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Moss Stitch Diamonds Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

The angora blend yarn used in this baby blanket pattern is wonderfully soft, does not shed, and is machine washable. The stitch pattern is reversible but opposite. On the right side, the background is Rev St st and the inside of the diamonds is St st. On the wrong side, the background is St st and the inside of the diamonds is Rev St st. The edging is knit into the pattern.

28" wide x 36" long

18 sts=4" over Pattern Stitch

Size 9 US (5.5 mm) 26" circular needle or longer or size needed to obtain gauge
Crystal Palace Yarns Bunny Hop
50 % micro Acrylic, 42% micro Nylon, 8% rabbit angora
50 grams/1.75 ounces - 113 yards/103 meters
6 balls 9628 Perinwinkle

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Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Right Side

Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Wrong Side


Moss St
Row 1 (RS): sl 1 with yarn in back, *p1, k1
Row 2: sl 1 with yarn in front, *k1, p1
Row 3: sl 1 with yarn in back, *k1, p1, end k2
Row 4: sl 1 with yarn in front, *p1, k1, end p2
Rep these 4 rows.

CO 125 sts.
Working back and forth, work Moss St 6 rows.
Beg Pattern Stitch, working first and last 7 sts in Moss St. Place marker after 1st and last 7 sts to help keep track. Rep 36 rows of Pattern Stitch 6 times.

Pattern Stitch
Row 1 (RS): p1, *p4, (k1 p1) 2 times, k5, (p1, k1) 2 times, p5; rep from *
Row 2 and other even numbered rows: k all k sts and p all p sts
Row 3: k1, *p5, (k1, p1) 2 times, k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, p5, k1; rep from *
Row 5: p1, *k1, p5, (k1, p1) 5 times, p4, k1, p1; rep from *
Row 7: k1, *p1, k1, p5, (k1, p1) 4 times, p4, k1, p1, k1; rep from *
Row 9: p1, *(k1, p1) 2 times, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, p4, (k1, p1) 2 times; rep from *
Row 11: k1, *(p1, k1) 2 times, p5, (k1, p1) 2 times, p4, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; rep from *
Row 13: k1, *(k1, p1) 3 times, p4, k1, p5, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, rep from *
Row 15: k1, *k2, (p1, k1) 2 times, p9, (k1,p1) 2 times, k3; rep from *
Row 17: k1, *k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, p7 (k1, p1) 2 times, k4; rep from *
Rows 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 & 33: Rep Rows 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3 & 1
Row 35: p1, *p3, (k1, p1) 2 times, k7, (p1, k1) 2 times, p4; rep from *
Row 36: Rep Row 2

Work Moss St 6 rows.

BO in pattern. Weave in ends on WS.

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

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