Easy Basket-Weave Baby Blanket

Materials Needed

Gauge:

Make Blanket:

Cast on 92 sts. Knit 8 rows.

Begin eyelet section:

Row 1: K4, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * across, to last 4 sts. YO, K4. (93 stitches on needle)

Row 2: K4, P across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 3: K4, YO, ssk, K across to last 7 sts. K3tog, YO, K4. (92 stitches on needle)

Begin Basket-Weave Pattern (12 rows)

Row 1 (Wrong side): K4, P2, *K4, P4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, P2, K4.

Row 2: (Right side): K4, YO, ssk, *K4, P4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K4.

Rows 3 & 5: Repeat Row 1.

Rows 4 & 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: K4, P2, *P4, K4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, P2, K4.

Row 8: K4, YO, SSK, *P4, K4, repeat from * across to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K4.

Rows 9 & 11: Repeat row 7.

Rows 10 & 12: Repeat row 8.

Repeat rows 1-12 until blanket measures approx. 35 inches, ending with row 12 (right side).

Ending eyelet section:

Row 1: K4, P across to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2: K4, YO, ssk, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * across to last 6 sts. K2tog, YO, K4.

Row 3: K4, P across to last 4 sts, K4. Knit next 8 rows, bind off. Tuck in any loose ends, block if desired.