A new easy baby blanket knitting pattern, the Quadrant Blanket, is now a free chunk knit blanket pattern here on the blog. Read all about the fun construction and color choices or scroll down for the free pattern.
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Versatile & Easy Baby Blanket Construction
The blanket is worked in triangular pieces which are then sewed together. Each triangle is worked from the tip, which means you can easily adjust the blanket size. Please note, it will always be square.
I designed the Quadrant blanket with chunky weight yarn but thanks to its easy construction, you can easily substitute it with any yarn weight you want and simply follow the instructions to get a beautiful baby blanket
The Quadrant blanket is worked with 4 colors. For a beautiful uniform look, I recommend having 4 colors that aren’t too contrasting. Or work in sets of 2.
You can also choose to use only 2 colors and have 2 triangles in each color.
Downloadable Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
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Before you Start your Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern with Chunky Yarn
- 6.5 mm/ US 10 knitting needles
- Zeeman Julia (bulky weight (5), 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 170m/186yd, 100g/3.5oz): 2 skeins in each of 4 different colors. I used pale blue, blush pink, raspberry pink and forest green for the sample pictured.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
The gauge for this pattern is not important. You can easily substitute the yarn for any yarn weight (make sure you work with needle size that gives you a fabric and drape you like).
Baby Blanket Size
The blanket knitting pattern is written for a 100 cm / 40” square blanket.
If you want to adjust the blanket size you can add/remove repeats until your quadrant length (from tip to base) is half of the blanket size you want. Please note your blanket will always be square.
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit
- kfb = knit 1 into front and back of a stitch; single knit increase
- sl1k = slip 1 stitch knitwise
The blanket is worked in pieces which are then sewed together.
The first stitch of every row is slipped to facilitate the sewing.
The Actual Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Make 4, one in each color.
With your 6.5 mm / US 10 knitting needles cast on 3 st.
Row 1: Sl1k, kfb, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl1k, knit until last 2 st, kfb, k1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until the length (from triangle tip to base) is 50 cm / 20”.
Cast off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Note: If you want to adjust the blanket size you can add/remove repeats until your quadrant length is half of the blanket size you want. Please note your blanket will always be square.
Sew the quadrants together using an invisible seam. If you’re not familiar with this technique the quick video below should help (or you can refer this full video tutorial).
Weave in all your ends.
You are done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your blanket even prettier, help even your stitches, block your project.
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.