Knitted Bright Stripes Baby Blanket

The Knitted Bright Stripes Baby Blanket is a delightful and cozy creation! Made with soft, gentle yarn, this blanket features vibrant stripes in a range of colors that will catch the eye. The bright hues add a playful touch, making it perfect for snuggling up with little ones on a chilly day. The soft, knitted texture is also gentle on baby's skin, making it a great choice for nursery decor or as a thoughtful gift for new parents.

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Anne Geddes Baby™
    • 764 Taffy (A) - 1 ball
    • 556 Jam (B) - 1 ball
    • 261 Tangerine (C) - 1 ball
    • 226 Bumble (D) - 1 ball
    • 691 Grass (E) - 1 ball
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9]
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6]

Measurements:

32 1/2" (82.5 cm) square

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)

cm = centimeter

K = knit

mm = millimeter

sc = single crochet(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Yo = yarn over

Gauge: 8 sts = 4" (10 cm); 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches

Knit Increase: Knit into the front and the back of the next stitch (1 stitch increase).

Picot: Ch 3, work slip st into second ch from hook (picot made).

Instructions

BLANKET

With A, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.

Row 2: Knit increase, K1, knit increase: 5 sts.

Row 3: Knit across.

Row 4: Knit increase, K3, knit increase: 7 sts.

Rows 5-32: K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 32, cut A.

Rows 33-48: With B, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 48, cut B.

Rows 49-64: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 64, cut C.

Rows 65-74: With D, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 74, cut D.

Rows 75-84: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 84, cut C.

Rows 85-94: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 94, cut A.

Rows 95-98: With E, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 98, cut E.

Rows 99-118: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 118, cut A.

Rows 119-126: With D, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 126, cut D.

Rows 127-130: With E, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 130, cut E.

Rows 131-134: With C, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 134, cut C.

Rows 135-158: With B, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 158, cut B.

Rows 159-164: With A, K3, Yo, knit across, at the end of Row 164, cut A.

Rows 165-180: With C, K3, Yo, knit across.

Rows 181-186: K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 186, cut C.

Rows 187-204: With D, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 204, cut D.

Rows 205-220: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 220, cut A.

Rows 221-226: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 226, cut B.

Rows 227-230: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 230, cut E.

Rows 231-234: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 234, cut B.

Rows 235 and 236: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 236, cut E.

Rows 237-246: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 246, cut B.

Rows 247-268: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 268, cut A.

Rows 269-278: With C, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 278, cut C.

Rows 279-302: With D, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 302, cut D.

Rows 303-308: With C, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 308, cut C.

Rows 309-312: With B, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 312, cut B.

Rows 313-330: With A, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 330, cut A.

Rows 331 and 332: With E, K2, K2tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across, at the end of Row 332, cut E.

Row 333: With C, K2, K2 tog, Yo, K2tog, knit across.

Repeat Row 333 for pattern until 7 sts remain.

Next Row: K2 tog, K3, K2tog: 5 sts.

Next Row: Knit across.

Last Row: K2 tog, K1, K2tog: 3 sts.

Bind off all sts in knit.

EDGING

With right side facing and using crochet hook to work in ends of rows, join C with sc in any corner.

Round 1 (Right side): Work 2 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot, (work 3 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot) around to third corner, fasten off; join A with sc in next end of row, work 2 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot, (work 3 sc evenly in ends of rows, work Picot) around; join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

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