Baby Blanket Knitting | How to Knit a Square Baby Blanket Tutorial

Baby Blanket Knitting | How to Knit a Square Baby Blanket Tutorial

Hi Knitters! It’s Nancy Queen from NobleKnits and today
I’m making this gorgeous mitered square baby blanket and what if I told you it’s a beginner
project, it uses one skein of yarn and anyone can knit this. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to
make it so stay with me. You can find the full list and links to how
to get all of the products in the description below. We’re going to start by casting on three stitches. I’m going to make a slip knot. Put that slipknot on the needle and cast on
another two stitches. That slipknot will count as our first stitch. Now we’re going to turn our work and knit
those three stitches. Knit the first row. Okay now we are going to work an increase
on this. So we’re going to knit two stitches then we’re
going to place our marker on this row. This marker is a little big but it works. Okay now we’re going to make an increase and
on a make one increase we are going to pick up the bar in between the two stitches. So you have the stitch here and there’s the
bottom of the stitch and a stitch here and the bottom of the stitch and this bar in between
is what you’re going to pick up. So you’re going to pick up that bar and then
knit that stitch. Then you’re going to knit the last stitch. So that row is done. That was the setup row and now this is every
row of the rest of the pattern until you are done with yarn and you’re ready to bind off. So you are going to knit across to the stitch
marker. Slip the marker. Make an increase by picking up that bar that’s
in the middle of the next two stitches. Knit that stitch and knit the remaining stitches
on the needle. So we’ve made an increase. So we’re going to increase one time after
the marker on every single row. It’s really easy. This is the entire pattern. You can get a really nice rhythm down with
it. I’m going to slip my marker. There’s the bar in the middle, I’m going to
pick that up from the back, knit that stitch and knit to the end of the row. Okay so I’ve stopped right here in the center
of the row because I want you to understand how this looks. I know when I started doing mitered knitting,
I found it very confusing to understand what the shape was actually looking like as I was
knitting. So if you knit to the stitch marker, then
just set down your project and take a look at it. You’ll see that you’ve it actually creates
a turn in your work. You’re actually knitting a square. Your square is just going to get larger and
larger as these sides wider and wider. It will just keep growing outward. So that’s what this is going to look like. I’m going to continue on and then show you
how to bind off. So I’d like to give you completed measurements
for this project. There will be a free PDF download if you click
the link above or down below in the description. So this baby blanket measures just, almost
23 and a half inches wide by 23 and a half inches wide. Like I said, it’s a square. I ended up, this is always a popular question. How many stitches end up with when I’m almost
out of yarn. I end up with 106 stitches on each side. So 106 then the marker then 106. Then I bound off. You want to make sure you always have enough
yarn to bind off. Make sure you have 5-6 yards of yarn left
to bind off on this project because you’re going to have nearly 220 stitches that you’re
going to need to bind off at the end. Now I’m ready to begin binding off. So to bind off, I’m going to knit the first
stitch. Knit the second stitch and then take this
first stitch up over and off the needle. You are just going to keep doing that all
the way across the row. Knit the next stitch, take the first stitch
up and over. It’s a very easy way to bind off but when
we get to the center I want you to work the increase because it will make a better corner
at the end. Okay I’m now at the end of my row and you
can see what a beautiful shape your blanket is going to have when it’s completed. You’re just going to keep knitting and when
you get to the end, bind it off. I’m going to clip my work. Leave a little tail so you can weave that
in. Insert that tail into the loop to secure it. Then you are just going to weave in the yarn
ends. This is really easy to do in garter stitch. You are just going to find a row and be doing
almost like a duplicate stitch. So I find a row and then I’m just going to
follow this stitch and now I’ll do this stitch and this one. Then what I like to do just to make sure it’s
secure is go back a few stitches and then I clip that close to the work. For a full free pattern, if you’d like a full
PDF click on the link up above and you’ll be able to get the free version of the pattern. Print it, keep it with you.

15 thoughts on “Baby Blanket Knitting | How to Knit a Square Baby Blanket Tutorial

  1. Beautiful work taught n explained in a simple way God bless u n increase your knowledge n grant you lots of success n happiness love you bye. 👍😘🙏❤

  2. Nancy, thank you! This is such a fun blanket. I went and got the yarn and started knitting while watching tv. It's so easy and fun that I had so much done in no time. Great fun. I may check with our hospital and see if they would accept these blankets to give to new parents. 🙂

  3. Thank you Nancy for this lovely beginners baby blanket. I'm a new knitter and feel a sense of accomplishment after watching your tutorials. Having a bit of a problem with Make 1 but I think over time it will get easier. Thanks for sharing your talent. Would love to see more beginner tutorials. Claudette 👍👍

  4. Can i possibly use different yarn with the appropriate sized knitting needles. Does it have to be with circulars or can i use straight needles. Which one would you prefer?

  5. Thank you for this tutorial but can you show how to switch between colours/ different pieces I case I run out of yarn

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