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Friday, August 5, 2011

Butterfly Baby Blanket

Butterfly Baby Blanket




I wanted to share the pattern for this customised baby blanket.
Instructions for blanket:

Needle size 4mm
2 x 100grm balls wool ( i used double knitting type)

Cast on 210stitches and work 5 rows knit (garter stitch)

Pattern
Row 1   knit
Row 2   Knit 6, purl to the last 6stitches, knit 6
Row 3   as row 1
Row 4   as row 2
Row 5   knit 6  *(knit 2 together) 3 times, (yarn over, knit1) 6 times, (knit 2 together) 3 times, repeat
             from * to last 6 stitches knit 6
Row 6   knit

Repeat pattern until work measures 39 inchs (100cm)

work 5 rows knit (garter stitch)
Cast off


Butterfly

Contrast coloured yarn
Size 3.5mm needles

Right lower Wing
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1 (right side) knit2, knit front &back of nxt stitch knit 1 (5sts)
Row 2 and wrong side rows    knit
Row 3 knit front & back of stitch1,knit 2, knit front & back, knit 1 (7sts)
Row 5 knit 5, knit front & back, knit 1, (8sts)
Row 7 knit 6, knit front & back, knit 1, (9sts)
Row 8 knit, break yarn and leave stitches on spare needle

Left lower Wing
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1 (right side) Knit front & back, knit 3 (5sts)
Row 2 and wrong side rows knit
Row 3 knit front & back, knit 2, knit front & back, knit 1 (7sts)
Row 5 knit front & back, knit 6,  (8sts)
Row 7 knit front & back, knit 7, (9sts)
Row 8 Knit,  break yarn and both right sises facing, slip sts of right lower wing on to left-hand needle (18sts)
Row 9 knit
Row 11 knit 1, knit2 together, knit to last 3 sts, knit 2 together, knit 1. (16sts)
Row 13  as row 11(14sts)
Row 15 knit 1, knit 2 together,knit 2, (knit 2 together) twice,knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1. (10sts)
Row 17 knit 1, (knit 2 toghether) 4 times, knit 1, (6sts)
Row 18 knit. Break yarn and leave stitches on a spare needle

Right Upper Wing
Cast on 6 stitches
Row 1 (right side) knit1, knit front & back, knit 3, knit front& back (8sts)
Row 2 knit front& back, knit 7 (9sts)
Row 3 knit front & back, knit 6, knit front & back, knit1 (11sts)
Row 4 Knit front& back, knit 10 (12 sts) Break yarn and leave on spare needle

Left Upper Wing
Cast on 6 stitches
Row 1 ( right side) knit front & back ,knit 3, knit front & back, knit 1 (8sts)
Row 2 knit 6, knit front & back, knit 1 (9sts)
Row 3 knit front & back, knit 6, knit front & back, knit 1 (11sts)
Row 4 knit 9, knit fron& back, knit 1 (12sts). Break yarn

Join all with right side facing, start with right upper wing workfront & back of first stitch, knit 11,
across stitches of lower wings work knit 1, (knit 2 together)twice,knit 1, across stitches of left upper
wing work knit 10, knit front & back, knit 1 (30 sts)

Row 6 knit
Row 7 knit front & back, knit 12, (knit 2 together) twice,knit 11, knit front & back, knit 1
Row 8 knit
Row 9 knit 13, (knit 2 together) twice, knit 13 (28sts)
Row 10 knit
Row 11 knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 9, (knit 2 together) twice, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 1, (24sts)
Row 12 cast off knit wise, working knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 18, knit 2 together, knit 1 across the row.

Body
Cast on 1 stitch
Row 1 (right side) (knit 1,yarn over, knit1) in this 1 stitch
Row 2 purl 1, purl through back of loop, purl 1
Row 3 knit 1, (yarn over,knit 1) twice, (5sts)
Row 4 purl1,(purl1 through back of loop,purl1)twice
Row 5 knit
Row 6 purl
Row 7 & 8 repeat last 2 rows
Row 9 knit 2 together, knit 1, slip 1 knit1 pass slipped stitch over (3 sts)
Row 10 purl
Row 11 knit
Row 12 purl
Row 13 slip 2 knit 1 pass slipped sts over. Fasten off remaining stitch.

Finishing

Lightly gather centre of butterfly, attach body hold with a few stitches on the wrong side, add antennae.

You can add as many butterflies as you desire

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