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Bias Garter Doll Blanket

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Bias garter stitch doll blanket

A doll blanket keeps stuffed friends warm.

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Warmth for Stuffed Friends:

This cute little bias knit doll blanket is the perfect thing to keep your favorite doll or stuffed animal warm. It's also an easy way for new knitters to get lots of experience knitting increases and decreases.

My cats think it's pretty nice, too, as a sleeping pad.

Materials:

  • about 130 yards of a bulky acrylic yarn (I used Lion Brand Homespun in color 390-Lavender Sachet)
  • one pair size 10 US needles (6 mm)
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • crochet hook or yarn needle

Gauge

13 stitches and 30 rows per 4 inches in bias garter stitch. Gauge is not critical.

Size

Finished size is 16 inches square.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on three stitches.
  2. Knit every row, but increase one stitch each row by knitting into the front and back of the first stitch on each row.
  3. Continue in this way until piece measures 14 inches down one edge.
  4. Continue to knit every row, now decreasing each row by knitting two together at the beginning of each row.
  5. Continue until three stitches remain.
  6. Bind off. Cut yarn.
  7. Weave in ends. Blocking using the wet blocking method will help even out the edges.
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