Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Even though babies are so huggable, squeezable and delicious, we do have to put them down every now and then. That’s when a Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket comes in handy!

Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Wonderfully squishy and decadently soft, it is just right for a little playtime on the floor. And when it’s all over, scoop up the whole cozy bundle… baby, blanket and all…  and get back to oohing and aahing!

Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Fluffy Brioche is one of our very favorite stitches. With its deep waffle texture and lofty thickness, it is just right for handsome hand knits. Plus, its four rows of patterning make for knitting that’s interesting enough for a dull plane ride, but not so interesting that you miss the inflight rom com!

Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

To show off the pretty complexity of Fluffy Brioche, we chose Cascade’s stitch-defining Superwash 128. So soft and cuddly, Superwash 128 is a quick chunky weight, and as the name says, its totally machine washable. Plus, this yarn packs a ton of quality into an affordable price. Yay!

Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Get started on this classic pattern right here!

Materials

Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket | Purl Soho

Gauge

3 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in stitch pattern

Size

28 inches x 32 inches

Pattern

Begin

Cast on 100 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in back (wyib), *yo, slip 1 purlwise wyib, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, p1. (149 stitches)

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyib, *k1, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, p1. (100 stitches)

Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, k1, *yo, slip 1 purlwise wyib, k1, repeat from * until last two stitches, k1, p1. (148 stitches)

Row 4: Slip 1 knitwise wyib, k2, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * until last stitch, p1. (100 stitches)

Repeat Rows 1 through 4 until piece measures just under 32 inches, ending with Row 3.

Bind Off

Bind off in the established stitch pattern. Here’s how:

Slip 1 knitwise wyib, k1, pass stitch over (just like a regular bind off!), *k1, pass stitch over, k2tog, pass stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, p1, pass stitch over, cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitch.

Weave in your ends and gently block your blanket to get it nice and flat!