twin leaf baby blanket

Knitted wool baby blanket

I’m finally finished designing and knitting my very first original knitting pattern! And to celebrate this accomplishment and Friday and Memorial Day and the beginning of summer, I’m giving it away free!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I knit and crochet lots of baby blankets. In fact, when I started this blog back in September 2009, my very first post was about a baby blanket I crocheted for my friend Quirk. The post remains one of the most popular ones on PaintingLilies.

Since then, I made a blanket for little peanut when I lived in the Dominican Republic. I knitted a tweed baby blanket and a blanket for lil’ bit last summer. And I kept warm during my winter in Boston with a modal-ly baby blanket. It seems like my friends can’t stop having kids, so I keep on knitting.

After finishing up my last blanket in the winter, I started to think that maybe I, too could design a pattern. It couldn’t be that hard, right? So I gave it a try. I only made it 2 inches into my first design before scrapping it. I frogged a few other designs before creating the Twin Leaf Baby Blanket pattern.

Knitted wool baby blanket

The blanket is knit with an 18-stitch repeating lace pattern. I chose to knit with sport weight wool and size 3.5 needles. (Yes, it takes some time to complete!) You could adjust the gauge and use a thicker yarn and larger needles, but I like the details that you see with this gauge.

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I mailed the blanket to one of my very good friends from college whose little girl is due in June. She told me her husband was thrilled to receive something that wasn’t pink.

Do you want to knit this beautiful blanket for friend or for yourself? Because I like all of you, I’m giving away the blanket for free. Here’s how…

Sign up for the Painting Lilies Newsletter

All you need is an email address to sign up for the Painting Lilies Newsletter. I promise I won’t use it for spam. If you sign up, you’ll receive occasional emails from me and will have first access to new patterns, discounts and other exciting content.

Click here to subscribe.

After you subscribe, check your email! You’ll need to click on the link you get to confirm that you did sign up for the email list (this is a spam filter to make sure you aren’t getting signed up for things you don’t want.) After you confirm, look for another email that will have a link to download the pattern. (Some people have had issues with pop-up blockers, so make sure those are turned off if you’re having issues when clicking on the links.)

And that’s it! You can download the PDF and get started knitting.

If you download the pattern, I would love to hear your feedback and see pictures of your completed projects. I proofed it carefully, but please let me know if you find any errors so I can correct them.

The project details can also be found on Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

95 Responses to twin leaf baby blanket

  1. When I saw the Twin Leaf baby blanket on Ravelry, I knew it would make the perfect gift for a baby girl:) My daughter-in-law has asked me to make a baby blanket for her boss whose wife is expecting a little girl in the spring. I knew this would be the perfect pattern. I linked your facebook page to mine so that I can continue to follow you. I am shooting for a mid-April finish date and will post a picture of the finished blanket on your facebook page:)

  2. In the pattern, it says to cast on 187 stitches, is this a typo? I mean since 18 stitch repeated 10 times is 8, and 6 for the border, where does the 7th stitch come from?

  3. Hi Kori,

    No, it’s not a typo. You’ll see that the border has 7 stitches, not 6, though some have modified it to exclude the fourth to last purl stitch.

    Hope that helps!


  4. Hi,
    I signed up to yourwebsite but never received the pattern for twin leaf blanket. Can you sen to me please?


  5. Hi,

    I have supscriped and liked on facebook and pinned on pinterest, Can you please email me the pattern as the link i got doesnt work.


  6. I registered and confirmed a bit ago but still no link. Can you email it? I love the blanket and hope to start it int he near future. (I’m sure you know how wips are)

  7. This is stunning! I crochet much more than I knit but this pattern is intriguing and has so many possible adaptations. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Hi, I love this pattern and want to make this blanket for my baby. I have signed up but has not received the pattern. Could you email it to me? thanks a lot and congrats for your work!

  9. Would love to make this for my son and daughter in law who are expecting in May 2014. Would you please send me the directions for this beautiful blanket. Thank you.

  10. Hi can you please email the pattern am unable to receive it. Thanks u so very much for sharing the pattern with us????

  11. Hi,
    I’m having the same issue as everyone else. I subscribed to your blog but never received a link for this pattern, could you email it to me?
    Thanks so much! 🙂

  12. I do monitor replies and respond via email. Most people have issues downloading due to pop-up blockers. Once you sign up and confirm your subscription, you’ll receive a follow-up email with a link to download. The process isn’t broken, it’s just that most people don’t go through the steps or have the blockers.

  13. Got the pattern instantly on replying to confirmation email. Love it and can’t wait to try it for a christening blanket. Also plan to cut size down to make a stroller blanket too, possibly in larger yarn for fun.

  14. Sorry, I’ve been spamming you a bit by trying to subscribe several times, but I never receive the email from you to complete the confirmation even though I’ve disabled the popup blocker. Should it come directly after subscribing or am I just to eager to get started?

  15. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in
    our community. Your web site offered us with valuable information to
    work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be
    grateful to you.

  16. Hi!

    I’m almost done with this BEAUTIFUL blanket, but I’m wondering about the last three rows. Will the final three knit rows create that same scalloped edge that the beginning rows did? Or will the two ends look different?

  17. Rachel,
    Congrats on almost finishing! If you bind off loosely, the scalloped edge should appear for you at the end as well.


  18. Okay what’s the trick? I LOVE this pattern but can’t figure out how to download it! I signed up for the newsletter …

  19. Is there a great delay to get the confirmation email? I usually see them right away, and have filled out the little form twice to sign up and still have gotten no confirmation email…

  20. Hi Lindsay!

    I did sign up for your news letter (twice) but there has been no confirmation e-mail…is there generally a delay between signing up and receiving the confirmation e-mail?

    I’m enjoying your posts (I’ve been scrolling through them on and off all day). Wish I’d found you sooner!

    We own a small alpaca farm here so I’m super excited to start knitting your twin leaf baby blanket out of our alpaca yarn!

    Thanks So Much Lindsay ~ Looking forward to the pattern and enjoying your future posts! Have an amazing day,


  21. I made two of this to use as throws in my guesthouse and some of the ladies are trilled with it. those who know about knitting. I had a request for the pattern and want to download it again because I spilled coffee on the original one. Now I can’t manage to do so. Can you help?

  22. Hi, I’m sorry to say I’m having the same problem as others, I’m on your email list, i know because I receive emails about baby blankets, but I couldn’t get a copy of your beautiful pattern. 🙁 I promise I tried to shut off blockers and I checked my spam (your other emails don’t go to spam), i’m wondering if there is another way I can get a copy of the pattern? I’m expecting to be an aunt in 2 months I wanted to make this blanket as a present for my new family member! Best wishes! ~A

  23. I am unable to confirm my subscription because the link in my email is not working. I hope you can help.

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