Block Stitch Baby Blanket or Throw by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Block Stitch Baby Blanket or Throw

Knitting
June 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
720 - 1500 yards (658 - 1372 m)
Baby Blanket or Throw
This pattern is available for free

“Cuddly and cherished.”

This free pattern makes the most out of Berroco Indigo, a soft and comforting recycled denim and cotton blend.

A super summer project for beginner and expert alike, this blanket has a repeating rhythm of stitches in the center surrounded by a simple seed stitch (you’ll have the pattern memorized in short order).

You’ll see instructions for two sizes. The baby blanket is just right for crib, car seat and stroller. Or upsize for a beachy throw or picnic blanket. Either way, it handles the washer and dryer happily.

But why do we really knit blankets? Well, they keep our babies warm and safe. Soon enough, the blankets become super hero capes. Then a protective play-fort roof. Then shared with family in the TV room. And maybe, just maybe, one will end up tucked into a pillowcase as your “baby” heads off to college. Time well spent.

(For bunny shown in photo, see our free pattern, Baby Bunny and Bunting. We knitted ours in Berroco Indigo left over from the blanket on a US 4 (3.5mm) needle. What a great baby gift - blankie and bunny together!)
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FINISHED SIZE
Baby blanket: Approx. 29 x 29”/ 74 x 74 cm.
Throw: Approx. 42 x 42”/107 x 107cm.

YARN
Baby blanket: 4 skeins Berroco Indigo, (219 yds/200m each). Or approximately 720yds/658m in worsted-weight cotton. Baby blanket shown in color #6402 Cutoffs.

Throw: 7 skeins Berroco Indigo, (219 yds/200m each). Or approximately 1500yds/1370m in worsted-weight cotton.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 24−32”/60−80cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge; Note: Grippier needles such as bamboo or wood may result in a smoother transition between knit and purl sections in pattern stitch.
2 stitch markers.
Darning needle.

GAUGE
20 sts/ 28 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette st, after blocking.

Please contact our Island shop at contact@churchmouseyarns.com or 206-780-2686 for a free copy of this pattern!