Butterfly Blanket

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Butterfly Blanket

designed by Lorna Miser
Free Pattern
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Cute and cozy blanket for baby, made even sweeter with butterfly designs.

Size

Single Size
45”/114.5cm x 45”/114.5cm
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The materials for this project cost $49.44

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Finished measurements:
45”/114.5cm x 45”/114.5cm

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

One Pound | Lilac, 10577Edit Color
$8.99

Contrast B

One Pound | Jonquil, 0586 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$8.99

Contrast C

One Pound | Soft Pink, 01513Edit Color
$8.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 8/5mm
$8.49

Tapestry Needle Set

3/Pkg
$5.99

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99
The materials for this project cost $49.44

Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

K3(4,n)tog = Knit next 3(4, n)stitches together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements:
45”/114.5cm x 45”/114.5cm

MATERIALS

One Pound (454 g/16. oz;742 m/812 yds)
Contrast A Lilac (10577) 1
Contrast B Jonquil () 1
Contrast C Soft Pink (01513) 1

GAUGE

In garter st, 16 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

Using A, CO 180 sts, place marker, CO 180 sts--360 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end - 2 decs made.
Rows 3-8: Repeat these 2 rows 2 more times, then Row 1 once. Cut A.
Join B. Work Rows 2 and 1 twice. Do not cut B.
Join C. Work Rows 2 and 1 twice. Do not cut C.
Continue in pattern alternating 4 rows B and 4 rows C until 4 sts remain.
Next Row: K4tog. 
Finish off.

Edging
With RS facing and A, pick up and knit 180 sts along one side edge (not CO edge). Knit 8 rows. BO. 
With RS facing and A, pick up and knit 180 sts along remaining side edge. Knit 8 rows. BO.

LARGE BUTTERFLY
Wings (make 2)
Using A, CO 25 sts, place marker, CO 25 sts - 50 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Kfb, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end, kfb.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3-14: Repeat these 2 rows 6 more times (7 ridges).
Row 15: Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end - 2 decs made.
Row 16: Knit.
Rows 17-26: Repeat these 2 rows 5 more times (6 ridges) - 38 sts.
Row 27: K2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog - 34 sts.
Row 28: Knit. Cut A.
Rows 29-34: Join B. Using B, repeat these 2 rows 3 more times (4 ridges) - 22 sts.
BO all sts.

Body
Using C, CO 30 sts.
Row 1: BO 5 sts, knit across.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit to end, CO 5 sts.
BO all sts.

SMALL BUTTERFLIES (make 2)
Wings (make 4)
Using A, CO 15 sts, place marker, CO 15 sts - 30 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Kfb, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end, kfb.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3-14: Repeat these 2 rows 6 more times (6 ridges).
Row 15: Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end - 28 sts.
Row 16: Knit.
Rows 17-26: Repeat these 2 rows 5 more times (6 ridges) - 18 sts.
Row 27: K2tog, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog - 14 sts.
Row 28: Knit. Cut A.
Rows 29-34: Join B and repeat last 2 rows 3 more times (2 ridges) - 2 sts.
BO all sts.

Body
Using C, CO 25 sts.
Row 1: BO 5 sts, knit across.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit across, CO 5 sts.
BO all sts.

Butterfly assembly
Overlap points of CO edges, angling slightly. Lay body on top of wings. Tack together.

FINISHING 
Sew butterflies onto blanket as desired. 
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.