-Weave ends with a yarn needle.

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The end result is a very elegant, simple and cozy baby blanket for that special new little person in your life.

Use this pattern as a base to create other more complicated designs (stitch patterns).

Here are some other ideas for little ones:

How To Knit Slippers

Knitted Fingerless Gloves

Get gift ideas from our Valentine’s Day Recap

Many more project ideas for children on our YouTube Playlist