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Rocking Horse Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Rocking Horse Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Follow the easy chart to knit this adorable rocking horse or hobby horse baby blanket with many possible variations.

You could work all the horses in St st and the background in Rev St st or vice versa. Add more repeats across or down for a bigger blanket (additional yarn will be needed). Or you could work St st horses on the diagonal and Rev St horses diagonally in the other direction.

Read charts beginning at the bottom right corner. Row 1 and odd rows are read left to right. Row 2 and even rows are read right to left. Each square represents one stitch.

Size:
38.5" wide x 41.5" long after blocking

Gauge:
16.5 sts and 23 rows=4" in pattern

Materials:
Size 8 US (5 mm) 36" circulars or size needed to obtain gauge
Cotton Twirl by Crystal Palace Yarns
2 balls 2928 Cornsilk (Color A)
2 balls 2240 Blue Lagoon (Color B)
10 balls 2918 Dusty Jade (Color C)
92% cotton/10% elastic nylon
92 yards/50 grams

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Rocking Horse Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Instructions
With A, CO 144 sts.
K 2 rows.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.
With C, work chart one time.

Begin with Row 1 of chart, rep chart 4 times across. Place markers between repeats if desired. Work the first repeat with the horse in St st and the background in Rev St st. Work the second repeat with the horse in Rev St st and the background in St st. Work the third repeat with the horse in St st and the background in Rev St st. Work the fourth repeat with the horse in Rev St st and the background in St st.

With A, k 2 rows.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.

With C, work chart one time, reversing the horse and background from the first time chart was worked. Work the first repeat with the horse in Rev St st and the background in St st.
Alternate across.

With A, k 2 rows.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.

With C, work chart one time, working the horse and background in the same manner as the first time chart was worked.

With A, k 2 rows.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.

With C, work chart one time, working the horse and background in the same manner as the second time chart was worked.

With A, k 2 rows.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.
BO.

Edging
Along row edge, with RS facing and A, pick up 200 sts.
K 1 row.
With B, k 4 rows.
With A, k 2 rows.
BO.

Rep on other row edge.
Weave in ends.
Block.

Rocking Horse Knitting Chart

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©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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