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.

MATERIALS

  • 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).

SIZES

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!

16 Comments

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  1. 1
    Olie

    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.
    Olie

  2. 3
    FG

    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!

    • 4
      leilalieva

      Hi Courtney, i thought I’d answered, but i cannot see my answer. I am happy for you to make these for sale, as long as they are hand made.

  3. 7
    Lyndy

    Hi Leilalieva,

    First, thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern! I am confused about increasing the size though. Since I only want to do one repeat, I read it 15+10=25, so I should cast on 125 stitches. This however, makes the seed stitch borders off (easily adjusted). My real question though, this would affect the leaf pattern though because there is now a uneven number of stitches on the leaf pattern, correct? (Or am I missing something?!)

    • 8
      Lyndy

      I apologize Lelialieva!

      I see my mistake. I was taking your 15 x 2+10 and adding that to the initial 100 cast on. I see now I need to start from zero, to get the correct amount.

      Again, thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern!

      (If I could figure out how to delete my initial question, I would! )

      • 9
        leilalieva

        Hi Lyndy, I am glad you like my pattern! I’m also happy you have figured your question out (sorry I didn’t get back to you in the meantime). Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need help further along the way.

    • 12
      leilalieva

      Hi, depends on the material you use. If you use acrylic yarn, machine wash should be fine. If not, hand washing is probably better…

    • 14
      leilalieva

      Hi Paula, I have seen some very pretty blankets in variegated yarn, and some that were much less so. It really depends on the colours and lengths of colours. If you want to be on the safe side, I’d go with a single solid.

  4. 15
    Mary Snider

    I would like to use a worsted yarn, washable, etc. rather than cotton. Would you recommend it? I am a relatively new knitter but am challenged by this pattern. It is lovely for a baby’s blanket. Using Cascade 220, for instance.

    • 16
      leilalieva

      Yes, definitely, many people have used such yarn to make beautiful Leafy blankets! I recommend swatching first, to see how many repeats will give you the size you want. Good luck!

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