Cuddle Knit Baby Blanket

The perfect cuddle blanket for your little one.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 26″ x 26″

Perfect for when you want to learn an interesting stitch, a basket weave with a twist. Cuddle blankets are great for learning new stitch patterns because the shape is so simple, you can really focus on the stitch repeat.

If you’re looking for a new stitch to learn that’s incorporated into a project someone you love can enjoy, you’re in the right place. The stitch in our cuddle knit baby blanket is like a basket weave with a twist. Since we’re using two strands of medium weight yarn at once, it works up pretty fast too.

With this project you’ll get to practice working with a longer pattern repeat, 12 rows, but with simple stitches to help ease you into it. To help you keep track of where you are within the repeat, we recommend using a stitch marker to mark the first and sixth row or if you have the PDF version, making check marks next to the rows you’ve already completed.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our cuddle knit baby blanket from start to finish.

  • Approx 835 yds; Red Heart Amore (Colorway pictured: Chammomile)
  • US 11 (8 mm) 24″ or longer circular knitting needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


Finished Size

26″ x 26″
square

Gauge

15.5 sts x 20.5 rows = 4″
in stitch pattern

The stitch pattern consists of a 12 row repeat and is worked throughout the project. Many of these rows are similar but it’s best to keep the pattern nearby to guide you. We recommend making a check mark after each row completed to keep track of where you are.

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

CO 101 sts

Row 1: K all sts.

Row 2: P all sts.

Row 3: K first st. *K3, P2, K1, P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K last 4 sts.

Row 4: K first st. P3. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 P3. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Row 5: K first st. *K3, P2, K1, P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K last 4 sts.

Row 6: K first st. P3. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1 P3. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Row 7: K all sts

Row 8: P all sts.

Row 9: K first st. *P1, K1, P2, K3, P1. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 10: K first st. P1, K1, P1. *K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P1. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Row 11: K first st. *P1, K1, P2, K3, P1. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 12: K first st. P1, K1, P1. *K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P1. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Repeat: Rep rows 1through 12 until work measures approx 26” from cast on edge, ending on a 7th row.

Work a standard bind off with purl stitches.

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