Lola Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

baby blanket knitting pattern, draped on chair


baby blanket knitting pattern folded


baby blanket knitting pattern draped


Anyone else have a thing for reversible blankets?  They are my absolute favorite.  I love having a beautiful knit item that looks just as good on the reverse!

For Originally Lovely’s first baby knitting pattern, I wanted to share this wonderful reversible baby blanket!  This blanket is primarily garter stitch so it works up quickly and has a unique cabled detail along the edge.

This blanket is made in Classic Elite Seedlings yarn.  I chose this yarn because it is hypoallergenic, easy to care for, and emphasizes the beautiful texture of garter stitch.

This blanket is designed in 3 sizes; 26×26″, 34×34″, and 42×42″.  Each size can easily be customized to create a longer or shorter blanket.

Some other yarns that would work well for this blanket are:  Knit Picks Color Mist, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted Yarn, Lion Brand Feels Like Butta, or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.  These yarns are a bit easier to find and are more affordable.


baby blanket knitting pattern draped laying flat




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Materials Used

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) long circular knitting needle

7, (12, 19) skeins, [770, (1,320, 2,090) yd] Classic Elite Verde Collection Seedlings yarn (shown in color #4516) OR any machine washable worsted weight yarn to obtain guage.



18 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch on size US 7 needles



PM: Place marker

SM: Slip marker

c12f: slip 6 stitches onto cable st holder, hold in front of work, work next 6 sts in pattern, work the 6 sts from the cable sts holder.

c12b: slip 6 stitches onto cable st holder, hold in back of work, work next 6 sts in pattern, work the 6 sts from the cable sts holder.



Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parenthesis. When only one number is given it applies to all sizes.


Finished Measurements


Small: approx 26” square

Medium: approx 34” square

Large: approx 42”



This baby blanket pattern is worked flat and is designed to be a square. Be sure to maintain rib stitch pattern when working the cables.



Cast on 120, (156, 192) stitches on size 7 needles.

1: sl1 p-wise, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, PM, knit to last 12 sts, PM, (p1, k1) to end.

2: sl1 p-wise, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, SM, knit to last 12, SM, (p1, k1) 6x.

3-16: as row 2.

17 (cable row): Maintaining rib stitch pattern, c12b, SM, knit to next M, SM, c12f.

18-34: as row 2.

35: as row 17.

Repeat rows 18-35 until blanket measures just over 24 (32, 40)” ending with a cable row. Work row 2 for 16 more rows and bind off.



Cut yarn leaving a 10” tail. Weave in all ends. Block by soaking in warm water and lay flay to dry.


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I hope you enjoy this pattern!  Let me know if you have any questions.

With Love, Kaitlin

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  1. This blanket is absolutely beautiful. I have one question, though. From the picture it looks as though the cable edges are running in a different direction and are done by picking up and Knitting stitches but in the pattern they are done as you are Knitting. Are they really done while Knitting and not an added border afterwards?

    1. Yes they are done while knitting and not added afterwards. I would never mislead or have a photo of something knitted differently than the pattern states. This is why only two edges of the blanket have a cabled border

  2. I see now that it is just the two sides. I don’t know why I didn’t see that before asking the question. Thanks so much for your prompt reply!

  3. I see that the pictures of the Lola Baby Blanket show the cable runs along the entire edge of the blanket, however, your instructions only have the cable at both edges and not throughout. Am I correct, or is there an errata for the edging? Thanks for your help.

    1. Hello, the photos show the pattern exactly as it is. The cabled edging runs along the blanket lengthwise, so two sides will have the cabled border. If you look at the photos again you will see that there are two edges that do not have the cabled edging. This is correct and there is no errata.

  4. The directions clearly state to repeat rows 18-35 til desired length. However row 35 is “as row 17” which is the cable row. I only see cables at each end and not throughout. Am I correct about this?

  5. This is a lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing. I am particularly interested in the border. Would it be possible to make this border by picking up stitches so that it could go around an entire blanket?

    1. Thanks so much! There are ways you can make a border go all the way around on a blanket like this but I think they are more trouble than they are worth. Yes, essentially you would pick up stitches along either end and work an ‘applied border’ — I don’t have a tutorial on this technique but there are quite a few good ones on youtube!

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