Little Butterfly Baby Blanket

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Little Butterfly Baby Blanket

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An intriguing butterfly loop technique gathers the yarn into a sea of beautiful butterflies. Knit this precious blanket in Patons Beehive Baby Chunky.

Single Size
Approx 38" x 42" [96.5 x 106.5 cm].
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The materials for this project cost $48.67

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  • Single Size

Approx 38" x 42" [96.5 x 106.5 cm].

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Main Color (MC)

Beehive Baby Chunky | Billowy Blue, 76143Edit Color

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 10/6mm
The materials for this project cost $48.67


Approx = approximately

Butterfly loop = Insert right-hand needle from below under 3 loose strands on RS of work. Yarn over needle and draw up a loop (gathering loop). Purl next stitch and slip gathering loop over purl stitch.

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl5wyif = Slip next 5 stitches with yarn at front of work.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yb = bring yarn into back of work

yf = bring yarn into front of work

Details & Instructions


Approx 38" x 42" [96.5 x 106.5 cm].


Beehive Baby Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Billowy Blue (76143) 8
Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needle, 32” [80 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.


Cast on 138 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, knit 5 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 143 sts.
Work 6 rows stocking st.
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K6. (yf. Sl5wyif. yb. K9) 9 times. yf. Sl5wyif. yb. K6.
2nd and 4th rows: K4. Purl to last 4 sts. K4.
3rd and 5th rows: As 1st row.
6th row: K4. P4. *Butterfly loop. P13. Rep from * to last 9 sts. Butterfly loop. P4. K4.
7th, 9th and 11th rows: Knit.
8th, 10th and 12th rows: As 2nd row.
13th, 15th and 17th rows: K4. (K9. yf. Sl5wyif. yb) 9 times. K13.
14th and 16th rows: As 2nd row.
18th row: K4. P11. *Butterfly loop. P13. Rep from * to last 16 sts. Butterfly loop.
P11. K4.
19th, 21st and 23rd rows: Knit.
20th, 22nd and 24th rows: As 2nd row.
Rep 1st to 24th rows of Butterfly Pat 7 times more, then 1st to 12th row once more, dec 5 sts evenly across last row. 138 sts.
Knit 5 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).