Knit Baby Blanket Pattern with Eyelet Stitch
A charming knit baby blanket pattern that uses the cloverleaf eyelet stitch and is finished with a cloverleaf crochet edge. This sweet blanket makes a perfect gift for the new baby in your world. The instructional video shows how to knit the cloverleaf eyelet stitch 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.
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Materials for Baby Blanket Pattern (Baby Blanket Size of 38″ by 42″):
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- 7 Skeins of Berroco Modern Cotton,a Worsted Weight Yarn. I used the color Sandy Point
- Size 6 Knitting Needles
- Size G 6 Crochet Hook
- Some other soft baby yarn options are Cascade Nifty Cotton, Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton, Cascade Anchor Bay, or Baby Fabulous , a cotton and acrylic yarn. All these yarns are available in a variety of different colors.
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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 blocking time will only take 30-45 minutes, with another 1-2 days of dry time, so plan accordingly. Follow this link for instructions on how to block your knitting and the materials I use.
Stitches and Stitch Patterns Used:
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.
- SS – Seed stitch alternates Knit and Purls for every stitch and every row, essentially knitting the purls and purling the knits. Remember that you will never have a knit on top of a knit or a purl on top of a purl. Since we have an odd number of stitches our seed stitch pattern will be: Row 1: * K1, p1, K1 rep from * to end of row, Row 2: * K1, p1, K1 rep from * to end of row, Row 3: * K1, p1, K1 ; rep from * to end of row.
- K – knit
- P – purl
- sl st – Slip Stitch, you simply slip one stitch as if to purl onto the right needle without working it
- k2tog – knit 2 together
- ssk – slip, slip, knit
- yo – yarn over – Bring yarn to front of work just like when you do the purl stitch.
- psso – pass slip stitch over – pass the slipped stitch over the worked stitch (the knit 2 together) on your right needle and over the tip of the needle. It’s just like when you’re binding off stitches
Instructions on How to Knit Baby Blanket, Using the Cloverleaf Eyelet Stitch
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Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows to the inch on size 6 needles using Berocco Modern Cotton, worsted weight
- Cast on 181 stitches (multiple of 8 plus 5)
- Knit Seed Stitch for the first 3 rows.
- Row 1: * K1, p1, K1; rep from * to end of the row,
- Row 2: *K1, p1, K1; rep from * to end of the row
- Row 3: * K1, p1, K1; rep from * to end of the row
- 4th row: Seed Stitch for first 3 stitches (K1, p1, K1) and then knit rest of row until the last 3 stitches. Use seed stitch for the last 3 stitches of the row.
- 5th row: Seed Stitch for first 3 stitches (Knit, Purl, Knit) then purl the rest of the row until the last 3 stitches. Use seed stitch for the last 3 stitches of the row.
- Seed stitch the first 3 and last 3 stitches of each row for the rest of the blanket
- 6th row: SS first 3 stitches, K2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, * K5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, pass slip stitch over, yo, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, K2, SS last 3 stitches
- 7th row and remaining odd, wrong side rows: SS first 3 stitches, P all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
- 8th row: SS first 3 stitches, K3, yo, ssk, *k6, yo, ssk, repeat from * to last 5 sts, K2, SS last 3 stitches
- 10th row: SS first 3 stitches, K all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
- 12th row: SS first 3 stitches, K1, *k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 9 sts. K6, SS last 3 stitches
- 14th row: SS first 3 stitches, K7, *yo, ssk, k6, repeat from * to end, SS last 3 stitches
- 16th row: SS first 3 stitches, K all stitches, SS last 3 stitches
- Repeat rows 6- 17 until last 3 rows; Seed Stitch last 3 rows.
- This video will show some of the knitting, specifically, this shows row 12. Even though it doesn’t show the other rows, the stitches used to make up the Cloverleaf Eyelet in row 12 will be the same stitches you’ll use throughout the blanket.
- Cast off, but don’t cut cast-off yarn.
Crochet Cloverleaf Edge onto Blanket:
- Transfer yarn to a crochet hook.
- Work single crochet stitch all the way around the blanket, with the right side of the blanket facing you.
