How to Knit the "Eric" Baby Blanket

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Meet Eric! Knitted during a very sunny heatwave here in England so the name seemed appropriate ((Eric) Morecambe & Wise - Bring Me Sunshine for those of you not familiar with the song).

Featuring a squishy garter stitch border, the main body of Eric is only a 2 row repeat, making this the perfect knit for those of you wanting to tackle a marginally more complex pattern repeat without the added challenge of it being multiple rows in length.

My instructions produce a Blanket approximately 60cm x 80cm, but for those of you wanting to adjust this size, it can easily be done using the pattern multiple of 10+5 for the middle textured panel, and an additional 18 stitches for the garter stitch edging.

Materials Needed:

  • 4mm Circular Needs (to recreate this blanket 80cm is a perfect length)
  • 400g of DK Yarn - I used Stylecraft Bambino in Denim Dungarees
  • Scissors & Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends
  • 2 Stitch Markers

Written Pattern:

Stiches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • sl1pwyf - slip one purlwise with yarn in front.
  • Pm - place marker
  • Sm - slip marker

Bottom Edge

Foundation Row: Cast on 133 stitches.

Knit 16 rows as follows: K until final stitch, sl1pwyf

Main Pattern Repeat

Setup Row: k9, pm, p5, *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p5* repeat from *to* until 9 stitches remain, pm, k8, sl1pwyf. 

Row 1: k until 1 stitch remains (sm as you come across them), sl1pwyf

Row 2: k9, sm, p5, *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p5* repeat from *to* until marker, sm, k8, sl1pwyf. 

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until project is slightly shorter than desired length (to allow for garter edging. Start Edging after completing a "Row 2"

Top Edge

Knit 16 rows as follows: K until final stitch, sl1pwyf.

Final row (Row 17): Cast off knit wise with right side facing.

video tutorial

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  • Ana says:

    Love , the Eric baby Blanket. Thank you for sharing. Job well done.

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much! Happy Knitting! πŸ™‚

  • Kenia Valenzuela says:

    Beautiful and easy!! Thanks

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much!

  • Laurie says:

    I really love knitting your baby blanket patterns! They are written so well and the videos are fabulous. The patterns are beautiful and work up so nice. Its great that you explain how to make them different sizes. Please keep creating more for us to knit. Thanks 😊

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Hi Laurie,

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment - you really have no idea how much the support you all give me means πŸ™‚

      • Sandra says:

        Excellent patterns, my granddaughter had twin girls my great granddaughters, and Eric’s will be my next one. Easy to follow instructions after my stroke, thank you so much x