Easy-to-Knit Cables and Lace Stroller Blanket Pattern: A Practical DIY Project for Cozy Outings

If you’re on the lookout for a straightforward and practical project, my Cables and Lace Stroller Blanket knitting pattern might be just what you need. This pattern is designed for both beginners and experienced knitters, offering a balance of simplicity and elegance. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps to create a versatile and cozy stroller blanket featuring a classic combination of cables and lace.

Materials needed:

2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
5.00mm circular needles
2 stitch markers
row counter (helpful if you are watching tv or doing it in busy places)

Stitches used:

k – knit
p – purl
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
yo – yarn over
k2tog – knit two together
s1k1psso – slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over the knit stitch
c2f – place 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold to the front
k2c – knit 2 stitches from the cable needle

I’ve placed the cable stitch directions in [braces] like so. This will help you memorize the repeat if you keep these stitches as separate. It took me three repeats before I realized this and once I did, I didn’t have to look at the directions anymore and the blanket flew off the needles.


Cast on 100 stitches using the backward loop cast on method.

Knit 5 rows plain. This will serve as the border.

Row 1: k5, pm, (p1, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, [k4], yo, k1, s1k1psso, k3, p1)* repeat to last 5 stitches, pm, k5
Row 2: k5, sm, (k1, p16, k1)* repeat to markers, sm, k5
Row 3: k5, sm, (p1, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, [c2f, k2, k2c], k1, yo, k1, s1k1psso, k2, p1)* repeat to last 5 stitches, sm, k5
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: k5, sm, (p1, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, [k4], k2, yo, k1, s1k1psso, k1, p1)* repeat to last 5 stitches, sm, k5
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: k5, sm, (p1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, [c2f, k2, k2c], k3, yo, k1, s1k1psso, p1)* repeat to last 5 stitches, sm, k5
Row 8: repeat row 2

Repeat these 8 rows until your piece measures around an inch shorter than your desired height. You can measure your ribbing to ensure accuracy. I worked mine to about 34 – 36 inches.

Knit five rows plain.

Bind off using a non-stretchy bind off method. Break yarn and weave in ends.

In the realm of knitting, there’s something deeply satisfying about creating a practical item with your own hands. My Cables and Lace Stroller Blanket pattern provides a straightforward yet engaging project that results in a versatile accessory for both babies and parents alike. As you finish the last stitches and weave in the ends, you’ll have not just a blanket, but a testament to your skills and the joy of crafting. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this pattern offers a rewarding journey to a cozy and functional finished product. Happy knitting!

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