- Begin to work crochet cloverleaf pattern on the corner:
- Cloverleaf: sc stitch, then on next stitch chain 3 and single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. Chain 3 more and single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. Chain 3 more then single crochet into the first stitch of the chain. (So you chain and work into the first stitch of the chain 3 times for each clover).
- After the 3rd ch, work a slip stitch into the stitch that you crocheted the original single crochet in. The video below will help illustrate this.
- Single Crochet into the next 3 sc stitches
- Work a Cloverleaf into the 4th stitch.
- Repeat the 3 single crochets and the cloverleaf into the 4th stitch for the rest of the blanket. You may need to finagle a few stitches to get the cloverleaf on the corner if that is important to you.
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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Oh my goodness what a wonderful talent you have. This is beautiful!! I hope that one day I can slow down and learn to do this.. I’m not sure if that will ever happen but I’m in awe of those who have this art mastered. love your packaging too what a neat gift..
Hey Carole, we only have so much time in a day, right? And I know you put in many hours in that beautiful garden of yours. Perhaps my garden would look as lovely as yours if I spent less time knitting! ? But, knitting is a great hobby for those of us who have a hard time just sitting in front of the tv without something in our hands. If it is something you are interested in learning, there are so many fantastic youtube videos to learn from.
Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend.
What a beautiful baby blanket! I appreciated your comment on sweaters – I’m currently knitting two, and already feel that the time commitment far outweighs the time the garment will be worn or appreciated. In fact, one of the sweaters was meant to be a gift, and already the intended recipient has inadvertently let me know they don’t really care for it! LOL! In the meantime, I’ve had lots of opportunity to knit for friends expecting babies, and have grown very fond of knitting little things. I’ve been looking for a blanket pattern, and this is just gorgeous! Thank you!
I feel ya! Yeah, there is just too much time (not to mention $$$) invested in a hand knit sweater. I also got to the point where I would knit something then see it in the store for ½ of what I paid for the yarn alone!
But…that’s why we have blankets and washcloths, right?
Thanks so much for popping in and leaving your sweet comment. I do love this blanket and just can’t wait for the new parents to receive it.
Have a great weekend and hope you get some fun knitting in. I’m actually working on a Christmas stocking pattern that I hope to publish soon!
Many hugs, Lynn
When I put my password in, it does not take me to the patterns. Maybe I am using a wrong password.
Hey Kathleen, I just sent you an email with password info.
Aw thanks Carla! I do love it and just can’t wait to gift it!
Have a great weekend.
My daughter is expecting next month and I have been pouring over baby blanket patterns to find one she’ll love…this is it! And I get to order more yarn…*smile* Thanks for posting this pattern! Made my day~
Oh Deb…you just made my day!! And how exciting for you…a new wee baby in the family! I know that every stitch will be knit with Grandma’s love! Happy Knitting my friend.
Oh My Goodness !!!!!!! This is Wonderful …… and I just found out that my Lifelong friend’s Son is having his 4th child !!!!!! I cannot wait to get started on this blanket for them :0) Thank You SO much for this Sweet, Sweet pattern !!!!! AND for the video’s ….. I am a little nervous about the edging :0)
Have a Wonderful Weekend !!!!!!!
Hey Barb…don’t be nervous about the edging…it’s very easy…I did attach some videos if crochet is not your strong suit, but I firmly believe that if you can knit you can crochet. Sometimes when I switch from knit to crochet I need to remind myself that I should only have on stitch on my crochet hook after I’ve completed each stitch.
And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions when you get there! I’d be thrilled to help.
Happy Knitting (and crocheting)!
This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for your kind words Sara! I am tickled with how it turned out an dam excited to give it to the new parents.
What a beautiful blanket; love the cloverleaf pattern that is mirrored on the edge. Thank you for YouTube links inserted along with pattern instructions as well. I’ve found that baby blankets are truly appreciated and are used for subsequent children if knit in neutral colors. Excellent job on the photography. Makes me want to get started on one today!!
Hi Laurie, Thank you so much for all your kind comments…you’ve made my day! And I do agree that baby blankets are so appreciated and I can’t wait to give it to the new parents.
I hope you are able to get started on a fun project soon.
