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Originally from the UK, and after almost 13 years in Texas, I now live in beautiful Colorado with my husband and sons. Easily outnumbered by boys in my house, I am queen of my little realm, hence the ...

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Basketweave Baby Blanket

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Basketweave Baby Blanket
Basketweave Baby Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a sweater I have, I realized that this open basketweave stitch would make a great baby blanket.

The pattern is written in a line by line format and includes a chart for the basketweave pattern which repeats over 8 rows. Using only knit and purl stitches this is a great pattern for a beginner knitter ready to take on a simple openwork pattern.

This blanket is knit in one piece, back and forth on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The final size is 28" x 36" (70cm x 90cm). Instructions are provided on how to make the blanket larger or smaller.

A worsted weight/#4 yarn in cotton, cotton blend or acrylic is recommended, making for a beautiful soft and washable blanket perfect for crib, stroller or pram.


4"x4" (10cm x 10cm) in basketweave pattern on 5.5mm/UK5/US9 needles
= 16 stitches and 20 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28" x 36" (70 x 90cm)


  • 1 pair straight needles or 29"/80cm circular needle size 5.5mm/US9

You Will Also Need:

  • large-eyed blunt sewing needle

Suggested yarn:

625 yards of Worsted weight