Knit Baby Blanket with Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch

I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

Knit and Crochet, projects | July 13, 2017 | By

A charming knit baby blanket using the cloverleaf eyelet stitch and finished using a cloverleaf crochet edge.

I have been knitting for about 30 years. When I first began this hobby, I was all about knitting sweaters but I slowly began to realize that it broke my heart a bit when the sweaters I knit weren’t being worn (by me or anyone else) when tastes changed or when they were grown out of or for any other reason.  The time investment in knitting a sweater can be significant so you don’t want that garment to be relegated to the closet.

So I’ve transitioned to knitting blankets, washcloths and the like….they don’t go out of style, you can’t really outgrow them AND they are so much easier to knit than a sweater.

But…I already have a stash of washcloths and have knit a couple of big blankets lately, so when Kate told me that the young lady overseeing Kate’s internship was pregnant…Ooooh…I was all…”That’s such exciting news…now I can knit a baby blanket!”I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

And this knit baby blanket couldn’t be going to better home. Kate’s mentor and her husband are from Italy, only in the US a short time while she works on her PhD, so they really don’t have friends and family near by. 

When they return back to Italy, the idea that they’ll take a little token of love from the US with them just warms my soul.I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

Kate and I deliberated over a pattern for this knit baby blanket and ultimately decided on a Clover Eyelet for the body of the blanket. I was pushing for that since I knew I could add a clover border to the blanket as well…and let’s just admit that a cute border is the icing on the cake…the cherry on top of your sundae…you get the idea.

I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

Materials for Knit Baby Blanket (40″ by 44″):

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I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

Stitches Used for Knit Baby Blanket:

Knit Stitches

  • SS – Seed stitch alternates Knit and Purl for every stitch and then uses the alternate stitch for the next row. Remember that you will never have a knit on top of a knit or a purl on top of a purl.  Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row, Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end of row, Row 3: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  •  sl 1 – Slip 1, you simply slip one stitch as if to purl onto the right needle without working it
  •  k2tog – knit 2 together
  •  ssk – slip, slip, knit
  •  yo – yarn over – Bring yarn to front of work just like when you do the purl stitch.
  •  psso – pass slip stitch over – pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch (the knit 2 together) on your right needle and over the tip of the needle. It’s just like when you’re binding off stitches 

Crochet Stitches

I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

Instructions to Knit Baby Blanket:

Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows to the inch on size 6 needles using Berocco Modern Cotton, worsted weight

  • Cast on 181 stitches
  • Knit Seed Stitch for first 3 rows.  (Row 1: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row, Row 2: * P1, k1; rep from * to end of row, Row 3: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row)
  • 4th row: Seed Stitch for first 3 stitches (Purl, Knit, Purl) and then knit rest of row until the last 3 stitches. Use seed stitch for last 3 stitches of the row.
  • 5th row: Seed Stitch for first 3 stitches (Knit, Purl, Knit) then purl the rest of the row until the last 3 stitches. Use seed stitch for last 3 stitches of the row.
  • Seed stitch the first 3 and last 3 stitches of each row for the rest of the blanket
  • 6th row: SS first 3 stitches, K2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, * K5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over, yo, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, K2, SS last 3 stitches
  • 7th row and remaining odd rows: SS first 3 stitches, P all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
  • 8th row: SS first 3 stitches, K3, yo, ssk, *k6, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 5 sts, K2, SS last 3 stitches
  • 10th row: SS first 3 stitches, K all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
  • 12th row: SS first 3 stitches, K1, *k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 9 sts. K6, SS last 3 stitches
  • 14th row: SS first 3 stitches, K7, *yo, ssk, k6, repeat from * to end, SS last 3 stitches
  • 16th row: SS first 3 stitches, K all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
  • Repeat rows 6- 17 until last 3 rows; Seed Stitch last 3 rows.
  • This video will show some of the knitting, specifically this shows row 12. Even though it doesn’t show the other rows, the stitches used to make up the Cloverleaf Eyelet in row 12 will be the same stitches you’ll use throughout the blanket.

