I make a lot of baby blankets. Knitted or crocheted blankets are great gifts for little ones because if they pull it up onto their face, they are still able to breathe through them. This is an easy (and quick!) blanket to make. Use two types of yarn at once, and use needles that are at least 10mm (size 15). It’s knit like a large dishcloth.
Here’s the pattern:
Cast on 5
Row 1: k
Row 2 – 75(ish): k2, yo, k to end of row (increase by 1 each row)
Keep this up until you have the length of blanket that you want, anywhere from 75-100 rows, depending on the size of needles you use. Next row: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row (decrease by 1 each row)
Contine to decrease by 1 each row, until you have 5 stitches
Next row: k