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Teddy Bear Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Teddy Bear Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Follow the easy chart to knit this adorable teddy bear baby blanket with many possible variations.

Read charts beginning at the bottom right corner. Row 1 and odd rows are read left to right. Row 2 and even rows are read right to left. Each square represents one stitch.

Size:
32" wide x 28" long

Gauge:
13 sts and 18 rows=4" in St st with two strands held tog

Materials:
Size 11 (8 mm) 26" circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Merino 5 by Crystal Palace Yarns
5 balls 9816 Dogwood Pinks
5 balls 5208 Blush
100% Machine Washable Merino Wool
110 yards/50 grams

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Teddy Bear Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Instructions
Note: Entire blanket is knit with one strand of each color held tog.

CO 104 sts loosely.
Work 3 rows Seed Stitch:
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Row 2: sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Row 3: sl 1, * p1, k1; rep from *, end p1

Working the first and last 4 sts in Seed Stitch and continuing to slip the first st of every row, begin with Row 1 of chart, repeating chart 3 times across. Place markers between repeats if desired.

Work the first repeat with the bear in St st and the background in Rev St st. Work the second repeat with the bear in Rev St st and the background in St st. Work the third repeat with the bear in St st and the background in Rev St st.

Note both sides look the same, only reversed.

Rep Rows 1-40 of chart 2 more times, reversing the bear and background on the second repeat:
Work the first repeat with the bear in Rev St st and the background in St st. Work the second repeat with the bear in St st and the background in Rev St st. Work the third repeat with the bear in Rev St st and the background in St st.

Teddy Bear Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

There are many variations possible. You could work all the bears in St st and the background in Rev St st or vice versa. Add more repeats across or down for a bigger blanket (additional yarn will be needed). Or you could work St st bears on the diagonal and Rev St bears diagonally in the other direction.

Work 3 rows of Seed Stitch. BO loosely.

Weave in ends on WS.
Block.

Teddy Bear Knitting Chart

Click for large chart to print

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter