leaf-square baby blanket

I’ve fallen head-over-heels for this lovely old design for grandbaby number 3, due to arrive in October. I’ve started on the pram/cot size and will decide on final dimensions as it grows. You can pretty much size this pattern how you like, it’s cleverly assembled in squares of 4 which block to make the leaf design.

I’m fortunate to have all the versions pictured, by Sirdar in 4 ply, DK and aran. Sirdar’s latest version however, is the pattern that grabbed my attention, it’s the use of their Snuggly Kisses DK (self striping) yarn that did it for me – irresistible! I’m knitting in DK shade 0750 multi soft muted greens. I’ve become a Snuggly convert, very impressed with the handle, softness any easy care of this acrylic yarn. Quite a turn around for this pure wool girl.

Thought I’d post a pic of my WIP for Raz. It’s coming along nicely and I’m up to the sleeves. I’ve just read the collar details – the 135 stitch 10cm rib might be pushing my luck with yarn quantity, hmm. I love the Naturally Magic Garden – BUTTONS DK 8ply. The fleck totally works. I’m using shade 899 turquoise from the Sophistikids range, purchased from the online knitting store The Yarn Queen.

This week Raewyn showed off her completed shawl and continued with her pink lace shawl;   Wendy finished her vest ready for washing and blocking; and Lindsay continued the edging on her knit-in-the-round shawl.

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7 thoughts on “leaf-square baby blanket

  1. i am struggling to get neat finish joining squares, Can you please expand on above comment do you crochet together on wrong side and what sort of crochet stitch? Thankyou I really want a neat finish and am struggling at present

    • Hi E

      I put the squares facing right sides together and using a crochet hook lace them up. This seems the best way to join them for neatness and a flat seam (close enough to). I use single crochet stitch and add a single chain in between to give ease when it feels like it needs it.
      Hope this helps!

      I’m just finishing another leaf-square baby blanket and I have to say, although I adore this design and everyone I know loves it, I dislike knitting the small bitty squares. The sewing up is really the most tedious part of this, the reason I’ve only made 3 of these blankets!

  2. Hi there, I have been knitting this blanket for many years even made one for a single bed when my eldest turned 18, she is now 48 BUT sadly I have misplaced the pattern, can you help??? PLEASE

  3. The following message is for those interested in the leaf-square shawl/baby blanket pattern.

    I GET MANY REQUESTS FOR THIS lovely AND MOST awesome PATTERN – it truly is a STUNNER!

    IF YOU WISH TO OBTAIN A COPY YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE IT FROM A RETAILER (LOCAL YARN SHOP or ON-LINE), this is easy people.

    IT IS STILL widely AVAILABLE worldwide. I HAVE PROVIDED LINKS TO 3 ON-LINE STORES:

    http://www.ethknits.co.uk/Sirdar/Patterns/SIRDAR-PATTERNS-33.htm.
    http://www.deramores.com/sirdar-knitting-patterns?pattern_garment=911
    http://www.theyarnqueen.co.nz/index.html?Action=Commerce.Product&ID=498439

    (This pattern can be made in different yarn weights and with different edgings in a variety of Sirdar pattern publications all still available).

    The Sirdar pattern numbers:
    Sirdar leaflet 1903
    Sirdar leaflet 3266
    Sirdar leaflet 3806
    Sirdar book 320
    Sirdar book 261

    Deramores (my personal favourite – UK based), Peachey Ethknits (UK) and The Yarn Queen (NZ) are all online stores and stock the patterns.

    I’m in New Zealand and had no problem buying patterns online from these stores.

    Google the pattern numbers for other retailers.

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