Introducing the Grace Baby Blanket Pattern! This easy knit baby blanket features rosebuds scattered throughout the body of the blanket and an oh-so-sweet crochet ruffle edge to finish it off. Access this free knit baby blanket pattern through the Subscriber Benefits Library or have it sent directly to your email address.
It is exciting to see so many of my girlfriends becoming Grandmas! (Clearly, they are much older than I am! 😉)
This sweet Baby Blanket Pattern was written especially for a soon-to-born little girl named Grace. Her grandma and I were born within a month of each other while our dad’s served in the Navy and our moms tended their homes. We spent much of our childhoods together in Hawaii; I’m telling you, it was a tough life!
The body of this pattern is really very simple and quick. I used a thicker, chunkier cotton yarn than I typically do; as such, I knit the body in about a week. Granted, I spent a good deal of that week in the car and had ample knitting time. But, I would imagine that it would take 2-3 weeks of evening knitting, start to finish. Even if you are a newish knitter, you will find this pattern very doable.
Like the Argyle Baby Blanket, if you can knit and purl, you will be able to make these sweet little rosettes. (If you would like a lacier, more delicate baby blanket, check out this Cloverleaf Eyelet Baby Blanket Pattern.)
And that crochet ruffle edge! For my non-crocheting friends, I am going to encourage you to give it a whirl. I think you will find it easy and worth the effort. I did make a video showing how to knit the little rosebuds in the body and the crochet ruffle edge. The ruffle is really nothing more than basic single crochet, chain stitch, and slip stitch and the video shows you these techniques.
I happened upon this blush-colored chunky cotton yarn in my LYS. It is nice and soft, washes up nicely, economical, and makes this a quick knit. (The Circulo website claims that this is a worsted weight yarn, at the same time that their packaging recommends US10 needles with a gauge of 3.5 stitches per inch. It knits up like a chunky yarn) I realized as I wrote the pattern that this yarn isn’t widely available online, though I found it at this site I have rounded up some other chunky, baby-blanket-appropriate yarns below. But if you want to go the worsted weight route, I did add the yardage and cast-on information for a worsted weight yarn in the pattern, shown in italics below.
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I haven’t used these yarns on this blanket; they have a similar gauge to the yarn I used for the project. If you do choose one of these other yarns, make sure to work a swatch and adjust accordingly.
Berroco Comfort Chunky is a nylon/acrylic blend that is machine washable and comes in great colors.
Sirdar No1 Chunky is also a nylon/acrylic blend but doesn’t have quite the color selection
DMC Natura is a cotton bulky yarn with a nice color selection.
Cascade Yarns Sarasota Chunky is a cotton/acrylic blend
And if you are making this sweet baby blanket pattern as a gift, don’t forget to add a little gift tag. I write the washing instructions on the backside of the tag. You see these tags and some other knitted gift ideas here.
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