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free knit baby blanket pattern

Puffin Pinwheel Baby Blanket
Designed and knit  by Gail Tanquary

Color A: 5 skeins Crystal Palace Puffin (here #2129 "leaves & sprouts")
Color B: 4 skeins Crystal Palace Puffin  (here #207 "peapod")
Size 13 - 26" circular needle
Size K crochet hook for border

Gauge: 12 sts - 4" in garter st

Size: 30" x 30" inches

ch 1-chain 1 crochet st; cont-continue; inc-increase; k2tog-knit 2 together; psso-pass slip st over; rep-repeat; sc-single chain crochet; st(s)-stitch(es)

Note: This blanket was designed to be finished with a simple crochet border. It would also be possible to pick up and knit a border if you do not want to crochet it.


Using Color A, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1:
Inc in first st, K1.
Row 2: K1, increase in next st, K to end.
Rep row 2 until there are 65 sts in needle.
Beg dec: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1. Rep this row until 3 sts remain.
Last row: Sl 1, K2 tog, psso. Bind off loosely.
Make 3 more triangle blocks in the same manner.

Rep using Color B, making 4 triangle blocks.

Sew the 8 blocks together as shown in the photo.

Border: Using Color A and crochet hook, join yarn with slip st in any corner. Ch 1, sc in same place,
sc in the ditch between ridges all around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in corners. End sc in same space as beg sc, ch 1. Join with sl st to beginning sc. Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner spaces. Fasten off.

Designed and Knit  by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809
email: cpyinfo -at-

copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Puffin are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.