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Simple Lines Baby Blankets

22 February 2012

These blankets are designed to coordinate with the Simple Lines Baby Hats. They are simple with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes.


SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small1621.335.93305.33
Extra Large33.0744.0925.341304.11


22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

5 to 25 oz (260 to 1300 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

k = knit
p = purl


Extra Small – Cast on 91
Small – Cast on 115
Medium – Cast on 139
Large – Cast on 163
Extra Large – Cast on 187

Row 1: (k1, p1) across to last stitch, k1
Rows 2-4: Repeat row 1 three times
Row 5: (k1, p1) twice, k5, * p1, k5, repeat from * across to last 4 stitches, (p1, k1) twice
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Rows 7 through 10: Repeat rows 5 and 6 two times
Row 11: Repeat row 1
Row 12: Repeat row 6
Repeat rows 5 through 12 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 10. Then work rows 1 through 4, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

Vertical Stripes:

Extra Small – Cast on 90
Small – Cast on 114
Medium – Cast on 138
Large – Cast on 162
Extra Large – Cast on 186

Row 1: (k2, p2) across to last 2 stitches, k2
Row 2: (p2, k2) across to last 2 stitches, p2
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: Repeat row 1
Row 5: k2, p2, k9, * p1, k2, p1, k8, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, k1, p2, k2
Row 6: p2, k2, purl across to last 4 stitches, k2, p2
Row 7: p2, k11, * p1, k2, p1, k8, repeat from * across to last 5 stitches, k3, p2
Row 8: k2, purl across to last 2 stitches, k2
Repeat rows 5 through 8 until blanket is desired length. Then work rows 1 through 4, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.


1/22/2014 – changes to clarify portions to be repeated across the row.

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355 Comments to “Simple Lines Baby Blankets”

  1. these look beautiful cant wait to try, thanks!

  2. Gosh I just love these! Right up my alley simple..Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Thank you for great patterns. Presentation is wonderful.

  4. Love these! One question…do you use one or two strands of yarn?

  5. Jackie Scavnicky

    Mama…I am somewhat of a beginner….and I am confused with row 5…..can you further explain to me what to repeat? Do I repeat the k5 (p1,K5) or just the p1,K5 in the brackets…thanks, Jackie

  6. Thank you so much for sharing the patterns to these beautiful baby blankets!!!

  7. Yarn suggestions for a baby boy?

    • I’m hoping some others with more fiber knowledge will jump in here with some ideas. The artificial fibers are better than they were years ago and wash well, keep their color and some are very soft. There are some great cottons for babies now, and organic cottons. The new bamboo blends are really nice, and bamboo tends to be stain resistent.

      • I spent some extra $ on a set of bamboo circular needles 36″. There weren’t any aluminum that long. I LOVE the bamboo so worth the extra money, even for a beginner like me. They don’t slip like the others. LOVE LOVE LOVE em”.

        • I also love the bamboo needles. I am currently working with older needles and it is very frustrating compared to the bamboo.

      • Bamboo yarns will feel “cooler” to the touch, so they’re good for light blankets and garments for warmer weather.

        I did a baby cocoon in Premier Angel yarn, and it’s nice and soft. The two plies tend to split apart so you have to keep an eye on it, but it’s really nice for baby projects and it comes in blue.

        • Oh, yes, bamboo NEEDLES (she said needles, not yarn) are SO great. They are well worth the money. I was surprised how much easier they were to work.

    • I use Cascade Cherub Aran yarns for my baby blankets. I’ve made 3 of them with this yarn. It’s very soft and is easy to use. It washes beautifully and is even softer after washing.

      • patricia Van Menk

        I also used an Aran blend and knit the smallest size with a tiny seed stitch hat. I am sending both to “Lily Love the language of yarn” A woman who helps refugees with hand made blankets etc. Really worth the effort to wip up one of these blankets and a small premie hat and send it to her.
        She and some woman in Turkey sew eight inch knitted squares together and give them to Syrian refugees. All types of knitted things are welcome. As thanks for your effort she posts a picture of your work on Facebook.

    • I used “I Love This Cotton” from Hobby Lobby on both of these blankets. Very inexpensive, plus it looks and feels absolutely wonderful.

    • Kathleen Lenkeit

      Plymouth Yarn Company’s “DK Merino Superwash” is a perfect yarn to use. The color “Cornflower” is a really pretty light blue. The yarn is machine washable and machine dryable. It is nice to knit with, too.

    • I have been knitting a baby blanket using blue sky organic cotton yarn. I believe it comes in different weight. The one I’m knitting is worsted weight, but I believe blue sky makes several different weight or yarn. This is the second blanket I’ve used that yarn for… the first blanket is over 10 years old and the kids still use it for their sick blanket! <3

  8. Shirley Milburne

    I can’t wait to knit these two baby blanket patterns. They are so cute and look so easy to knit. I am knitting baby blankets for gifts. Thank you do much. Shirley Milburne

  9. just saw it on the computer, I need to do different paterns.As my husbant is under hopice care and I have time to knit and crohet. to keep me busy.thank you for sharing these patterns

  10. these blankets are beautiful, I am looking forward to trying them. Thanks so much. I am certainly happy that it is a easy pattern as well. Thanks again.

  11. I just love the design of these baby blankets. I knit baby afghans all the time and will use these two patterns.

  12. I’ve gotten lazy in my old age and would love to make these for my GGs (Great Grans). Can you help me with the number of stitches to cast on in worsted weight to make a 36″ blanket? Math is not my forte :)

    • Using worsted weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles, use the Large versions of the blankets to get a 36″ width. Great idea making these in worsted!