Easy Knitting Baby Blanket 4 Ply

FYI: This site receives a small amount in commissions from affiliate links and third-party advertising. 

Quick Links


This easy knitting baby blanket is particularly suitable for beginners as it is knitted entirely in Garter Stitch. You just can't get easier than that!

The blanket is knitted in 4 ply, and measures approximately 75 cm x 100 cm. I used Shepherd Merino Baby 4 Ply Wool but you can use any good brand of baby wool. It is knitted on 3.75 mm single pointed knitted needles at a tension of 26 stitches and 33 rows in a 10 cm square.

My blanket has four colours and I used 4 balls of each colour. If you want to use more or fewer colours, you will need to adjust the quantity required. You will also need a knitter's needle for sewing in the ends and for the adventurous among you an 80cm long 3.75mm circular knitting needle to knit a band around the edge of the blanket.

Easy Knitting Baby Blanket Knitting Instructions

Cast on 195 stitches.

Commencing with the 1st colour knit four rows.
Change to the 2nd colour and knit another four rows.
Change to the 3rd colour and knit another four rows.
Change to the 4th colour and knit another four rows.

Repeat the stripe pattern as set until the blanket measures 100 cm finishing with four rows of the 1st colour.

Finishing Your Easy Knitting Baby Blanket

With your knitter's needle sew all of the loose ends of yarn into the edge of your blanket and trim.

Optional Knitted Band

This band will increase the size of the blanket to 85 cm x 110 cm.

Using the 1st colour pick up and knit 195 stitches along the top of your blanket. Pick up a stitch on the corner and then work your way down the side of the blanket picking up and knitting one stitch for every two rows adding an extra stitch on the corner.

Pick up and knit 195 stitches along the bottom of the blanket, adding 1 stitch on the corner as before. Work your way up the other side of the blanket adding a stitch in the top corner.

Turn the work and knit one complete row. Turn the work.

2nd row: Inc in 1st st, *knit to 1 stitch before the corner stitch, inc in next st, k1, inc in next st, repeat from * twice more, knit to the last 2 stitches, inc in next st, k1.
3rd row: Knit all stitches
Repeat these two rows until the band measures 5 cm ending with a 2nd row.

Cast off.

Using your knitter's needle sew up the corner seam of your knitted band.


Like the Easy Knitting Baby Blanket? You might like these as well...

  • Customising Knitting Patterns

    Once you have mastered basic knitting, you might want to start experimenting with customising knitting patterns to create your own unique garments and it is not as difficult as it seems!

  • Customising Baby Knitting Patterns

    When I am customising baby knitting patterns, I use the basic pattern and change the knitting stitch patterns to create my own unique jumper!

  • Cable Knitting Patterns

    One type of knitting stitch patterns that I find really intriguing are cable knitting patterns. Individual cable knitting stitch patterns are often combined in aran knitting patterns and their use creates texture and interesting shapes in your knitted fabric.



Couldn't Find What You Were Looking for?

Try searching the site using the search box below:

Custom Search



New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below. This comment will be shared on your page and be visible to the users of this website.

PLEASE NOTE: I will not be notified of any comments unless you tag me or my page in your comments.






Recent Articles

  1. Shetland Knitting and Shetland Knitters

    Feb 07, 21 07:44 AM

    Shetland knitting and the women in the Shetland Isle who create Shetland lace are among the best knitters in the world.

    Read More

  2. Fixing Knitting Mistakes

    Jan 28, 21 02:35 AM

    When you are learning how to knit, you are going to make a few mistakes. It might not make you happy but fixing knitting mistakes is par for the course.

    Read More

  3. Shetland Lace Knitting

    Dec 11, 19 07:03 PM

    Shetland Lace Knitting is a particular style of knitting that developed in the Shetland Islands and was one of the main exports of the Island early in the last century.

    Read More



Subscribe Here: