Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chunky Knitted Baby Blanket

A talented photographer friend of mine was looking for some new props for newborn photography and asked if I'd make a blanket, bonnet and little pants for her.  I was excited to try all three!
Here is the pattern for the super soft and cushy blanket I made, and scroll down to link to the etsy patterns for the bonnet and pants, too!

2 skeins of Loops & Threads Select Wool (I used Light Grey) or 14oz of another Category 6/Super Bulky yarn

Long (I used 28") circular needles, US15/10mm

20" x 24"

Cast on 60 stitches.  Knit in seed stitch (K1, P1) for row 1 and (P1, K1) for row two, repeat row 1 and 2 until you have just enough yarn left for binding off. Bind off loosely and weave in the ends.  That's it!


The bonnet and pants I made for my friend's newborn photography business were from great patterns I purchased through etsy; find the bonnet here and the shorts/pants pattern here!  I made both with one skein of Bernat Satin yarn in the colour Dove Grey (with plenty of yarn leftover!)  I thought the colour went really nicely with the yarn I used for the blanket.

When my daughter starts Kindergarten in the fall I hope to make enough to sell my original Songbird Jewelry & Accessories creations in an online store!

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Pattern only works as described when there is an ODD number of stitches. For even number of stitches, the rows need to alternate: K1 P1 etc., then P1 K1, etc.

    1. You're absolutely right, thank you for letting me know! A vital mistake on my very first pattern posted, oops! I've changed it now :)

  2. Love the chunky blankie! It looks super soft and sweet.

  3. hi, would it be possible to knit this blanket with regular needles, rather than circular?

    1. With such thick yarn there may not be enough room for it to bunch up on a straight needle unless they were extremely long, even for this small size blanket. It would also get a little heavy to lift across straight needles as you knit as well. You could give it a try but I'm not sure it would work.

  4. If you did 59 or 61 stitches, could you always start with a knit. Sometimes I have difficulty remembering or figuring out if I started with a knit or pearl the last time. It would just be easier for me if We could always start with a knit