How to Knit a Fishermans Rib Baby Blanket [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

This beautiful Fisherman's Rib baby blanket is incredibly soft and textured, and is a great modern project for any baby gift. It has a built in Garter Stitch edging which helps the ribbed middle section stand out even further.

I made this blanket pram sized at 60 x 80cm, but have left instructions on the pattern repeat incase you wish to make one bigger or smaller.

Materials Needed:

  • 4mm Circular Needs (to recreate this blanket 80cm is a perfect length)
  • Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK in shade Lagoon Blue - Approx 300g.
  • Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends
  • 2 Stitch Markers (Optional if you wish to mark where the side edging should be knitted)

Stitches Used:

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • k1b - knit one below

Written Pattern:

Cast on Row: Using your preferred cast on method (I use long-tail cast on), cast on 115 Stitches (For bigger / smaller blankets cast on an ODD number of stitches, plus 12 stitches for the edging).

Bottom Edging: k 13 rows.

Row 1 (Right Side): k6, *p1, k1b* Repeat *to* until 7 Stitches remain. P1, k6.

Row 2 (Wrong Side): k6, *k1b, p1* Repeat *to* until 7 Stitches remain, k1b, k6

Rest of Blanket: Repeat rows 1 & 2 until your blanket is the length you desire (before edging - this adds about 4cm to the length). Making sure to finish with a right side row.

Top Edging: k 11 rows.

Final Row: Cast off knit wise.

Video Tutorial:

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  • Mary Lee says:

    THanks so much. I've made several attempts to modify one color patterns to two colors for the fisherman stitch. With your simple pattern, I don't have to think at all if it's knit 1 below or p 1 below. Now I just have to work out the colors.

  • Karla Howard says:

    I absolutely love all your patterns. They are easy to follow, and perfect for making and giving gifts

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much!