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Lacy Knit Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations

A handmade baby heirloom is a beautiful way to bless a newborn into the world! What better gift than a lacy knit baby blanket to wrap up that sweet child? This Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is a new EASY pattern from Yarnspirations.  It uses just 1 ball of yarn and is ideal making on your next giving project to a hospital, other charity or a loved one.

In fact I think this Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is perfect for a beginner to get their toes into a practical first lace project! Just make it longer for a personal blanket or give a matching one to a new mom!

The Yarn:

Using just one ball of yarn for the Lacy Knit Baby Blanket is all you need.  This pattern features Bernat Baby Sport yarn which is a Light #3 weight yarn in an economic; big ball size. It is 100% acrylic and is machine wash and dry-able.  It is ideal for a charity or service project yarn!

“Bernat Baby Sport Yarn is certified and approved according to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification. This means it has been tested for over 300 harmful substances!”

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket


Click here to get the Lacy Knit Baby Blanket pattern from Yarnspirations.


1 ball Bernat Baby Sport – (Lilac)


Needles & Supplies

Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) circular knitting needle 32″ [81.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge


blunt tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Skill Level



Approx 36″ by 40″ [91.5 x 101.5 cm].

Skills Demonstrated in Tutorial

Longtail Cast-on

K- Knit stitch

P-Purl stitch

K2tog – Knit 2 together

Kfb – Knit front back (not in main stitch pattern but used in beginning)

Ssk – Slip slip knit

YO – Yarn over

Cast off (Bind-off)

Weave in tails


The Techniques

CAST ON – Longtail cast on

STITCHES – If you already know how to knit a garter border and make a stockinette field (all knit stitches on the Right Side between garter stitch on ends) then you can do this project. We will cover making an increase with yarn overs as well as two types of decreases. We will make a right leaning k2tog decrease and a left leaning ssk decrease. We’ll also increase with the Kfb but not in main stitch pattern as it is only used in beginning.

REPEATS – The Project is a 4 row repeat over 10 stitches .  Every other row is purled on the Wrong Side so that part is a snap if you know how to purl See slower purl video HERE if needed. The right side rows are nearly the same and we will cover them both.

BIND OFF – Casting off/Binding off is just a standard knit wise bind off of which we’ll cover and weave in the tails as well. I’ll also cover wet blocking.  If you need more of a visual and instructions CLICK HERE to WET BLOCK your blanket to open the lacework and set the stitches evenly.

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket

Lacy Knit Baby Blanket



If you need a slower video on the main stitches or techniques, please check out my slower tutorials on GoodKnit Kisses YouTube playlist.



If you enjoyed making the blanket why not try a BABY HAT? Click HERE for another free pattern and tutorial just for you!

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Janet Scarfe

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Hi I sent previous message but not sure it has gone through, so will repeat.

I have been knitting for many years. I wouldn't tackle anything. Have been asked to knit this for baby on the way. I looked at pattern seemed quite easy only 4 rows and every other row purl. However, I have tried several times to set the pattern. Couple of times it didnt look right. This am I knitted counting as I went along and have ended up with one stitch less. I have been following your tutorial but can I download pattern, I am knitting on ordinary needles not circular needle.

Hope this makes sense and you can help. Its 11.22 am here. I like you am in Lockdown. Stay safe Janet


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Are their always 180 stitches on the knitting needles at all times? With all the increases & decreases I may miss a stitch and would like to make sure so that I can correct anything I may be doing wrong. I love this pattern and want to do it right. Thanks for any tips you can give me Luisa


Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Hello! I have a questions: do you know the multiples of this blanket? I would like to make it bigger for myself! Thank you!


Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Hello! I have a questions: do you know the multiples of this blanket? I would like to make it bigger for myself! Thank you!


Tuesday 11th of December 2018

I've got a question. Every time I get to the third row, I finish up to the final 10 border stitches, only to find 9. I've been putting markers on every "loop" of 10 stitches, to make sure I've done each correct and have been going back and counting each time I finish a loop.

My row 1s are always fine, as are the 2s and 4s of purling, it's only happening on row 3. I feel like I may just have to keep adding a stitch at the end of row 3? Am I doing something wrong? I keep counting and find that towards the end of row 3, it always becomes 179 stitches instead of 180.