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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.)

Pink Knit Baby Blanket with a crochet ruffle edge in a gift box.

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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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.

Materials Needed for this Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern (38″ by 38″)

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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.

Some other Chunky/Bulky Yarns that should be appropriate for Baby Blankets

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

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Finished Pink Knit Baby Blanket Pattern hanging over a chair, against a window.

And if you are making this sweet baby blanket pattern as a gift, don’t forget to add a little care tag. detailing the yarn fiber content and washing instructions.

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Pink Knit Baby Blanket in a box.

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8 Comments

  1. Lisa Conaway

    August 24, 2021 at 6:12 am

    Thankyou for such a classic lovely pattern.

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    • lynn

      August 25, 2021 at 8:25 am

      Oh Lisa, you are more than welcome! Happy Knitting.

      Hugs,

      Lynn

      Reply
  2. sheila

    November 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    For some reason, even though I clicked the Grace baby blanket pattern desired, nothing arrived in my inbox.

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    • lynn

      November 16, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      Sorry about that, check your inbox! I’ve just sent it again.

      Happy Knitting

      Reply
  3. Alícia V

    November 17, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Hello, I’ve clicked where indicated for pattern but never received. This is for theGrace blanket. Can you please send I really like it. I want to make one for my grandson. Thank you

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    • lynn

      November 19, 2021 at 10:09 am

      Hi Alicia,

      Check your inbox!

      Reply
  4. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

    March 26, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Just so beautiful and adorable. Thank you for the pattern. 🌹

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    • lynn

      March 27, 2022 at 6:37 am

      You are so very welcome Larissa! I didn’t realize you were a knitter too!

      Reply

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