April showers are a norm in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes it will feel like spring will never arrive. But there are always signs. Trees start to get their leaves, days get longer, and flowers do start to bloom, in spite of the rain.
This baby blanket is actually inspired by a lot of personal history. The blue reminds me of my baby blanket. I'm told that blue is not a girl's color, but I loved my blanky. The internal design I came up with remembering a yarn bombing I once saw. In this particular one, someone made these great giant daffodils and hung them on a chain link fence. This had the amazing effect of brightening the river behind the fence.
I hope that this blanket helps to brighten someone's season.
May
Flowers Baby Blanket
Materials:
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3
Skeins Patons Beehive Baby Sport, 100 g / 3.5 oz, 328 m / 359 yds – Shown in
color:

Approx. 1010 yards DK Weight yarn
·
Size
5 (3.75 mm) Double Point Knitting Needles
·
Size
5 (3.75 mm) 24” Circular
Knitting Needles
·
Size
5 (3.75 mm) 40” Circular Knitting Needles
·
Size
5 (3.75 mm) 60”
Circular Knitting Needles
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Small
Cable Needle
·
Stitch
Marker
·
Darning
Needle
Gauge:
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26
Stitches x 32 Rows = 4” x 4” in Stockinette stitch
Finished Size:
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~36”
in diameter
Notes:
·
This
blanket is knit repeating each row in the round. Rows 1 – 102 are completed five times in the
round, while rows 103  150 are completed 10 times in the round.
·
Stitch
sequences outlined in (red) denote rows or
segments of the chart that are repeated in the round. Stitch sequences outlined in [green] denote repeats that are simplified from
the chart. Check the written
instructions for correct stitch counts.
Instructions:
Cast on 5 stitches on double pointed
needles and join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place stitch marker to denote the beginning
of the round.
Chart 1: Beginning Chart: Rounds 1 through 50. Repeat each row five times in the round.
Round 1: (kfb) x 5 (10 stitches)
Round 2: (k1,
p1) x 5
Round 3: (m1,
k1, m1, p1) x 5
(20 stitches)
Round 4: (k2,
p2) x 5
Round 5: (m1,
k2, m1, p2) x 5
(30 stitches)
Round 6: (k3,
p3) x 5
Round 7: (m1,
k3, m1, p3) x 5
(40 stitches)
Round 8: (k4,
p4) x 5
Round 9: (m1,
k4, m1, p4) x 5
(50 stitches)
Round 10: (k5, p5) x 5
Round 11: (m1, k5, m1, p5) x 5 (60 stitches)
Round 12: (k6, p6) x 5
Round 13: (m1, k6, m1, p6) x 5 (70 stitches)
Round 14: (k7, p7) x 5
Round 15: (m1, k7, m1, p7) x 5 (80 stitches)
Round 16: (k8, p8) x 5
Round 17: (m1, k8, m1, p8) x 5 (90 stitches)
Round 18: (k9, p9) x 5
Round 19: (m1, k9, m1, p9) x 5 (100 stitches)
Round 20: (k10, p10) x 5
Round 21: (m1, k10, m1, p10) x 5 (110 stitches)
Round 22: (k11, p11) x 5
Round 23:
(m1, k11, m1, p11) x 5 (120 stitches)
Round 24: (k12, p12) x 5
Round 25: (m1, k12, m1, p12) x 5 (130 stitches)
Round 26: (k13, p13) x 5
Round 27: (m1, k13, m1, p13) x 5 (140 stitches)
Round 28: (k14, p14) x 5
Round 29: (m1, k14, m1, p14) x 5 (150 stitches)
Round 30: (k15, p15) x 5
Round 31: (m1, k15, m1, p15) x 5 (160 stitches)
Round 32: (k16, p16) x 5
Round 33: (m1, k16, m1, p16) x 5 (170 stitches)
Round 34: (k17, k1, p16) x 5
Round 35: (m1, k17, m1, k1, p16) x 5 (180 stitches)
Round 36: (k18,
k2, p16) x 5
Round 37: (m1,
22lc, k14, m1, 22lc, p14) x 5 (190 stitches)
Round 38: (p1,
k18, k2, p1, k2, p14) x 5
Round 39: (m1,
p2, k1, 22lc, k12, m1, k1, p2, 22lc, p12) x 5 (200 stitches)
Round 40: (k1,
p3, k16, k1, p3, k4, p12) x 5
Round 41: (m1,
k2, p3, k1, 22lc, k10, m1, p3, k3, 22lpc, p10) x 5 (210 stitches)
Round 42: (p1,
k3, p3, k14, p3, k3, p3, k2, p10) x 5
Round 43: (m1,
p2, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, k8, m1, p2, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, p8)
x 5 (220 stitches)
Round 44: (k1,
p3, k3, p3, k12, p2, k3, p3, k3, p1, k2, p8) x 5
Round 45: (m1,
k2, p3, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, k6, m1, p1, k3, p3, k3, p2, 22lc, p6) x 5 (230
stitches)
Round 46: (p1,
k3, p3, k3, p3, k10, p1, k3, p3, k3, p3, k4, p6) x
5
Round 47: (m1,
p2, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, k4, m1, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, 22lpc, p4) x 5 (240
stitches)
Round 48: (k1,
p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k8, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k2, p4)
x 5
Round 49: (m1,
k2, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, k2, m1, k2, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k1, 22lc, p2) x 5 (250
stitches)
Round 50: (p1,
k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k8, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p1, k2, p2) x 5
Chart 2: Middle Chart: Rounds 51 through 102. Repeat each row five times in the round.
