Basket Weave Baby Blanket and Sweater

Basket Weave Baby Blanket and Sweater
Basket Weave Baby Blanket and Sweater

Step 1: Getting Started

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Need a pretty baby set for your new bundle of joy or for an expecting friend? You'll enjoy using our free knitting pattern to create a basket weave baby blanket and sweater. Knit this adorable set using a soft plush baby yarn in any color or to match baby's outfits or layette. This would also make a wonderful handmade baby shower gift.

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: 3 - (4 ounce skeins) knitting worsted in color desired; knitting needles size 3, 4, 7 and crochet hook size 3.

Note: See sweater photo below.

Gauge: 5 1/2 stitches = 1"


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Step 2: Pattern Instructions



With size 7 needles cast on 135 sts. Work in pattern as follows:

Rows 1, 3, 6 and 8: P 5, * K 5, P 5; repeat from * across row.

Rows 2, 4, 5 and 7: K 5, * P 5, K 5; repeat from * across row.

Repeat above 8 rows until piece measures 32 inches ending with row 8. Bind off.

Edging: With size 3 crochet hook, work 1 row of edging around robe as follows: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, * skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 2 d c into the same st as the s c just made; repeat from * skipping only 1 st at each corner. Fasten off.


Step 3: Sweater


Materials: 4 (1 ounce balls) 3-ply baby yarn; knitting needles size 3 and 4; crochet hook size 3

With size 4 needles c

ast on 75 sts. Work even in pattern as given for blanket, until piece measures 7 in. ending with row 8. Continuing pattern, bind off 2 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows for underarm; work 6 more rows of pattern, then work even in ribbing of K 1, P 1, until piece measures 3 1/4" from underarm. Continuing ribbing, work over 23 sts; place on st-holder. Bind off next 25 sts for back of neck. On remaining 23 sts, work 2 rows even; place marker, then work 2 more rows. Increase 1 st at neck edge, every other row 5 times. Cast on 10 sts at neck edge once. Keeping the first 5 sts worked in garter st, and remaining sts in ribbing of K 1, P 1, work even until ribbing measures same as back, measuring from marker; then work in pattern for 7 rows. Cast on 2 sts at underarm edge once. Keeping the first 5 sts worked i

n garter st to lower edge and remaining sts in pattern, work even until piece measures 7 in. from underarm. Bind off. Work other side to correspond.

Sleeves: On right side of garment, pick up 50 sts from end to end of armhole. Work even in pattern for 6 in. or desired length to cuff, ending on right side, P 1 row decreasing to 39 sts. Change to size 3 needles and work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 1 1/2" Bind off. Sew sleeve seams.

Work 1 row of beading across neck edge. Beading Instruction: Attach yarn, chain 5, * skip 2 sts, work 1 double crochet in next stitch, chain 2; repeat from * across row.

Work 1 row of edging (as given for blanket above), around entire sweater. Fasten off.