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and leave your sweet words.
Have a great weekend.
Help! I the password doesn’t work. Can you help me please?
Hi Mary Kay, I sent you an email to help with the password.
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This is so beautiful. I haven’t knitted in years but certainly, can appreciate the beauty of it.
Thanks Debra! I don’t always have project going all the time now, but I do enjoy it when I have a reason to pick up the needles.
Thanks for swinging by…have a great day.
Hi! What a beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing it. If I wanted to make this a slightly smaller blanket how many do you recommend casting on? Thanks, again.
Hi Liz, it really depends on the size you want. If you wanted it about half the size you could cast on only have of the 181 and if you wanted it about ¾ of the size, then cast on about ¾ of the 181. Make sense? You’ll have to gauge the length based on the width you decide if you want it to be a square.
Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by today.
So sweet! Earlier today I was talking with my mom about things we’re planning to make for our upcoming little one. She’s an experienced knitter and we don’t have any blankets yet – I need to send her this post!
Hi Natasha…so excited for you and your impending ‘little one’…I so miss those days. You are in for so much fun.
And so thrilled that you might have your mom knit this blanket for the new addition. That thought puts a smile on my face.
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know.
Many hugs, Lynn
Hi there Lynn, this is so beautiful and delicate. If I were to make it in a 4 ply yarn (uk) how many more stitches would I need to cast on at the begining to make it roughly the same size? thanks Lynn x
Hi Lynn, Thanks so much for your kind words. In regards to how many stitches to cast on, I would be afraid to say specifically…if I were you I’d knit a swatch of your fingering weight yarn and figure out your gauge using that yarn.
This site might help give you a little guidance.
Thanks again for swinging by.
Im so excited to knit this for my little one who is due in October.I am not an expert at knitting so I have been practicing this pattern with not so expensive wool first.
I just find it difficult to understand your instruction for Row 6.I got it till the part you say we have to repeat from*…but i didn’t get it when you said till last 2 stitches, because after dat we have to knit 2 and seed stitch 3..so it should be till last 5 right?
I find similar confusion in Row 8 and 12 too .I will be really grateful if you could explain to me this.
Dhannya, I am so glad you wrote in and Congrats on your pending new arrival! In reading over the directions I can surely see why you were a tad confused and I’ve made a correction to make the directions a little more clear. Your assumption was spot on. Thanks so much for seeing that and I hope I haven’t caused too much frustration for you.
Let me know if it’s still not clear.
Thank you so much Lynn for your reply and the correction.It makes peefect sense for me now.I will send you a pic of the blanket,once I am done with it.
Hi I noticed you had a problem with row 6 I did too. I just finished this row to the last 5 stiches but I did a yarn over slip one and knit 2 together then pass over then k2 and ss last 3 stiches if I didn’t do that then it did not work out please let me know if this correct
Hi Maureen, do you still need help with the pattern?
Thank you so much for your reply and corection Lynn.It makes perfect sense to me now.I will send a pic of the blanket once Iam done with it.
Thank you once again.
Lynn this precious!!! I can remember receiving a hand made baby blanket for my first son and it meant the world to me. I still have it. There is something very loving and dear about receiving a hand knit item like this. Not to mention, this blanket looks like it comes from a high-end boutique! It’s gorgeous!
Aw, thanks so much my sweet friend. I’m dying for Kate to give this blanket to the expectant mom, but she hasn’t done so yet…waiting for the shower. I loved how it turned out and am anxious to knit another one soon.
Many hugs, Lynn
Thank you for the beautiful baby blanket pattern.
I am considering using wool rather than cotton. I don’t love knitting with cotton yarn. Do you think it will be ok?
I think it would be just fine! I made this one in cotton as they live in Florida.
My one suggestion is make sure it is a washable wool and not scratchy.
I can not seem to set a password. What am I missing? Thanks
Hey Kris, I sent you an email. Let me know if you still have problems.
What a lovely article and beautiful baby blanket.
