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.

Knitted wool baby blanket Knitted wool baby blanket

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!

83 Responses to twin leaf baby blanket

  1. sylviehavre says:

    que c’est joli le point est magnifique
    la couleur superbe
    j’aimerai bien faire cette couverture pour mon petit BB

  2. Stephanie says:

    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:)

  3. Lindsay says:

    Thanks Stephanie! I look forward to seeing your blanket.

  4. shawna lee says:

    could you please e mail the twin leaf pattern to me also, i am not able to get it either

  5. Kori says:

    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?

  6. Lindsay says:

    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!


  7. rae says:

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


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  9. Rebecca says:


    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.


  10. Emily says:

    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)

  11. Jennifer says:

    Shared on Facebook, please send the pattern :) thanks

  12. Patti says:

    Would love the pattern for this beautiful blanket. Thank you.

  13. Matilde says:

    Me encanta esta manta para bebé y pienso tejerla para mis hijos, a ver si se animan y me dan nietos. Muchas gracias.

  14. lindsay says:

    Matilde, me alegro de que te guste la manata! Gracias por tu comentario.

  15. Jean says:

    Please email twin leaf baby blanket pattern. (I’ve also subscribed).


  16. Mitzi says:

    Love it! Would like to make in whir as a Christening Blanket. Please forward pattern. Thank you!

  17. Mitzi says:

    Sorry about the extra letters. Was typing in the dark.

  18. Angie says:

    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!

  19. LynSimpson says:

    I signed up as well and have not received the pattern instructions, please send, ty!

  20. Belen says:

    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!

  21. Rene' Allison says:

    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.

  22. Marcia says:

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

  23. Caroline says:

    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! :)

  24. Kristina says:

    I also signed up and didn’t get a pattern link. Are you monitoring these replies?

  25. lindsay says:

    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.

  26. Cynthia says:

    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.

  27. Lindsay says:

    You’re welcome, Cynthia! I’m glad you can enjoy the pattern. Happy knitting!

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  29. Michaela says:

    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?

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  31. Rachel says:


    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?

  32. Lindsay says:

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


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