  • Cast off, but don’t cut cast off yarn.
  • Transfer yarn to crochet hook.
  • Work single crochet stitch all the way around.
  • Begin to work crochet cloverleaf pattern on the corner:
    • Cloverleaf: single crochet, then immediately chain 3 and single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. Chain 3 more and single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. Chain 3 more then single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. (So you chain and work into the first stitch of the chain 3 times for each clover).Work a slip stitch into the stitch that you crocheted the original single crochet in. The video below will help illustrate.
    • Single Crochet into the next 3 stitches
    • Work a Cloverleaf into the 4th stitch.
    • Repeat the 3 single crochets and the cloverleaf into the 4th stitch for the rest of the blanket. You may need to finagle a few stitches to get the cloverleaf on the corner if that is important to you. 

Once done, weave in all loose ends, wash and block your blanket. One of the reasons I do like using the Berocco Modern Cotton for a knit baby blanket is that it washes up beautifully.  All the photos were taken after it had been washed and air dried.

I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

I hope this sweet little baby feels the love that was knit into this blanket. 

Make sure to bookmark this page or pin this if you want to file it away for future reference.I am head over heels in love with this precious baby blanket. Pattern and instructions on how to make this knit baby blanket using the clover eyelet and crocheted cloverleaf border, with videos to provide further instructions to diy this sweet baby blanket.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Carole
    July 14, 2017

    Oh my goodness what a wonderful talent you have. This is beautiful!! I hope that one day I can slow down and learn to do this.. I’m not sure if that will ever happen but I’m in awe of those who have this art mastered. love your packaging too what a neat gift..

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Hey Carole, we only have so much time in a day, right? And I know you put in many hours in that beautiful garden of yours. Perhaps my garden would look as lovely as yours if I spent less time knitting! 😊 But, knitting is a great hobby for those of us who have a hard time just sitting in front of the tv without something in our hands. If it is something you are interested in learning, there are so many fantastic youtube videos to learn from.

      Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend.

      Hugs…Lynn

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    Krys
    July 14, 2017

    What a beautiful baby blanket! I appreciated your comment on sweaters – I’m currently knitting two, and already feel that the time commitment far outweighs the time the garment will be worn or appreciated. In fact, one of the sweaters was meant to be a gift, and already the intended recipient has inadvertently let me know they don’t really care for it! LOL! In the meantime, I’ve had lots of opportunity to knit for friends expecting babies, and have grown very fond of knitting little things. I’ve been looking for a blanket pattern, and this is just gorgeous! Thank you!

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Krys,

      I feel ya! Yeah, there is just too much time (not to mention $$$) invested in a hand knit sweater. I also got to the point where I would knit something then see it in the store for ½ of what I paid for the yarn alone!
      But…that’s why we have blankets and washcloths, right?
      Thanks so much for popping in and leaving your sweet comment. I do love this blanket and just can’t wait for the new parents to receive it.
      Have a great weekend and hope you get some fun knitting in. I’m actually working on a Christmas stocking pattern that I hope to publish soon!

      Many hugs, Lynn

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        Kathleen
        July 14, 2017

        When I put my password in, it does not take me to the patterns. Maybe I am using a wrong password.

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          lynn
          July 14, 2017

          Hey Kathleen, I just sent you an email with password info.

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    Carla from Kansas
    July 14, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful!

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Aw thanks Carla! I do love it and just can’t wait to gift it!

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs…Lynn

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    Deb
    July 14, 2017

    My daughter is expecting next month and I have been pouring over baby blanket patterns to find one she’ll love…this is it! And I get to order more yarn…*smile* Thanks for posting this pattern! Made my day~

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Oh Deb…you just made my day!! And how exciting for you…a new wee baby in the family! I know that every stitch will be knit with Grandma’s love! Happy Knitting my friend.

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    BARB
    July 14, 2017

    Oh My Goodness !!!!!!! This is Wonderful …… and I just found out that my Lifelong friend’s Son is having his 4th child !!!!!! I cannot wait to get started on this blanket for them :0) Thank You SO much for this Sweet, Sweet pattern !!!!! AND for the video’s ….. I am a little nervous about the edging :0)
    Have a Wonderful Weekend !!!!!!!

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Hey Barb…don’t be nervous about the edging…it’s very easy…I did attach some videos if crochet is not your strong suit, but I firmly believe that if you can knit you can crochet. Sometimes when I switch from knit to crochet I need to remind myself that I should only have on stitch on my crochet hook after I’ve completed each stitch.

