Chessboard Baby Blanket

from Katherine Vaughan Designs

Chessboard Baby Blanket Pattern


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Knitting: Chessboard Baby Blanket
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

This lovely baby blanket combines a simple design with a beautiful look to make the perfect gift for the newborn (and new parents!) in your life. Unlike other patterns in a standard checkerboard layout, this one has instructions for two different weights of yarn (DK and worsted) and two different sizes. The "half" blanket is 20in by 30in (50cm by 75cm) and the "whole" blanket is 30in by 40in (75cm by 100cm).

Gauge in DK weight is 22 stitches and 32 rows to make a 4in 10cm square in stockinette stitch on US6 (4mm) needles. Gauge in worsted weight is 18 stitches and 28 rows to make a 4in 10cm square in stockinette stitch on US9 (5.5mm) needles.


28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (worsted)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • "Half" blanket is 20in by 30in (50cm by 75cm); "Full" blanket is 30in by 40in (75cm by 100cm).


  • 500 - 1200 yards (457 - 1097 m) DK or worsted weight yarn
  • US6 (4mm) OR US9 (5.5mm) needles (depending on weight of yarn used)
  • Yarn needle

About Designer

About Designer


Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website:

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