How to Loom Knit a Baby Blanket

Updated on March 19, 2018
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Knifty Knitter Infant Blanket. This blanket is 3.5 feet x 2 feet. It is loomed with an 8 wrap cast on, the fashion stitch, and the crochet cast off. The shell stitch is crocheted around the edges and a ribbon is woven through the knit.
Knifty Knitter Infant Blanket. This blanket is 3.5 feet x 2 feet. It is loomed with an 8 wrap cast on, the fashion stitch, and the crochet cast off. The shell stitch is crocheted around the edges and a ribbon is woven through the knit. | Source

Knifty Knitter Baby Blanket

This blanket is the size of an infant-receiving blanket. It is perfect for covering the infant's car seat, crib, or bassinet. It is loom-knitted using the fashion stitch on a blue long loom. I used two strands of worsted-weight yarn. Feel free to substitute any baby yarn by holding two strands of a lightweight yarn together as one strand as you knit.

You will need basic crochet skills to complete the cast-off and shell border of this blanket. If you've never crocheted before, I'm sharing videos you can learn from at the bottom of this tutorial.

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This is the eight wrap cast on. I'm showing how to wrap the end pegs.
This is the eight wrap cast on. I'm showing how to wrap the end pegs.

The Fashion Stitch on the Blue Long Loom

1. Holding two strands of white yarn as if they are one, cast on to the loom (that means wrap the first row) using the eight wrap. You can see the eight wrap cast on in the photo above.

2. Each future row will be wrapped for the fashion stitch. Wrap the second row with the stitch (video at the bottom). After the second row is wrapped, knit by bringing the bottom loop of yarn up over the top loop, releasing it toward the inside of the loom. Knit around the loom until each peg on the long loom has only one loop of yarn left.

3. Using the fashion stitch wrap, continue to knit until you have 100 rows.

4. Without cutting the working yarn, cast-off (remove the knit from the loom) by using a crochet hook to slip stitch the working yarn through each loop as you remove it from the pegs. Make a single crochet stitch between each loop. Follow the path of the yarn wrapped on the loom as you continue to remove each loop from the loom. This is called the crochet cast off.

  • If the crochet cast off seems too difficult, you can simply use a yarn needle and thread to sew through each loop as you remove it from the loom.

5. It's time to crochet the edges. The blanket was knitted using two yarns as one. Tie off and cut only one of these yarns. Use the remaining yarn to crochet around the edges of the blanket. Watch the videos below for more information.

  • Crochet around the perimeter of the blanket using the single crochet stitch.
  • Crochet around the perimeter once more using the double crochet stitch.
  • Finally, crochet around the edge using the shell stitch.
  • Tie off your yarn.

Weaving the Ribbon in the Knifty Knitter Blanket
Weaving the Ribbon in the Knifty Knitter Blanket

6. Thread the ribbon through a yarn needle and use it to weave the ribbon into the knit. I did this approximately one inch from the edge of the blanket. The pattern I used was to go over 2, then under 2, as I weaved up the rows. You can see this pattern in the photo. I used pink ribbon and green ribbon.

Fashion Stitch

Single Crocheting the Edge

Crocheting a Shell Stitch Border

Do you have any questions?

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        vivian 2 weeks ago

        is the center of the 22 inch loom to be more narrow then the ends?

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        Gina 7 months ago

        There are videos online using a loom to create a shell stitch border then attaching it to blanket. I was thinking a crochet cast on and cast off was mentioned. As for MS loom you can find many videos on blankets.

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        dee lowe 14 months ago

        Love your detailed videos, very helpful. However I can't find the one instructing how to remove the project from the loom.

        Any help work be appreciated, thank-you

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        Jaggator 18 months ago

        Can you show me how to cast off on the fashion stitch. Do you have a video that shows it if so were do I find it

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        Wendy Edmond 18 months ago

        I'm finishing up my 2nd blanket. This one has gone much quicker. Thank you so much for your ez to follow instructions and especially including the videos. I have never crocheted until making these blankets and now I have confidence to do more.

