Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern - Gingham Check in One Piece

Free baby blanket knitting pattern for Gingham checks

PEACH UNICORN DESIGNS

Knit this beautiful Gingham free baby Blanket knitting pattern in one-piece. 
No need to sew up panels!

 

Gingham free baby Blanket knitting pattern

 

Perfect pattern to learn and practice intarsia knitting. 

Uses Knit Stitch Only 

Super EASY to knit and such a beautiful result. 

Designed with "Bernat Softee DK Baby Yarn" in mind, as they have a range of MARL colours.  Previously, to achieve "Marled knitting" you needed to take two different strands of coloured yarn and knit them together, but with this range of baby yarn (so no nasty chemicals) the Marl is already mixed perfectly for you and the yarn is the same thickness as the other balls, making it the ideal yarn for this gorgeous classic patterned blanket. 

The Gingham free baby blanket knitting pattern is prefect for your 1st Intarsia project. Just using the knit stitch, you can concentrate on learning to do Intarsia knitting and create this beautiful finished baby blanket as the result. This pattern has been around for centuries and it always reminds me of Dorothy in the movie "Wizard of Oz", I watched as a child and more recently my little girls school dresses. Such a cute and smart look! 

Need it bigger?

This pattern can be adapted to change the size of the blanket, you can make a Lap Blanket, a Gingham Throw or a Bedspread, just follow the instructions in the "pattern notes" section below. 

❤️   Enjoy!   ❤️

 

Materials needed: (Click on the item to purchase materials through a UK yarn store) 

For a PINK Blanket (pictured) 
 4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6)
Bernat Softee DK Baby Yarn (for Pink Blanket)
   CW = 1 x 140g Ball of White #02000
   CM = 2 x 140g Balls of Baby Pink Marl #30301
   CP = 1 x 140g Ball of Prettiest Pink #30205

OR 

For a BLUE Blanket use:
 4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6)
● Bernat Softee DK Baby Yarn
   CW = 1 x 140g Ball of White #02000
   CM = 2 x 140g Balls of Baby Denim Marl #30300
   CP = 1 x 140g Ball of Pale Blue #02002

OR 

For a GREY Blanket use:
 4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6)
● Bernat Softee DK Baby Yarn
   CW = 1 x 140g Ball of White #02000
   CM = 2 x 140g Balls of Grey Marl #30045
   CP = 1 x 140g Ball of Flannel #30044

OR 

For a BROWN Blanket use:
 4mm Knitting Needles (UK8) (US6)
● Bernat Softee DK Baby Yarn
   CW = 1 x 140g Ball of White #02000
   CM = 2 x 140g Balls of Little Mouse Marl #30011
   CP = 1 x 140g Ball of Little Mouse #30010

 

If you are in the US, you can purchase the Bernat Softee DK Baby yarn from this US Yarn store

 

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Stitch Directory: (Click on the stitch for a video) 
Garter Stitch  - Knit every stitch on every row.
Intarsia          - Colour changing
st (s) - stitch(es)

 

Yarn Colours 
CW = White
CM = Marl 
CP = Main solid colour

 

Pattern Notes:

● Tension Gauge - 22sts x 36 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10 cm) in Garter Stitch
- change needle size if needed to obtain this gauge.

● Finished Blanket Size - 30 inches x 30 inches (76 cm x 76 cm)

● Step by Step instructions for casting on multi-colours see below.

● Pattern is written for 5 coloured squares across by 5 squares high.

● Blanket width can be increased / decreased in multiples of 33 sts.
Additional Note: It would be best to increase/decrease in multiples of 66 sts to ensure colour balance, ie. Cast on 231 sts = CM - 33sts. CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts. CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts. CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts.

● Blanket length can be increased by 54 rows.

● Odd Rows are the front side of the blanket.

● Easy pattern..

● This pattern is worked using Intarsia knitting, DO NOT carry the yarn, each colour section has its own yarn ball, you will need approx 15g of yarn per colour section.

Pink Gingham free baby Blanket knitting pattern laid out

Pink Gingham free baby Blanket knitting pattern folded

Prepare your yarn, BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

Divide;-
  • 1 Ball of White - make into 2 Balls of White.
  • 1 Ball of Prettiest Pink - make into 2 Balls of Prettiest Pink. 
  • 2 Balls of Pink Marl - make into 3 Balls of Pink Marl.
Don’t worry about making the balls equal 'approx.' amounts are fine.

MAIN PATTERN: 

Cast on (see below for multiple coloured cast on - step by step instructions)
CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP- 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP - 33sts - total 165 sts.
Work next 54 rows in Garter stitch, in the colour order above.


Row 55 change colour order to:-
CM - 33 sts, CW - 33sts, CM - 33sts, CW - 33sts, CM - 33sts.
Work next 54 rows in Garter stitch, in the colour order above.

Row 109 change colour order to:-
CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP- 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP - 33sts.
Work next 54 rows in Garter stitch, in the colour order above.

Row 163 change colour order to:-
CM - 33 sts, CW - 33sts, CM - 33sts, CW - 33sts, CM - 33sts.
Work next 54 rows in Garter stitch, in the colour order above.

Row 217 change colour order to:-
CP - 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP- 33sts, CM - 33sts, CP - 33sts.
Work next 54 rows in Garter stitch, in the colour order above.

Cast off, sewing in all ends.

 

Intarsia (Multi-Coloured) Cast on - Step by step instructions

 Step 1 of Intarsia Cast on

1 - Cast on as normal with the first colour and complete the number of stitches needed, let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

 

Step 2 of Intarsia Cast On

 2 - Tie on the next colour and let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

Step 3 of Intarsia Cast On

3 - Take the yarn tail of the first colour and wrap it around the 2 strands of the second colour.

Step 4 of Intarsia Cast On

4 - Hold it in place while you continue to cast on with the second colour.

5 -  Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each colour change 

 

Well done, hope you enjoyed making it up your blanket 

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