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Pattern Requests
baby blanket pattern
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May 3, 2013 09:16:38   #
sharonlee
 
does anybody have a very simple baby blanket pattern for
a new young knitter. She knows how to knit and is learning
the purl stitch. Thanks always to all the kp friends
 
May 3, 2013 09:19:22   #
doespoon
 
Knitting pattern central has an enormous amount of patterns. I have found super simple to super complex in there.
May 3, 2013 09:23:56   #
CCNana
 
I have adapted the free pattern "Checkers Baby Blanket" from Lion Brand Yarn. I use 2 of their Pound of Love yarn which is worsted weight. Still use size 11 needles. Cast on 94 stitches instead of 134. Follow the pattern and make it as long as you want. Easy, inexpensive, looks great and is not boring to do.
May 3, 2013 09:29:49   #
JeanWilkins
 
Does she know how to do the knitted dishcloth that you cast on 4 stitiches then increase to the middle then decrease? If so, she can use baby yarn and make a baby blanket with the same process, except cast-on 8, then knit with increases to the half-way point of the size she wants it. It should be very simple and this is about the 3rd time that I have mentioned this blanket design on this forum. :thumbup:
May 3, 2013 09:29:49   #
JeanWilkins
 
Does she know how to do the knitted dishcloth that you cast on 4 stitiches then increase to the middle then decrease? If so, she can use baby yarn and make a baby blanket with the same process, except cast-on 8, then knit with increases to the half-way point of the size she wants it. It should be very simple and this is about the 3rd time that I have mentioned this blanket design on this forum. :thumbup:
May 3, 2013 09:32:43   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
I would suggest the diagonal knit.
All knit stitches. Start at a corner and do an easy increase. Just like the kitchen dish cloth.
Adding a strip is easy to do and makes it look so " talented".
Good for your young knitter.
Linda
 
May 3, 2013 09:40:30   #
JeanWilkins
 
LEE1313 wrote:
I would suggest the diagonal knit.
All knit stitches. Start at a corner and do an easy increase. Just like the kitchen dish cloth.
Adding a strip is easy to do and makes it look so " talented".
Good for your young knitter.
Linda


This is the same idea I just posted. I got the pattern online. :thumbup:
May 3, 2013 09:49:01   #
sharonlee
 
thank you for all your suggestions, I will start going through
them and get something ready for her
May 3, 2013 10:29:21   #
LadyBecket
 
There are lots of blankets here, some difficult but many simple: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#photo=yes&craft=knitting&view=captioned_thumbs&language=en&query=simple%20baby%20blankets&availability=%2Bfree&sort=created
May 3, 2013 10:49:26   #
marina1109
 
Lionbrand has some easy blankets
You'll (her) have to register to get the free patterns:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L20088.html?
May 3, 2013 13:13:42   #
yourmother306 (a regular here)
 
I like basketweave
only knit and purl
http://www.marymaxim.ca/free-baby-basketweave-blanket-knit-pattern.html


 
May 4, 2013 05:55:51   #
suef3711
 
I love the baby blanket on Debbie Macombers web site. It is called baby blocks. Just a knit and purl blanket
May 4, 2013 07:59:47   #
Ruth Ray
 
Nothing wrong with just doing a garter stitch blanket. Variegated yarn would keep it interesting for her.
May 4, 2013 08:40:39   #
to-cath
 
As a variation on the dishcloth pattern---if you don't want to guess where the midpoint of your yarn is(for stash busting!)---cast on 3 stitches, knit one row, then do a yarn over before the centre stitch on every row, until you've got just enough yarn to cast off(using a larger needle, for stretch). If you do it in stripes, the stripes do a right angle turn in the middle of each row. I usually do the first row of each new colour in K1P1, so both sides look the same.
May 4, 2013 08:43:24   #
Pat6191
 
Once she has mastered the purl stitch, she could make a "Garter Rib Baby Blanket". I'm making one now and am really happy with how it's coming along. I got the pattern from www.orangeflowerpatterns.blogspot.com. It's an easy pattern - 1 row knitting and 1 row k3, p3.
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