Round 51: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 3, k1, 22lc, m1, k1, [p3,
k3] x 3, p2, 22lc) x 5 (260 stitches)
Round 52: (k1, p3, [k3, p3] x 3, k4, k1, p3, [k3,
p3] x 3, k4) x 5
Round 53: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 3, p3, k1, c2f, m1, [p3,
k3] x 4, 11lpc) x 5 (270
stitches)
Round 54: (p1, [ k3, p3]
x 4, k2, [p3, k3] x 4, p2, k1) x 5
Round 55: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 4, k1, m1, p2, [k3,
p3] x 4, k1) x 5 (280
stitches)
Round 56: (k1, p3, [k3, p3] x 4, p2, [k3,
p3] x 4, k2) x 5
Round 57: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 4, p2, m1, p1, [k3,
p3] x 4, k3) x 5 (290
stitches)
Round 58: (p1, k3, [p3, k3] x 4, p1, p1, k3, [p3,
k3] x 3, p1) x 5
Round 59: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 4, k3, m1, k3, [p3,
k3] x 4, p2) x 5 (300
stitches)
Round 60: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 4, p3, k2, k3, [p3, k3] x 4, p3) x 5
Round 61: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 4, p3, k1, m1, k2, [p3,
k3] x 4, p3, k1) x 5 (310 stitches)
Round 62: (p1, k3, [p3, k3] x 4, p3, k2, [p3,
k3] x 4, p3, k2) x 5
Round 63: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 4, k3, p2, m1, k1, p3, [k3, p3] x 4, k3) x 5 (320 stitches)
Round 64: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 5, p1, k1, [p3, k3] x 5, p1) x 5
Round 65: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5, m1, [p3,
k3] x 5, p2) x 5 (330
stitches)
Round 66: (p1,[ k3, p3]
x 5, k2, p3, [k3, p3] x 5) x 5
Round 67: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5, k1, m1, p2, [k3,] x 5, k1) x 5 (340
stitches)
Round 68: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 5, p3, p2, k3, [p3, k3] x 4, p3, k2) x 5
Round 69: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5, p2, m1, p1, k3, [p3,
k3] x 5) x 5 (350
stitches)
Round 70: (p1, [k3, p3]
x 5, k3, p1, p1, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p1) x 5
Round 71: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, m1, [k3,
p3] x 5, k3, p2) x 5 (360 stitches)
Round 72: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 5, p3, k2, k3, [p3, k3] x 5, p3) x 5
Round 73: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5, p3, k1, m1, k2, [p3,
k3] x 5, p3, k1) x 5 (370 stitches)
Round 74: (p1, [k3, p3]
x 6, k2, p3, [k3, p3] x 5, k2) x 5
Round 75: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p2, m1, k1, p3, [k3, p3] x 5, k3) x 5 (380 stitches)
Round 76: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 6, p1, k1, [p3, k3] x 5, p3, k4) x 5
Round 77: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 6, m1, [p3,
k3] x 5, p3, k5) x 5 (390 stitches)
Round 78: (p1, [k3, p3]
x 6, k2, p3, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p1, k2) x 5
Round 79: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p1, 21rpc, m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5,
k3, p1, 21rpc) x 5 (400 stitches)
Round 80: (k1, [p3, k3]
x 5, p3, k5, p1, p2, k3, [p3, k3] x 5, p2, k2, p1) x 5
