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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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Watermelon Baby Blanket

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, short rows (wrap and turn), simple embroidery

Pattern Description:

This adorable baby blanket is knit with doubled strands of Cascade Yarns Eco+ Peruvian wool yarn.

This yarn is soft enough for a baby and comes in huge 8.75 oz. hanks, so there's far fewer ends to weave in!

The easy-to-knit watermelon shape is knit in the round, from the center out, into a large circle. Short rows turn the circle into an oval. The watermelon seeds are embroidered on last.

What baby wouldn't look even more precious lying under or on top of this blanket!


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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31" Wide x 37" Long


  • Cascade Yarns Eco+, 100% Peruvian wool, approx. 478 yd / 250 gram hank: 2 hanks #0507 Red (MC), 1 hank each #8010 Natural (A) #7009 Leaf Green (B), and #8095 Natural Black (C)
  • US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) dpns
  • 16" and 29-32" (or longer) US size 10.5 ckns
  • Yarn is used double throughout.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle, 12 Coilless pins, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Stitch marker, Crochet hook