Free Pattern: Wavy Baby Blanket

It’s time for another stash busting baby blankie. This time, it’s a modified Feather and Fan stitch. You can find this stitch in A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker and throughout the Internet. Basically, I eliminated the purl row. This makes for a reversible blanket, a sought-after feature in any blanket.

Download this pattern (PDF).

Size
Approximately 28-inch square. This is an easily modifiable pattern, so you can knit the blanket to your desired size.

Gauge
Not critical. For this item, I prefer to use a needle that is two sizes larger than recommended on the yarn label.

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn. For the blanket pictured, I used a partial skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in Turquoise, Soft White, Grey Heather, and Black.
  • US 10/6.0 mm 36-inch circular needles
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations

  • k2tog: Knit two stitches together. One stitch decreased; right slant.
  • ssk: Slip one stitch knitwise, slip one stitch knitwise, bring both back to left needle and knit through back loop. One stitch decreased; left slant.
  • yo: Yarn over. Wrap the yarn over your needle and continue with pattern.

I love knittinghelp.com for thorough descriptions and easy-paced videos to learn new techniques. Take a peek at their decreases and yarn over videos.

Instructions
CO 110 (or any multiple of 18 stitches plus 2)
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Knit all stitches.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog 3x, (yo, k1) 6x, ssk 3x* repeat from * to * 5 times more, k1.
Row 4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: Knit all stitches.
Row 6: Knit all stitches.
Repeat rows 3-6 to desired length.

Weave in ends. Wash and dry. Enjoy with your favourite baby. :)

Notes and Tips:
For a smooth edge
I really like smooth edges for blankets. So, at the beginning of each row, I slip the first stitch purlwise. This means for row 3, I slip the first stitch purlwise and this replaces the k1.

Changing colours
In the sample photo, I changed colours on a row 5.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me. I’m happy to help out as best as I can. Happy knitting! :)

2 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Wavy Baby Blanket

  1. I love this pattern. However, I was working off the downloaded .pdf version and was wondering why I was having a problem with row 3. On the .pdf version, the stars and repeat instructions as well as the final K1 are missing.

    1. Hi Kira,

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve corrected and posted the PDF file.

      Happy knitting,

      :) Elite

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