This simple basket weave baby blanket a perfect gift for an expecting mom. It's soft and washable making it easy to keep clean.
For this blanket I used size 10.5 (usa) round needles with Snuggly double knitting yarn. Any soft Nylon/Acrylic blend will work, but make sure it indicates size 6 (usa) needles since you will be pulling two pieces of yarn at a time. You will need two colors (I used a seafoam green and cream) and about 450 yards of each color.
Cast on 72 stitches.
Knit the garter stitch for the first 6 rows (knit every row)
Rows 1-4 ~ K4, *K4, P4* to last 4 stitches, K4
Rows 5-8 ~ K4, *P4, K4* to last 4 stitches, K4
Repeat this pattern pulling from both balls of the green (first color) yarn for 24 rows. Switch to one strand green (first color) one strand cream (second color) for 20 rows. The center portion is two strands of cream (second color) for 40 rows. Next use one strand of each color for 20 rows, finishing with the green (first color) for 24 rows.
Finish blanket with 6 rows of garter stitch and cast-off.
Assemble / weave in tails.
Finished blanket should measure approx. 18" wide x 25" long
Pattern is a multiple of 4 + 8 to adjust size.