Liliwen Baby Blanket
Babies love bright, cheery colours, so the Liliwen Baby Blanket is sure to please. Worked in a beautifully soft cotton yarn, it is a perfect weight for the summer.
The pattern includes three sizes so you can make a small blanket for baby’s first Moses Basket / Bassinet or either of the two larger sizes as they grow into their next sizes of bed. There are also two different colourways: a little girl’s blanket in candy pink and yellow, or one for a boy in bright blue and aqua.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, working long circular rounds, & working a stripe pattern.
SIZES: Small (Medium, Large)
Width: 60 (90, 100) cm / 24 (36, 40) ins
Length: 82 (120, 140) cm / 32 (48, 56) ins
The Small size will fit a cradle or bassinet, the Medium is a good size for a cot or crib, while the Large size is perfect for a toddler bed.
Yarn: Rico Creative Cotton DK, 100% cotton, 115m/126 yds:50gm ball,
Colours: MC: #001 White x3 (6, 8) balls, plus:
. For Girl’s Blanket: Col 1: #5 Candy Pink x2 (4, 4) balls
Col 2: #3 Light Yellow x2 (3, 3) balls
. For Boy’s Blanket: Col 1: #12 Royal Blue x2 (4, 4) balls
Col 2: #14 Sky Blue x2 (3, 3) balls
Actual amounts used in small size blanket as shown:
. MC: 138gm/5 oz, 317m/347 yds,
. Col 1: 82gm/3 oz, 189m/207 yds
. Col 2: 54gm/2 oz, 124 m/136 yds
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a DK cotton yarn with a recommended gauge of about 22 sts:10cm/4 ins using 4.0mm/US #6 needles.
. Interchangeable needle tips, sizes: 3.25mm/US #3 & 3.5mm/US #4
. Needle cords, lengths: 100 (150, 150)cm/40 (60, 60) ins.
. Extra interchangeable cords & joining links for border.
Gauge: 25 sts & 36 rows:10cm/4 ins in Double Moss Stitch, using 3.5mm/US #4 needles.
Notions: Waste yarn for Provisional Cast-on, row counter, markers and tapestry needle for finishing.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
27 Jul 2016: The future looks bright
31 Jul 2016: Liliwen Baby Blanket
Current Version: v14NOV2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023