Baby blanket · Chunky

Chunky Mustard Baby Blanket

Chunky Mustard Baby Blanket
Square Blanket
This was my first time using circular needles – and it was hard! The most difficult part was moving the wool from the interchangeable needle cable (plastic) onto the pointed needles (bamboo). As I was knitting with chunky wool, and therefore thick needles, the size difference between the interchangeable needle cable and the knitting needle points was quite significant! However, it made for a really speedy project and I loved the ‘self-made’ knitted border.

Difficulty: Easy

Size of finished project: 30×30 inches


  • 10mm circular knitting needles (80 cm length) – I used Pony Interchangeable Cable & Shank
  • 2.5 balls of Patons Big Fab 200g – Mustard (02342)
  • Blunt sewing needle (for sewing in ends)


K=knit; P=purl

  • Cast on 64 stitches
  • Rows 1-7: Knit garter stitch (knit every stitch)
  • Row 8: Knit every stitch
  • Row 9: K4, P56, K4
  • Repeat rows 8 and 9 until blanket measures approx. 28 inches
  • Final 7 rows: Knit garter stitch
  • Cast off
  • Sew in loose ends

As an added extra, my mum embroidered the baby’s name (in green) onto the bottom left hand corner of the blanket – Maisie. We felt this really dressed up what could have otherwise been quite a plain gift!

Embroidered name
Embroidered name

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