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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.

Check out this sweet Cloverleaf Eyelet Baby Blanket that I knit for someone who played an important role in our daughter’s life. And pop over here for all of my knit and crochet patterns.

This Argyle Pattern is one of several Reversible Knitting Stitches

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

A closeup of the baby blanket showing the knit and purl pattern which creates reversible knitting stitches.

A simple knit and purl pattern

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.

Sweet (and Easy) Crochet Picot Edge

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.

Argyle Baby Blanket with a silver rattle on a green chair.

Materials Needed for this Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern (40″ by 43″)

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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.

Blocking Your Blanket

Once you’ve spent the time to create your beautiful knit blanket, make sure you finish it properly by blocking it. The active time of blocking will only take 30-45 minutes, with another 1-2 days dry time, so plan accordingly. Follow this link for instructions on how to block your knitting and the materials I use.

Argyle baby blanket made using the Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern laying on wicker baskets.

What’s the Best Yarn to Use for a Baby Blanket?

There are several considerations when choosing the best yarn for your baby blanket.

  • Fiber – I am a cotton gal, but some other options are bamboo, acrylic and washable wool. I always defer to cotton or cotton blends primarily because it is hypo-allergenic, making it a safe bet for sensitive skins. It is washable and soft and smooth. Merino and superwash wools can also be great options, but check with the new mom beforehand. Acrylic yarn has the benefit of also being hypo-allergenic, washable and no shrink. I find some acrylics a little scratchy, so check before you buy. Bamboo (and blend) yarns are similar to cotton, with a bit more durability. In terms of pilling, animal fibers (wool) will pill more than cotton or acrylic.
  • Washability – make sure your blanket can be washed. I always recommend a cold, gentle wash with as little dryer time as possible…mostly to fluff it up.
  • Temperature – where the newborn lives might influence your choice of yarns. A baby in hot climates would probably prefer a cotton or bamboo (or blend) yarn whereas one in colder climates would appreciate the warmth of a merino wool.
  • Yarn Weight – stay away from heavy bulky and chunky yarns, opting for lighter weight DK and worsted weight yarns.

Some of my favorite baby blanket yarns are:

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  • Berroco Modern Cotton is a  60% Pima cotton/ 40% viscose yarn that is machine washable and comes in a wide array of colors. I used this yarn for my Eyelet and Argyle Baby Blankets. Modern cotton comes in worsted and dk weights.
  • Lana Grossa Soft Cotton Big is a 70% Cotton/ 30% Polyacrylic that is also machine washable with a nice variety of colors. I used this yarn for my Polka Dot Blanket. Soft Cotton Big is a worsted/heavy worsted yarn.
  • Natural Cotton Maxcolor 4/6 by Circulo is a 100% cotton yarn that is machine washable and in a wide array of colors. It’s a little heavier than the other 2, but not too heavy for a baby blanket. It does knit up quickly. I used it for my Rosebud and Ruffles Blanket.

If you are knitting this baby blanket as a gift, make sure to grab these gift tags to attach to the blanket.

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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10 Comments

  1. Lalitha

    June 7, 2021 at 10:28 am

    I don’t have the link to your library.

    Reply
    • lynn

      June 8, 2021 at 9:42 am

      Hi Lalitha,

      I’ve sent it to your email.

      Reply
  2. Anita Girard

    July 9, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    I filled out this information before today. It did not arrive in my e-mail in box.
    Thank you.
    Anita Girard

    Reply
    • lynn

      July 10, 2021 at 6:47 am

      Hi Anita, I apologize! I am not sure why it never made it to you. I have attached it this email.

      Happy knitting!

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  3. Pat

    August 22, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have completed the first 50 rows. Of the argyle baby blanket.
    Now am confused as to where do I start again. What row?
    I finally figured out how to follow the chart. Not a big fan of charts. Written instrustions are easier for me.
    So far I am liking the blanket.

    Reply
    • lynn

      August 23, 2021 at 6:08 am

      Good Morning Pat,

      I am sorry for the frustration! At your suggestion, I’ll add written directions for that chart to my to-do list.

      In the meantime, I can see that I need to clarify that you will return to row 19 and work through row 50, a little more than 7 times.

      Please do keep me posted on your progress and I’d love to see your finished blanket.

      Happy Knitting!

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  4. Pat

    October 17, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    I have finished the 7 repeats. And I don’t understand what I am to do now to get it to match the diamonds at the top. Do I go back to row 19 again?

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 17, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Pat,

      On page 3 of the pattern, at the bottom of the page, there is a diagram showing where the diamonds should be when you finish the Argyle pattern. So, if you aren’t seeing the diamonds as shown in that image, then keep working all rows until you do. Then, when you see the diamond has 7 stitches between the diamond ‘seeds’, you transition from the argyle to the border. Does that make sense?

      If you have more questions, do let me know.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  5. Olivia

    January 23, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Lynn!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I am a beginner knitter and would like to make this as a gift. I have already created many of your amazing washcloths to practice with.

    To get familiar with a pattern I like ot make swatches first. I have a few questions, as I am having some problems with the seeded diamond pattern.

    1. I think a swatch with 23 stitches cast on should be a decent size to see the diamond pattern. I figured since the diamond is worked in 9 plus 3 for each boarder (side). Would that work, what would you recommend?

    2. Can you clarify what you mean when you write K( P on wrong side) in your instructions? For example, row 3 & 4: “seed stitch first two stitches, K( P on wrong side) remaining stitches until last two stitches, which will be worked in seed stitch.” Do you want us to pearl on the wrong side instead of knit? For example row 4, which is the wrong side I should purl the remaining stitches instead of knit?

    Another example of this is on row 14 & 15, where you write P1 (K on the right side). So in this example, should I P1 for row 14 and then for row 15 I should K1 instead of pearl?

    3. The right side are odd number rows and the wrong side are even number rows correct?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    • lynn

      January 24, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Olivia,

      Let me see if I can help you.

      1. Are you just planning on practicing the seeded diamond? If so, then yes, that will be fine.
      2. OK, Instead of writing Row 3 K remaining stitches until last two stitches, which will be worked in seed stitch and then Row 4 P remaining stitches until last two stitches, which will be worked in seed stitch, I just combined them. So, yes, for row 4, which is the wrong side you should purl the remaining stitches instead of knit?
      3. And Yes, the right side is odd and wrong side is even.

      You are all over it! But I’m glad to help as you get into it! It really is a lovely pattern. What yarn are you using?

      Reply

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