It seems there has been a baby boom currently in my life. No… Not me, I’m afraid, but my sister and FOUR of my work colleagues are having, or had a baby recently. All this meant that I’ve been spending a lot of time with my knitting needles and I’ve been knitting lots of cute baby clothes.
You will need 4 1/2 mm (UK) knitting needles to make these as well as furry yarn and plain coloured soft yarn.
Cast on 40 knits.
All Rows: Knit 40.
Knit 40 rows.
This will make it a square 40 x 40.
Knit 4 furry squares.
Square Knit Pattern
Cast on 41 knits.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit 1 Purl 3  then end with Knit 1.
Row 4: Purl
Repeat 10 times.
This will make a square of 41 x 40.
Knit 5 of these squares.
Making the Top Row
As you can see I’ve made a top row with ‘Baby Boy’ in the middle. This can be anything you’d like it to be… and if you don’t like it simply create more of the big squares, which will also make the blanket bigger.
To create the top row I’ve knitted 2 furry squares but only repeated Knit 40 twenty times, making it half the size of the square. Similarly I’ve repeated the square knit pattern five times rather than 10, also making it half the size of the original. This makes the middle square for the top row on which I stitched ‘Baby Boy’ onto using the furry yarn I used for the Furry squares.
Putting Everything Together
Use the yarn that you’ve used to make either one of the squares to sew them together. Put alternative colours together it look like a chess board. I recommend starting with the top row and working your way downwards so that your message is central and the finished blanket ends up neat and very cute!
I would love to see your baby blankets so be sure to tweet me via @alinaisaev.