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Valerie Cot and Pram Blankets

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knitted baby blanket with knit and purl check design

Materials and Size

Patons Blanket Wool

The Pram Cover: 18″ x 24″ – 10 ozs.

The Cot Cover: 26″ x 40″ – 20 ozs.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair UK No 6/5mm/US 8

Crochet Hook, UK No 10/3.25mm/US D-3


To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 10 stitches to 2 inches in width, measured over stocking stitch.


Cast on 79 stitches (for Cot Cover cast on 127 stitches)

** 1st row: * K7, P1, rep from * to last 7 sts, K7.

2nd row: * P7, K1, rep from * to last 7 sts, P7.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows once.

5th row: * K3, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

6th row: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, rep from * to last 7 sts, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2.

Rep. 5th row once, 2nd row once, 1st and 2nd rows once, then 1st row once. ***

12th row: Knit plain. **

chart for the knit-purl check pattern

Rep from ** to ** ten times (for Cot Cover-twenty times), then from ** to *** once.

In next row: Purl. Cast off.

Using Crochet Hook and with right side of work facing, work 5 rows of dc round cover (working through both loops), working 3 dc into each corner.

Fasten off.

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however this digital version with updated text and added chart is copyright Sarah Bradberry, July 5th 2012. All rights reserved.

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