A new baby blanket knitting pattern, the Plaza Blanket, is now a free blanket knitting pattern here on the blog. Read all about the beginner-level knitting pattern, crochet version and sizes or scroll down for the free baby blanket knitting pattern.
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Some days you need a bucketload of coffee to get through (though I tend to be a tea gal), others you just need to cuddle up with a good blanket. The Plaza Knit Blanket pattern features a simple border and is waiting to be brought to life!
Plaza Crochet Blanket Pattern
One of my most popular crochet blankets is now available as a knitting pattern!
Both have a very similar look and feel except for the border design. The crochet blanket features a fun bobble edge in a contrasting color while the knit version features a simple garter stitch edge.
I choose to have the knitted version have a simpler edge to keep the baby blanket knitting pattern completely beginner level.
Not Just A Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Since this knit blanket pattern is available in almost every blanket size imaginable (okay, only 10 ;), you can have a knit baby blanket OR a knit throw blanket in a snap. Refer to the size table below for all the sizing information!
Knit and purl stitches are all you need to know to make this modern free baby blanket knitting pattern. Added bonus, the stitch pattern is completely reversible.
Simple and unisex, the Plaza blanket makes for a great baby shower gift!
Downloadable PDF Plaza Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
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Before you Start your Blanket Knitting Pattern
- 6.5 mm/ US10.5 knitting needles.
- Both strands held together:
- Scheepjes Noorse Sokkenwol (DK weight, 20% superwash wool, 40% acrylic, 40% polyamide, 160m/175yd, 100g/3.5oz): 1 (3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 13, 22, 24, 26) skeins in color 6849
- Katia Panama yarn (Lace weight, 100% cotton, 180m/197yd, 50g/1.75oz): 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 17) skeins in white 1.
Note: You can easily substitute with any worsted weight yarn or equivalent combination of yarns.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
The pattern is written for the following sizes:
Pictures illustrate the baby size.
You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. To adjust the width, add/remove a multiple of 8 stitches. To adjust the length, add/remove row repeats.
The gauge for this pattern, in stitch pattern is 14 st by 20 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit (k 2 means knit 2 stitches)
- p = purl
- sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise
Repeat instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
The Actual Blanket Knitting Pattern
With your 6.5 mm / US 10.5 needles, cast on 48 (104, 152, 152, 160, 184, 232, 320, 352, 352) st.
Row 1: Sl1p, k across.
Repeat Row 1 7 times.
Row 2 – 12: Sl1p, k3, [p8, k8] until last 4 st, k4.
Row 13 – 23: Sl1p, k3, [k8, p8] until last 4 st, k4.
Repeat Rows 2 to 23 another 2 (9, 8, 11, 12, 12, 19, 23, 23, 23) times.
Finish with 8 rows in garter stitch (repeat Row 1).
Cast off and weave in the ends.
Blocking and Assembly
You’re done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.
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.