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October 31, 2020

Cuddle Up with the Mitered Stripes Baby Blanket and Lovey!

Inside: Mitered Stripes Baby Blanket and Lovey free pattern with tutorial videos to help you knit the squares and seam them.

A new life. A growing family. It’s a wonderful celebration when I hear of a new baby.

It’s also time to get knitting!

Knit this colorful baby blanket and lovey in no time.  Created using four mitered squares seamed together this pattern is easy enough for a beginner knitter. 

mitered stripes baby lovey

Mitered Stripes Baby Blanket and Lovey Pattern

by Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS

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Yarn
Medium weight (#4) Red Heart Chic Sheep (100g / 3.5oz, 170 m / 186 yards)
Contrast A – Color Green Tea used in sample.
Contrast B – Color Poolside used in sample.

Needles 
US 8 – 5mm
Knitters Pride Dreamz Interchangeable used in sample.

Stitch marker(s)
Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS
Approx. = Approximately
CDD Central double decrease
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip, slip, knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

New to knitting? I’ve got a How to Knit Beginner Video Series to teach you ALL the basics.

GAUGE
19 sts x 40 rows in 4” in garter stitch

SKILL LEVEL Easy

MEASUREMENTS 
Lovey: 16” x 16” (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Blanket: 40” x 40” (81.5 x 91.5 cm)

NOTES

This pattern is adjustable to any size square using any weight yarn.  Be sure to cast on an even number.

The two-color stripes are designed to form the outer half of the finished lovey/blanket.  If you want a narrower striped border decrease the number of striped repeats (Rows 2-5) in the pattern instructions.

LOVEY INSTRUCTIONS

(Make 4)

With A, cast on 76 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K 38, pm, k38.

Row 2: (RS): With B, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 3: K all.
Row 4: With A, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 5: K all. 

Rep. Rows 2-5 9 more times.

With B, rep Rows 2-3 until 4 sts rem.

Row 6: K2tog, ssk.

Break yarn and pull tail through last 2 sts. Weave in ends.  Sew side seams of the 4 mitered squares as shown below.

mitered stripes lovey squares before seaming

BLANKET INSTRUCTIONS

(Make 4)

With A, cast on 190 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K 95, pm, k95.

Row 2: (RS): With B, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 3: K all.
Row 4: With A, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker, ssk, k to end of row.
Row 5: K all. 

Rep. Rows 2-5 20 more times.

With B, rep Rows 2-3 until 4 sts rem.

Row 6: K2tog, ssk.

Break yarn and pull tail through last 2 sts. Weave in ends. Sew side seams of the 4 mitered squares as shown above.

mitered stripes baby blanket and lovey

PIN IT!

mitered stripes baby blanket and lovey pin image

Mitered Stripes Baby Blanket and Lovey Tutorial Videos

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While I don’t have a dedicated tutorial for this pattern, the following tutorial videos show every skill you need to complete this project.

How to Knit Striped Mitered Squares (Right handed)



How to Knit Striped Mitered Squares (Left handed)



How to Seam Stripes Tutorial Video


Customize It!

You can substitute any of my mitered square patterns for the one shown here to create your own unique baby blanket and lovey.

Solid Mitered Square
Striped Mitered Square
C2C Mock Mitered Square

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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