Round 81: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5, p3, 22rc, p1, m1, p1, k3, [p3, k3] x 5,
p1, 22rc, p1) x 5 (410 stitches)
Round 82: (p1, [k3, p3]
x 5, k3, p2, k4, p1, p1, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p2, k4, p1) x 5
Round 83: (m1, p2, [k3, p3] x 5, k2, 22rpc, k2, p1, m1, [k3, p3] x 5,
k3, p1, 22rpc, k2, p1) x 5 (420
stitches)
Round 84: (k1, p3, [k3, p3] x 5, k3, p2, k2, p1, [k3,
p3] x 5, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1) x 5
Round 85: (m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5, p1, 22rpc, p2, k2, p1, m1, k2, [p3, k3] x 5,
p1, 22rpc, p2, k2, p1) x 5 (430
stitches)
Round 86: (k4, [p3, k3]
x 4, p3, k5, p4, k2, p1, k3, p2, k3, [p3,
k3] x 4, p2, k2, p4, k2, p1) x 5
Round 87: (m1, 22lpc, k1, [p3, k3] x 4, p3, 22rpc, p4, k2, p1, m1, 22lpc, k3, [p3, k3] x 4,
p1, 22rpc, p4, k2, p1) x 5 (440
stitches)
Round 88: (k1, p2, k4, [p3, k3] x 4, p2, k2, p6, k2, p1, k1, p2, k4, [p3, k3] x 4,
p2, k2, p6, k2, p1) x 5
Round 89: (m1, k1, p2, 22lc, k1, [p3, k3] x 3, p3, k2, 22rc, p4, 22rpc, p1, m1, k1, p2,
22lc, p2, k3, [p3, k3] x 3, p1, 22rc, p4, 22rpc, p1) x 5 (450
stitches)
Round 90: (k2, p2, k6, [p3, k3] x 3, p3, k5, p4, k2, p3, k2, p2, k4, p1, k3, [p3, k3] x 3,
p2, k4, p4, k2, p3) x 5
Round 91: (m1, k2, 22rpc, 22lpc, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p1, 22rpc, 22lpc,
22rpc, p3, m1, k2, 22rpc, 22lpc, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p1, 22rpc, 22lpc,
22rpc, p3) x 5 (460 stitches)
Round 92: (p1, k4, p4, k4, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, k5, p4, k4, p5, p1, k4, p4, k2, p3,
k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k2, p4, k4, p5) x 5
Round 93: (m1, p1, 22rc, p4, 22lpc, k1, p3, k3, p3, k3, p3, 22rpc, p4, 22rc, p5,
m1, p1, 22rc, p4, 22lpc, k3, p3, k3, p3, k3, p1, 22rpc, p4, 22rc, p5) x 5 (470 stitches)
Round 94: (p2, k4, p6, k4, p3, k3, p3, k3, p2, k2, p6, k4, p5, p2, k4, p6, k4, p3,
k3, p3, k3, p2, k2, p6, k4, p5) x 5
Round 95: (m1, p2, k4, p6, 22lpc, k1, p3, k3, p3, k2, 22rpc, p6, k4, p5, m1, p2,
k4, p6, 22lpc, p2, k3, p3, k3, p1, 22rpc, p6, k4, p5) x 5 (480 stitches)
Round 96: (p3, k4, p8, k4, p3, k3, p3, k3, p8, k4, p5, p3, k4, p8, k2, p1, k3, p3,
k3, p2, k2, p8, k4, p5) x 5
Round 97: (m1, p3, 22rc, p8, 22lc, k1, p3, k3, p1, 22rc, p8, 22rc, p5, m1, p3,
22rc, p8, 22lc, k1, p3, k3, p1, 22rc, p8, 22rc, p5) x 5 (490 stitches)
Round 98: (p4, k4, p8, k6, p3, k7, p8, k4, p5, p4, k4, p8, k4, p3, k3, p2, k4, p8,
k4, p5) x 5
Round 99: (m1, p2, 22rpc, 22lpc, p4, 22rpc, 22lpc, k1, p3, 22rpc, 22lpc, p4, 22rpc,
22lpc, p3, m1, p2, 22rpc, 22lpc, p4, 22rpc, 22lpc, k3, p1, 22rpc, 22lpc, p4,
22rpc, 22lpc, p3) x 5 (500 stitches)
Round 100: (k1, p2, [k2, p4] x 3, k4, p2, [k2,
p4] x 3, k2, p3, k1, p2, [k2, p4] x 3,
k4, p2, [k2, p4]
x 3, k2, p3) x 5
Round 101: (m1, k1, 22rpc, [p4, 22lpc, 22rpc] x 3, p4, 22lpc, p1, m1, k1, 22rpc, [p4, 22lpc, 22rpc] x 3,
p4, 22lpc, p1) x 5 (510 stitches)
Round 102: (k4, p8, [k4, p8] x 3, k2, p1, [k4, p8] x 4, k2, p1) x 5
Chart 3: Final Chart: Rounds 103 through 150. Repeat each row ten times in the round.
