Updated Leafy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

I published my first ever pattern on Ravelry in summer 2011, and was amazed at how successful it became. Since then, it was downloaded on Ravelry over 100 000 times, and over 3000 projects have been logged. You can also admire all the beautiful realisation people are sharing on Instagram.

To celebrate 10 years’ anniversary, I am publishing an updated version – hopefully, it will be easier to understand, as it written closer to traditional English patter writing style. Several amazing ladies on Ravelry have tested it for me, so you can be sure there are no mistakes and typos! However, if you do find one, or if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to comment below! From now on the pattern will only be available to download here on my blog.

This is a quick and relatively easy blanket with beautiful lace stitch. The pattern includes information about adjusting the stitch count for different sizes and yarn weights.


  • Eco-Cotton Bioline 28 by Grignasco (100% cotton, 140m/50g = 153 yd/1.76 oz) – 6 skeins, used 2 strands at a time. You can use any DK weight yarn in the same fashion, or 1 strand of worsted weight. I recommend using not-too-soft, well-twisted yarn for good stitch definition. Using 2 strands held together creates a more drapery fabric, compared to 1 strand of worsted.
  • 5mm / US 8 needles.
  • Stitch markers (optional).


One size. Finished measurements – 75×70 cm (30×28 in)

GAUGE 1 pattern repeat = 11.5 cm (4.5 in). Exact gauge is not critical for the project. Please note that if your gauge is different, the finished garment will have different measurements

Download links

Leafy Baby Blanket – 2021 edition, English

When I first published this pattern, several lovely people translated it into their languages. No translations are available so far the updated version, so here are the links to the old ones:

Leafy Baby Blanket – version française (2011) traduite par Marjorie de Filophiles 

Leafy Baby Blanket – espagnole (2011) by Marga Frances

Leafy Baby Blanket – česká verze (2011)

Leafy Baby Blanket – Portuguese version (2011) by Gilma Elias.

Tag your creations #leafybabyblanket on social media, and mention me @leyla_knits_and_crochets in Instagram so that I can see them!


Add Yours
  1. 1

    Bonjour, je suis aller sur Ravely pour le patron en français de la couverture avec les feuilles, mais ont me dirige vers votre site, et je ne le trouve pas le patron en français, pouvez vous me le donner en français. ? Merci à l’avance.

  2. 3

    Hi! This blanket is absolutely adorable! I obsessed with it. Is there any chance you would be okay with me making these and selling them? I would include a note in each package where the pattern come from with a link to your blog!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.