Soft, sunny, and comfy -- this blanket is bound to be a hit with your baby.

Free Sunny Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Of course this blanket can be knit in any color you please, but bright yellow brings an extra spark of joy and light. A pretty textured pattern makes it even livelier. The more you wash this yarn, the softer it gets.

Size

301/2x34" (77.5x86.5cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Machine-washable worsted weight yarn, about 800 yards (731.5m)

We used: Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yards [183m] per 31/2oz [100g] skein): #215, 4 skeins

Needles: US size 8 (5mm) circular, 29" (73.5cm) long

Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge

17 stitches and 32 rows=4" (10cm) in garter stitch (knit every row)

Making the Blanket

Cast on 132 stitches.

Rows 1-16: Knit.

Begin pattern:

Row 1 (right side): Knit.

Row 2 (wrong side): Knit 8, (purl 8, knit 4) 9 times, purl 8, knit 8.

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11: Repeat row 1.

Rows 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: Repeat row 2.

Rows 13-18: Knit.

Repeat pattern (rows 1-18) 11 times more. Repeat rows 1-12 once more. Knit 16 rows for border.

Bind off, and weave loose ends to wrong side of work. Wash and block.

If you would like a blanket with even more texture and more colors, try our honeycomb stroller blanket pattern on the next page.