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How to Loom Knit a Baby Blanket
Knifty Knitter Infant Blanket
Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket
This blanket is the size of an infant receiving blanket. It is perfect for covering the infant's car seat, crib, or bassinet. It is loom knitted using the fashion stitch on the blue long loom. In the photo, 2 strands of Red Heart Super Saver brand, worsted weight yarn was used. Feel free to substitute any baby yarn by holding 3 strands of this lightweight yarn together as one as you knit.
You will need basic crochet skills to complete the cast-off and shell border of this blanket. If you have never crocheted before, there are videos to learn at the bottom of this page.
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Baby Blanket - Loom knitted baby blanket done on the longest blue loom (Click a thumbnail below to enlarge)
Eight Wrap Cast On
Knitting the Baby Blanket - The Fashion Stitch on the Blue Long Loom
STEP 1: Holding 2 strands of white yarn as if they are one, cast on to the loom (that means wrap the first row) using the eight wrap. You can see the eight wrap cast on in the photo above, including how to wrap the end pegs.
STEP 2: Each future row will be wrapped for the fashion stitch. Using the yarn pattern seen in the video below, wrap the 2nd row. After the second row is wrapped, knit by bringing the bottom loop of yarn up over the top loop, releasing it toward the inside of the loom. Knit around the loom until each peg on the long loom has only one loop of yarn left.
STEP 3: Using the fashion stitch wrap, continue to knit until you have 100 rows.
STEP 4: Without cutting the working yarn, cast-off, or remove the knit from the loom, by using a crochet hook to slip stitch the working yarn through each loop as you remove it from the pegs. Make a single crochet stitch between each loop. Follow the path of the yarn wrapped on the loom as you continue to remove each loop from the loom. This is called the crochet cast off. Alternatively, if the crochet cast off seems too difficult, you can simply use a yarn needle and thread to sew through each loop as you remove it from the loom.
Fashion Stitch for the Baby Blanket
The Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom
This pattern is specifically designed for this blue long loom which measures 22 inches. With the crocheted edges the finished blanket measures 25-26 inches in width and is the perfect size for an infant car seat, a bassinet, or other newborn uses.
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set
The blue loom used to make this blanket is the longest loom in this set of 4. It can be purchased individually, or in this pack of 4. The 4-pack is a great value if you think you may be knitting with other looms too.
How to Single Crochet the Edge
STEP 5: Crochet the Edges
The blanket was knitted using two yarns as one. Tie off and cut only one of these yarns. Use the remaining yarn to crochet around the edges of the blanket. The links below lead to instructional videos if more assistance is needed with each crochet stitch.
*Crochet around the perimeter of the blanket using the single crochet stitch.
*Crochet around the perimeter once more using the double crochet stitch.
*Finally, crochet around the edge using the shell stitch.
*Tie off your yarn.
Crochet the Edge of a Knifty Knitter Blanket
If you click the box in the lower right-hand corner of the video, it will enlarge it to full screen as you watch. This will enable you to see the captions and get a better view of the crochet hook as she knits.
Crochet the Shell Stitch Border
Step 3: Weave the Ribbon
Thread the ribbon through a yarn needle and use it to weave the ribbon into the knit. I did this approximately 1 inch from the edge of the blanket. The pattern I used was to go over 2, then under 2, as I weaved up the rows. You can see this over 2, under 2, pattern in the photo below. I used pink ribbon and green ribbon.
More Baby Blanket Patterns
Loom Knit Baby Blankets
Did you find the baby blanket pattern you are looking for? If you want to view more, check out these blanket photos. The link to each pattern can be found by following the source link below each photo.
Infant Receiving Blanket for the Blue Long Loom
Large Toddler Blanket by HSSchulte
Red Round Loom Baby Blanket
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