Rameez Blanket: Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

This week, I  wanted to share a modern baby blanket using a stitch I know you guys love: chevrons! I’ve done crochet chevron blankets before but this time it’s a baby blanket knitting pattern that’s easy to follow and looks great in a nursery. I made this for my cousin and her son Rameez (hence the name) in the colors they liked, but you can use so many color combinations with this blanket. So let get it right into it!

baby blanket knitting pattern rameez chevron

This blanket is knit using a simple repeat that makes up the chevron pattern. I made this as a baby blanket, but you could easily make this blanket much bigger by starting with more stitches and working more repeats than I did. I used 2 strands of my favorite acrylic yarn held together as I worked on this blanket to make it extra soft and squishy, but you can also just use one strand if you prefer that. I used Yarn Bee’s Soft Secret to make this blanket and even after 4 years (that’s how long it took me to get nice photos!), it still looks new. If you want to know more about my favorite yarns, you can check out this post here.

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Once I finished the baby blanket knitting pattern, I added a fleece lining and a satin ribbon to finish it off. The extra weight helps the blanket stay on as the baby sleeps and it makes it more comforting too. I love heavier blanket on myself, and my cousin was thrilled with the fleece on this blanket. Even Rameez (who’s 4 now) loves how weighted it is! If he uses another blanket, he adds something on top to make it like this one.

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

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  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • YO – yarn over
  • K2tog – knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit both slipped stitches together
  • p2sso – pass 2 slipped stitches over the last worked stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Sizing: 40 x 40 inches
  • Gauge: 18S x 24R per inch

Rameez Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Row 1: Using your first color, cast on 162 stitches (or a multiple of 12, plus 6).

For a thick, squishy blanket, I held two strands of yarn together throughout the blanket. That was a personal preference, but it gives a nicer finish.

Row 2: k1, ssk, *k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, slip 2 as if to knit, k1, p2sso*. Repeat everything between the *s until the last 3 stitches, then k2tog, k1.

Row 3: Purl all.

Rows 4-168: Repeat rows 2 and 3 to get the chevron pattern. You’ll only really see the chevron pattern once you change colors, but you will be able to see the edges zigzag a little bit. I changed color every 24 rows and worked 7 color changes total for my chevron pattern. I started with white, then gray, green, white, gray, green, and I finished with white.

Finally, bind off loosely and weave in all ends. You’ve finished the baby blanket knitting pattern! Next, let’s add the fleece lining.

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For the Lining:

1. First, block your finished blanket. I wanted the edges of my blanket to be a bit straighter, rather than the zigzag edge from the chevron, so I blocked my blanket with the dips of the zigzag pulled out a little bit. When the blanket dried, the zigzag was still there at the edges but much less pronounced, so I continued as if the edge was straight.

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2. Once the blanket is dry, lay it on top of the fleece to measure out how much you need. Cut the fleece so it’s about a 1/2 inch bigger than the blanket on all sides.

3. Lay the fleece right side UP, then lay the blanket binding along the edge of the fleece, making sure the fold of the binding faces in, towards the center of the fleece. Next, ay your blanket down on top of everything else, right side DOWN. Now go around and pin all three layers together so that it stays in place when you sew it all together.

Keep the right sides together! They’ll be turned out later.

Note: For the corners, you’ll have to fold the binding down into a triangle. I had to do this by trial-and-error, but this is how it looked for me when I did it. Just make sure that when you sew the corners down, you are only getting the edges and not the inside of the binding.

4. Start sewing at one corner and slowly feed your blanket through the sewing machine, checking every now and then to make sure you got all three layers. Work your way around the blanket, but be sure to leave a 5-6 inch gap on the final side. You’ll need the opening to turn the blanket right side out.