Not sure if I have the patience to knit it, but pinned it as it so beautiful x
Aw Thanks Linda…you know , I just need to have something to keep my hands busy while watching tv. I like simple patterns that don’t require too much of my attention…I surely don’t want to miss any of the action on Game of Thrones!
hi, love this pattern, slightly confused with the odd no off stitches, seed stitch k1 p1, works out even amount of stitches, am I missing something obvious, thanks Clare x
Yes, you will K1 P1 the whole length of the blanket for 3 rows and you will end up with just a knit on the last stitch of the first row…but it works out fine. The eyelet body needs an odd number of stitches but wanted the border to have an even number on each side, so the blanket needed to have an odd number cast on overall.
I hope that answers your question. Please let me know if you have further questions.
lovely pattern and hoping to make for a friend’s baby, but I would like it to be a little smaller(not sure I have enough yarn). Is there a number to the pattern stitches I can apply when calculating how many to cast one? (I looked at one cloverleaf pattern which said 8 + 7 stitches, but can’t seem to apply it here).
Hi Lisa..yes…you can apply that 8 + 7, but then figure another 6 (3 on each end) stitches for the border. Hope that helps! Happy Knitting.
Have there been any corrections to this lovely pattern? I’ve knit and ripped out the first 8 rows twice, because I start with 181 stitches, but the find I have 180sts in R8, and I can’t for the life of me figured out where I’ve gone wrong.
I have all the yarn, the time to knit it up, and a new baby who would love to have this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
I am racking my brain to figure out what’s going on with your knitting! I’m pretty confident that the pattern is correct but wondering if one of the steps might not be as clear as it needs to be. You are getting your Yarn Overs in, right? Do you have 181 after the 7th row? We’ll figure it out,…I promise!
Do you think this blanket would still look lovely without the crocheted edge?
Hi Amber…it will still look very sweet. The knit border for the pattern is a simple seed stitch, but it finishes the blanket off nicely.
I’m puzzled by the fact that you seem to be doing yarnovers in the “wrong” direction – front to back instead of back to front. Why is this?
Hey Sharon…I had no idea I was doing it backward!! I guess I learned that way 30 years ago and didn’t know it was wrong. In looking at my pattern, I wonder if the cloverleaves would be smaller if I yarned over the ‘right’ way! Thanks for letting me know. I will surely attempt to ‘retrain’ myself, but man, that’s going to be hard after all these years.
Have a great day my friend.
I love this blanket, but was wondering if I could make it in a baby Merino or similar. I don’t know what it would be like in maybe a 3 ply or 4 ply?
Could you give me an idea on that and what needles to use?
I would love it to be soft and a bit drapey as I’m making it for my daughter to bring baby home from hospital.
I had such a great time knitting this beautiful blanket! It will be my “go to” baby gift blanket from now on. I knitted a matching hat and it makes a lovely set. Lynn, Thank you for this great gift of a pattern!
Oh Teresa, I am so thrilled! In all honesty, it was one of my favorite knit projects as well and I’m looking forward to knitting it again. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to share a picture of the hat that you knit to go along with it! Not only would I love to see it, but I imagine other readers would love to see it as well.
You are a dear to take a minute and share your kind comments.
You made my day my friend,
That’s beautiful! I’ll make it for my nephew or niece that my SIL is expecting <3
How how exciting! I did love knitting (and crocheting) this blanket. Enjoy and congratulations.
I am having trouble with the first three rows! My knits sit in knits. Do you change k p in every row to make it work? I wish there were a video. I’ve ripped theee times and tried sev ways. I’m sure I’m making it harder than it seems. Thank you…love this pattern!
Hi Joyce, so the confusion arises because we are dealing with an odd number of stitches. If you were doing standard seed with an even number of stitches, you’d be knit, purl on one row and then purl, knit on the next because you’d be ending on a purl. But since we have an odd number of stitches, just knit, purl for the three rows. You will end with a knit, so when you reverse, your knit will be sitting on a purl. I hope this makes sense!
Let me know if not and I’ll give it another shot.
Have a great day my friend.
Hi I’m the same as Wendy Farkas. I get 180 stitches after row 6 and also have tried redoing twice. Also at the end of row 6 I do the kids then there are 3 stitches left for the seed stitch…is this correct?
Hi Amanda…For you second question, yes you should have three stitches left for the seed stitch.
