Valentine’s Day Blankets

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I saw a super cute picture of a blanket with a heart on it so I searched Ravelry and Pinterest for a pattern and came up empty, so I used a plain blanket pattern and incorporated a heart.  This is the perfect Valentine’s gift for my two littlest loves.  I hope they get lots of snuggles in these warm wooly blankets.

You can find instructions here Valentines Day Blanket Pattern.  Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Blanket

Materials

  • 18oz (3 balls) Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
  • 6oz (1 ball) Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Navy
  • 13(9mm) knitting needles

The Pattern

Cast on 75 stitches.  When introducing the alternate colour (AC) carry the unused yarn along the wrong side.  Wrap it while knitting with the active colour to carry it.  Keep the unused yarn relaxed while carrying it and don’t pull, or the project will become distorted.

Row 1-9: Knit

Row 10: K6, P63, K6

Row 11: Knit

Row 12-26: repeat Rows 10-11

Row 27: Knit

Row 28: K6, P31, P1 Alternate colour (AC), P31, K6

Row 29: K37, K1AC, K37

Row 30:  K6, P30, P3AC, P30, K6

Row 31: K36, K3AC, K36

Row 32: K6, P29, P5AC, P29, K6

Row 33: K35, K5AC, K35

Row 34: K6, P28, P7AC, P28, K6

Row 35: K34, K7AC, K34

Row 36: K6, P27, P9AC, P27, K6

Row 37: K33, K9AC, K33

Row 38: K6, P26, P11AC, P26, K6

Row 39: K32, K11AC, K32

Row 40: K6, P25, P13AC, P25, K6

Row 41: K31, K13AC, K31

Row 42: K6, P24, P15AC, P24, K6

Row 43: K30, K15AC, K30

Row 44: K6, P23, P17AC, P23, K6

Row 45: K29, K17AC, K29

Row 46: K6, P22, P19AC, P22, K6

Row 47: K28, K19AC, K28

Row 48: K6, P21, P21AC, P21, K6

Row 49: K27, K21AC, K27

Row 50: K6, P20, P23AC, P20, K6

Row 51: K26, K23AC, K26

Row 52: K6, P19, P25AC, P19, K6

Row 53: K25, K25AC, K25

Row 54: K6, P18, P27AC, P18, K6

Row 55: K24, K27AC, K24

Row 56-57: repeat row 54-55

Row 58: K6, P19, P12AC, P1, P12AC, P19, K6

Row 59: K25, K12AC, K1, K12AC, K25

Row 60: K6, P20, P10AC, P3, P10AC, P20, K6

Row 61: K26, K10AC, K3, K10AC, K26

Row 62: K6, P21, P8AC, P5, P8AC, P21, K6

Row 63: K27, K8AC, K5, K8AC, K27

Row 64: K6, P63, K6

Row 65: Knit

Row 66-80: Repeat Rows 64-65

Row 81: K6 P63, K6

Row 82-90: Knit

Row 91: Cast off

View of the heart from the back.

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Happy knitting, crafting and creating.

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54 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Blankets

  1. Eli June 24, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Beautiful blankets! Could you please share the knitting pattern? Thank you!

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    • spaleksic June 25, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      Hi Eli, I am happy to. I added a PDF pattern to the blog post.

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  2. Eli June 26, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Thank you so much!!!

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  3. familymail August 24, 2014 / 7:21 am

    So excited to begin the blanket. Have you ever made it in another weight of yarn – like a 5 instead of a 6 – a chunky instead of a super chunky?

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    • spaleksic August 24, 2014 / 11:35 pm

      I haven’t made it in any other weight, but please let me know how it goes.

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  4. Kim t September 21, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    How do you carry the color when you alternate? What does the back of the blanket look like?

