The Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket is free knitting pattern that 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.

Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket - free knitting pattern from Handmade by Stacy J
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About the blanket

The Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket is 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, they used up what yarn they had remaining.

This pattern was inspired by the Eyelet Lace Dishcloth that I designed during my “Learn to Knit” series. Click here to check out that pattern.

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If you prefer a printable pdf of the Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket that includes a chart, a checklist to help keep track of your rows and printable gift tags for gifting your blanket, you can purchase through Ravelry (or add to your favorites or que) or you can purchase through my Etsy store. Due to this pattern being a digital download, no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support!

 


Ridges and Lace Baby Blanket pattern collage

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:


Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket free knitting pattern from Handmade by Stacy J

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

If you prefer a printable pdf of the Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket that includes a chart, a checklist to help keep track of your rows and printable gift tags for gifting your blanket, you can purchase through Ravelry (or add to your favorites or que) or you can purchase directly through my Etsy store. Due to this pattern being a digital download, no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support!

 

Directions for Ridges & Lace Baby Blanket:

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

Bottom Panel:

Work 20 rows in Garter stitch
 

Bottom Framing:

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

Garter Ridge:

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

A: Stockinette Panel

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

B: Garter Ridge

1 (RS): K across
2 (WS): K12, p5, k2, k122, k2, p5, k12

C: Lace Panel

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

D: Garter Ridge

1 (RS): K across
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

Ridges and Lace Baby Blanket free knitting pattern from Handmade by Stacy J

Top Framing:

1 (RS): K17, remove m, k2, remove m, k122, remove m, k2, remove m, k17
2 (WS): K12, p to m, k12
3: K across
4-5: Rep rows 2 & 3
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!

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This free knitting pattern is copyright 2022 Handmade by Stacy J. Please do not duplicate or copy any portion of this pattern, as well as photographs. You are encouraged to share images of your final product and are allowed to sell final products; I just ask that if you sell your final product, please purchase the ad-free pdf, provide your own photographs and that you please credit Handmade by Stacy J as the designer. Thank you for your support!

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