How to Knit a Baby Blanket

How to Knit a Baby Blanket

Curious about how to knit a baby blanket? No need to worry—we've got you covered!

Explore cozy crafting this winter with our Raspberry Dreams Baby Blanket Knit Pattern. This pattern elevates the knitting experience by incorporating the plush texture of the Raspberry Stitch, complemented by our Super Bulky Highland Wool. Craft a baby blanket that not only wraps your little one in softness but also adds visual charm effortlessly.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a knitting novice, our knit baby blanket pattern caters to all skill levels. It's a canvas waiting for your creativity to unfold, ensuring that each stitch becomes a testament to your love and dedication. In the heart of this pattern lies an easy-to-follow guide, making the process a breeze for every knitting enthusiast!

Raspberry Dreams Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Darn Good Yarn's Raspberry Dreams Baby Blanket on a white sheet with a coffee cup on the right side of the photo.

By: Kati Sarkijarvi | @katimaariaknits 

Skill Level: Easy


  • 5 skeins of Super Bulky Highland Wool
  • 2 US Size 15 (10mm) single pointed needles OR circular needles 23”/60cm 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors


  • K: Knit stitch 
  • P: Purl stitch 
  • SL1K: Slip 1 stitch knitwise 
  • P3tog: Purl 3 stitches together 

Pattern Notes:

  • Gauge: 10 sts x 10 rows in Raspberry Stitch = Approximately 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm)
  • Finished Dimensions: 19 x 23 inches (50 x 60 cm)

Darn Good Yarn's Raspberry Dreams Knitted Baby Blanket laid out flat on a white sheet.

The Pattern

In order to make neat edge stitches and create a chain edge, the first stitch of every row is always slipped knitwise and the last stitch of every row is always purled. The raspberry stitch consists of multiples of 4 stitches, and there are 4 rows to the pattern that are being repeated. 

Change skeins on the wrong side of the work, preferably not at the edges but rather somewhere in the middle of  the row (this way the edges will be consistent and you won’t be able to see anything on the right side)! 

Cast on 50 stitches on your US size 15 / 10 mm double pointed OR circular needles and start knitting on the wrong  side of the work. 

  • Row 1 (wrong side): SL1K, *(K1, P1, K1) into 1 stitch, P3tog* repeat *_* 12 times and P1 
  • Row 2 (right side): SL1K, purl all stitches 
  • Row 3 (wrong side): SL1K, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into 1 stitch* repeat *_* 12 times and P1 
  • Row 4 (right side): SL1K, purl all stitches 

Knit rows 1-4 for 16 times or until the blanket is approximately 23 inches / 60 cm high. Finish by knitting row 1 once more and bind off stitches on the right side of the work in the following way: 

  • Step 1: Knit 2 stitches 
  • Step 2: Lift the first stitch over the second stitch and drop it off the end of the needle. 
  • Step 3: Knit one stitch. 
  • Step 4: Repeat step 2 and then keep repeating steps 2-3 until you have one stitch left on your needle. Cut the yarn, thread the end through the remaining stitch and pull tightly to secure the work. 

Finishing Touches:

Weave in ends and on the wrong side of your work and voilà, your knit baby blanket is ready! 

Darn Good Yarn's Raspberry Dreams Knit Baby Blanket held up by the pattern author

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