A collection of reversible baby blanket knitting pattern projects using a combination of just knit and purl stitches. From garter stitch to seed stitch to rib stitch.
Reversible means that both sides of the blanket can be used as the main side. This is very useful for baby items. The two sides may or may not be the same pattern.
Diagonal Comfort Blanket
This garter stitch blanket is knitted diagonally starting from one corner and using yarn overs and knit 2 stitches together to shape the square blanket. The interesting feature is the way the garter stitch border looking like it was done separately from the main body. It isn’t.
The instructions are so easy. You only need to know the knit stitch, yarn over (YO), and knit 2 together (k2tog).
Lion Brand designed this blanket, so it obviously recommends their New Cotton-Ease yarn which is a blend of cotton and acrylic.
The pdf pattern is available at https://www.lionbrand.com/products/knitting-pattern-diagonal-comfort-blanket-1
A very similar pattern is the Corner to Corner blankie from the String Theory Yarn Shop. There is only a slight variation at the cast-on corner.
Grandmother’s Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth
Yes, this is a dishcloth pattern but if you keep increasing stitches, it can reach the size of a baby blanket. The reason I picked this pattern for this collection is for the pretty and neat border.
Designed by Gina Lynette, the pattern is well written and includes instructions on how to create a hanging loop.
The free pdf pattern is available at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmothers-favorite-neat-edged-dishcloth
Wavy Waters Baby Blanket
Designed by Marnie MacGregor Mooy, Wavy Waters is a simple, reversible baby blanket knitting pattern, with rippled, squishy waves of knits and purls. The finished sized is 27 inches by 32 inches using 6.5mm needles using worsted weight acrylic yarn.
The free pdf pattern is available at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wavy-waters-baby-blanket
Tumbling Blocks Baby Blanket
Designed by Susie Bonell, the tumbling block design of this reversible baby blanket knitting pattern is made up of a combination of seed stitch. A 10-stitch, 24-row repeat.
I am not a fan of seed stitch but this tumbling block pattern is really cute. I wonder how it might look on a scarf.
The free pdf pattern is available at http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/A222_TumblingBlocksBlanket.pdf
Mae Ribbed Baby Blanket
Designed by Jessica from mama in a stitch, the texture stitch is a 2-row repeat with a wide 11-stitch garter stitch border. Although the blanket is reversible, they are not the same pattern.
This free web-based knitting pattern is available at https://www.mamainastitch.com/mae-ribbed-blanket-easy-knitting-pattern/
I’m not a fan of purling so I wonder if it is possible to knit the second row instead of purl. I found another knitting pattern called Garter Rib Baby Blanket by Orange Flower Yarn. It is basically the same as the Mae Ribbed Baby Blanket except the second row is knit all.
This free pdf pattern is available at https://www.orangefloweryarn.com/s/GarterRibBabyBlanket_2019_v1.pdf