This super simple baby blanket knitting pattern is made with the same easy pattern used to make Grandma's Favorite Dishcloths. It is worked starting in a corner and working diagonally to the center increasing one stitch per row. Once you get to the halfway point, you decrease one stitch per row. It's a great pattern to work on while watching television or while chatting as it does not require much concentration.

Finished size = 30" square

Materials and Supplies

Knitting Supplies:

  • Circular knitting needles; Size 8 (5mm)
  • 4 Skeins Encore Color Spun yarn by Plymouth Yarn*; color 7711; (worsted weight)

*Check out their website to find a local store that carries this yarn or use any worsted weight yarn.

Grandmas favorite knitting stitch pattern

Craft Instructions

  • Cast on 4 sts.
  • 1st row: Knit
  • Increase row: K2, yo, knit to end of row
  • Repeat increase row until work measures 20" from tip (where you started) to where your work is on the knitting needles.
  • Decrease row: K1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, knit to end of row
  • Repeat decrease row until you have only 4 sts remaining on needle.
  • Bind off.

Note: To make a larger blanket, keep increasing until you reach the desired length to the halfway point then switch to the decrease row instructions.


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