A charming knit baby blanket pattern using the cloverleaf eyelet stitch and finished using a cloverleaf crochet edge. Instructional video showing how to knit the cloverleaf eyelet stitch and crochet cloverleaf 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!”
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.
Kate and I deliberated over a slew of knit baby blanket patterns 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. Yup, the combination of knit & crochet is always a plus for me.
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Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows to the inch on size 6 needles using Berocco Modern Cotton, worsted weight
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 hope this sweet little baby feels the love that was knit into this blanket.
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