The stitch pattern for this blanket is an old eyelet lace, called "Dewdrop Stitch" by Barbara Walker. Babies love having small holes to peek and/or poke their fingers through. This pattern runs a lower risk of "pulling" a strand out than most traditional laces. In addition, it is easy to work and memorize, with only two rows out of the eight that have yarnovers and decreases.
This blanket may be made in two sizes to fit your situation. The instructions are given for a small or "half" sized blanket that is appropriate for a car seat or bassinet, with instructions for a "full" sized blanket in parentheses. These two sizes are approximately 20in by 28in (50cm by 70cm) and 30in by 40in (75cm by 100cm). The small size blanket requires approximately 400yd/365m, and the large size blanket requires approximately 800yd/730m of worsted-weight yarn at the given gauge.
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Dewdrop stitch
800 yards of Worsted weight
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other!
I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.