Flutterby Baby Blanket Pattern

Flutterby Baby Blanket

A cute, feminine baby blanket featuring a lace butterfly motif.

SIZE: 36 inches by 36 inches. Dimensions can be adjusted by changing the number of blocks you knit.

MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors. I used Encore Worsted yarn in pink and Spring Green

Gauge: 5 Stitches per inch 

NEEDLES: US 9

ABBREVIATIONS:  

K2T = Knit 2 stitches together
K3T = Knit 3 stitches together
P2T = Purl 2 stitches together
P2T TBL = Purl 2 stitches together through the back of the loops
S1, K2T, PSSO = Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together, Pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch
S2, K1, P2SSO = Slip 2 stitches, Knit 1 stitch, Pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch
SSK = slip two stitches from the left need to the right needle, insert left needle into the front loops of slipped stitches and knit them together.
(YO) 2x – Yarn over 2 times – you will end up with two loops on the needle. On the following row, you will purl into the first loop and then twist to knit the second loop, making two stitches

 You can find videos to help you with these stitches here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases  

GARTER STITCH BORDER

With your main color, cast on 59 stitches.
Knit all stitches for 12 rows

STOCKINGETTE BACKGROUND

RS: Knit all stitches

WS: K5, P49, K5

Repeat these 2 rows 6 times (you should have 14 purl ridges in your garter stitch border at this point). End on a wrong side (WS) row.

BUTTERFLY MOTIF

ROW 1: (RS) K16, K2T, (YO) 2X, SSK, K19, K2T, (YO) 2X, SSK, K16

ROW 2:  K5, P13, K1, P22, K1, P12, K5

ROW 3: K19, YO, SSK, K17, K2T, YO, K19

ROW 4: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 5: K20, YO, SSK, K15, K2T, YO, K20

ROW 6: K5, P16, YO, P2T, P13, P2T TBL, YO, P16, K5

ROW 7: K19, K2T, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K11, K2T, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K19

ROW 8: K5, P13, P2T TBL, YO, P3, YO, P2T, P9, P2T TBL, YO, P3, YO, P2T, P13, K5

ROW 9:K17, K2T, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K3, YO, SSK,K2, K2T, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K17

ROW 10: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 11:  K16, K2T, YO, K7, YO, SSK, K2T, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2T, YO, K7, YO, SSK, K16

ROW 12: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW: 13: K15, K2T, YO, K9, YO, SSK, YO, (S2, K1, P2SSO), YO, K2T, YO, K9, YO, SSK, K15

ROW 14: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 15:  K17, YO, SSK, K9, YO, (S2, K1, P2SSO) , YO, K9, K2T, YO, K17

ROW 16: K5, P13, YO, P2T, P19, P2T TBL, YO, P13, K5

ROW 17:K16, K2T, YO, K10, YO, (S2, K1, P2SSO), YO, K10, YO, SSK, K16

ROW 18: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 19:  K15, K2T, YO, K11, YO, (S2, K1, P2SSO), YO, K11, YO, SSK, K15

ROW 20: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 21:K14, K2T, YO, K10, K2T, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K10, YO, SSK, K14

ROW 22: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 23: K16, YO, SSK, K7, K2T, YO, K1, YO, (S2, K1, P2SSO), YO, K1, YO, SSK, K7, K2T, YO, K16

ROW 24: K5, PURL 49, K5

ROW 25: K17, YO, SSK, K5, K2T, YO, K7, YO, SSK, K5, K2T, YO, K17

ROW 26: K5, P18, P2T TBL, YO, P9, YO, P2T, P18, K5

ROW 27: K18, YO, SSK, K2, K2T, YO, K11, YO, SSK,K2, K2T, YO, K18

ROW 28: K5, P16, P2T TBL, YO, P13, YO, P2T, P16, K5

ROW 29: K19, YO, K3T, YO, K15, YO, (S1, K2T, PSSO), YO, K19

ROW 30: K5, P14, P2T TBL, YO, P17, YO, P2T, P14, K5

STOCKINGETTE BACKGROUND

RS: Knit all stitches

WS: K5, P49, K5

Repeat these two rows 6 times. (You should have 37 purl ridges in your garter stitch border at this point). End on a wrong side row.

GARTER STITCH BORDER

Knit all stitches for 12 rows.

You have now completed one block. Cut yarn and add on a contrasting color. Repeat all instructions to form another block. Cut yarn and change colors again (either back to the original color or you can add in another color if you like). When you have a strip consisting of three completed blocks. Bind off.

Create two more strips of three blocks, alternating the colors so that the blocks form a checkboard pattern. Sew strips together and weave in loose ends.

7 Responses to Flutterby Baby Blanket Pattern

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  2. Rebecca Williams says:

    I’ve actually made a few blocks of this…cool pattern though I mess up somewhere in the middle of the motif and think one of the stitches is wrong. The initial blocks I made were in acrylic though, so I don’t like them very much and am going to make one that is pink and red.

  3. Erin says:

    I need some help here. I was so happy to find this pattern on ravelry as it is exactly what my sister is looking for in her first baby blanket. I am at the part where I should be starting the butterfly motif, but if I add up the stitches in the first row, the pattern has only accounted for 57 and I’ve casted on 59. The ravelry page said there were some edits and I’ve gone to all the links and the patterns are all the same. Where is the updated version? Help! Thanks, in advance.

  4. Erin says:

    Also, I’ve counted 3 decreases in that first row with 4 increases (which adds a stitch). Is that correct? Sorry to be bothersome, just want her blanket to be right.

    • Ciarrai says:

      Erin,

      There was a SSK missing at the end of Row 1. Thank you for catching it and letting me know. The row should read:

      ROW 1: (RS) K16, K2T, (YO) 2X, SSK, K19, K2T, (YO) 2X, SSK, K16.

      I have corrected the pattern and hopefully everything should be smooth sailing for you from here on out. If you run into any other trouble, please let me know and I will do my best to sort it out for you.

      I am sorry for the confusion. Good luck on your blanket. I would love to see a picture when you get it done.

      Best Regards,
      Kerry

  5. Erin says:

    When you sew the strips together, do you block first? Thanks.

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