12 Crafts of Christmas, Christmas, Knitted Blanket, Knitting

12 Crafts of Christmas: Day 3 Candy Cane Knitted Blanket

There are only 10 days left ‘til Christmas! Are you excited? I am!!

IMG_4588I’m really enjoying knitting lace patterns at the moment, so sticking to the Christmas theme I created a pattern for a candy cane blanket.

This blanket is doll-sized, as I didn’t have quite enough time to knit one human sized, but of course you can adjust the pattern or knit the blanket multiple times and stitch together as a patchwork if you would like it larger. I have sized it to fit 18-inch doll beds, such as the Ikea Duktig bed and the Olivia’s Little World trundle bed, which it fits perfectly.

Note: I have included the stitches for the border of the blanket into the pattern as this is how I like to read them when I am knitting. I have also included a printable version of the pattern at the bottom of this post.

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Candy Cane Blanket

Cast on 83 stitches.

Slipping 1st stitch of each row, knit 6 rows for the top border.

Pattern:

1st row: Sl 1, knit to end

2nd row and every even row: sl 1, k4, purl to last 5 sts, k5

3rd row: Sl 1, k6, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, k1, yf, k2tog, (k3, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, k1, yf, k2tog) repeat to last 7 sts, k7

5th row: Sl 1, k5, (sl 1, k1, psso, yf, k3, yf, k2tog, k1) repeat to last 5 sts, k5

7th row: Sl 1, k8, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, (k6, sl 1, k1, psso, yf) repeat to last 8 sts, k8

9th row: Sl 1, k7, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, (k6, sl 1, k1, psso, yf) repeat to last 9 sts, k9

11th row: Sl 1, k6, sl 1, k1, psso, yf, (k6, sl 1, k1, psso, yf) repeat to last 10 sts, k10

13th row: Sl 1, k5, (sl 1, k1, psso, yf, k6) repeat to last 5 sts, k5

15th row: Sl 1, knit to end

17th row: As 3rd row

19th row: As 5th row

21st row: Sl 1, k7, yf, k2tog, (k6, yf, k2tog) repeat to last 9 sts, k9

23rd row: Sl 1, k8, yf, k2tog, (k6, yf, k2tog) repeat to last 8 sts, k8

25th row: Sl 1, k9, yf, k2tog, (k6, yf, k2tog) repeat to last 7 sts, k7

27th row: Sl 1, k4, (k6, yf, k2tog) repeat to last 6 sts, k6

Repeat the pattern through 3 times more, so that you have 8 candy canes.

Slipping 1st stitch of each row, knit 6 rows for bottom border

Cast off

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If you would like to print out a pdf version of the pattern click the link here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s craft! Do you like to knit? Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!

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Emily M x

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