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I love making gifts for babies, but I hate how quickly they grow out of clothes. So when I had my own bundle of joy on the way, I knew I wanted something that she could use for years. A toddler crib sized milestone blanket was born. This milestone blanket is great for pictures, and it’s large enough that she’ll make great use of it for years to come.
This is a bottom up blanket. Stranded knitting technique is used for the hearts and intarsia for the numbers and letters. The charts for the blanket are at the end of this pattern. The border is made by creating four strips and sewing them onto the blanket. The schematic is on the last page. Two I-cord squares are knitted to be used as frames. Directions for knitting a milestone only mat and a Peek-a-boo Hearts blanket with no milestone portion are also included in this pattern.
The milestone mat is a great option for a quick gif. It can be used with any blanket or alone in any baby photoshoot!
Peek-A-Boo Hearts Milestone blanket: 54” x 39” (137 x 99 cm) MC 1119 yd (1023 m) CC: 850 yd (777 m)
Milestone only mat: 24” x 16” (61 x 41 cm)
MC: 177 yd (162 m) CC: 115 yd (105 m)
Peek-A-Boo Hearts blanket with no milestone portion: 54” x 39” (137 x 99 cm)
MC: 1319 yd (1206 m) CC: 965 yd (882 m)
From Me to Yarn Wonder Worsted or Dreamboat DK – 100% Superwash Merino Wool 218-231 yd (200-212 m) / 100 g. Or any similar worsted weight yarn
Sample shown is knit in colorways Bloom (CC) and Naked (MC).
Tester’s sample is knit in From Me to Yarn Dreamboat DK colorways: Underwater and Naked.
US5 (4 mm), and US7 (4.5 mm) 32”, (80 cm), cable length.
Optional: US7 (4.5 mm) DPN
Note: Adjust your needle size as necessary to obtain gauge
20 sts x 24 rows= 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) (Color work Chart A after blocking) on US7 (4.5 mm) needles
20 sts x 24 rows= 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm) (stockinette st after blocking) on US5 (3.5 mm) needles
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• Tape measure