This is very sentimental pattern for me as it is my daughter’s blanket. After years of trying to have a child, I had a girl who was born perfectly healthy and beautiful. I finished knitting the blanket just a few days before she was born, she’s spent her first winter wrapped up in it, and it’s still her favorite blanket, years later.
The pattern is meant to create a warm, cuddly and colorful baby blanket that can be made as big as desired. The pictured blanket required 5 colors of DK weight yarn but it can easily be modified to use more or less colors. For example, you could use one main color and a different color for each row of bubbles, making a great use for all those leftover yarns from other projects. You can also adapt the size by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches that you cast on and by adjusting the length to your liking or satisfaction.
Finished size (after blocking):
31” (79 cm) wide by 35” (89 cm) high
Yarn and yardage:
5 colors of DK weight yarn
Approx. 544 yards of MC
Approx. 165 yards of each of 4 contrasting color (660 yards total)
Shown in Paintbox Yarns, colorways Peach Orange (MC), Stormy Grey, Melon Sorbet, Mustard Yellow, Pistachio Green (CCs)
Difficulty: Advanced beginner – the bubble stitch, once mastered, is easy to create. A phototutorial is included in the pattern as well as a link to a video tutorial.