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    • spaleksic September 22, 2014 / 9:49 pm

      Hi Kim, it’s called stranding if you want to look up other U tube videos. Here is a video I found for you that might help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQlc4UQWuzc. On the blankets I made I wrapped every stitch, so that the white was almost hidden behind the heart colour. So really there isn’t a strand in the back that is visible like the video but the wrap is the same. I hope that the video helps.
      Sarah

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  5. shannan January 18, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Any Chance that this pattern could be converted into a crochet pattern?

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    • spaleksic January 18, 2015 / 11:24 am

      Hi Shannan, I am sorry but I don’t know how to crochet well enough to write a pattern. If someone else reads this and can convert the knit pattern to crochet please let me know and I will post it.

      Sarah

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  6. Cherie January 20, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Saw your pattern posted in a face book group i belong to
    RAVERLY FREE PATTERN ALERTs :) i don’t knitting very well but I love this pattern.

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    • spaleksic January 20, 2015 / 11:14 am

      Thanks so much Cherie for letting me know. Good luck on the blanket if you decide to make it.

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  7. Stephanie January 22, 2015 / 10:17 am

    First off, LOVE that I finally found a pattern for this! Thank you. I’m working it as we speak. My only question…at row 27 it says to purl…I’m confused cause I though odd rows were knit and even are purl. Is it correct or should I switch it? Thanks!

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    • spaleksic January 22, 2015 / 10:53 am

      Hi Stephanie, Oh no looks like I made a mistake. You are right, you can either switch it or add one knit row between 26-27 and then you can follow the rest of the pattern as written, it will be one row longer in length. I will post a revised pattern in the next day or two. Thanks for catching that. Sarah

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      • Stephanie January 22, 2015 / 10:57 am

        Yay! Ok just making sure I wasnt going crazy! Lol I will add an extra row on each side to make it even. Thanks again Im so excited for this!

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      • ndecks June 22, 2015 / 1:11 pm

        Hi, is the error updated on the pdf?

        Thanks so much for posting this

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  8. Charlotte January 29, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    I am in love with this, and it looks so fast! I have two skeins of Wool Ease Thick and Quick in my stash already, and I know I won’t be able to match the dye lot. How much of the third skein do you need? I’m toying with the idea of increasing the size of the heart until I could get away with the two I already have for the outside. Thanks!

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    • spaleksic January 30, 2015 / 12:23 pm

      Hi Charlotte, each ball does about a third of the blanket. You can always make it smaller to try and use only 2 balls. Good luck. Sarah

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  9. vonne January 30, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Is there any way of getting this converted to crochet?

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    • spaleksic January 30, 2015 / 12:24 pm

      Hi Vonne, I don’t know how to crochet well enough to convert the pattern, but if anyone else that read this can, let me know and I will post a crochet version. Sarah

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  10. spaleksic February 14, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Reblogged this on Making A Life and commented:

    Sharing the love with a free Valentine’s Day Blanket pattern!

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  11. danielle March 2, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Where do you find balls that are 18 ounces? I am only finding them in 6oz size – in which case, would i need 9 balls of the fisherman to do??

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    • spaleksic March 2, 2015 / 9:59 am

      HI Danielle, the balls are 6oz and you need 3 for a total of 18oz. Sorry if my wording was miss leading. Sarah

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  12. melyndapomeroy March 5, 2015 / 4:39 am

    Hi

    I am at the point where i introduce the new colour. Do you wrap the unused yarn on the purl side too?

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  13. melyndapomeroy March 5, 2015 / 4:40 am

    Hi. I am at the point where i introduce the new colour. Do you wrap the unused yarn on the purl side too?

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    • spaleksic March 5, 2015 / 9:32 am

      Hi, yes you do carry the opposite colour on the back of the heart when you purl. I posted an image of the back side of the heart which might give you a better idea of what to expect. Sarah

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  14. http://chicagodailynews.org June 30, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really
    nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future.

    Cheers

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  15. Danielle July 12, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    Hoping this is still active!! I’ve started working on this and am at the point of introducing the new color, did you bring the heart color from the first stitch in the row? Or bring it in at the stitch? Did you drop the AC at its last stitch in row and pick it back up as you go back across? or strand the AC behind the MC for the rest of the row? Does that make sense?!

