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King Charles Brocade Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the King Charles Brocade Hat. It is so easy to make with just knit and purl stitches, but looks so rich. It is available in several sizes.

Sizes:

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small1925.338.67446.67
Small23.6131.4713.38689.48
Medium28.2137.6219.11984.8
Large32.8243.7625.861,332.62
Extra Large37.4249.933.621,732.94

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
8.75 to 33.75 oz (450 to 1740 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
* = indicates the section of the row that should be repeated 

Instructions:

The number of cast on stitches should be a multiple of 12 plus 3.

Extra Small – Cast on 99
Small – Cast on 123
Medium – Cast on 147
Large – Cast on 171
Extra Large – Cast on 195

Row 1: (k3, p3) across to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 2: (p3, k3) across to last 3 stitches, p3
Rows 3-4: Repeat rows 1 and 2
Row 5: Repeat row 2
Row 6: Repeat row 1
Rows 7-8: Repeat rows 5 and 6
Row 9: k3, p3, k3 * k3, p1, k1, p1, k6 * p3, k3
Row 10: p3, k3, p3 * p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5 * k3, p3
Row 11: k3, p3, k3 * k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4 * p3, k3
Row 12: p3, k3 * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p3, k3, p3
Row 13: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, k3, p3
Row 14: k3, p4, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * p3, k3
Row 15: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p1, k3, p3
Row 16: as row 14
Row 17: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p4, k3
Row 18: as row 12
Row 19: as row 11
Row 20: as row 10
Row 21: p3, k9 * p1, k1, p1, k9 * p3
Row 22: k3, p8 * k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7 * p1, k3
Row 23: p3, k7 * p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5 * k2, p3
Row 24: k3, p6, k1, p1, k1 * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p6, k3
Row 25: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p4, k3
Row 26: p3, k3, p1, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * k3, p3
Row 27: k3, p4, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p4, k3
Row 28: as row 26
Row 29: p3, k3, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, k3, p3
Row 30: as row 24
Row 31: as row 23
Row 32: as row 22

Repeat rows 9 through 32 until blanket is desired length ending with a row 32. Then work rows 1 through 8, cast off, finish off, secure and weave in end.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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93 Comments to “King Charles Brocade Baby Blanket”

  1. Wow this is stunning!

  2. Thanks for the pattern and information. This blanket is on my “must knit” list.

  3. Excuse my lack of knowledge but what is “DK baby weight yarn”?

    • DK (Double Knitting) weight is between sport and worsted weight. It is closest to sport weight but just slightly heavier.

  4. is the border worked into the blanket or do you have to work one after you finish knitting the main body of the blanket?

  5. WOW!!! What a great blanket for a boy. Just what I have been searching for. I am going to start this today. I will be making one change for the largest size it will be in worstted weight to adjust for the Canadian weather.

  6. This is a beautiful blanket. Does the back look as good as the front?

  7. been looking for a nice fancy but easy pattern where i can put down & not lose off the pattern….thk ive just found it…cant wait to start it…gona start wth the smaller one as grandaughter,s want some for dolls pram!!

  8. I love this design I will try to make one for me ,I never knit blanket before

  9. this is perfect for warm weather, just something to use in airconditioning. Thank you.

  10. For the larger sizes, do you still use the small Size 6 needles. What happens if you use larger needles…could it become an adult sized afghan…which is what I’m needing to do.
    Thanks.
    Jo

    • You can absolutely make this on bigger needles and use heaver yarn. You can even add cast on stitches in multiples of 12 to make it as wide as you like.

  11. This is going to replace the Tree of Life Baby Throw that is almost finished! (for a baby, the loops concern me)

    I love your baby blanket and will be doing this for the baby gift.

    Thank you SO much!

  12. This is a beautiful blanket, its exactly what I have been looking for, will start tomorrow (right now its 11:58 midnight)will be making a White for the boy (3 mo.0ld) and somne other color for the girl,(11 mo.old.)my two great grand children. Thank you sooo very much.

  13. Beginner knitter…when you get to the “*” — what exactly am I repeating? Thanks!

    • First do the stitches before the first *. Then do the stitches between the * and repeat those until nearly at the end of the row. Complete the row with stitches after the *.

  14. The blanket is gorgeous. Any suggestions for making it in two colors, border and raised sections in one color and surrounding area in another?

