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Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Melissa Leedom

Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Easy basketweave baby blanket will also give you a little practice with lace knitting for the edges.

Size:
29½" wide x 36;" long

Gauge:
16 sts and 24 rows =4" in Basketweave pattern

Materials:
Size 8 (5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4 skeins Bernat Cottontots
100% cotton
3.5 ounces/100 grams
171 yards/156 meters

Instructions
CO 92 sts. Knit 8 rows.
Begin eyelet section
Row 1: K4, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * across to last 4 sts, YO, K4. (93 sts on needle)
Row 2: K4, P across to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K4, YO, ssk, K across to last 7 sts, K3tog, YO, K4. (92 sts on needle)
Begin Basketweave Pattern (12 rows)
Row 1 (WS): K4, P2, *K4, P4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, P2, K4.
Row 2 (RS): K4, YO, ssk, *K4, P4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K4.
Rows 3 & 5: Repeat Row 1.
Rows 4 & 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7: K4, P2, *P4, K4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, P2, K4.
Row 8: K4, YO, SSK, *P4, K4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K4.
Rows 9 & 11: Repeat Row 7.
Rows 10 & 12: Repeat Row 8.

Repeat Rows 1-12 until blanket measures approx 35 inches, ending with Row 12 (RS).

Ending eyelet section
Row 1: K4, P across to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 2: K4, YO, ssk, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K4.
Row 3: K4, P across to last 4 sts, K4.
Knit 8 rows. BO. Weave in loose ends, block if desired.

©Melissa Leedom. Visit her blog here

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.