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Free Pattern: Still River Baby Blanket


If there is a new baby coming into your life, you need to make the Still River Baby Blanket.  This comfy and cozy knit baby afghan is the perfect easy knitting pattern [3] for the expectant mom, or first time grandma.  Making your own knit baby blanket [4] for baby is not only relaxing, but a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime.  Because this blanket is so cuddly, it’s sure to be the one that baby claims as his or her favorite and will keep forever.  And every time you see this cuddly knit blanket, you’ll smile.  Don’t be surprised when “blankie” goes off with your suddenly very tall kid to college!

Still River Knit Baby Blanket [5]

This pattern is a very versatile one that can be adapted to any gender, and really any size.  Make it smaller by doing fewer increases.  Make it bigger by doing more.  Change colors to do stripes.  You could even do one ball of five similar shades to give an ombre effect.  The possibilities are endless with this super easy knit baby blanket [4]; but one thing is for sure, your little one is going to cherish it forever.



10 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows as if knitting with straight needles.

Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row.
Rep last row until you have 90 sts on needle.
Next (decrease) row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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What is your favorite type of knit baby blanket?