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Sock Yarn Baby Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern

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Most baby blankets' patterns give me the creeps. They're heavy, frumpy, impractical and even worse is when they have a right side and a wrong side (who has time for that when you're trying to wrap up a baby in the cold?). More, baby H., my much-anticipated godson, will be born right in the middle of summer and temperatures here get quite high. So, with all this in mind, I decided I wanted something extraordinarily light, colourful and easy. And this was born: 

It only weighs 150 gr, it's light, airy but still able to keep those cold summer evenings and nights at bay! And the pattern (if we can even call it a pattern) couldn't be any simpler: you knit, knit, knit and let the yarn speak for itself. I think the most important thing about this blanket is the drape. I used 5.00 mm needles, which produced a soft, drapey fabric, perfect for a baby blanket. So,

Sock Yarn Baby Blanket


I wanted this to be a car seat blanket, so it's a 65 cm by 65 cm square. Nevertheless, you can easily make it longer ou shorter by just continuing to do increases until you reach the size you want.



  • Cast on 3 stitches.
  • Row 1: knit across;
  • Row 2: (Increases) knit 2, YO, knit across;
    • Repeat row 2 until the side of the blanket is the length intended (you should measure one of the sides with the YOs, NOT the stitches/length on the needles).
  • Row 3: (Decreases) Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
    • Repeat Row 3 until you have 3 stitches on the needle. 
  • Bind off and do all other necessary albeit boring things like blocking, weaving in ends and the like.

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A maior parte dos cobertores para bebés assustam-me. São pesados, maltrapilhos, nada práticos e ainda pior é quando têm direitas e avessas (quem é que tem tempo para isso quando se está a tentar embrulhar um bebé no frio?). Mais, o baby H., o meu mais-do-que-aguardado afilhado, vai nascer mesmo no Verão e as temperaturas aqui não são simpáticas. Portanto, tendo isto tudo na cabeça, decidi que queria algo que fosse extraordinariamente leve, colorido e fácil. E assim nasceu este cobertor.
Pesa apenas 150 gramas, é leve, delicado mas mesmo assim capaz de afastar o frio das noites de Verão! E o modelo (se é que lhe podemos chamar um modelo), não podia ser mais simples: liga, liga, liga e deixamos que o fio fale por si. Acho que o aspecto mais importante deste cobertor é o drapejar. Usei umas agulhas de 5.00, o que produziu um tecido macio e fofo, perfeito para um cobertor de bebé. Portanto,

Cobertor de Bebé com Fio de Meias
Queria, acima de tudo, que fosse um cobertor para usar no carrinho, portanto é um quadrado de 65 por 65 cm. No entanto, facilmente se torna maior, bastando apenas que se continue com os aumentos até atingir o tamanho desejado.
  • 150 gramas de fio para meias (acho que o fio com long print funciona melhor, como o Delight da Drops Garnstudio, que comprei na Bolas de Tons, cor 10 mostrada aqui).
  • Agulhas de 5.00 mm, com um cabo de 150 cm (fica grande).
  • Montar 3 malhas;
  • Carreira 1: Liga.
  • Carreia 2: (Aumentos) 2 liga, 1 laçada, liga até ao fim.
    • Repetir a 2ª carreira até atingir o comprimento desejado (deve medir um dos lados com a laçada e NÃO as malhas/comprimento nas agulhas);
  • Carreira 3: (Diminuições): 1 Liga, 2 juntas como liga, 1 laçada, 2 juntas como liga, liga até ao final.
    • Repetir a 3.ª carreira até ter 3 malhas na agulha.
  • Rematar e fazer todas as outras coisas aborrecidas mas necessárias, como esconder as pontas e essas coisas.


  1. This is such a beautiful blanket! I love sock yarn colors and texture. . . soft! :-) Thank you for such a great idea!

    1. Oh, so soft! :) And the blanket IS gorgeous! Thanks for the feedback!

  2. I've just started this in the Delight Rainbow colour way, using KFB instead of YO.
    So far so good, it is a lovely yarn to work with and such a nice effect!

  3. wondering what size to go for? Using Malibrago sock yarn.

    1. Do you want a baby blanket, Tory, or something bigger?

  4. Baby - but this will be square correct?

    1. Yes, it will be square. If you want a car seat blanket, anywhere from 24 to 30 inches will work great!

  5. Hi. This looks like just what I was looking for! How many balls of sock yarn does it need, not familiar with the amount. I'm fairly new to knitting and need to purchase all the needles, which do you prefer, the bamboo or addi? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Catagonia! Sorry for the late response! I do prefer knitting needles; for this blankie, you'll need them big (80/100 cm). As for the yarn, 200 gr of sock yarn will be enough! :)

  6. I just started this in Lion Brand's Mandala Baby yarn in Unicorn Cloud. It's SOOOO incredibly soft, and so easy! Thank you so much for the lovely pattern -- I have two friends who are expecting babies this spring, so after I'm done with this one (for a friend whose granddaughter will be a year old in late January), I'll be making two more!

  7. I am wondering about the 5mm needles (U.S. size 8) with fingering yarn. W ould this make the blanket to loose? Thanks so much! I look forward to starting this!

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