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