Arts & Crafts

Make An Easy Knit Baby Blanket

Post by Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library

What you will need:

  • 4 balls of yarn in your choice
  • Circular needles size 4.5 mm 24in (61cm) long

How to Make the Blanket:

Step 1 – Cast on 5 stitches

Step 2 Row 1 knit

Step 3 Row 2 knit 3, yarn over, knit 2

Step 4 Row 3 knit 3, yarn over, knit 3

Step 5 – Row 4 knit 3, yarn over, knit to end of row

Step 6 – Repeat last row until you have 160 stitches on your needles

Step 7 Next (decrease) row knit 2, knit 2 together, yarn over, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row

Step 8 – Repeat last row until there are 5 stitches remaining. Bind off.

Step 9 – Finishing – Weave in any ends.

We hope you enjoyed this activity. Remember under the Government’s Keep Well Campaign – Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing. For more information check out our blog posts here and here or take a look at the Kildare County Council’s Keep Well page for the latest activities to help you Keep Well.

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