    Thanks.

    • Since the pattern is throughout it would have to be done in the fair isle or stranded method which would also make it thicker and the back less attractive. Since purls do not work well with color changes, I think it would have to be worked stockinette and using the second color in place of the purl stitches.

  15. What would be the size for a baby blanket? A baby shower is coming up and I love the pattern! Thanks for a great pattern.

    • It depends on its use. Swaddling and receiving blankets are usual from 30 to 36 inches square. A typical general purpose baby blanket is around 36″ by 40″. A crib blanket is about 36″ by 50″.

  16. Can i use washable merino wool or baby wool and how much yarn would i need? It looks like a wonderful pattern for a new great grand baby boy.

    • Washable wool should be lovely unless baby has an allergy or sensativity. The ounces may differ from the guidelines in my chart since my sample was cotton, but the yardage should be fairly close.

  17. Hi follow knitters. I just want to know if this pattern is easy. I like easy patterns to do on a prayer shawls.
    Michelle A in mass

  18. I am 1/2 way done with this one.. It is very easy, durable, and a great couch blanket.

  19. I’m anxious to get started! Have a question re/#6 needle. I’ve done other baby blankets and they take a circular needle. With so many stitches to cast on, it must take more than just a regular straight needle.

    • You would want to use a circular for all but perhaps the two smallest sizes. I only use circulars. I packed up my straight needles decades ago.

  20. How do you cast off,finish off secure and weave in end?

  21. Hi, im only new to knitting …could you please tell me approx what ply would be the best to get for this blanket for a baby..? Not sure what that equals to “sport weight” wool. thanks!!

  22. This is my first major (non-scarf) project and I’m still pretty new to knitting.
    So far its going well, I’m attempting to knit the large size blanket.
    But, my question is related to finishing. I’ve read about blocking and am a tad confused as to what would be best for this blanket?
    I’m making it in a lemon yellow dk and will have to wash it to get rid of grubby marks, so can you advise how to finish the blanket off s I’ve never done it before?
    Thank you in advance
    H

    • This blanket should be fairly flat on its own, so after washing, you can just spread it out on towels so that it is even and let it dry.

  23. Thank you so much for this pattern. This is my first major post-scarf piece and I’ve knitted it for my nephew who’s due soon. I made a few new-knitter mistakes but I think (hope!) that will add to the homemade charm of it! I’m going to give the matching hat a go too.

    Brilliant pattern, really easy to follow and great final result. Thank you.

  24. I saw a similar pattern about 3 months ago, and have not been able to find it since.lol
    Thank you so much for this pattern. I love it, partly because it has some interest, and makes me look like I know what I’m doing.lol
    Also, thank you for the website!I’m really glad and excited that I found it.

  25. I love this pattern! It is my first attempt at knitting a blanket and I’ve just begun. Thank you for the clear instructions!

    I just have a silly question for you, I apologize but just for clarification -

    you say when we are ready to end the blanket, to repeat rows 1-8 and then bind off. But should we start from row 8 and end at row 1 so that the top of the blanket’s border matches the bottom??? Or are they reverse patterns? Does that make sense…? I can’t really tell because the photo isn’t too big…please let me know :)

    Again I’m sure this is a silly question, thanks in advance for your help!!!! :)

  26. Could this be made in crochet cotton to be used as a tablecloth? Would be ideal for my dining room table.

  27. I would like to make the King Charles Baby Blanket, but with worsted weight – Bernat Premium yarn. It is suggested that I use sz. 8 needles. I would like to make a medium size blanket. I have three skeins – each 198g/7oz. Would I have enough yarn to make the medium size blanket, and if so how many stitches would I cast on. Thank you for these wonderful patterns.

  28. Is this afghan considered a great one for an 18yr.old grandson that is off to college? I would want him to be able to take it with him to school. I hope it is not a lacey style. Please let me know.

    • I don’t think it is a lacy look at all. Given the right color it will look quite masculine. Sounds like a great off to college afghan to me.

  29. Thanks for this pattern – I’m adding this to my files. And thanks especially for the size/yardage chart: it would be great if more patterns were so specific with this type of info, particularly in afghan and blanket projects.

