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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

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Butterfly Baby Blanket

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Butterfly Baby Blanket
Butterfly Baby Blanket

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, dec, double dec, duplicate stitch

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for this design was a photo of an Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly.

I was captivated by the colors in the wings and just had to design a butterfly blanket. The blanket could also easily be a wall hanging, as it is so graphic.

Like the other blankets in this series, it is knit with doubled strands of Cascade Yarns Eco+ Peruvian wool yarn, with a touch of doubled Cascade 220 for the duplicate stitched gold wing spots.


14 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) with 2 strands yarn held together and size 10.5 ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width across upper left wing tip to upper right wing tip: 51"
  • Length of butterfly body (center): 27"
  • Width across lower left wing tip to lower right wing tip: 35"


  • Cascade Yarns Eco+, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 478 yds / 250 gram hank: 1 hank each #8449 (med. blue), 5342 (deeper blue), 8010 (natural), and 0050 (black)
  • Cascade Yarns 220, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 220 yds / 100 gram hank: 1 hank #7827 (gold)
  • 29-32" US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle
  • Yarn is used double throughout.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holders
  • Waste yarn, or spare double pointed needle