The deceptively easy-to-knit honeycomb blanket will soon become baby's favorite.

Publications International, Ltd.

Free Honeycomb Stroller Blanket Knitting Pattern

Unlike most typical baby blankets, this one features a unique honeycomb pattern. It may look complicated, but the pattern is actually easy enough to master. The blanket's small size, perfect for a stroller or crib, is another welcome feature.

Techniques

Binding off -- BO

Casting on -- CO

Picking up stitches

Ribbing

Slip stitch purlwise

Size

Approximately 24x32" (61x81.5cm)

Gauge

19 stitches and 24 rows=4" (10cm) in pattern

What You'll Need

Yarn: Sport weight yarn: about 6oz (170g) each in 3 colors

We used: Bernat Baby Coordinates (75.2% acrylic, 22.2% acetate): Lavender (main color); mint green (color A); peach (color B), 1 ball each

Needles: US size 10 (6mm)

Notion: Tapestry needle

Note: Carry unused yarn loosely along edge; do not cut yarn at end of each color.

Making the Blanket

With color B, cast on 100 stitches very loosely.

Rows 1 and 2: Knit.

Row 3 (right side): With color A, knit 1, with yarn in back slip 2 as if to purl, *knit 6, with yarn in back slip 2 as if to purl**; repeat from * to ** across to last stitch, knit 1.

Row 4: Purl 1, with yarn in front slip 2 as if to purl, *purl 6, with yarn in front slip 2 as if to purl**; repeat from * to ** across row to last stitch, purl 1.

Rows 5-8: Repeat rows 3 and 4 twice more.

Rows 9 and 10: Change to color B; knit.

Row 11: With main color, knit 5, with yarn in back slip 2 as if to purl, *knit 6, with yarn in back slip 2 as if to purl**. Repeat from * to ** across to last 5 stitches; knit 5.

Row 12: Purl 5, with yarn in front slip 2 as if to purl, *purl 6, with yarn in front slip 2 as if to purl**; repeat from * to ** across to last 5 stitches, purl 5.

Rows 13-16: Repeat rows 11 and 12 twice more.

Rows 17-218: Repeat rows 1-16 twelve times; then repeat rows 1-10 once more.

With color B, bind off all stitches very loosely.

Make the Border

Side edge

Using main color, with right side facing pick up 108 stitches evenly spaced across side edge.

Rows 1-5: Work in knit 1, purl 1 ribbing across 108 stitches.

Bind off all stitches very loosely.

Repeat for other side edge.

Lower edge

Using main color, with right side facing working across cast-on edge, pick up 86 stitches evenly spaced across lower edge.

Rows 1-5: Work in knit 1, purl 1 ribbing across 86 stitches.

Bind off all stitches very loosely.

Repeat for upper edge across bound-off edge.

Weave in all yarn ends to wrong side of work.