Crystal Palace Yarns
Below is a close-up of the blanket.
free knit baby blanket pattern
Cotton Chenille Baby Blanket
Knit with Crystal Palace
100% cotton held double.
Design Note: There are more than 70
colors of Cotton Chenille available - this baby blanket is made from solid
and 2 printed colors. An infinite number of color combinations are possible!
I made this for a baby boy.
Size: 27" wide x 42" long.
12 - 50 gr. skeins of Cotton Chenille held double.
For the boy's blanket in the photo I used:
1 each: 9008, 1404, 4519, 9578
2 each: 2615, 5638, 6130, 412
[Note: Hold back 1 skein of each color when you
have 2 balls of the color to spread through the second half of the blanket
to help distribute colors.]
36" circular CPY Bamboo needles or 40"
Gauge: 10 sts/4 inches (10 com) in garter stitch with
Cotton Chenille doubled. Gauge is not crucial.
Abbreviations: CO=Cast On, BO=Bind Off, K=knit, K2tog = knit
two sts together, rem=remaining, rep=repeat, st(s)=stitch(es), YO=yarn
You knit from one corner diagonally to make this baby
blanket. First you inc on one edge, then you inc on one edge and dec on the
other and finally you dec on one edge. The entire blanket is worked in
garter st (K all rows).
Note on Color Changes:
All yarn is doubled and every few rows one color is dropped and a new color
added. Changing only one color at a time allows the colors to flow into each
other and avoid hard lines of stripes. Thus if you a color sequence could
be: AB pair, then BC pair, then CD pair, then AD and so on so that each
color is paired with at least two colors in sequence before being dropped.
See the detail photo at lower right.
When changing colors be sure to carry the new
yarn, plus 2 previous yarns together for at least 3-4 stitches to lock the
CO 4 sts
Row 1: K2, YO, K to end of row
Row 2: Rep Row 1 until 105 sts on needle.
Place marker or contrasting color of yarn loop on furthest side edge,
this will be the decrease edge.
At the beg of every row without marker, cont to increase as in first section
At the beg of every row with marker, decrease as described just below in the
[You will continue to have 105 sts on your needle throughout this middle
When the long side of the blanket measures ____ inches,
begin the Dec Section below where you will dec at the beg of every row.
Row 1: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog & K to end of row.
Row 2: Rep Row 1 until 4 sts rem and BO
Trim loose ends from color changes.
Designed and Knit by Susan Druding for her
first grandson, due in March 2006.
Pattern Copyright 2006
Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. & Susan Druding - We are happy to share this
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 without permission.
Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Cotton Chenille are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our
Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on
purchasing Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo @ straw.com .
Last revision of this page
February 07, 2012
or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809