Garter Ridge Baby Blanket

It’s baby blanket time again! One of my dear friends from college is pregnant. She’s had several miscarriages, so we’re all extra excited about this rainbow baby.

I chose Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn because a) it feels amazing and b) I could make a whole blanket with one skein. It’s not quite as long as I’d like (I prefer baby blankets to be square), but the garter ridges allow a good deal of stretch. It’ll be the perfect size for tucking into a car seat or for the little one to carry around as she grows.

I like the simple stripes made by the garter ridges, and I’m always a fan of patterns that multitask well. (Meaning I can knit them while reading/watching movies/chatting with friends and I don’t have to worry about forgetting where I am in the stitch pattern.) It’s a really quick and easy beginner pattern, perfect for anyone who knows how to knit and purl.

Garter Ridge Baby Blanket

Needle: US size 8 (5mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarns used: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (medium 4; 100% polyester; 590 yards/275 grams), 1 skein of Sage.

Yardage: 590 yards (540 m).

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in Garter Ridge stitch pattern.

Final Measurements: 31 inches (78.75 cm) wide by 23 inches (58.5 cm) long.

Stitch Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl


Set up:

Cast on 130 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Garter Ridges:

Row 1: knit.

Row 2: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 3: knit.

Row 4: knit.

Repeat these 4 rows 42 more times or until piece measures about 23 inches (58.5 cm) from cast on edge.


Knit 2 rows.

Bind off. Sew all ends under.

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