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Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

Know someone expecting a baby in the near future? This Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern creates a lovely and snuggly blanket and is knit with machine-washable yarn. Make sure to read the tips for success when knitting this sweet blanket.

This sweet Lattice Lace Baby Blanket is winging its way to a friend of my daughter’s who is due any day now! So very exciting. We know it’s a little guy, so a pretty blue was in order. Plus, this blue is very close to their alma mater color, Carolina Blue!

Blue Knit Lace Baby Blanket on White blanket.

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As hand-knit baby blankets go, this was one of the most economical blankets I’ve ever knit! The Berroco Comfort Worsted yarn ranges from $9 – $11 a skein. Each skein has 210 yards, so you only need 5 skeins to knit the blanket and add the crochet trim!

It is a very soft and squishy nylon/acrylic blend that is machine washable and can be tossed in a dryer; which is just perfect for new babies. I typically opt for cotton to knit my baby blankets, but I obviously didn’t read the label for this yarn. It wasn’t until I was almost done knitting that I realized that it wasn’t even a cotton blend! And I’ve got to be honest, this yarn challenges my ‘only cotton’ mantra, as I really liked working with it.

Tip for Success With This Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

  • Knit a swatch and check your gauge. Granted, it is less important with a blanket than with a sweater, but it’s always a good idea.
  • Read the pattern in its entirety. The printable pattern includes QR codes that take you directly to a video that helps with the crochet border.
  • I’m typically not a stitch marker gal, but with this pattern, YOU REALLY WANT TO USE STITCH MARKERS! Trust me!
Stitch markers in knit baby blanket.
  • The lattice lace pattern is worked over 16 stitches and there are 5 sets of 16 stitches worked horizontally. Set your markers at the beginning/end of each set of 16 stitches and COUNT after each 16-stitch section on the knit row. It is infinitely easier to frog back while you are still on the row than catch it two rows later. Ask me how I know.😜
  • I used the Russian Join technique for joining yarn.
  • A pattern/chart keeper is handy when reading a more complicated pattern.
Knit Lace Baby Blanket pattern in chart keeper.
  • You don’t NEED to add the crochet border, but, DANG…that border sure is adorable! And with this video, even beginner crocheters can add it.
Crochet border on blanket.

Material Needed for this Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

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(38″ x 42″ finished size with crochet edge)

  • 1200 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. I used 5 skeins of Berroco Comfort, color 97101.
  • US 9  (5.5mm) Knitting Needles
  • G/6 (4.25mm) Crochet Hook for crochet border
  • Stitch markers
  • If you are uncertain about your crochet skills, then I’ve got the video for you to walk you through adding that sweet border to this blanket pattern. You can check out the video here.
  • The printable pattern for the Lattice Lace Baby Blanket is available to all subscribers of Nourish and Nestle. The pattern has written instructions and a graph to show the lattice pattern. It also includes QR codes that take you directly to a video that helps with the crochet border. You can nab the pattern in the Subscriber Library. (Don’t remember the super secret password? No problem. It’s at the bottom of every Monday’s News from the Nest Newsletter). Also, feel free to reach out if you can’t find it. But if you want the pattern sent directly to your email inbox, we can do that, too. ➡️Just click here!

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Blue Knit Lace Baby Blanket on White blanket.

Stitches Used in the Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

  • sl1k slip 1, knitwise (hold right needle as if to knit)
  • sl1p slip 1, purlwise (hold right needle as if to purl)
  • ss seed stitch
  • pm place marker
  • yo  yarnover
  • k2tog knit two together (1 stitch decrease)
  • ssk slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, knit these 2 stitches together (1 stitch decrease)
  • sk2p  slip 1 knitwise, knit the next 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the knit 2 together (2 stitch decrease)
  • ss slip stitch
  • ch chain
  • sc single crochet

How to Knit this Lace Baby Blanket

Gauge: In stocking stitch, with US 9 needles: 18 stitches and 24 rows in a 4” knit square.

·The lattice pattern of the blanket body is worked in a 16-stitch repeat, with a 5-stitch border comprised of 4 seed stitches and a knit stitch between the seed stitches and the lattice pattern at the beginning and end of each row.

  • With US 9 (5.5mm) knitting needles, cast on 170 stitches
  • Row 1: Sl1k, work in seed stitch across the row
  • Row 2: Sl1p, work in seed stitch across the row
  • Row 3-5: Repeat rows 1 and 2, with row 5 being a repeat of row 1.

As with any lace pattern, using markers makes all the difference and I highly recommend them. I placed them to indicate the beginning/end of every 16-stitch repeat.

  • Row 6 (RS):  Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, * , pm, yo, ssk, k4, [yo, ssk] 3 times, k4; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4. Make sure to stay in ss pattern for the first 3 and last 4 stitches for the border. See the chart below for the 16-stitch lattice pattern repeat.
  • Rows 7 and all WS rows: Sl1p, work next 3 in ss, purl to last 4 stitches and ss remaining stitches. Make sure to stay in ss pattern for the first 3 and last 4 stitches for the border.
  • Row 8: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k4, [yo, ssk] twice, k3, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 10: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 12: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k3, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 14: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k4, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 16: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k5, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, ko, k4; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 18: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k6, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 20: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k7, yo, sk2p, yo, k6; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 22: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k8, yo, ssk, k6; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 24: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 26: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 28: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k3; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 30: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k3, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k2; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 32: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 34: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 36: Sl1k, work next 3 in ss, k1, *sk2p, yo, k5, [yo, ssk] twice, k4, yo; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k1, ss4.
  • Row 37: Sl1p, work next 3 in ss, purl to last 4 stitches and ss remaining stitches. Make sure to stay in the ss pattern for the first 3 and last 4 stitches for the border. Repeat Rows 6-36 five more times or until the desired length.
  • If you are adding the crochet edge, then don’t cut your yarn.

Add the Crochet Border

You don’t need to add the crochet border to this Knit Lace Baby Blanket, the seed stitch will finish it just fine. BUT…don’t you want to? The video will help…I promise.

  • With a crochet hook, sc into the first corner three times.
  • Then pick up and single crochet around the blanket, working three sc into each corner.

With this recommended yarn gauge (18 sts and 24 rows for 4”), you’ll pick up every stitch on the cast-on and cast-off row and 3 out of 4 rows on the sides of the blanket. That said, check a couple of times as you pick up to make sure you aren’t picking up too many (work will flare out), or too few (work will pucker). You may need to make adjustments.

  • When you come back around, follow this pattern for the next row.
  • Ss next 2 stitches
  • In the next stitch: sc, dc, chain 3, slip stitch into the first chain, dc, sc. To make your points stand up and not bend over, work the first sc and dc snugly. Avoid stretching those stitches by pulling too much yarn or pushing those first two on the wider part of your crochet hook.
  • Repeat this pattern all the way around.
  • You can see a video showing this here.

More Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns

If you loved this Knit Lace Baby Blanket Pattern and want to find more knit blanket patterns, you are in luck! I love to design and knit baby blankets, so you’ve got a few sweet options. All of these are free knitting patterns!

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