One of the fun things about writing a knitting blog is that your friends and family have a hard time forgetting that you like knitting/crocheting when they see you blabbing about it on the Internet all the time. One of the most frequent questions I get is: “What is the easiest baby blanket to knit?” Like this one right here!
Hi Monica! I have it in my mind to knit a little baby blanket. I was looking online for patterns – and remembered that I know a knitting expert! Do you have any suggestions for where I might find a simple but nice pattern? I can do basic stuff (k2, p2!) but nothing too complex. Also – the patterns I saw required a crazy level of counting and keeping track. I did a practice run and lost track very quickly. Any insider tips for keeping track of stitch count, etc? Thank you!!
[Edited to insure anonymity. We take gift-giving very seriously at Knit’s All Folks!]
Babies bring out the fiber-lover/knitter in all of us!
Below are my two favorite, easiest baby blanket knitting patterns, The Super Easy Baby Blanket from Purl Soho, and a basic Corner to Corner Blanket.
The Super Easy Baby Blanket
For the truly knitting intimidated, the first pattern is by Purl Soho, and, wow, do they know their stuff! The Super Easy Baby Blanket is just that. You’re just adding stripes by knitting until each skein of yarn runs out. Genius!
Yarn Suggestion for the Super Easy Baby Blanket:
Needle Suggestion for the Super Easy Baby Blanket:
Corner to Corner Blanket
Pattern for a Basic Corner to Corner Blanket:
Make a slip knot. Put it on your knitting needle.
Row 1: Knit into front and back of the slip knot. You now have 2 stitches.
Row 2: Knit 1, knit into front and back of next stitch. You now have 3 stitches.
Row 3: Knit 1, knit into front and back of next stitch, knit to end of row.
Repeat Row 3 until your desired width for your baby blanket. 20 inches is a good minimum.
Knit one row without an increase. (The knitting into front and back of a stitch is an increase.)
Next Row: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.
Repeat until you are down to 1 stitch. Pull your yarn end through that stitch, and you’re done!
Yarn Suggestions for Corner to Corner Blanket:
Needle Suggestion for Felici:
You’ll need size 6 needles for your baby blanket:
For a faster knit, you could use Knit Picks bulky yarn Dapple. For a small basic Corner to Corner Blanket, I would suggest buying at least 4 skeins of Dapple yarn.
Needle Suggestion for Dapple:
Dapple is super bulky, so you’ll need size 15 needles! Click below to check them out on Amazon.