Aug 13, 2018

Squishy Soft Baby Blanket

LOOM:  136 peg knitting loom in small gauge. Recommend: 38” knitting loom with 2 peg extender, or 28” with peg extenders.

YARN:  Approx 820 yds of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere Yarn was used in sample in color

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, and tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts and 22 rows  = 4 inches in stockinette.

SIZE: 32″ x 40″

As soon as I touched this yarn, I knew that I wanted to create something soft and beautiful for my little one to cherish. Our team members have nicknamed this yarn “squishy” as all you want to do is wrap yourself in its softness.



k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off


cdd=centered double decrease. Over 3 pegs. Move loops to the sides to the center peg. Example: Peg 3-Peg 2- Peg 1, move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.  Move loop from peg 3 to peg 2. When working the centered peg, treat all loops as one loop.

yo=yarn over


Cast on 136 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end of end.

Row 2: p to end of end.

Repeat last two rows, 9 more times (20 rows total).

Row 21: k3, *k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 22: p3, k130, p3.

Row 23: k3, *k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 24: p3, k130, p3.

Row 25: k3, *k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 26: p3, k130, p3.

Row 27: k3, *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 28: p3, k130, p3.

Repeat Rows 1-28 until panel measures approximately 34 inches from cast on edge (about 10 total repeats of Rows 1-28), ending on a Row 28.

Repeat Rows 1-20.

Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in. Steam block.

The lace stitch pattern used in this baby blanket, is the same one used for the Baby Buttercup Skirt shown in this video.

Isela Phelps, known in the loom knitting community as “Purling Sprite”. She is the author of the best-seller loom knitting series, Loom Knitting Primer.  She maintains a blog at

Have questions or comments for Isela? Feel free to leave a comment below!

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  • I have tried 5 times to do this pattern and every single time my stitches are too tight. I have made the ultra loose but they still seem to be too tight. Any suggestions?

  • What yarn are you using? The yarn that was used in this pattern is a natural yarn so it has inherent elasticity. The sample knitted also knitted the stitches loosely. What knit stitch are you using? If you are using the flat stitch or u-stitch, try the true knit stitch instead.

  • I would love to make this blanket for my great-grandson for his baptism.I am new to loom knitting but am a fast learner. Can I knit this on the Afghan loom?

  • Absolutely! The gauge may vary slightly, but you should be able to knit it on that loom.

  • I would like to make this blanket what yarn can I substitute it with?

  • Isela, This is a ? about the Autumn Slouch hat. The last instructions say repeat rows 13 and 14 which is 10 and 11 If I understand correctly, I now have 3 YO and the next round is
    K2tog. It seems like to get the 2 extra elongated stitches off the loom I am missing a knit or purl row ?

    Thanks for your help Betty

  • Any other that has a nice drape to it, typically one with a natural fiber.

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