Baby Bunting Knit Pattern

Baby Bunting Knit Pattern
Baby Cardigan - Knitting Pattern

Step 1: Getting Started

Need a sweet homemade gift for a baby shower? Or maybe you are expecting a baby or grand baby of your very own! Knit this precious baby bunting with our free pattern to enjoy or give. Our free knitting pattern is easy to follow and works up nicely. Create this baby bunting in all sorts of colors and types of yarn. This pattern is recommended for beginners and intermediate knitters. Enjoy!

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Bernat Nylo or similar yarn, 7 (2 ounce skeins); 1 pair straight knitting needles Nos. 3 and 6 or size which will give the gauge given below and stitch holder. 1 lightweight separating zipper (16") in length; 1 1/2 yds. ribbon (white).

Gauge: 5 sts = 1"; 7 rows = 1".

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Pattern Stitch: Multiples of 6 st plus 3.

Row 1: K 1, * P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row.

Row 2: K 3, * P 3, K 3, repeat from * across row.

Repeat these 2 rows for pattern stitch.

Bunting: Using No. 6 needles, cast on 153 sts. Work even in pattern st for 24 inches, ending with Row 1.

First Decrease (Dec) Row: K 3 tog., * P 3, K 3 tog, repeat from * across row. (101 sts)

Then work as follows:

Row 1: P 2, * K 1, P 3, repeat from * ending k 1, p 2,.

Row 2: K 1, * p 3, k 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures 26 inches, ending with Row 1.

Second Dec Row: K 1, * p 1, p 2 tog, k 1, repeat from * across row. (76 sts)

Beading: P 1, * k 1, y o, p 2 tog, repeat from * across row. On the next row, * k 1, p 1, repeat from * ending k 2 tog. (75 sts)

Hood: Starting with Row 2 of pattern st, work even for 5 inches.

Step 3: Finishing Up

Shape Top: Continuing in pattern st, at the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 24 sts. Work even on center 27 sts for 4 inches, ending with Row 1. Sl these sts on a holder. Sew side edges of top to bound off edges.

Border: Using No. 3 needles, with right side facing you and starting 1 rows above beading pick up 38 sts on side edge of hood, k across 27 sts of top, pick up 38 sts on other side of hood. K 1, p 1, in ribbing on 103 sts for 1 3/4 inches. Bind off in ribbing.

Finishing: Front Borders; Using No. 3 needles, with right side facing you, pick up 200 sts on right front edge, k 1, p 1, in ribbing for 1 3/4 inches. Bind off. Work left front border to correspond. Starting at lower edge, sew front borders together for 10 inches. Tack font borders to hood borders, forming 2 eyelets on each side. Block. Sew in zipper. Seam bottom. Run ribbon through beading. Turn back hood border.

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