Follow:
Crafts, DIY

My First Knitted Baby Blanket

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

I am a fairly crafty person and in recent months I have been teaching myself how to knit. I have made some hats but I have finally pulled something else off of my needles! My first knitted baby blanket!  I have to say I am pretty darn proud of this item!

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!
My mom tried to teach me for years how to crochet, however, I just never really had any interest in it though I have always been very crafty. Finally about 5 years or so ago I was able to pick it up and figured it out. I was able to make all kinds of craft things.

She also knew how to knit. She had very long straight needles. Now since I was new to knitting I didn’t know there were any other kinds of needles. I wanted to learn but all I could think was how in the world am I supposed to work with these needles that are longer than my arm. It was always so awkward and uncomfortable. I’d do a few rows ad quit because of how awkward it was.

Last year I had the pleasure of working with an amazing company called Tink Yarn. The wonderful ladies of Tink Yarn send me some very beautiful yarn as well as some Interchangeable Circular Needles. I fell in love with the needles they had gifted me! To read more about Tink Yarn just check out my post here!

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

Now that I have discovered all the different kinds of needles and all the possibilities I was in heaven. I had ordered some DPN’s (Double Pointed Needles) from someone on a Facebook group and for Christmas, I picked out all kinds of Interchangeable Circular Needles.

A Co-Worker was having a baby boy and one thing I love is making baby blankets. When crocheting I can work them up pretty fast. 4-5 hours is about the combined time for me to knock one out. However, I decided to knit this baby blanket and well, it took forever!! It was worth it, but it took forever! Haha

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

I decided to go with a multi color yarn. I find that they are fun and work up in some pretty awesome ways! I hadn’t learned how to change colors until a few days ago so multicolor was the best way to go for me. =)

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

The pattern I was using was working Corner to Corner and the more stitches I had added the longer it took. While decreasing I was becoming anxious. I just wanted to finish this project so bad! It’s like when you have to go to the bathroom, the closer you get, the worse the pressure is. I know, a weird example, but it’s the best I got. Haha!

I counted the stitches as I got closer to the end and I had about 142 stitches on my needles and all I could think about was how I had 139 more rows to go before I could bind off. Needless to say, that felt like it took forever!

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

While sharing my work in some amazing Knitting groups I discovered on Facebook, someone had mentioned they were jealous of my tension. I have to admit, I was a bit confused at first. After doing some googling I figured out what she meant. Since my mom taught me to crochet she always had helped me with not gripping too tightly and just going with the flow. Let the hooks work for you.

I took what she taught me into my knitting adventure and let the needles work for me. By not gripping too tightly or being too lose my grip, my baby blanket is knitted pretty nicely and with stitches that match in size. I find that just letting the needles and yarn do the work helps.

However, so many things are included in how your tension goes. It all depends on you, the knitter, the yarn you are using, what kind of stitch you are doing and what kind of needles you are using. I find when I use my bamboo DPN’s I grip a little more. I am not a huge fan of them so I try not to use them often.

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

Something I had to remind myself was that I am not a pro knitter. I had to be okay with putting the project down and taking a break. Plus I get annoyed with working on the same thing over and over again. It’s good to take a break and work on something else. I made a hat… which I am very unsure about! haha. But that is not important right now.

With this being my first knitted baby blanket there are mistakes! I am still learning how to Tink and such so I didn’t go back and fix the minor mistake I found. It bothered me but I noticed too far back and well, I would have just Frogged the whole thing and start over and I wasn’t doing that again…

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

As you can see, I was getting there. The closer I got the more excited I was! I was just so ready to finish this project. I wanted to finish before my co-worker had her son but he came a little early.  Plus it was my first knitted baby blanket so I was excited to finish. I am not happy with the size. It’s only 28×28. I wanted it to be atlas 30×30 but I fell a little short. I was afraid of running out of yarn so I started the Decreasing row sooner than I should have. The baby blanket is stretchy, which is great, but I still wished I had added a few more rows.

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

My First Knitted Baby Blanket has been completed and despite the mistakes, I am very proud of this! I am a self-taught knitter and this is a huge accomplishment for me! I am hoping my co-work loves it as much as I do! =D

Being the crafty chick that I am, I decided to tackle knitting. Here is my First Knitted Baby Blanket and I have to say, I am rather proud!

I am truly excited for all the things I am about to create and huge thanks has to go out to my Mom for being crafty and blessing me with her crafty side and the Ladies of Tink Yarn as it was them and their amazing yarn and their gift of circular needles that made me want to knock this out of the park!!

