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19th Century Baby Blanket

Free knitting pattern for a 19th century Canadian baby blanket. Updated into modern knitting terminology by Sarah Bradberry

Swatch of stitch pattern

This swatch shows the stitch pattern knit with bulky homespun wool.


500gms of bulky wool or any yarn to suit gauge.
6.5mm needles


18sts to 10cm over pattern stitch


90cm long x 67.5cm wide


Cast on 123 stitches and work as follows:
Knit 6 rows to form border,

Every row: *K3, P3; repeat to last 3 stitches, K3

Continue until work measures 88cm from cast on.
Knit 6 rows
Cast off.

Finishing: Darn in loose ends on wrong side and block

Copyright 2001 Sarah Bradberry Adapted from a 19th century source.