Monday, August 13, 2007

Colorful baby blanket (^_^)

I have previously posted this pattern. I cleaned it up and have made it more user friendly.

Colorful baby blanket(^_^)

















This blanket was knit on a knitting machine and the crochet edging added after... here is a close up of the edging pattern.













You can also knit this blanket by hand... here is the pattern:


Materials:


Yarn- 2 skeins of Caron simply soft (for a one color blanket)+ any other worsted weight yarn for trim in different colors ( I have also used cotton for the edging for some texture)

The knitting machine used to make this project is a Singer 155 , 110 bed machine, A bulky weight machine that will knit worsted weight and a little heavier yarns.

Needles-size 9 needle

Crochet hook-size I-9
Gauge 16 sts = 4"..(thats aprox)

Cast on 100 sts.. knit in st. st. for 155 - 180 rows.. or your desired length..Bind off all sts.
(that part is easy) You can knit as many stripes as you like, use only 3 colors and make 3 big stripes of equal length or just use just one color. Bind off all stitches but do not tie it off. Keep the last loop, this will go on your crochet hook and will be the first stitch of the crochet edging.



To start the crochet border you need to make one row of single crochet evenly around the entire blanket edge as follows:


Make one sc in each stitch along the top edge of the blanket .Work 3 sc in the corner st.


On the next side make 1 sc in each of the next 2 end of row sts, then miss one row end st, repeated this until you get to the next corner. 3 sc in next corner st.


Make one sc in each stitch along the bottom edge of the blanket .Work 3 sc in the corner st.


On the next side make 1 sc in each of the next 2 end of row sts, then miss one row end st, repeated this until you get to the next corner. Work 3 sc in the corner st.

Slip st in first st to join. Do not cut yarn.


Now you are ready for the edging. You can choose any crochet edging that you like or the one that I have used.

With the same color as your foundation row of sc... (Turn your work and slip st in next 2 sc. Turn your work)
Chain 6 *skip 1 sc, sc in next st, chain 4* repeat pattern until you reach the next corner, chain 6 in corner and repeat the pattern again until you have gone all around the blanket (making a chain 6 in each corner).. slip st in the bottom of first chain..change color by not completing the slip stitch and pulling the new color through to complete the slip st..

Next row.. chain 6,* sc in next chain 4 loop, chain 4* repeat this around chaining 6 in each corner. Add as many rows of chain loops as u would like. I did 5 rows, each row in a different color.
For the solid blanket I made some easy flowers each from a different yarn and sewed them in place.


This makes a beautiful and fast baby blanket. Perfect for that last minute baby shower gift. Enjoy.

Colorful Baby Blanket©2007 Adrienne Medrano

1 comment:

Unknown said...

that looks fabulous! I want to make a baby blanket as a christening gift and I think I could whizz this up on my machine pretty quickly! thank you x