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DSC_0258 As a part of my baby knitting spree, I decided to make another basketweave baby blanket like the green one I made for my cousin’s son a couple of years ago. This time (since the baby is a girl!) I decided to go with a really soft pink called Shell in the same Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton as the original blanket. I love this basketweave pattern and think it’s perfect for a cozy baby blanket. (I also made a simple little stockinette hat from a pattern in my head; if you’re looking for a similar pattern try the Umbilical Cord Hat by Jennifer Jones).


I’ve had some requests for the pattern used to make my basketweave baby blanket, and since it’s pretty much just a simple stitch pattern with a garter stitch border I figured I would just post what I did here instead of making up a pattern pdf. I used 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton with a US size 6 needle, but I’m a very loose knitter so I would suggest going up a size or two (the ball band calls for US 7-9). My blanket ended up approximately 28″ x 28″.


CO 111 sts (using crochet cast on if you would like it to match the bind off edge).
Knit 10 rows.
Pattern Row 1 (RS): K5, p1, k3, [p5, k3] to last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Pattern Row 2 (WS): K6, p3, [k5, p3] to last 6 sts, k6.
Pattern Row 3 (RS): Knit across.
Pattern Row 4 (WS): K10, [p3, k5] to last 5 sts, k5.
Pattern Row 5 (RS): K5, [p5, k3] to last 10 sts, p5, k5.
Pattern Row 6 (WS): K10, [p3, k5] to last 5 sts, k5.
Pattern Row 7 (RS): Knit across.
Pattern Row 8 (WS): K6, p3, [k5, p3] to last 6 sts, k6.
Repeat pattern rows 1-8 until your blanket is the desired length (ending with row 1 so that the pattern matches that at the cast on edge) or until you have just enough yarn left for the 10 garter stitch rows for the top border.
Knit 10 rows.
BO all sts in knit.

 Please let me know if you have any issues with the pattern!