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Knitted baby blanket free pattern – Wild berries blanket

So, yeah, this happened… Another knitted baby blanket made it out in the world, and it’s just so squishy!

This is already my third knitted baby blanket pattern, and the second using super bulky yarn.
Last time I used this yarn I actually held it double, resulting in a nice, heavy, textured, baby blanket, the Orfeus blanket.

Pin now, make later… 😉

Colorblock knit blanket pattern with lots and lots of bobbles. Texture at it's fullest with some fun little bobbles. You can choose to make it in one single color or 3!

You can find the ad-free pdf of this blanket for easy printing, with 16 sizes available, from Lovey to King size bed on Etsy, and Ravelry. Scroll down to find the free baby blanket pattern.

This time, though, the bobbles are the star of the show and they are making this blanket as cuddly as the previous one. If you liked this stitch as much as I did you may want to give a try the Wild berries cowl. 😉

If you are not a fan of super bulky yarn, I have a lighter blanket using worsted weight cotton yarn, my all-time favorite, precious Celia baby blanket.

Bobble knit pattern

But, let’s talk a little about the Wild berries baby blanket. If the name rings a bell it’s just because I have already released a knit cowl pattern with the same stitch just a few weeks back.

You can tell by now, that I am really in love with this stitch. It creates such a fun design, both when you are making it and when you are just looking at it. And babies love texture! All these little bobbles will excite their tactile senses.

Knitted blanket pattern

I made mine as a colorblock design but it will look perfect as a single color blanket, too. The pattern is really easy to memorize and you can actually carry it around anywhere with you, if you don’t mind the size.

I have written the pattern in two different ways, this time. The first one is a step by step (or row by row) instruction pattern and the second is a bit more recipe like. Follow the one you feel most comfortable with, as they both produce the same outcome.

Knitted baby blanket pattern

You will need:

Yarn: Super bulky yarn, category 6, Drops Andes
needles: US 15/10.0 mm straight or circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
gauge: 10 sts x 13 rows in stockinette (unblocked)
yardage: approximately 634 yds (580 m)

From bottom to top here are the colors and yardage for each color:

Color A: 5610 Brown 210 yds (195 m)
Color B: 0619 Beige mix 210 yds (195 m)
Color C: 6928 Roayl Blue 210 yds (195 m)

Colorblock knit blanket

I always recommend circular needles when working on such projects which tend to be heavy after a certain point. The project weight will just sit on your lap and not your hands. If you choose circulars you are going to need 32″ (80 cm) cable. I have the Lykke Driftwood set for many years and I love them!

Substitute yarns

I know you are not always able to find/or want to use the same yarn I did, so I try to find the best alternatives for my patterns. Here is a small shopping list below:

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Hometown USA
King Cole Big Value Super Chunky
Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky

Knitted colorblock blanket in 16 sizes

Knitted baby blanket pattern

First method of pattern writing

CO 94 sts with color A

R1(RS): p
R2(WS): k1,* [k1, p1, k1] into next st, p3tog * repeat from * to * to last st, k1
R3: p
R4: k1, * p3tog, [k1, p1, k1] into next st * repeat from * to * to last st, k1
R5-36: repeat R1-4 8 times
R37: repeat R1
Change to Color B
R38-40: repeat R2-4
R41-72: repeat R1-4
R73-75: repeat R1-3
Change to color C
R76: repeat R4
R77-112: repeat R1-4
R113-114: repeat R1 and R2 BO and weave in all ends

OR

Second method of knitted blanket pattern

You would basically follow the pattern (R1-4) until each color measures 12” (30 cm), and change color in the wrong side of the blanket just one row before you bind of the previous color. Change from color A to color A when you reach R38, and then from color B to color C when you reach R76.

CO 94 sts with color A

R1(RS): p
R2(WS): k1,* [k1, p1, k1] into next st, p3tog * repeat from * to * to last st, k1
R3: p
R4: k1, * p3tog, [k1, p1, k1] into next st * repeat from * to * to last st, k1
R5-112: repeat R1-4 27 times
R113-114: repeat R1 and R2 BO

You can find the ad-free pdf of this blanket for easy printing, with 16 sizes available, from Lovey to King size bed on Etsy, and Ravelry.

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Easy knitted colorblock blanket in 16 sizes. Get the free baby blanket pattern with easy to memorize directions in this blog post. #freeknittingpattern #knittedbabyblanket #blackberrystitch

So, go ahead and share with me in the comments which is your favorite way of reading a pattern. The first one with more details and row by row explanation or the second, more concise, since it’s an easy pattern to remember?

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