My knitting pals were interested in me writing up the pattern I am using for the baby blanket I have in progress. Here it is!
Sailor’s Rib Baby Blanket
Worsted weight yarn and U.S. # 7 needles. (Gauge is not crucial in this project.)
(I am using 5 skeins of Caron’s Simply Soft in baby colors.)
CO 153 stitches using crochet cast-on.
(Pattern is multiple of 10 plus 1 - extra stitches added for garter stitch border)
Begin with 12 rows of garter stitch to form bottom border.
Every row in the pattern will begin and end with K6. This will form a garter stitch border along each side. You may want to place markers to separate these six stitches on each side so that you remember to always knit them.
Row 1 (right side): K6, place marker; K1tbl, *p1, k2, p1, K1tbl* repeat pattern between ** until six stitches remain; place marker, K6
Row 2: K6; p1, *k1, p2, k1, p1*, repeat pattern between ** to marker, K6
Row 3: K6; K1tbl, *p4, K1tbl*, repeat pattern between ** to marker, K6
Row 4: K6; p1, *k4, p1*, repeat pattern between ** to marker, K6
When blanket reaches desired length or yarn is running low, end with 12 rows of garter stitch to match bottom border. BO
K1tbl = knit one through the back of the loop (this causes the vertical row of knit stitches to stand out in a more pronounced way.)