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Knitted Bunting Baby Blanket

blanket knitting Laura Strutt

A homemade blanket is one of the most special gifts that you can make for a newborn and this colourful blanket is sure to be a winner. Laura Strutt has created a beautiful series of blankets for you to make in 35 Knitted Baby Blankets. This lovely bunting design is perfect for the playroom, the nursery, or the pram! Add a flash of brightly coloured bunting-style edging to create this pretty little knit. These mini-pennant style edgings are the perfect way to use up those odds and ends in your stash.

Bunting Baby Blanket


Rowan Cotton Glace light worsted (DK) weight yarn (100% cotton; 126yds/115m per 1¾oz/50g ball)

4 balls of shade 725 Ecru (A)

1 ball of shade 741 Poppy (B)

1 ball of shade 856 Mineral (C)

1 ball of shade 850 Cobalt (D)

1 ball of shade 861 Rose (E)

1 ball of shade 832 Persimmon (F)

1 ball of shade 858 Aqua (G)

1 ball of shade 868 Midnight (H)

1 ball of shade 864 Greengage (I)

US 6 (4mm) knitting needles

Tapestry needle


Finished Measurements

20in (51cm) square


Gauge (Tension)

20 sts and 36 rows to measure 4in (10cm) over garter stitch on US 6 (4mm) needles after blocking


For the Blanket

Using Yarn A and US 6 (4mm) needles, cast on 80 sts.

Knit every row until work measures 16in (41cm) from cast-on edge.

Bind (cast) off knitwise.


For the Border

** Using Yarn G and US 6 (4mm) needles, pick up and k80 sts along one side.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Change to yarn C. Knit.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Change to yarn G. Knit.

Bind (cast) off knitwise.

Rep from ** to add a border to each of the three other sides.

Stitch the border edges together at the corner.


For the Bunting Edging

Using Yarn D and US 6 (4mm) needles, beginning 1 st along from any corner, pick up and k10 sts along the edge of the blanket.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (8 sts)

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (6 sts)

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (4 sts)

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: [K2tog] twice. (2 sts)

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: K2tog. (1 st)

Break yarn and pull through remaining st to fasten off.

(First bunting pennant completed)

Skip 1 st of side, then, using yarn I, pick up another 10 sts along side and rep Rows 1-10 to make a second bunting pennant.

Continue working bunting pennants as set along this side, working pennants in colours F, E, H, C, B.

Repeat this section for each remaining side.


Making Up and Finishing

Weave in all loose ends and block to measurements taking care to pin-out the points of each bunting pennant.

This project is taken from 35 Knitted Baby Blankets by Laura Strutt. To get more free projects like this one - direct to your inbox - sign up to our mailing list here. 


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