  30. everything was going great till i got to row 9…i did the k3, p3, k3 my question is when i get to the *k3, does that mean i will have 6 knits? then p1, k1, p1, k6 then another k3(9 knits). im sure im doing something wrong. when i got to the end of the row to do the k3 p3 i end up with 12 stitches intead of 6. im very new at knitting in case you didnt realize…lol

    • It is as you say – so written out

      k3, p3, k6, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1, k9 … and the end of the row … p1, k1, p1, k6, p3, k3

  31. I like to know which is right side, the even row or odd rows? I dropped a stitch and had to take out 2 rows and now I am confused.

  32. Can I use cotton yarn and would I have to use double yarn because it is cotton? new to knitting

  33. Hi. I am working on the King Charles brocade afghan. I am having issues with row 13. How can the pattern read P3,k3, to start the row when row 13 is a right side row

    Bea

    • The pattern includes a border of checks of alternate knit squares and purl squares that are 3 stitches wide and 4 rows high. Row 13 begins with the purl square.

  34. I wanted to say thank you for your patterns. I am knitting this for my new grandchild (not yet born!) it is a perfect design when you don’t know whether it is for a boy or girl. It is looking so lovely. Can’t wait for the finished blanket.

  35. Gretchen Dillon

    I have knitted this pattern in dishcloths and have loved knitting it and using them…have wanted this to knit for babies…thank you for doing the hard
    work in making it easy. Can’t wait to start!

  36. Hi, I want to knit this for my upcoming granddaughter. I want to make a larger size if I can, but don’t have enough of one color. I can’t do Fair Isle so do you think I could use one color for awhile and then switch to another? Or maybe wide stripes? I realize it would make the triangles 2 color, do you think that would look bad? Thanks

    • In that situation I have either made stripes (wide would be fine) or I have used half of one color on one end, knit the middle of the other color, then use the other half of the first color on the other end.

      I’d love to see a picture when you are done.

  37. I have 2ply cotton could I knit this with 3 strands. I wanted to knit the largest size? Thank you

  38. Oh and would I have to use smaller size needles?

    • If you are using three strands together, you should be able to use a 6. I would think three strands of 2 ply cotton would be roughly equivalent to DK weight.

  39. Hi! I just came across your pattern and am in love. Looking at the different baby DK yarns I am a bit confused. I would like to knit the x-large which calls for 33.62 oz of yarn. The DK baby yarn I saw is 1.75 oz per skein, 160 yds per skein. Not good at math and when I try to figure out how many skeins to buy it does not come out right. When I take the 160 x 11 skeins I have more than enough yarn but using the same 11 per 1.75 oz it shows less than what your pattern calls for. Can you please help me?

    • Since you are using a DK weight yarn and yardage is given on it, just go by the yardage and don’t worry about the the ounces. Ounces will vary by the content of the yarn.

  40. I especially like that I do not have to knit and knit a border. That once it is finished it is that. No knitting for metres and metres on a few stitches. Love the pattern.

  41. Thank you so very much for this lovely pattern! If I want to make this blanket with a seed stitch border, how would I go about making the necessary change(s)? Thanks again!

    • Row 1: (k1, p1) across to last stitch, k1
      Rows 2-8: Repeat row 1
      Row 9: (k1, p1) three times, k3 * k3, p1, k1, p1, k6 * (p1, k1) three times
      Row 10: (k1, p1) three times, p3 * p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5 * (p1, k1) three times
      Row 11: (k1, p1) three times, k3 * k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4 * (p1, k1) three times
      Row 12: (k1, p1) three times * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p3, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 13: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 14: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * (p1, k1) three times
      Row 15: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 16: as row 14
      Row 17: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 18: as row 12
      Row 19: as row 11
      Row 20: as row 10
      Row 21: (k1, p1) three times, * k6, p1, k1, p1, k3 * k3, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 22: (k1, p1) three times, * p5, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2 * p3, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 23: (k1, p1) three times, * k4, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 * k3, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 24: (k1, p1) three times, * p3, k1, p1, k1 * p3, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 25: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 26: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1, p1 * k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1 * (p1, k1) three times
      Row 27: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k9, p1, k1* p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 28: as row 26
      Row 29: (k1, p1) three times, p1, k1 * p1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k1 * p1, (p1, k1) three times
      Row 30: as row 24
      Row 31: as row 23
      Row 32: as row 22

      • Thank you so very much! I’m new to knitting and could use all the help/advice/guidance I can get! I’m sure my baby boy is going to love this! Thanks again! :)

  42. This is a beautiful blanket,I’m planning to make the extra small using simply soft 100% acrylic will one strand work okay? Also would like to make the extra large,(IF THE EX SMALL turns out right)how many strands should I use?
    (6 OZ/170g.315 yds)..
    I’m fairly new at knitting have made the basket weave preemie blankets. But with your directions and chart this looks like one I can master.
    Thanks

  43. I made this afghan and it is lovely. I would like to make a baby cardigan, possibly hooded, to go with it – i.e. same pattern. Is there such a pattern out there for me?

