“Grow With Me” Knit Blanket Pattern

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My son is old enough to start wanting “big boy” things but still loves the size of his baby blanket for cuddling up and dragging around. I thought a fun stripe pattern would do just the trick for a blanket that could easily stay of favorite way after those baby days are long gone. And best of all it can be easily adjusted to any size you desire.

“Grow With Me” Knit Blanket Pattern

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Here’s what you will need:

  • 9 balls DK or light worsted weight yarn, approximately 173 yds each. I used Lion Brand Modern Baby yarn in the following colors:
    • CA: 3 balls of Turquoise [148]
    • CB: 2 balls of Grey [148]
    • CC: 2 balls of Blue [109]
    • CD: 2 of Chartreuse [194] 
  • US 8/5.00 mm needles on a 40 in. circular cord
  • yarn needle and scissors


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Finished blanket as written here measures approximately 32 in. × 36 in., but can be easily adjusted to any size.


Beginning Edging

With CA, cast on 142 sts, or as many as needed to reach your desired width.

Rows 1 through 8: Garter stitch (knit every row).



The body of the blanket is worked in stockinette stitch (knit odd rows, purl even rows) in the following color sequence.

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Color sequencing is indicated up left side; Row numbers are indicated up right side.

Rows 9-12: CB

*Rows 13-14: CC

Rows 15-16: CB

Rows 17-18: CC

Rows 19-20: CB

Rows 21-24: CC

Rows 25-26: CD

Rows 27-28: CC

Rows 29-30: CD

Rows 31-32: CC

Rows 33-36: CD

Rows 37-38: CA

Rows 39-40: CD

Rows 41-42: CA

Rows 43-44: CD

Rows 45-48: CA

Rows 49-50: CB

Rows 51-52: CA

Rows 53-54: CB

Rows 55-56: CA

Rows 57-60: CB

Repeat *Rows 13 through 60 four more times or until blanket reaches your desired length.


Ending Edging

With CA, work 8 rows or garter stitch (knit every row). Bind off.


Side Edgings

With CA, and with right side of blanket facing you, pick up and knit 2 stitches for every 3 rows along edge of blanket. Continue working garter stitch for next 7 rows (knit every row), bind off. Repeat on opposite edge of blanket. Weave in ends.

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6 Responses to “Grow With Me” Knit Blanket Pattern

  1. Crystal Wall July 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Lately all I see is knitting patterns, I guess that means I need to pull out my needles and start trying again. I know the basics. I wish I had someone close to teach me. Like always I refer to YouTube Videos. I think I need to try again, I have had a little success so far. Thanks for a beautiful blanket pattern.

  2. Marilyn July 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    What a fun blanket your son can grow with! I LOVE the stripes!

  3. Leanna July 8, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Thank you for this gorgeous blanket pattern. I am curious if you us a program to design your patterns in. I have been dabbling with making my own patterns and I love your graphs along with our easy to understand directions! -Leanna

  4. Lisa Leonard July 12, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Did you cut the yarn after each color?

    • Kara July 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Lisa 🙂 I carried the 2 colors I was working with up the side until I introduced the next color. For example. after Row 20, I fastened off CB, after Row 32 I fastened off CC, etc.

  5. jeanne February 14, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    not sure how to do the edges

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