Pattern: Fordington Baby Blanket


The design on this blanket is inspired by a 15th-16th century tile from St. George’s Church in Fordington, Dorchester, England.

Even though this blanket has a huge visual impact, it uses only very basic techniques. It’s ideal for knitters nervous about doing anything “advanced”! Mosaic knitting makes colourwork easy; and garter stitch means the blanket lies flat without needing a border. It’s also super thick and squishy - perfect for cuddling babies!


  • One size: approximately 40" x 40"

Skills required

The basics of mosaic knitting are included in the pattern instructions.
  • Knitting stitches
  • Slipping stitches
  • Chart reading is optional but not required, as written instructions are also provided

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Chunky weight, as follows:
    • Main colour: approximately 530 yards - model used about 425g of Red Heart "Super Saver Chunky", 100% acrylic, colour turqua
    • Contrast colour: approximately 485 yards - model used about 390g of "Super Saver Chunky", colour white
  • Needles: 
    • 5.5mm circular needle, at least 29" long
    • 6.5mm circular needle, at least 40" long


  • On larger needle (or size needed to get gauge), 12 sts and 26 rows (13 chart rows) to 4” in mosaic knitting chart pattern, after blocking


Pat said...

What does “alt 2 “ mean. Slip 2? Trying to do the Fordington blanket

Kathleen said...

Hi Pat! Please check the "Abbreviations" section of the pattern instructions, it's explained there. --Kathleen.