A charming knit baby blanket pattern using the cloverleaf eyelet stitch and finished using a cloverleaf crochet edge. This sweet blanket makes the perfect gift for the new baby in your world. Instructional video shows how to knit the cloverleaf eyelet stitch baby blanket and crochet the cloverleaf edge. This is a free knitting pattern.
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 a better home. Kate’s mentor and her husband are from Italy, only in the US for a short time while she works on her Ph.D., so they really don’t have friends and family nearby.
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 Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch for the body of this simple baby blanket. I was pushing for that since I knew I could add a clover border to the afghan pattern 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.
I like to write the washing instructions on the back of the tag. (This is the Argyle Baby Blanket Pattern shown below)
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This is not a hard pattern and while maybe not best for a first-time knitter, could easily be knit by advanced beginner knitters familiar with the stitches used, as indicated below.
To make this a smaller or larger blanket, pop over to How to Resize a Knit Blanket, Throw or Washcloth.
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 can already hear all the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ at the baby showers when your new baby blanket is unwrapped. Truly, I can’t imagine lovelier baby shower gifts than handmade crib blankets.
I hope this sweet little baby feels the love that was knit into this blanket.
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If you love this Eyelet Baby Blanket and are looking for more free baby blanket knitting patterns, you might like this Rosebuds and Ruffles Baby Blanket. This sweet blanket uses a cotton bulky yarn. For a less frilly, but still sweet knit baby blanket, check out this Argyle Baby Blanket.
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