DIY: Cute and Simple Moss Stitch Baby Blanket

Hey lovelies,
Firstly I apologise for neglecting my little blog this week! The weather has been unusually hot here and for some reason this has reacted with my asthma. Wednesday saw a trip to a&e, so since then I’ve just been taking it easy. Luckily I’m feeling a bit better today so am back, I will catch up on all of your blogs over the weekend!
Right, so I am SO EXCITED to finally share this with you. Today I gave the baby blanket I’ve been making since February to one of my best friends, Andrea at her perfect vintage afternoon tea baby shower. She absolutely loved it and I felt so proud to give her something handmade!
Sooo… I want to share with you the pattern, it’s really simple but looks fantastic so great for a beginner or experienced knitter alike.
The Pattern
 
You will need: 
 
2-3 balls of DK weight wool
Knitting Needles (I used 4mm and long)
Small crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Row counter (or just a notepad!)
I used Candystripe DK weight multi-coloured wool which gives a gorgeous effect. My friend doesn’t know the sex of her baby so it will be perfect for either 🙂
To Start… 
 
 Cast on an even amount of stitches. I cast on 150 stitches here but you can make it smaller or larger if you prefer, this pattern is REALLY flexible.
To create the Rib Stitch edging make sure you have an even amount of stitches, and then:
Knit 2, Purl 2
Purl 2, Knit 2
Repeat x 9
The Blanket
 
Once you have created the edging, start the Moss Stitch effect…
To do this follow:
Knit 1, Purl 1
Knit 1, Purl 1
Purl 1, Knit 1,
Purl 1, Knit 1,
Repeat this until you reach the desired size of your blanket, remember there is still edging to add 🙂
Nearly there…
 
Repeat stage 1of the process to create the final edging…
Knit 2, Purl 2
Purl 2, Knit 2
Repeat x 9
Cast off!
There you will have a really cute and simple baby blanket, ideal for a newborn, and a perfect present for a baby shower.
Finishing Touches
Use a small crochet hook, or yarn needle to sew in lose ends of wool
The finished product:
I then gift-wrapped my blanket with gorgeous ribbon, I found this on Etsy after a long struggle finding something that wasn’t either pink or blue. I bought this from a cute store called Love Paper Fish, it arrived so quickly and packaged up with an extra piece of ribbon and a cute pink stripy button which was a really lovely touch. I will use this for my next project! I loved this Etsy store and will use them again, please check them out 🙂
Finally the moment was here to give Andrea the baby blanket. She seemed to love it and wrapped it over her bump, which was  so cute. She has promised to send me a picture of the blanket with the baby when he/she arrives, so watch this space!! Exciting times 🙂
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
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  • Hi, I’m a (complete) beginner knitter and was hoping to do this with chunky yarn. What modifications would you suggest? Thank you!