The Strawberry Seed Baby Blanket knitting pattern is part 3 of the Strawberry Seed Baby Set which includes a matching hat, cardigan, and booties. The ultimate baby shower gift set! Find all the set details and matching patterns in this post.
This blanket is very versatile and can be used as a baby blanket but also looks great as a throw for adults. A simple striped design, garter stitch texture and some eyelets looks great on your couch and is super cozy.
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Before you Start
- 5 mm / US 8 knitting needles. You can see on the pictures I used my circular needles out of habit but you don’t need circular needles. You can make these baby booties with straight needles. (Confused about all these types of needles? This post is for you)
- Worsted weight wool yarn: 4.5 100g skeins of white and 3 100g skeins of pink yarn.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
I loved working with this affordable 100% Alpaca wool yarn. It really slides effortlessly on your needless. The pink color has some hues of bleu which really give it a more sophisticated note. The offwhite is just how I like it, not real white but doesn’t lean on the yellow creamish either.
Unfortunately, this yarn seems unavailable on Amazon currently so I have listed a few suggestions for substitutes here:
The pattern is written for size 104 cm by 78 cm / 41” by 30.75”.
You can easily adapt the length by adding a multiple of 6 stitches. To adapt the width you can add the desired amount of stripes.
Here are the most common standard sizes:
- Crib size: cast on 242 st and make 7 stripes (151 cm x 109 cm / 59.5” x 43”)
- Throw size: cast on 242 st and make 8 stripes (151 cm x 124 cm / 59.5” x 48.75”)
- Twin size: cast on 362 st and make 11 stripes (226 cm x 171 cm / 89” x 67.25”)
- Double size: cast on 434 st and make 15 stripes (271 cm x 233 cm / 106.75” x 91.75”)
- Queen size: cast on 434 st and make 16 stripes (271 cm x 248 cm / 106.75” x 97.75”)
- King size: cast on 434 st and make 18 stripes (271 cm x 279 cm / 106.75” x 110”)
- k = knit
- st = stitch
- garter stitch = knit on both sides of the project
- yo = yarn over
- k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
Repeat instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.
With 5mm / US 8 needles, the gauge in garter stitch is 16 st by 32 rows for a 10 cm / 4” square.
Tips and Tricks
This short video shows you how easy it is to knit the eyelets. A simple yarn over and knit 2 stitches together is all you need to do!
The Actual Baby Blanket Pattern
On 5 mm / US 8 needles cast on 164 st stitches with the white color yarn.
Knit in garter stitch (knit on both sides of the project) for 6 rows.
White eyelet repeat:
K3, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across to last 5 st, yo, k2tog, k3.
Knit 7 rows in garter stitch.
K6, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across, k last 2 st.
Knit 7 rows in garter stitch.
Make a total of 3 white repeats (6 rows of eyelets).
Switch to pink color yarn.
Knit in garter stitch for 15 cm / 6”.
Switch back to white color yarn and repeat a white section.
Followed by a pink section.
End with a white section.
Cast off and weave in the ends.
Block your blanket flat to help event the tension and give it a neat finish.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
This pattern, as well as a lot of my other patterns, is featured on AllFreeKnitting (my favorite online library of thousands of free patterns).
If you enjoyed this pattern, you’ll love my other easy blanket designs