Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket

©2021 Handmade by Stacy J

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The Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket is a simple and quick knit to make for the little one in your life. It has lots of drape, not very heavy, works up in just a few days and uses very simple stitches - this would be a great first blanket for a newer knitter to try or a palette cleanser for an advanced knitter looking for simple project.

 

With less than 3 skeins of yarn used, it could also be a great stash buster or an inexpensive gift to create for someone special.
 

It's a rectangular shaped blanket, but can easily be made more square by doing more repeats of sections A-D. It can also be made wider, as the body is worked in stitch increments of 2. Please note that your yarn quantity will vary if you choose to change the size.

 

This pattern has been tested. Some testers chose to do another repeat of sections A-D and they did not require another ball of yarn (Instead, it used up what they had remaining).


If you prefer a printable pdf, you can click here for Ravelry (I'll be adding in links for LoveCrafts and Etsy soon). On the last pages of the paid pdf, you will also find a checklist to help keep track of your rows, as well as a chart for the lace section and printable gift tags for gifting your blanket. Also, the materials below also are affiliate links - by purchasing through my link, you allow me to make a small commission without costing you any more.

I absolutely love seeing what others make with my patterns. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj so that I can see yours! Enjoy!!

Measures: 40" x 29" / 101 cm x 73 cm

Difficulty Level: Easy

Gauge in Stockinette Stitch: 20 sts x 24 rows in Stockinette Stitch = 4" or 10 cm.

Materials Needed:

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Stitches & Terms Used

(Pattern is written in US terms):

 

K: Knit

P: Purl

SM: Stitch Marker
K2tog: Knit 2 together

Yo: Yarn over

PM: Place Marker
RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side
Garter Stitch: Knitting each stitch on each side

Directions:

Cast on 160 using German Twist or preferred stretchy Cast on Method
 

Bottom Panel:
Work 20 rows in Garter stitch

 

Bottom Framing:
Row 1 (RS): k12, pm, k136, pm, k12
Row 2 (WS): k12, p to m, k12
Row 3: K across
Rows 4 - 5: Rep rows 2-3 once more
Row 6: As row 2

 

Garter Ridge:
Row 1 (RS): K across
Row 2 (WS): K12, p5, pm, k2, pm, k122, pm, k2, pm, p5, k12

 

A: Stockinette Panel
Row 1 (RS): K across
Row 2 (WS): K12, p5, k2, p122, k2, p5, k12
Rows 3-8: Rep rows 1-2 three times

 

B: Garter Ridge
Row 1 (RS): K across
Row 2 (WS): K12, p5, k2, k122, k2, p5, k12

C: Lace Panel
Row 1 (RS): K across
Row 2 (WS): K12, p5, k2, p122, k2, p5, k12
Row 3: K20, (yo, k2tog) to last st before m, k20
Row 4: As row 2
Row 5: K across
Row 6: As row 2
Row 7: K21, (yo, k2tog) to 2nd st before m, k21
Row 8: As row 2
Row 9: K across
Row 10: As row 2
Row 11: As row 3
Row 12: As row 2

 

D: Garter Ridge
Row 1 (RS): K across
Row 2 (WS): K12, p5, k2, k122, k2, p5, k12
Repeat sections A-D four more times or until desired length.
Repeat sections A - B once more

Top Framing:
Row 1 (RS): K17, remove m, k2, remove m, k122, remove m, k2, remove m, k17
Row 2 (WS): K12, p to m, k12
Row 3: K across
Rows 4-5: Rep rows 2 & 3
Row 6: As row 2

 

Top Panel:
Work garter st for 20 rows, removing markers as you come to them.

 

Bind off loosely, knit wise

Weave in your ends, block, enjoy and tag me on your makes @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj - I’d love to see them!

 

This pattern is not to be sold or copied in any way. The images, pattern and charts are copyrighted by Handmade by Stacy J and may not be duplicated. You are welcome to sell your makes. However, I ask that you purchase the ad-free pdf pattern and you are responsible for providing your own photographs. Thank you!