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        Sarah Lesley 2 years ago

        I really want to make this for my great niece. I wanted to do it and have it finished for Christmas but i didn't get to. So my question is I have and use the Martha Stewart loom and I have the tiny pegs in bc the yarn is very thin even when doubled. I have 124 pegs in it. Do you think the blanket will turn out pretty? Thank you

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        cathleen-bosworth-1 4 years ago

        @paula-benson-9: I just started this blanket with a brand new long loom and it is so squeezed together its upsetting me.Since the pattern is so easy and pretty. Anyone have an idea what to do when it does this?

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        paula-benson-9 4 years ago

        when making the fashion stitch baby blanket does the loom squeeze together in the middle when working the pattern

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        debbie-tostado 4 years ago

        Do I need to finish the cast-on row (as I would a scarf) or will the row of single crochet take care of that edge. Thank you for the great pattern!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Hello again! I am up to the single crochet edging which I think I'll be fine with thanks to your video. I'm unsure how to start the double crochet as to where I insert the needles and the video shown for the shell stitch just starts with chains. I assume I crochet the shells right to the blanket but not sure how to start that also? Hope my question makes sense. Baby came early so I'm late, please help lol! Thank you!

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @hsschulte: Sorry that I cannot give you a more specific answer about the yarn. My grandmother passed away a year ago and this is part of the yarn stash she left me. There was no label on it. I'm almost certain that it is Red Heart Super Saver yarn, worsted weight.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Hanging out trying to be a "badass contractor" over here in the desert...and found out I am just a softy that wants to knit a baby blanket for my little one coming in July :) If that goes well I would like to do some mittens (to prevent scratching) and a little hat. I have your site favorited and the order shipping from amazon...I cannot wait to get started. Welp time to go do something manly hahaha.

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @anonymous: I'd love to help, but there is no purl stitch in this blanket. ?

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @anonymous: Enjoy!

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @anonymous: The peg at the end of each row will have only one wrap. It's correct and creates a braided edge. The yarn I used was worsted weight. Knit a few rows with your yarn to see if you like the look of the knit, if not, you can adjust it with a lighter or heavier weight yarn.

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @anonymous: You can start by casting on with the figure 8 wrap for the first row.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        How to knit the 3 stitches in front and last 3 and purl in the middle?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        The video is great, but doesn't show how to get started. Can someone help with this?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        This is so pretty. I have three questions. I'm using a baby yarn doubled but I think it may not be heavy enough weight. Can you mention what type of yarn you are using. My large skein? is 300+ yards, not sure if that is the same as what you'd consider large skein? Lastly do you start off wrapping the peg that has the slipknot to start? I'm doing something wrong because one end just ends up with one wrap instead of two. Thank you.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I am a beginner with the knitter loom and just started my first project.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        there is a knitting or crochet jacket that im trying to make in the loom .can it be do

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        @anonymous: yes how do u cast the fashion stitch?

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        SMW1962 LM 5 years ago

        This looks like something which would be fun to try!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I can't seem to find the pattern for this blanket. I did find the video's for the different stitches. Am I missing something here?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        How long is your blanket? Is the width, the width of the blue long loom, or did you double it?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        how do you cast on for the fashion stitch?

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I'll be making this one! Thanks for the instructions.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        nice job on the knitting. you have a talent that not everyone have.

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @What_to_Know: What_to_Know,

        It's just two separate ribbons weaved individually. They are the same brand of ribbon. (The link is above.) One is "hot pink" the other is "lucite." After weaving, I tied all *4* ends together (the beginning and end of the pink and the beginning and end of the green) and made one bow.

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        What_to_Know 5 years ago

        How do you change the colors in the weave?

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        hsschulte 5 years ago

        @anonymous: Hi Nikita,

        Yes, if it's helpful I can do a video for the crocheted edges. There are links above to videos for each stitch, but it's probably more clear if you can see it done on the blanket itself. Also, It can be tricky to shell stitch the first few times you try it. Just keep it up and you'll get it! I'll try to get the border video posted soon.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        can you do a video showing how you crochet the boarder? I have tried several times and I fail every time I just don't know what im doing wrong??

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