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Baby Blanket Knitting Projects – Standard Baby Blanket Sizes

You're just dying to knit a baby blanket, and want it to be perfect but you don't know what size to make it. If this is your first knitting project for babies, read this article to discover the standard sizes and how they're used.

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

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Baby Blanket Knitting Projects – Standard Baby Blanket Sizes

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