5. Reach into the gap you left open, pull up the opposite corner of the blanket and use it to pull out the rest of the blanket so the right sides of the knitted fabric and the fleece are on the outside. Then, go back to the sewing machine and close off the gap. Shake the blanket out a bit so it loosens up and anything stuck to it (stray pieces of thread or fleece, etc) fall off.

knit chevron baby blanket

And you’re done! That is the finished baby blanket, and now you can add little decorations or personalize it if you want. I used iron-on letters from the craft store to spell out my nephew’s name.

knit chevron baby blanket

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Laveta September 12, 2020 - 1:38 pm

I believe the cast on has to be a multiple of 12 + 6. There are 3 at the beginning and 3 more at the end of each pattern row. When I added 6, it finally worked, after frogging twice.

Shehla Ahmed October 6, 2020 - 7:50 pm

Nice catch, you’re right! I’ve updated the post to correct it.

Brian March 8, 2020 - 1:14 pm

I love this pattern and am trying to use it for my daughter who is due this July! I seem to be having some trouble with the even rows. Based on how I’m reading the pattern, it looks like I’m decreasing by 4 every even row, but only increasing by two. Do I ssk and k2tog every even row? Thanks!

Shehla Ahmed March 8, 2020 - 2:07 pm

Hi Brian! Firstly, congrats on the baby! She’s so lucky to have you making something special for her!

As for the pattern, you should have the same number of stitches throughout. Although you ssk at the beginning of the row and k2tog at the end, that’s two stitches decreased; and the p2sso makes another 2 in every repeat. However, those are made up by purling the YOs in the next row. So the stitches you’re missing are probably the YO loops being dropped on the odd rows.

Be sure to count at the end of each row for a few rows to make sure you have the right number. Once you get the hang of it, you can continue without counting as much!

Annie December 5, 2020 - 10:16 pm

Shehla I get the same result as Brian ,although the yo replaces the 2 pass over stitches for each 12 repeat the decreased 1st and last stitch from beginning & end are not replaced…..or what I’m I missing ?

Shehla Ahmed December 14, 2020 - 1:45 pm

I see where the confusion lies but I’ve tested this pattern again and the pattern worked out. Maybe you can send me a picture so I can get a look at what’s happening? You can email me at [email protected]

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Ashley Tukiainen August 4, 2016 - 6:29 am

This looks so cozy!! Thanks for sharing on FTAF!

Shehla Ahmed August 4, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Thank you! It is super comfy. All those soft baby yarns make it especially soft and gentle. The mom has actually said her little boy won’t go to sleep without it <3

Shehla Ahmed May 20, 2016 - 2:29 am

Aw, thank you for the kind words, Mary! I'm so glad to hear that you like it 🙂

Shehla Ahmed May 20, 2016 - 2:29 am

Thank you, Chellie! The mom did request to have the baby's name somewhere on it and it was really easy to do!

Mary-The Boondocks Blog May 20, 2016 - 2:24 am

Shehla what a wonderful gift for a baby's room. I think the color combination is just perfect. And the pillow which was so unexpected is also adorable. You have given Sweet Inspiration to all of us with your crocheting.

chellie schmitz May 20, 2016 - 2:24 am

Again… beautiful! I love the monogram. Thank you for sharing at FTAF!

Shehla Ahmed May 18, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Thank you for sharing!

Beverly Roderick May 18, 2016 - 6:04 pm

I love this color combination! How pretty! Pinning and Tweeting. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

Shehla Ahmed November 23, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Thank you!

Kim (The Kim Six Fix) November 23, 2015 - 6:25 pm

So pretty in it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing at our party! Pinning!

Shehla Ahmed November 18, 2015 - 5:17 am


Jess November 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Oh gosh…this turned out so cute! 🙂

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Shehla Ahmed November 15, 2015 - 9:35 pm

aw, thanks! It's pretty easy to learn. I learned from looking up tutorials online, I'm sure you could too!

Jessica November 15, 2015 - 9:33 pm

This is really beautiful. I have no idea how to knit, but projects like this make me want to learn.