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Home : Patterns : Bright 'N Easy Blankie

Free Knitting Pattern: Bright 'N Easy Blankie

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern #: L32450
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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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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Practice bias knitting and striping with this bright colored afghan in your child's favorite colors for a gift they'll absolutely love. Click here to see it in a different colorway. Designed by Ceresa Newsome.

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Cream Pink Blue Red Green Orange Purple Turquoise
Grey Black Yellow Chartreuse
*Modern Baby (Article #924). 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; package size: 2.60oz/75.00 gr. (173yds/158m) pull skeins

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•  924-158 Modern Baby: Yellow
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•  924-098 Modern Baby: Cream
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•  924-147 Modern Baby: Purple
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 6   $ 5.75  
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Bright 'N Easy Blankie

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®


24 sts + 44 rows = 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) changing color following a Stripe Sequence.
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. The change from increasing to decreasing happens in the middle of an A stripe.
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 on straight needles.

*Work 36 rows each in A, B, C, D and E; rep from * once, then work 36 more rows with A.

With A, 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.
Changing color following Stripe Sequence, rep Row 4 until you have 202 sts.
Next (Decrease) Row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row – 201 sts.
Continuing to change color following Stripe Sequence, rep last row until you have 5 sts remaining. 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: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Bright 'N Easy Blankie Reviewed by sandra davidson on 2015-05-02 *****
I loved this blankie, it worked out perfectly. Being in Australia we have a different yarns. I found our 8ply yarn worked well.
I am delighted and now looking for another one to make. I highly recommend your patterns to my friends

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