Baby Bird Blanket by Marie Segares

Baby Bird Blanket

May 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 1440 yards (366 - 1317 m)
Preemie, Stroller, Baby Blanket.
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Pattern updated 5-28-2018.

The Baby Bird Blanket is a textured blanket designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a nonprofit organization that distributes hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This blanket uses the the same simple stitch pattern from the Hummingbird Hat along with a traveling stitch pattern for added texture. This is part of a Knit-a-Long sponsored by Lion Brand. Chat with other knitters in the KAL thread here on Ravelry.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Knitting flat in rows and changing colors

Skill Level

Finished Sizes
Preemie Blanket (Stroller Blanket, Baby Blanket). Photographed sample is Preemie Blanket.

Preemie Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Stroller Blanket: 27” (68.5 cm) wide x 32” (81.5 cm) long.

Baby Blanket: 36” (91.5 cm) wide x 40” (101.5 cm) long.

Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 (2, 3) skein(s) each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd/502 yd/753 yd (230 m/460 m/690 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 178 Pinnacles as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.)

US 8/5 mm 40” (100 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (This project is knit flat in rows, but circular needles are recommended because of the large number of stitches on the needles.)

Yarn needle.

20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.