As for your first question…I know that when I first did this pattern, I did miss a few of the K2 and came out with the wrong stitch count.
I am out of town, so away from my yarn and needles, but will be home Friday night if you are still having issues.
Hi Lynn, thanks your for sharing this pattern! I am a bit confused with ‘ssk’, could your please explain?
SSK means slip, slip, knit.
Here’s a video showing the stitch.
Happy knitting my friend.
I’ve been working on this blanket and on row 7 when I was purling the whole row there were a few stitches I noticed that didn’t look like normal stitches you purl. (I’m not good with knitting terms so I hope you understand).
I purled everything, although now I have a sneaking suspicion that I should have just dropped those weird “stiches” off my needle since that’s what would make the cloverleaf?
So should I only purl/knit stitches that look normal and drop everything else off?
Good Morning Hayley,
If you set up row 6 correctly , then by just 100% purling the purl side, you will get the clovers. Some of the stitches do look ‘odd’…it’s probably the yarn overs that look odd.
It may take 3-4 rows for you to be able to see the pattern.
Definitely get back with me if you still have issues.
Happy Knitting my friend.
I’m on row 13 and the cloverleafs look very small. I think this is due to how I am purling them. Can you explain how you purl them?
Good Morning Rini,
I have been told that I do my yarn overs incorrectly, which does result in larger ‘holes’. I yarn over from front to back, while I think the rest of the world does their yarn over from back to front.
As it relates to purling, your purl row should be just normal purls…don’t treat them any differently.
Let me know if this helps at all.
your blankets are beautiful!!!!!!
Aw thanks so much Susan! Are you going to knit that sweet baby blanket?
This blanket is beautiful, however I’m having a little trouble in the first three rows! Is the repeating pattern K1 P1, with a final knit at the end, or K1 P1 K1? The asteroid in the instructions says to repeat from the first K1 so I read it as K1 P1 K1, K1 P1 K1… but in another comment you have said it is normal seed stitch ending in a K1. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks so much.
So sorry for any confusion, but you will end every row with a K1.
I’m going to see how I can clarify that in the post, so thanks for the heads up.
Happy Knitting my friend.
I’m waiting for the yarn…it’s supposed to be delivered this afternoon. I hope to have it ready for a baby sprinkle in about two weeks!!! It’s precious! 💗 Thank you!
Ooooh, you are going to be a knitting fool! But I know that the mom-to-be will be thrilled…I absolutely love this blanket.
Happy Knitting my friend.
I just finished the knitting and will start the crocheting tomorrow. The pattern is beyond beautiful. I had bought the yarn in Italy waiting for the right pattern. Thank you.
Oh Kathryn, you just made me so very happy! I love to hear that my patterns bring joy. And that baby blanket is one of my all time favs! Isn’t it lovely? Enjoy the crocheting and the gifting.
Thanks again for writing! Comments like yours are fuel to my engine.
I purchased the required 1400 yards of worsted weight yarn to make this 38″ x 42″ blanket. That seems like a lot of yarn for this size. Can you comment?
It did take 1400 yards of worsted weight yarn (the Berocco Modern Cotton) to knit the body of the blanket and the crochet trim. It is one of my favorite patterns, but be sure to check out all the videos associated with the pattern as row 6, the set up row, seems to give some folks a challenge.
I am getting ready to start working on this pattern, and realize that I purchased the Berroco Modern Cotton in DK rather than worsted weight. I double-checked your pattern, and see that it states worsted in the instructions, but you mentioned using DK in one of your replies to a comment above. Can you please speak to this? Should I be okay with my DK weight, or would I be better to return for worsted? Also, if DK works, should I increase number of stitches in a row?
Thank you for the beautiful pattern and for any insights you are able to provide,
Good Morning Emmanuelle,
Well, first off, I think I made a mistake by saying I used the DK weight! Argh, not sure what I was thinking. I definitely used the worsted weight.
If you want to keep the DK, go ahead and work a swatch in your yarn to see your gauge. Then you can see if you will need more of the DK yarn. The bottom line, that yarn will still work beautifully in the blanket…you just may need more and may need to cast on more stitches. Once you figure out your gauge, I’ll be glad to help you determine if you will need to cast on more and if you’ll need more yarn.