Supplies Used

| Bernat Baby Sport – Funny Prints Ombre | Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated Circular Needle Tips – US 6 4.0mm |
| Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle Cable – 24″ & 47″ |
| Picot-Edge Baby Blanket & Washcloth by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas |

Disclosure: This post is entirely owned by Adorkablii.com and has not in any way been sponsored. All images are owned by Adorkablii.com. All opinions are 100% my own.

Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

16 Comments

  • Reply Melanie Salinas (The Story of Five)

    This is gorgeous! Would have loved one for my babies. You should definitely consider selling them. :)

    January 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply MJ (@FABHauteMama)

    Your blanket is beautiful! I attempted knitting when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was able to make her some booties although they were far from perfect. She did receive 4 knitted blankets from family and my son who was born 8 months ago received 2. I love them dearly and we use them on a consistent basis.

    January 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Megan Elford

    It’s gorgeous, you did a wonderful job! I’m a beginner crochet-er (is that a word?), and I’ve never even attempted knitting. It looks so much harder! Is it? Either way, I’ll have to enjoy the work of others for the time being, as will the baby that gets to use this blanket!

    January 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Sky

    What a beautiful blanket! I wish I was able to knit or crochet. I’ve tried to teach myself to crochet countless times and I’ve even managed to make a hat or two but I just don’t have the patience to learn anymore. But with all of my friends starting to have babies, I would love to be able to knit them a blanket!

    January 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply rochkirstin

    Practicing how to knit takes patience. I have learned how to do it long before but ask me to do it now and I couldn’t. Haha. It also requires creativity to match different colors and patterns to make a great result. I love how that baby blanket turned out.

    January 28, 2016 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Wow! That blankie is so adorable! Kudos to you for doing such a beautiful job! My mom-in-law got me into knitting a couple of years ago. My first attempt was also a blanket. Since my kid is no longer a baby, the blankie was given to our cat. Since then I made a cat stuffed knitted toy and even a cat hat!

    January 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Sage @ sageandsimple

    Lovely! I love to knit, but I’m not very good at it. I also love to crochet and I’m not very good at that either. My sister, on the other hand, can knock out beautiful afghans at lightening speed… that gene missed me, unfortunately. But I am a decent seamstress, so I’m able to craft when the urge strikes.

    January 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Vera Sweeney

    I have always admired those that are able to knit gifts like this. I loved when I had gotten these as gifts for our kids. I bet your coworker will love this blanket, I love the colors you used very pretty!

    January 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Chris T. Hoov

    I tried to do the knitted before, but now I can’t remember how to start again, I’m just glad that you did your first knitted and it’s for your baby. I love that color and very warm blanket. I’m sure baby will be warm feeling in this blanket.

    January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Lauren McKinley

    Your blanket looks great! My only attempt at knitting did not turn out so well, but the idea of knitting is very relaxing to me. I think your co-worker’s baby will enjoy this piece for years to come and how special that it is handmade!

    May 26, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Reply CountryLifeCityWife

    Oh my gosh, it is so beautiful. I would love to learn to knit, but to be honest I am really intimidated by it. I can cross-stitch and that is about it. A very close high school friend of mine knits some incredible creations and I am in awe. My stepdaughter is expecting this July and it would be so cool to be able to knit something for the baby, though. I may just have to buck up and give it a try! :)

    May 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply dee

    WOW! Love this post! I am a crocheter too and I have been teaching myself how to knit. I find for me it is easier to knit by Continental knitting instead of the standard European way. It took me forever to figure out how to continental purl, but I got it. Now, I am working on speed between the knit and purl. Your blanker is beautiful and they are right you have wonderful tension.

    May 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Kristy

    That is definitely a blanket to be proud of! I’m sure that it will be cherished for years to come. I have baby blankets that were made for my children, both crocheted and knitted ones, and they all hold a special place in my heart because I know the love that was poured into making them!

    May 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Censie

    Beautifully done. I am so impressed because I have never mastered Knitting. I just cannot do it – same as sewing. I love the color of the yarn and pattern you used. Perfect for a new little one to snuggle with.

    May 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Britini

    This is so cute! I love the colors! I am the exact opposite when it comes to knitting and crocheting just because I spent a lot of time with my grandma when I was younger.

    May 27, 2016 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Aileen Adalid

    Oh wow that just looks amazing. I learned to knit before in high school but have since lost the know-how. You just made me want to re-learn it again!

    May 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm
  • Leave a Reply