Round 103: (m1, 22lc, [p8,
22lc] x 3, p8, k2, p1) x 10 (520 stitches)
Round 104: (p1, [k4, p8] x 4, k2, p1) x 10
Round 105: (m1, p1, [k4,
p8] x 4, k2, p1)
x 10 (530
stitches)
Round 106: (p2, [k4, p8] x 4, k2, p1) x 10
Round 107: (m1, p2, 22lc, [p8,
22lc] x 3, p8, k2, p1) x 10 (540 stitches)
Round 108: (p3, [k4, p8] x 4, k2, p1) x 10
Round 109: (m1, p1, 22rpc, 22lpc, [p4,
22rpc, 22lpc] x 3, p4, 22rpc, p1) x 10 (550 stitches)
Round 110: (p2, k2, [p4,
k2] x 8, p3) x
10
Round 111: (m1, 22rpc, [p4,
22lpc, 22rpc] x 4, p3) x 10 (560 stitches)
Round 112: (p1, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p5) x
10
Round 113: (m1, p1, k2, [p8,
22rc] x 4, p5) x
10 (570
stitches)
Round 114: (p2, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p5) x
10
Round 115: (m1, p2, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p5) x
10 (580
stitches)
Round 116: (p3, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p5) x
10
Round 117: (m1, p3, k2, [p8,
22rc] x 4, p5) x
10 (590
stitches)
Round 118: (p4, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p5) x
10
Round 119: (m1, p4, 22lpc, [p4,
22rpc, 22lpc] x 4, p3) x 10 (600 stitches)
Round 120: (p7, k2, [p4,
k2] x 8, p3) x
10
Round 121: (m1, p7, 22lpc, 22rpc, [p4,
22lpc, 22rpc] x 3, p4, 22lpc, p1) x 10 (610 stitches)
Round 122: (p10, [k4, p8] x 4, k2, p1) x 10
Round 123: (m1, p10, 22lc, [p8,
22lc] x 3, p8, k2, p1) x 10 (620 stitches)
Round 124: (k1, p10, [k4,
p8] x 4, k2, p1)
x 10
Round 125: (m1, k1, p10, [k4,
p8] x 4, k2, p1)
x 10 (630
stitches)
Round 126: (k2, p10, [k4,
p8] x 4, k2, p1)
x 10
Round 127: (m1, 22lpc, [p8,
22lc] x 4, p8, k2, p1) x 10 (640 stitches)
Round 128: (p3, k2, [p8,
k4] x 4, p8, k2, p1)
x 10
Round 129: (m1, p3, 22lpc, [p4,
22rpc, 22lpc] x 4, p4, 22rpc, p1) x 10 (650 stitches)
Round 130: (p6, [k2, p4] x 9, k2, p3) x 10
Round 131: (m1, p6, 22lpc, 22rpc, [p4,
22lpc, 22rpc] x 4, p3) x 10 (660 stitches)
Round 132: (k1, [p8, k4] x 5, p5) x 10
Round 133: (m1, k1, [p8,
22rc] x 5, p5) x
10 (670
stitches)
Round 134: (k2, [p8, k4] x 5, p5) x 10
Round 135: (m1, k2, [p8,
k4] x 5, p5) x
10 (680
stitches)
Round 136: (p1, k2, [p8,
k4] x 5, p5) x
10
Round 137: (m1, p1, k2,[
p8, 22rc] x 5, p5)
x 10 (690
stitches)
Round 138: (p2, k2, [p8,
k4] x 5, p5) x
10
Round 139: (m1, p2, 22lpc, [p4,
22rpc, 22lpc] x 5, p3) x 10 (700 stitches)
Round 140: (p5, [k2, p4] x 10, k2, p3) x 10
Round 141: (m1, p5, 22lpc, 22rpc, [p4,
22lpc, 22rpc] x 4, p4, 22lpc, p1) x 10 (710 stitches)
Round 142: (p8, [k4, p8] x 5, k2, p1) x 10
Round 143: (m1, [p8, 22lc] x 5, p8, 11lpc, p1)
x 10 (720
stitches)
Round 144: (p9, [k4, p8] x 4, k4, p9, k1, p1)
x 10
Round 145: (m1, [p1, k1] x 4, p1, 11lpc, 11rpc, [k1,
p1] x 4, 11lpc, 11rpc, [k1, p1] x 4,
11lpc, 11rpc, [k1, p1] x 4, 11lpc, 11rpc, [k1, p1] x 4, 11lpc, 11rpc, [k1,
p1] x 5, k1) x
10 (730
stitches)
Round 146: (p1, [k1, p1] x 35, k1, p1) x 10
Round 147: (m1, [k1, p1] x 36, k1) x 10 (740 stitches)
Round 148: (k1, [p1, k1] x 36, p1) x 10
Round 149: (m1, [p1, k1] x 36, p1, k1) x 10 (750 stitches)
Round 150: (p1, [k1, p1] x 36,
k1, p1) x 10
Bind off in pattern loosely.
Weave in ends.
Block and enjoy.