Easy Knit Receiving Blanket

easy knit blanket

Every baby deserves a soft, cuddly, handmade blanket just for them. I love making baby blankets, especially receiving blankets. Lately I have found my love for working with knit fabrics. I didn’t think that would ever happen, but I have found that knit actually isn’t that hard to work with. If you find the right weight. I like sticking with light-medium or medium weight knits. They don’t curl as you sew and the medium ones feel like I’m sewing cotton.


easy knit receiving blanket

Dallin’s teacher is pregnant with her first baby. She loves owls and has them all over their classroom. So that is where the scheme for this blanket came from. Owls are very easy to find these days! I received a knit “burrito” blanket with Dallin and loved it. All of my babies loved to be swaddled. The burrito blanket stretched and stayed put. A nice little baby burrito. Using the same technique as I did in the Flannel Baby Blanket tutorial, I got started on Mrs. Darnell’s blanket.

easy knit receiving blanket

I found these 3 coordinating knit prints from Girl Charlee fabrics.

{The fabrics I used were Linden Green Chevron, Linden Green Owls, and Royal Blue/White Stripe Ponte de Roma.}

easy knit receiving blanket

I used the striped knit for my bias tape, which actually isn’t cut on the bias so it is just trim. Since knit is nice and stretchy, I just cut it in strips, pressed it and pinned it around the edges of the blanket.

easy knit receiving blanket

In no time, this blanket was finished and we couldn’t wait to give it to her.

easy knit receiving blanket

Wrapped in tissue paper and some extra scraps of trim, we headed to school to drop it off before she went on maternity leave. She absolutely loved it. We can’t wait to see pictures of her new bundle of joy!

flannel baby blanket

To make your own darling knit or flannel  receiving blanket you can follow my quick tutorial here!


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