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How to Loom Knit a Baby Blanket
Knifty Knitter Infant Blanket
Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket
I've had many requests for a baby blanket made on the Knifty Knitter looms. This blanket is loom knitted using the fashion stitch. The instructions for this stitch are in the form of a video below.
Once the center of the blanket was knitted on the blue loom, I crocheted around the perimeter of the blanket once with a single crochet stitch. I went around again with a row of double crochet stitches. Finally, I finished with a row of shell stitches. The shell stitches add the wavy edge to the outside of the blanket. If you are unfamiliar with crochet, you can find links to video instructions for these stitches below too.
I decorated the loom knitted baby blanket by weaving pink and green ribbon into it. You can use 1/4 inch ribbon in any color you desire.
You Will Need:
Knifty Knitter brand long loom - 22 inches and blue
2 large skeins of white yarn - The yarn in the photo is blend polyester and cotton
2 spools of 1/4 inch ribbon in your choice of colors
Knifty Knitter hook
1 Yarn needle
Crochet hook - Size H
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Baby Blanket - Loom knitted baby blanket done on the longest blue loom (Click a thumbnail below to enlarge)Click thumbnail to view full-size
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.
Step 1: Knitting the Baby Blanket - The Fashion Stitch on the Blue Long Loom
Cast on to the loom using the eight wrap for the first row.
To knit the baby blanket you will be using the fashion stitch. The video below shows how to do this stitch. Knit using 2 yarns as if they are one just as shown in the video.
Knit 100 rows!
Cast-off (remove the knit from the loom) by following the path of the yarn back across the loom and pull the loops through each other.
Fashion Stitch for the Baby Blanket
How to Single Crochet the Edge
Step 2: 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
I strongly suggest that you click the box in the lower right hand corner of the video to 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 going into the knit.
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.
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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.
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Grosgrain 1/4 Inch Ribbon
This is the ribbon used to make this blanket in the photos above. The colors chosen were hot pink and lucite green.
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Red Round Loom Baby Blanket
Knifty Knitter Pattern Booklet
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