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    • spaleksic July 12, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      HI Danielle, I started the heart colour at the first stitch (bottom of heart). Dropped the AC colour (it’s not carried behind the MC) but carry the MC across the back of the heart (AC). I think that’s what you were asking. Now does my answer make sense?

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      • Danielle July 12, 2015 / 6:37 pm

        It does!! Thank you for the reply. This is my first attempt at knitting, I assumed this was how it was done, but needed to make sure! I get lost in the sauce sometimes lol

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  16. Samantha October 2, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me the measurements of the finished blanket?! Just wondering if it is crib size or smaller!
    Thank you:)

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    • spaleksic October 2, 2015 / 9:38 pm

      Hi Samantha, the finished size is 36″x36″.

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  17. Jamie S October 3, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    What does AC mean?

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    • spaleksic October 3, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Hi Jamie, AC is the alternating colour or the colour of the heart.

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  18. gidgetmagoo October 14, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Hi! How big does this blanket turn out to be? I want to make it for my 6 yr old and wanted to make sure it’s big enough. Thx!

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    • spaleksic October 14, 2015 / 10:51 pm

      Hi, it was designed for a baby. The finished size is 36″ x 36″. SARAH

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  19. lulu November 22, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    dont know how to do that kind of color work, so i think i will do it all in one color..
    thanks for sharing the pattern..

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  20. Rowena January 11, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I finished one and now my other niece wants one for her daughter. This is a cool blanket and easy to follow. I also made a pillow case with a small version of the pattern.. Thank you so much

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    • spaleksic January 11, 2016 / 5:42 pm

      Hi Rowena, I am so glad that you like it and your nieces do as well!

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  21. Kim January 13, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Hi there I love this blanket! I just finished mine the other day with the exact yarn and needle size but it does not measure 36 “x36″
    It’s measuring 29″x 23”! What am I doing wrong?!?!?

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    • spaleksic January 13, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Hi Kim, I am going to say that you knit tighter than I do. I am a fairly loose knitter and I don’t pull the yarn tight as I wrap it. If you knit tight then your stitches are closer together (tighter weave) making the finished size smaller.

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      • Kim January 13, 2016 / 7:32 pm

        Thank you your response! I’m thinking my tension is my problem too. Also, did you use straight needles or circular?

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      • spaleksic January 13, 2016 / 7:34 pm

        Hi Kim, I used circular needles with metal tips. Sarah

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  22. Kathy May 10, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Is there a pattern for this in crochet?
    Sad face.

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  23. Sally July 14, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Hi there! This is adorable! I’m wondering if you have a chart version of the heart rather than the written out row by row directions. I work much better that way! Thanks!

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  24. Naomi July 18, 2016 / 8:32 am

    I hope this is still active because I need a little help. This is the first time I’ve tried stranding, but I think I understand it. I am at Row 27 in the pattern and find it takes me SO long to untangle my yarn after wrapping the carried yarn when it’s time for AC. I am using circular needles so I have to wait until the end of the row to untangle everything and it is taking forever. What am I missing?

    When you wrap the unused yarn with the active color, are you passing the entire ball of yarn through so it doesn’t get tangled?

    I hope this makes sense! 😳

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  25. Naomi July 18, 2016 / 10:36 am

    How can I keep the AC and unused yarn from tangling when I’m wrapping and carrying? Since I’m knitting using circular needles, the wrapping and carrying is creating a snarled mess. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to pass the entire ball of yarn through when wrapping?

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      • Naomi July 18, 2016 / 2:12 pm

        Thank you. I did watch that before starting and it does explain the carry and wrap quite well.

        I do see in the video that her yarns wrap up together too, but since she’s in the round, it’s probably not as big a deal for her just to wind the balls back undone.

        I’ll keep trying to figure out how to keep them untangled.

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