ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Loom Knit a Baby Blanket

Updated on September 12, 2014

Knifty Knitter Infant Blanket

This blanket is 1.75 feet x 1.75 feet. It is loomed with an 8 wrap cast on, the fashion stitch, and the crochet cast off. The shell stitch is crocheted around the edges and a ribbon is woven through the knit.
This blanket is 1.75 feet x 1.75 feet. It is loomed with an 8 wrap cast on, the fashion stitch, and the crochet cast off. The shell stitch is crocheted around the edges and a ribbon is woven through the knit. | Source

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
Loom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby BlanketLoom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket
Loom Knit Baby Blanket

The Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom

Knifty Knitter 22 Inch Long Loom
Knifty Knitter 22 Inch 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

Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket with Shell Stitched Edge
Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket with Shell Stitched Edge

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

Weaving the Ribbon in the Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket
Weaving the Ribbon in the Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket

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.

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

This is a Provo Craft pattern for the blue long loom. It measures 1.5 ft. x 1.5 ft. It has crocheted edges.
This is a Provo Craft pattern for the blue long loom. It measures 1.5 ft. x 1.5 ft. It has crocheted edges. | Source

Grosgrain 1/4 Inch Ribbon

Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4 Inch 10 Yards Vibrant Pink
Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4 Inch 10 Yards Vibrant Pink

This is the ribbon used to make this blanket in the photos above. The colors chosen were hot pink and lucite green.

 

Large Toddler Blanket by HSSchulte

This blanket is two panels made on the blue long loom and sewn together down the middle using the mattress stitch. It measures 3 ft. x 3 ft.
This blanket is two panels made on the blue long loom and sewn together down the middle using the mattress stitch. It measures 3 ft. x 3 ft. | Source

Red Round Loom Baby Blanket

This blanket is done on the red round loom.
This blanket is done on the red round loom. | Source

If you want to leave a question or comment about this blanket pattern, you can do so here. I'll get back with you soon.

Questions or Comments? - Leave them here

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      can you do a video showing how you crochet the boarder? I have tried several times and I fail every time I just don't know what im doing wrong??

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Nikita,

      Yes, if it's helpful I can do a video for the crocheted edges. There are links above to videos for each stitch, but it's probably more clear if you can see it done on the blanket itself. Also, It can be tricky to shell stitch the first few times you try it. Just keep it up and you'll get it! I'll try to get the border video posted soon.

    • profile image

      What_to_Know 4 years ago

      How do you change the colors in the weave?

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @What_to_Know: What_to_Know,

      It's just two separate ribbons weaved individually. They are the same brand of ribbon. (The link is above.) One is "hot pink" the other is "lucite." After weaving, I tied all *4* ends together (the beginning and end of the pink and the beginning and end of the green) and made one bow.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice job on the knitting. you have a talent that not everyone have.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'll be making this one! Thanks for the instructions.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      how do you cast on for the fashion stitch?

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: yes how do u cast the fashion stitch?

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      How long is your blanket? Is the width, the width of the blue long loom, or did you double it?

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can't seem to find the pattern for this blanket. I did find the video's for the different stitches. Am I missing something here?

    • SMW1962 LM profile image

      SMW1962 LM 4 years ago

      This looks like something which would be fun to try!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      there is a knitting or crochet jacket that im trying to make in the loom .can it be do

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hanging out trying to be a "badass contractor" over here in the desert...and found out I am just a softy that wants to knit a baby blanket for my little one coming in July :) If that goes well I would like to do some mittens (to prevent scratching) and a little hat. I have your site favorited and the order shipping from amazon...I cannot wait to get started. Welp time to go do something manly hahaha.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is so pretty. I have three questions. I'm using a baby yarn doubled but I think it may not be heavy enough weight. Can you mention what type of yarn you are using. My large skein? is 300+ yards, not sure if that is the same as what you'd consider large skein? Lastly do you start off wrapping the peg that has the slipknot to start? I'm doing something wrong because one end just ends up with one wrap instead of two. Thank you.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      The video is great, but doesn't show how to get started. Can someone help with this?

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      How to knit the 3 stitches in front and last 3 and purl in the middle?

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can start by casting on with the figure 8 wrap for the first row.

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The peg at the end of each row will have only one wrap. It's correct and creates a braided edge. The yarn I used was worsted weight. Knit a few rows with your yarn to see if you like the look of the knit, if not, you can adjust it with a lighter or heavier weight yarn.

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Enjoy!

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, it can.

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'd love to help, but there is no purl stitch in this blanket. ?

    • hsschulte profile image
      Author

      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @hsschulte: Sorry that I cannot give you a more specific answer about the yarn. My grandmother passed away a year ago and this is part of the yarn stash she left me. There was no label on it. I'm almost certain that it is Red Heart Super Saver yarn, worsted weight.

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello again! I am up to the single crochet edging which I think I'll be fine with thanks to your video. I'm unsure how to start the double crochet as to where I insert the needles and the video shown for the shell stitch just starts with chains. I assume I crochet the shells right to the blanket but not sure how to start that also? Hope my question makes sense. Baby came early so I'm late, please help lol! Thank you!

    • profile image

      debbie-tostado 3 years ago

      Do I need to finish the cast-on row (as I would a scarf) or will the row of single crochet take care of that edge. Thank you for the great pattern!

    • profile image

      paula-benson-9 3 years ago

      when making the fashion stitch baby blanket does the loom squeeze together in the middle when working the pattern

    • profile image

      cathleen-bosworth-1 3 years ago

      @paula-benson-9: I just started this blanket with a brand new long loom and it is so squeezed together its upsetting me.Since the pattern is so easy and pretty. Anyone have an idea what to do when it does this?

    • profile image

      Sarah Lesley 15 months ago

      I really want to make this for my great niece. I wanted to do it and have it finished for Christmas but i didn't get to. So my question is I have and use the Martha Stewart loom and I have the tiny pegs in bc the yarn is very thin even when doubled. I have 124 pegs in it. Do you think the blanket will turn out pretty? Thank you

    • profile image

      Wendy Edmond 6 months ago

      I'm finishing up my 2nd blanket. This one has gone much quicker. Thank you so much for your ez to follow instructions and especially including the videos. I have never crocheted until making these blankets and now I have confidence to do more.

    • profile image

      Jaggator 6 months ago

      Can you show me how to cast off on the fashion stitch. Do you have a video that shows it if so were do I find it

    • profile image

      dee lowe 2 months ago

      Love your detailed videos, very helpful. However I can't find the one instructing how to remove the project from the loom.

      Any help work be appreciated, thank-you

    Click to Rate This Article