So sorry for the confusion!
Hi again Lynn,
Thank you for your reply! Help with the stitch conversion would be much appreciated. I knit a gauge swatch and I’m getting 6 stitches and 8 rows to the inch in stockinette. I did a quick calculation and think I should be casting on 226 stitch to have a blanket that is approx. 3 feet wide. Does this sound right to you? Also, whereas the Berroco Modern Cotton in worsted weight measures 209 yards (191m), the DK measures 335 yards (306m). Do you think I’ll have enough yarn with the 7 skeins I ordered?
Thanks in advance for any insight you are able to provide, Emmanuelle
So yes…I agree with your calculation, though I calculated 216 stitches. But an important element of this pattern is that you need a multiple of 8 stitches plus 5. So…you could do 221 stitches (216 is a multiple of 8, plus 5 more) or 229 stitches (224 is a multiple of 8, plus 5 more). And pay particular attention to the setup row, row 6, as it seems to give some people fits. Just be very cautious and make sure you end up with all your stitches (whatever you decide to cast on) at the end of every row. I did publish several videos relative to this pattern so be sure to check them out as well.
Here’s the one for row 6…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9taocCK7w&feature=youtu.be
And here is one addressing some questions that arise with this pattern…https://youtu.be/XSCyprwq1gU
As it relates to the yardage you need…I rely on this yardage calculator…https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure-html/onlineec/knittingCalculator.asp#knitCalcResults
often and according to their calculations; with a gauge of 6 stitches per inch, you will need 1,571 yards for a 36 x 36-inch blanket. So it sounds like you have plenty!
Please keep me posted as you go along.
Thank you very much Lynn, this is very helpful! Gratefully, Emmanuelle
You are so welcome, Emmanuelle!
Happy Knitting, Lynn
Hey, I also got DK weight yarn instead of worsted…and I got it months ago so I’m pretty much going to have to just use what I have. My question is, in order to make a similar looking blanket, what size needle should I use, as I bought the needle size recommended for the pattern but I’m concerned it won’t work up the same since the yarn is smaller. Thank you for your time! Alex
Hi Alex, I’d use the needle size recommended by the yarn manufacturer. If you knit the pattern as written, it will be a little smaller…which may not be a bad thing for your needs. If you have enough yarn and want to make it bigger, we can calculate how many you should cast on. Here’s a post that will help with that. But if you still need guidance, I am very happy to help.
Hello Lynn, I have just completed the first repeat of the pattern. Love it so far! How many repeats are needed before completing the last three seed stitch rows?
Great question. You should have 23 repeats of the 11-row repeat for the 42″ long blanket. Happy Knitting!
This is a beautiful pattern & I want to make it for the daughter of a friend of mine. My question is: in the video it looks as though you slip stitch knit wise but the directions in the pattern say slip purl wise. Am I seeing this correctly? If so, does it matter which way I slip stitch? Which would I do? Thank you so much.
You are very observant!
The truth is that while I KNOW how I should slip (purlwise), I am an old dog who is having a hard time learning new tricks! I learned to slip the wrong way 35 years ago and have a hard time, when I get going, remembering to do it the right way. I would recommend you slipping purlwise, your ‘holes’ will be smaller and neater.
Happy Knitting, my friend.
I just started knitting the Cloverlaf baby blanket for a church ministry and if I follow the directions for rows 8 an 14, it will be triangular with MANY more stitches in the later rows. What am I missing in the directions? How do I accommodate for the stitches added by the yarn overs in those rows? I’d like to knit several of these in variety of colors
Good Morning Mary Lynn,
It seems to me you are missing the SSK (slip slip knit) decreases in those rows. Every row should have the same number of stitches.
Let me know if this helps. If not, pop back in and I’m glad to help.
I love this pattern, but I’m having a terrible time with the instructions. On row 8 you say repeat from * and I end up getting almost 200 stitches on my needles . Shouldn’t there be a decrease somewhere in order to keep the same 181 stitches throughout???
Hi Judy, the SSK is a decrease and will keep the 181 stitches. This video may be helpful. https://youtu.be/Wx9taocCK7w