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Home : Patterns : Watercolor Blankie

Free Knitting Pattern: Watercolor Blankie

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern #: 80662AD
Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium

Small About 30 x 36 in. (76 x 91.5 cm)
Medium About 36 x 48 in. (91.5 x 122 cm)

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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This beautiful baby blanket will be perfect in any child's room.

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Vanna's Choice® Baby
Angel White Bluebell Cheery Cherry Pink Poodle Berrylicious Mint Sweet Pea
*Vanna's Choice® Baby (Article #840). 100% Premium Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (170yds/156m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
  • Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long

Watercolor Blankie

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby


12 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on right side, p on wrong side).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

With A, cast on 91 (109) sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, with A, knit.
Row 3: K1 with B, *k1 with C, k1 with B, rep from * across.
Row 4: K1 with B, *p1 with C, k1 with B, rep from * across.
Rows 5 and 6: With A, knit.
Row 7: K1 with C, *k1 with B, k1 with C, rep from * across.
Row 8: P1 with C, *k1 with B, p1 with C, rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures about 36 (48) in. [91.5 (122) cm] from beg, end with a Row 6. Bind off.

From RS, with A, pick up and k 82 sts along one long side of Blankie. Knit 1 row. Bind off. Rep edging on remaining long side of Blankie.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Watercolor Blankie Reviewed by Debra Kuckuck on 2011-11-22 **
I, too, thought the blanket was reversible until I looked closely at the top edge in the photo. It appears to be folded over. If you look at the stitches on the back part of the blanket in the photo, they are reversed from the front, upside down. A VERY misleading photo.

There are lots of other problems with this pattern however. I couldn't get the stitches to come out like the photo at all, using the pattern as written. (I noticed the "upside down stitches" when I copied and enlarged the photo to try to figure out the pattern problems.) I think I've re-written it correctly (finally!) and will send my version off to Lion to see if my corrections are right, after I'm over being so frustrated. :-)

I give it two stars rather than one because I really do think it's a pretty blanket and I love the color combination.

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