A DIY Baby Shower: Knitted Baby Bunting

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I’m an aunt!!! But something had to happen in order for that to be true…And lots of crafts too!

My sister called me one night to tell me she was having a baby. A baby! I immediately started planning my knitting TO-DO list.

baby bunting

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Baby Bunting
This baby burrito holder is knit all as one piece. It is sewn at the bottom and has button hole enclosure down one side.

Yarn: 3 Skeins Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton
Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm) 20″ (or larger) circular.
Finished Dimensions
Body pattern:
Row 1 (Wrong side): [p5 (5 garter st border)],[ p3, **(k2,p4)** until 5 stitches remain], [p5 (5 garter st border)].
Row 2 (Right side): [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(k4, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k5 (5 garter st border)].

SPECIAL ROWS:
Cabled Row A: [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(k4, p2, 4st-LC, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k5 (5 garter st border) unless on a button row].

Cabled Row B: [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(4st-LC, p2, k4, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k5 (5 garter st border)unless on a button row].
Alternate cable rows every 8 rows.

Button Hole row: [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(k4, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k2 yo k2tog k1 (5 garter st border with button hole).]
(Replace the left border on every 12th row with the button hole edge to have evenly placed button holes on the left side of your bunting.)

CABLE ROW A and Button Hole row: [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(k4, p2, 4st-LC, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k2 yo k2tog k1 (5 garter st border with button hole).]

CABLE ROW B and Button Hole row: [k5 (5 garter st border)],[ **(4st-LC, p2, k4, p2)** until 8 stitches remain, k3], [k2 yo k2tog k1 (5 garter st border with button hole).]

**4st-LC – slip 2 st on cable needle – hold to back, knit next 2 st, k2 from cable needle.

Body:
Knitting starts at the bottom and is worked upwards. The body contains a garter stitch border on each edge and a center that will contain cables. The button holes happen in the garter stitch edge and the cables happen in the center panel. Button hole rows are 12 rows apart and cabled rows are 8 rows apart. Sometimes a cable row and button hole row will happen together. Both the button holes and the cables will only happen on right side rows. Counting rows is essential in this project.

Co 5, pm, 57, pm 5

Row 1-7: Repeat Body pattern
Row 8: CABLE ROW A
Row 9-11: Repeat Body pattern
Row 12: BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 13-15: Repeat Body pattern
Row 16: CABLE ROW B
Row 17-23: Repeat Body pattern
Row 24: CABLE ROW A and BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 25-31: Repeat Body pattern
Row 32: CABLE ROW B
Row 33-35: Repeat Body pattern
Row 36: BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 37-39: Repeat Body pattern
Row 40: CABLE ROW A
Row 41-47: Repeat Body pattern
Row 48: CABLE ROW B and BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 49-55: Repeat Body pattern
Row 56: CABLE ROW A
Row 57-59: Repeat Body pattern
Row 60: BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 61-63: Repeat Body pattern
Row 64: CABLE ROW B
Row 65-71: Repeat Body pattern
Row 72: CABLE ROW A and BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 73-79: Repeat Body pattern
Row 80: CABLE ROW B
Row 81-83: Repeat Body pattern
Row 84: BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 85-87: Repeat Body pattern
Row 88: CABLE ROW A
Row 89-95: Repeat Body pattern
Row 96: CABLE ROW B and BUTTON HOLE ROW
Row 97-103: Repeat Body pattern
Row 104: CABLE ROW A
Row 105-107: Repeat Body pattern

Final Top Edging: To end the top of the bunting, using the techniques of entrelac, you will knit in garter stitch forming a 90 degree turn, so you can knit across the entire top of the bunting. This will form a nicer edge then a flat garter stitch across the top.

Ending on a completed WS row, start your RH 90 degree-turn Corner:

Set up row:k5, turn work.
Row 1: k2tog, k3, turn.
Row 2: k4, turn.
Row 3: K2tog, K2, turn.
Row 4: K3, turn.
Row 5: K2tog, K1, turn.
Row 6: K2, turn.[peak of corner – work will now turn to knit across the top of blanket]

Row 7: inc in first stitch, ssk (with previous K1 stitch and last stitch of sloping edge of triangle created), turn.
Row 8: k3, turn.
Row 9: inc in first stitch, k1, ssk, turn.
Row 10: K4, turn.
Row 11: inc in first stitch, k2, ssk, turn.
Row 12(WS): k5, turn [corner is completed.]

Top Garter Stitch Edge:
Row 13(RS): k4, SSK, turn.
Row 14 (WS): K5, turn.

** Repeat rows 13-14 across entire top until 5 stitches remain (Left handed corner.)

Row 1 (RS): K3, K2tog, turn.
Row 2: K4, turn.
Row 3: K2, K2tog, turn.
Row 4: K3, turn.
Row 5: K1, K2tog, turn.
Row 6: K2, turn. [peak of corner. Work will turn to complete edge on bunting.]

Row 7: inc in first stitch, ssk (with previous K1 stitch and last stitch of sloping edge of triangle created), turn.
Row 8: k3, turn.
Row 9: inc in first stitch, k1, ssk, turn.
Row 10: K4, turn.
Row 11: inc in first stitch, k2, ssk, turn.
Row 12(WS): Bind off 5 remaining stitches. Mattress stitch two 5 stitch edges together.

Finishing Bunting:
Before sewing anything together, wash and block out your bunting. Size may change a bit, you you need to do this before sewing it closed.

Once dry, fold bunting with wrong sides together so opening is on the left. The edge of the bunting WITHOUT button holes will be tacked down underneath the edge with the button holes. Mattress stitch the entire bottom closed. Once bottom is sewn closed, line up your edges and sewn buttons onto the back left edge, lining them up with your button holes.

Enjoy! Check back soon for Baby Owl Hat knitting pattern :o)