Stitch up the best blankie ever, slip-stitched and backed with cozy fleece.
35" / 89 cm square
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash (98 yd / 90 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g ball; 100% Extra Fine Merino):
4 balls in #522 Teal (MC)
7 balls in #694 Spring Leaf (CC1)
1 ball in #571 Classic Navy (CC2)
Needles & Notions:
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32" / 80 cm long
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle, pins, 1 yd / 0.9 m light to medium-weight polyester “polar” fleece fabric, sewing thread to match fabric
18 sts and 33 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Chart A pattern
Construction Notes: This baby blanket begins with the lower border. The central slipped-stitch panel is worked, then the upper border. Stitches are picked up along the sides of this piece for the two side borders. The slipped stitch pattern is given in chart form only. The blanket is lined with polyester fleece fabric, which is hand sewn in place.