      And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions when you get there! I’d be thrilled to help.

      Happy Knitting (and crocheting)!

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Sara Gray
    July 14, 2017

    This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Thanks for your kind words Sara! I am tickled with how it turned out an dam excited to give it to the new parents.

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Laurie
    July 14, 2017

    Wow!!
    What a beautiful blanket; love the cloverleaf pattern that is mirrored on the edge. Thank you for YouTube links inserted along with pattern instructions as well. I’ve found that baby blankets are truly appreciated and are used for subsequent children if knit in neutral colors. Excellent job on the photography. Makes me want to get started on one today!!

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for all your kind comments…you’ve made my day! And I do agree that baby blankets are so appreciated and I can’t wait to give it to the new parents.
      I hope you are able to get started on a fun project soon.

      Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet words.

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Mary Kay
    July 14, 2017

    Help! I the password doesn’t work. Can you help me please?

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      lynn
      July 14, 2017

      Hi Mary Kay, I sent you an email to help with the password.

      Thanks for subscribing!

      Lynn

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    Debrashoppeno5
    July 17, 2017

    This is so beautiful. I haven’t knitted in years but certainly, can appreciate the beauty of it.

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      lynn
      July 17, 2017

      Thanks Debra! I don’t always have project going all the time now, but I do enjoy it when I have a reason to pick up the needles.

      Thanks for swinging by…have a great day.

      Hugs, LYnn

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    Liz Romero
    July 17, 2017

    Hi! What a beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing it. If I wanted to make this a slightly smaller blanket how many do you recommend casting on? Thanks, again.

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      lynn
      July 17, 2017

      Hi Liz, it really depends on the size you want. If you wanted it about half the size you could cast on only have of the 181 and if you wanted it about ¾ of the size, then cast on about ¾ of the 181. Make sense? You’ll have to gauge the length based on the width you decide if you want it to be a square.

      Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by today.

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Natasha
    July 17, 2017

    So sweet! Earlier today I was talking with my mom about things we’re planning to make for our upcoming little one. She’s an experienced knitter and we don’t have any blankets yet – I need to send her this post!

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      lynn
      July 17, 2017

      Hi Natasha…so excited for you and your impending ‘little one’…I so miss those days. You are in for so much fun.

      And so thrilled that you might have your mom knit this blanket for the new addition. That thought puts a smile on my face.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know.

      Many hugs, Lynn

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    lynn noble
    July 24, 2017

    Hi there Lynn, this is so beautiful and delicate. If I were to make it in a 4 ply yarn (uk) how many more stitches would I need to cast on at the begining to make it roughly the same size? thanks Lynn x

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      lynn
      July 24, 2017

      Hi Lynn, Thanks so much for your kind words. In regards to how many stitches to cast on, I would be afraid to say specifically…if I were you I’d knit a swatch of your fingering weight yarn and figure out your gauge using that yarn.

      This site might help give you a little guidance.

      http://www.knitting-crochet.com/found/yarn.html

      Thanks again for swinging by.

      Hugs, Lynn

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    Dhannya
    July 24, 2017

    Im so excited to knit this for my little one who is due in October.I am not an expert at knitting so I have been practicing this pattern with not so expensive wool first.
    I just find it difficult to understand your instruction for Row 6.I got it till the part you say we have to repeat from*…but i didn’t get it when you said till last 2 stitches, because after dat we have to knit 2 and seed stitch 3..so it should be till last 5 right?

    I find similar confusion in Row 8 and 12 too .I will be really grateful if you could explain to me this.

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      lynn
      July 24, 2017

      Dhannya, I am so glad you wrote in and Congrats on your pending new arrival! In reading over the directions I can surely see why you were a tad confused and I’ve made a correction to make the directions a little more clear. Your assumption was spot on. Thanks so much for seeing that and I hope I haven’t caused too much frustration for you.

      Let me know if it’s still not clear.

      Thanks, Lynn

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        Dhannya
        July 26, 2017

        Thank you so much Lynn for your reply and the correction.It makes peefect sense for me now.I will send you a pic of the blanket,once I am done with it.

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