A whole herd of cute baby elephants stroll across this lovely baby blanket, which makes a beautiful gift for a baby shower or new baby.
Created using just knit and purl stitches this impressive looking design is deceptively easy to knit and is ideal for beginners.
This blanket can be knitted in any shade but looks particularly good in soft grey (images use PaintBox Yarns Aran in Stormy Grey). The recommended worsted / aran weight yarn also makes this a relatively quick knit.
The elephant baby blanket can be knitted in any size from pram to king-size bed. The illustrated instructions include notes on how to easily add as many elephants as you like to the width or length.
- Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Suitable for Beginners
- Aran / worsted blanket
Materials you need at home:
- KNITTING NEEDLE:
5mm / US 8 *Circular *60cm / 24" (for smallest size blanket)
YARN (for a 6 elephant blanket - pictured) *65cm x 65cm / 26" x 26" size
= 1 70g / 6oz
= 31 0m / 335yards
For each additional elephant add the following amount of yarn: 55g / 2oz or 52m / 56yards e.g if you add an additional row of 3 elephants you will need an additional 1 65g / 6oz or 156m / 1 68 yards of yarn.
Lindsay @ Sproglets Kits
The idea for Sproglets Kits was born in the hot summer of 2014 in Weston village, which overlooks the beautiful Cotswold hills and the world heritage city of Bath. I was 8 months pregnant, huge and waiting for baby to arrive. With my mum and grandmother having both enthusiastically togged out their babies in lovely hand-knitted clothes, I wanted to keep up the family tradition and make something for the baby whom I had yet to meet. I continued to knit as baby grew up and I was always immensely proud when she looked cosy in something I had made her. People often asked me how they could make something similar and I decided to put together everything I had learned into accessible knitting kits and patterns which would enable others to make beautiful things for their babies.
The design of my patterns incorporates my 20 years’ experience of making arts and culture accessible to all. The instructions are illustrated at key stages and have been tested to be easily read by dyslexics.