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Interlocked Hearts Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Claudia Leis Bolgen

Hearts Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Swatch knit by Barbara Belcastro.

This baby blanket features interlocked hearts in knit and purl with a garter stitch border. It is totally reversible.

Size:
Approximately 27 x 37 inches

Materials:
400 grams/940 yards worsted weight yarn
Size 8 US (5 mm) circular needles at least 24 inches long
Size 10½ (6.5 mm) circular needles at least 24 inches long

Gauge:
17 sts=4 inches over pattern stitch with larger needles

Instructions

Note: CO enough sts to have 5 stitches at either side of blanket in garter stitch and enough pattern stitches to equal approximately 27 inches in width total. The pattern repeat is a multiple of 12 stitches plus 9.

Using smaller needles, CO 115 sts.
Work 9 rows (5 ridges) in garter stitch (knit every row). The piece should measure about 1¼ inches.
Change to larger needles and work as follows; the first and last five stitches are done in garter stitch:

Row 1 (RS): K5, P4, K1, *P11, K1; rep from * across, end P4, K5
Row 2: K8, P3, *K9, P3; rep from * across, end K8
Row 3: K5, P3, K3, *P9, K3; rep from * across, end P3, K5
Row 4: K7, P5, *K7, P5; rep from * across, end K7
Row 5: K5, P1, K7, *P5, K7; rep from * across, end P1, K5
Row 6: K5, P9, *K3, P9; rep from * across, end K5
Row 7: K14, *P3, K9*; rep from * across, end K5
Row 8: Repeat Row 6
Row 9: K9, P1, *K4, P3, K4, P1; rep from * across, end K9
Row 10: K6, P2, K3, P2, *K2, P1, K2, P2, K3, P2; rep from * across, end K6
Row 11: K5, P10, *K1, P11*; rep from * across, end last rep K1, P10, K5
Row 12: Rep Row 7
Row 13: Rep Row 6
Row 14: Rep Row 5
Row 15: Rep Row 4
Row 16: Rep Row 3
Row 17: Rep Row 2
Row 18: Rep Row 3
Row 19: K8, P3, *K4, P1, K4, P3*; rep from * across, end K8
Row 20: K5, P2, K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, P2, K2, P1, K2*; rep from * across, end P2, K5

Repeat these 20 rows until blanket is the size you want. Change to smaller needles and knit 9 rows (5 ridges) in garter stitch (knit every row). BO.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.