Red and Yellow Cotton Baby Blanket. The yarn is washable and anti-bacterial. The blanket itself is a bit heavy and chunky, but it is warm and soft on the skin. It took me around 8-9 months to complete as I am still a beginner.


  • 11 Skeins of Yellow Baby Cotton (Egyptian) Cotton Yarn
  • 11 Skeins of Red Baby Cotton (Egyptian) Cotton Yarn
  • 1 Set of No 4, 5 Bamboo knitting needles.


  1. I used Lion Brand Yarn's pattern generator (for afghans) to help me decide on colours.
  2. Since it was my first project I knitted the whole blanket in garter stitch. Each quadrant was 50 st x 45 rows.
  3. The blanket size is 100cm x 160cm


This project is a very special one for me, because it is my first knitting project ever. My grandmother taught me how to knit at the age of 24 (better late than never). I decided to have a baby blanket for my first project, because I wanted to knit something special for someone truly special I haven't seen yet :) As a wanna-be mum I can't wait to start using my baby blanket.

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  • lanajanefox
    • 26 Aug 2014
      6:29 pm

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  • Fabulous, and these colours are griffindor!


  • Wish I was this creative. Great job and a perfect gift


  • Wow! 8-9 months, I don’t have the attention span for that. It would take me years of being really into it but then completely forgetting about it for a while. Haha. Looks great! So impressive.


  • I knitted a couple of blankets for my grandson before he was born and he used them a lot. I want to make the crochet ones I’ve seen on here now


  • Looks amazing may take me longer though am a beginner too

    • I do love knitted items, blankets, clothes etc


  • This post certainly inspires me to hit up spotlight on the weekend and begin knitting


  • I wish I could knit. It looks lovely


  • I must say you are so creative. Good stuff, great combo and specially its for a baby. Wow so cute


  • Its beautiful! You should be very proud of your hard work!


  • I’d love to make this white and soft pink! What a beautifully made blanket!


  • It could also double as a Harry Potter throw!


  • Nice and easy for a beginner. Thanks


  • nice and bright colours. Thank you


  • This would be great for a little Gold Coast Sun’s supporter! lol!!


  • That is beautifully made. That is a very fine effort for a beginner!


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