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Home : Patterns : Stripey Diagonal Baby Blankie

Free Knitting Pattern: Stripey Diagonal Baby Blankie

Lion Brand® Jamie®
Pattern #: L20088
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 26 x 26 in.  (66 x 66 cm)


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Knit this simple garter stitch blanket on the diagonal and a self-striping yarn does all the hard work for you! It is knit in one piece on circular needles and features a delicate eyelet border.

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*Jamie® (Article #881). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz (50 g), 137 yd (125 m)
Stripes: 1.4 oz (40 g), 109 yd (100 m)

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Stripey Diagonal Baby Blankie

Lion Brand® Jamie®


18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).

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


yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to the front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to the back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.


1. Blankie is worked diagonally in one piece, in Garter st (k every row) with an eyelet border.
2. For first half of Blankie, one st is increased on each row. For second half of Blankie, one st is decreased on each row.
3. Yarn overs (yo) are used to increase sts and create the eyelet border.
4. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.

Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2 - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3 - 7 sts.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row - 8 sts.
Rep Row 4 until you have 164 sts.
Next (Decrease) Row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row - 163 sts.
Rep last row until you have only 5 sts. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 11 reviews)
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Stripey Diagonal Baby Blankie Reviewed by Sharon Rosenfeld on 2015-06-07 *****
I've made several of these blankets, but I use larger circular needles (10 1/2) and keep increasing until there are 175-200 stitches on the needles and then start to decrease. This gives you a really nice size blanket when done for either a teenager or adult. I generally use a variegated yarn and figure close to 35oz. to make the blanket.

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