    Many thanks.

  44. If I want to use Brava Worsted Yarn Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1″ on #7 – 8

    Would I cast on 147 for a medium?

    Susan

    • That will be a little larger than the dimensions given. If you want to keep to the medium dimensions, cast on 135.

  45. Absolutely gorgeous! Knitting afghans for future grandchildren (hopefully I am still alive :-) ), However I seem to have a problem purchasing DK yarn here in the USofA. Ordering same from a well known knit/crochet/craft online and hard catalogue I was sent sport. It simply does not give the effect DK gives. Anyh advise?

    • What makes it confusing is that many view DK and sport as interchangeable, so sometimes yarns are misnamed. I have seen several yarns called sport on the label but are actually DK. You might look at yarns you are interested in on http://www.ravelry.com to see what weight the yarns are given there. There are also sometimes comments on yarns there that might be helpful.

  46. Hi Mom. This blanket is beautiful. It’s definitely on my list. And I’m anti baby colors, so I’ll be all over the color spectrum.

  47. Do you have any of your patterns in PDF so I can save them in Adobe Reader?? It would be easier to save them that way than to have to copy/paste. Thanks so much.

  48. I am making the largest size blanket and I am on row 10 and the instructions do not allow me to complete the pattern when following the pattern I have come to the last eleven stitches and cannot do a full repeat then do K3 P3 and cannot figure out what I have done wrong. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you

    • Row 10: p3, k3, p3 * p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5 * k3, p3
      Extra Large = 195 stitches

      p3, k3, p3 = 9 stitches
      p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p5 = 12 stitches
      k3, p3 = 6 stitches

      The center is repeated 15 times: 12 x 15 = 180
      9 + 180 + 6 = 195

  49. Hi there – what a beautiful pattern! I want to knit my new granddaughter a blanket for Christmas, and I have 600 yards of the most beautiful cashmere worsted yarn. :) I’m thinking of using smaller needles (maybe 4′s?) to compensate for the thicker yarn, and I want to make it as big as possible. Do you think this will work? Thanks so much for sharing your patterns and for any advice you can offer. :)

    • To make it as large as possible use the size needle called for on the yarn (maybe an 8 or 9?). With that yardage, cast on for a small, but hopefully with the heavier yarn and bigger needle size it will be somewhat larger.

  50. I’m also having a problem with row 10. When I come to the last pearl 5 I seem to have 2 extra stitches before the k3, p3. Tried it 3 times , still have an extra 2 stitches. Any suggestions?

    • Could you be missing the first p2 of the first repeat? After the p3, k3, p3 the repeat begins with p2, k1, etc. so that it would look like p3, k3, p5, k1, …

      That was the only obvious place I could see possibly missing 2 stitches. Row 10 definitely has the same number of stitches as row 9, so if row 9 worked, you have the correct number of stitches before beginning row 10.

  51. Hi Mama,

    I am knitting and selling baby blankets to fund my way through college. I wondered if you would allow me to use your pattern for one of the blankets, I will of course, put in a leaflet advertising your website and stating that the pattern is your design.

  52. Hi,

    New to this can the DK be cotton mix, going to do this for my 1 year old grandson, he likes to cuddle in a blanket, what size do you suggest. and how many grams of wool.

    Many thanks

    • Cotton mix would work great. I would suggest a medium or large. The medium would take 545 grams. The large would take 735 grams.

  53. I’m a relatively new knitter. Do you think I could adapt this beautiful pattern into a shawl? I just love it and was looking for something on the easy side but not boring.

  54. how many balls of wool of 100g is 1,732.94. please help. Thanks

    • That is the yardage for the extra large size. It takes 33.62 ounces, which would be 953 grams, so 10 of that size ball of wool.

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