Mae Ribbed Blanket Easy Knitting Pattern – Mama In A Stitch

Scroll down to see the free pattern below, or you can choose to purchase an ad-free, printable PDF from my Etsy store here. thanks for your support!

Since summer, many of us are looking for light projects, so I wanted to reconsider this style! This easy rib knit blanket pattern is great for a baby boy, lapghan or charity project. It’s perfect for advanced beginners, so anyone can do it too!

You can use worsted weight yarn or lightweight yarn, so prepare to use your stash. 🙂

This blanket turns out to be super soft and squishy and I love that it has a vintage vibe. You don’t have to be a knitting expert to do this, but there are enough details to make the blanket look great. You’ll work the simple broken rib stitch through most of the pattern.

I love every one of the colors in this blanket, but the color options are endless and you can choose your favorite! This is the size of a baby blanket, but it also works as a liner. For those who use a wheelchair, this size can also be perfect.

You can see the free pattern below and if you are experienced it will be easy to adjust the size if you want to make it bigger!

To adjust the size, all you have to do to maintain the beautiful ribbing pattern is to keep a multiple of 4 + 2 extra stitches for the center ribbed portion. Additionally, the border is another 11 knit stitches on each side. Consider your yarn needs when creating a blanket with different dimensions.

So, how do we relate to them? First, with long, circular needles, you’ll be using 132 stitches. Although you will be using circular needles, knit flat. Long circulars are used simply so that you can hold all the stitches.

After sewing the edge a few rows, you will begin to work the broken rib stitch pattern. The cool thing about this stitch pattern is that it’s really pretty on both sides of the blanket. To be honest, I can’t decide which side I like the most!

Below: I love the reverse side as much as the front. what about you?

Have you used Paintbox yarn from Love Crafts? I hadn’t tried them before, so I was super excited when they called me and offered to send me some my way.

I’m really picky with acrylics and wouldn’t use them if I found them cheap or cluttered. While this Paintbox Simply Aran is 100% acrylic, it is one of the most beautiful I have ever used. I would describe it as thin, smooth, not splitting and really easy to work with. It’s got a fairly matte finish with minimal shine, which I love. And seriously – the color palette. Just look at it (here)!

The stitch pattern works for boys or girls, which makes this pattern really versatile. The fonts are also fully customizable, so you can choose your favorite colors. If you love the look of colorful blankets, just forget about stripes altogether. Feel free to make this your own!

And really, how about vintage pink?!

Let’s get to this fun and simple pattern of knit blankets, shall we?

You’ll see the free pattern below, or you can purchase the ad-free, printable version on Etsy here

Describe:

Light ribbing and cool, bold stripes make this blanket both comfortable and beautiful. Each side of this blanket has an equally unique look thanks to the broken rib stitch. If you’re comfortable with knitting and mopping, you’ll find this pattern is simple and fun to work with. The color palette and classic design give it a vintage feel, although you can choose to use any colors you like. It’s the perfect size for a baby, or to keep your lap warm without dragging him on the floor. You’ll find basic instructions on how to increase volume in the style notes section. Enjoy!

Material:

US Size 8, 5.0 mm 36 Circular Knitting Needles

3 skeins of Paintbox Misty Gray yarn 100g/skein

1 slate gray yarn dyed yarn 100g/skein

1 Yarn Dye Antique Pink Yarn 100g/skein

pattern Uses Approx. 340g of yarn

scissors

needle texture

skill level:

easy +

Size:

About 34″ x 27″

Scale:

It is not important for this style

Notes:

This blanket is flat woven and works from the bottom up. Circular needles are used to hold all stitches. Make sure to make the color changes on the same side of the blanket, each time, for a consistent look.

As written, the Center Slate Gray Stripe is thinner than the other stripes. If you want to make this blanket longer, simply make the middle strip equal to the other line. Continue the stripe pattern for as long as you like. To expand it, you can start casting on a larger number of stitches than indicated on the pattern. Reserve a multiple of 4 + 2 extra stitches for the center ribbed section. Additionally, the border is another 11 knit stitches on each side. Consider your yarn needs when creating a blanket with different dimensions.

Abbreviations (US) and Skills:

k – knit

R – purl

sts – stitches

CC – change color

Easy Rib Knit Blanket May Blanket Pattern

Using dark gray, pour over 132 stitches

Edge start

Knit the stitch across each row for 2 inches

After that, go to the blanket body

blanket body

CC to Misty Gray

row 1 K11, * k2, p2; Repeat from * to last 13 sts, k13

Row 2 K11, purl to the last 11 sts, k11

Repeat Rows 1 and 2, in this order, making color changes where indicated until you reach the final edge. Remember to change the colors on the same side each time for consistency.

Follow the original Misty Gray Stripe for about 3.5 inches

CC to Vintage Pink and follow the stitch pattern for about 3.5 inches

CC to Misty Gray and follow the stitch pattern for about 3.5 inches

CC to Slate Gray and follow the stitch pattern for about 2 inches

CC to Misty Gray and follow the stitch pattern for about 3.5 inches

CC to Vintage Pink and follow the stitch pattern for about 3.5 inches

CC to Misty Gray and follow the stitch pattern for about 3.5 inches

Final edge

CC to Slate Gray

Knit across each row, just as you did with Beginning Edge, for about 2″

Cast and weave at the ends. Block in shape and size if desired.

This is!

Enjoy!

XO,

Jessica

Love Crafts provided the yarn for this project. Thank them kindly!

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