Cot blanket knitting pattern free

Measurements

Approximately 80 x 80cm/31 1/2 x 31 1/2in.

Materials

8 x 50g (170m) balls of Patons Fairytale Fab 4ply (100% acrylic) in Cloud (01055).

Pair of 3mm (No. 11) and 3 1/4mm (No. 10) knitting needles.

Tension

28 stitches and 36 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern, using 3 1/4inm needles.

Abbreviations

K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; sl, slip; yf, yarn forward to make a st; psso, pass sl st over; skpo, (sl1, k1, psso); upl, pick up loop lying between needles and k into back of it.

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.

Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

To make

Centre: With 3 1/4mm needles, cast on 193 sts. P 1 row.

Work in pattern thus:

1st row: K4, [k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k5] to last 9 sts, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k4.

2nd row and every alternate row: P to end.

3rd row: K3, [k2tog, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, skpo, k3] to end.

5th row: K2, [k2tog, k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, skpo, k1] to last st, k1 more.

7th row: K1, k2tog, [k3, yf, k1, yf, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso] to last 10 sts, k3, yf, k1, yf, k3, skpo, k1.

9th row: K2, [yf, skpo, k5, k2tog, yf, k1] to last st, k1 more.

11th row: K2, [yf, k1, skpo, k3, k2tog, k1, yf, k1] to last st, k1 more.

13th row: K2, [yf, k2, skpo, k1, k2tog, k2, yf, k1] to last st, k1 more.

15th row: K2, [yf, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k1] to last st, k1 more.

16th row: P to end.

These 16 rows form the pattern.

Pattern another 239 rows, thus ending with the 15th row.

Top edging: Change to 3mm needles.

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K1, up1, k to last st, up1, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows, 12 times more - 219 sts. Cast off.

Bottom edging: With right side facing, and using 3mm needles, pick up and k193 sts evenly along cast-on edge.

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K1, up1, k to last st, up1, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows, 12 times more - 219 sts. Cast off.

Side edgings (both alike): With right side facing and using 3mm needles, pick up and k193 sts evenly along side edge. 

1st row: K to end.

2nd row: K1, up1, k to last st, up1, k1.

Repeat last 2 rows, 12 times more - 219 sts. Cast off.

To complete: Join shaped row-ends of edgings at each corner