Sharing this free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern. The pattern uses a simple Argyle Pattern. a Diamond Seed Stitch border, and a Crochet Picot Edge. A basic knit and purl pattern creates the Argyle pattern, which is a reversible knit stitch pattern.
This darling Argyle Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern was crafted with love, appreciation, and gratitude.
As my sweet dad progressed in his Alzheimer’s journey, we reached a point when we realized he would be safer in a memory care unit. Regardless, it was still a heartwrenching decision to move him there. Many angels entered our world at that time and made the move as easy and painless as possible.
Emily was one of those angels.
Emily treated dad with compassion and dignity from the day that dad entered her care until he slipped away from us. If you have had a loved one burdened with Alzheimer’s, you know that compassion and dignity can be a rare supply and are so very appreciated.
The minute I found out that she was pregnant I knew I would knit a blanket for Emily and her new baby. Appreciation and gratitude fill this blanket as a thank-you for all the gentle care she gave to my dad.
Reversible Knitting Stitches look the same on the back and the front. This is not the case for all knit patterns. It is nice for blankets to be reversible is as both sides are easily seen.
A simple knit and purl pattern creates the reversible knitting pattern, in this case, the Argyle stitch. I love the tone on tone Argyle formed by the knit and purl. The body of the blanket is knit in the reversible Argyle pattern, however, the border is a Seeded Diamond Pattern which is not reversible
If you can read a chart and knit and purl, then you can knit this Argyle pattern and the Diamond Seed Border. The only stitches you need to know are simple knits and purls.
If you are new to crochet, then this is a great blanket pattern for you to learn the simple stitches that create this charming picot edge. To that end, I have made a short video for you. The video shows how to pick up the stitches and crochet the picot edge. You can see that full video here.
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One of the benefits of this Berroco Modern Cotton is that it is machine washable on cold. The instructions on the yarn say to ‘lay flat to dry.’ Between you and me, I laid it flat until it was almost dry and then popped it in the dryer on cool air to just fluff it up a bit.
I find that cotton blend yarns, washable merino yarns and some acrylics are best for baby blankets. The key attributes you should look for are:
Some of my favorites are:
This yarns are a variety of different yarn weights, so make sure to make the necessary adjustments or find an appropriate pattern
If you knitting this baby blanket as a gift, make sure to grab these gift tags to attach to the blanket.
On the back side of the tag, write the washing instructions for the yarn.
If you can read a chart, knit, and purl, then you will be able to knit this Argyle Knit Blanket. However, the full pattern is six pages long, including the chart! As such, it is too long to print in this post. All you need to do is click the button below! The full pattern will auto-magically land in your email inbox!
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