Hello maker! What would you like to make?
Cart 0

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, but today we are sharing the knitting pattern for this lovely bunting design, perfect for the playroom, the nursery, or the pram! And if this smiley face isn't enough of a reason to dig out your knitting needles, we don't know what is...

How to knit a bunting baby blanket by Laura Strutt

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

Materials

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

 If you make this knitted bunting baby blanket, then be sure to share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using tag #MAKEetc - we'd love to see how you get on! 



Newer Post


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out