The Cozy Color Block Knit Blanket is very beginner-friendly knit blanket that never uses any purl stitches until the bind off row! Just knit stitches and slip stitches to create this cozy ribbed blanket! This is a free pattern here on the blog and is a kit with Lion Brand Yarn. Read on to learn about all the materials needed to create this crochet blanket.
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- Needle Size: US 10.5/6.5mm (60 inch/152cm) Circular Knitting Needles
- Yarn: Bulky 5 – Lion Brand Hue and Me. 2 skeins will be needed in each color. 2 skeins will make either the lapghan or the small throw size.
- Color A: Desert.
- Color B: Grapefruit.
- Color C: Artichoke.
- Color D: Juniper.
- Color E: Bellini.
- Color F: Saffron.
- Lapghan yarn needed: Each color block uses approximately 186 yards. 1,116 yards for the entire blanket.
- Small Throw: Each color block uses approximately 243 yards. 1,458 yards for the entire blanket.
Gauge in pattern per 4 x 4-inch (10 cm) square: 13.5 sts wide. Your slip stitches make a complete knit stitch ridge every time you finish 2 rows. You will be able to count 10 knit stitches up the center of each ridge in a 4 x 4- inch (10cm) swatch. Stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.
Finished Dimensions for Lapghan: Blanket will measure approximately 34 inches (86 cm) wide by 60 inches (152 cm) tall. This will initially be a longer thinner blanket that is great as a lapghan or toddler bed blanket. However, I recommend wet blocking if you want to gain width.
Finished Dimensions for Small Throw: 50 inches (127 cm) x 60 inches (152 cm) without any blocking. If you choose to wet block this size, you could gain some additional width. Leave it unblocked to keep it as is.
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BO – Bind Off
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
P – Purl
RS – Right Side
S1WYIF – Slip 1 with yarn in front (Slip all stitches purlwise)
Sts – Stitches
WS – Wrong Side
With Color A: CO 115 sts for lapghan or 167 sts for small throw. I used a long tail cast on.
Row 1 (RS): K3, *slip 1 wyif, K3* repeat to the end.
Row 2 (WS): K1, *slip 1 wyif, K3* repeat to the last 2 sts. Slip 1 wyif, K1.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your Color A block measures 10 inches (25.5 cm) for lapghan or 9 inches (23 cm) for small throw.
Note: this is not a typo, your color blocks will be longer on the lapghan. When you reach your directed length with the color you are working with, change colors to begin a new block and continue working your rows.
Notes about adding yarn: I do not add another skein of the current color in the middle of a row. I always do my new addition at the beginning of a row. Adding another skein of a current color can be done on a RS or a WS row. However, I switched all my color changes on RS rows only. My sample was made in the lapghan size. If you are making the small throw, you may or may not be changing colors on a RS row as well. Whichever row you change on, make note of this! When you change colors, you will have one side that has clean color block changes and one side that shows a blip in color, so it’s important to always change to a new color on the same row each time. When you work your final color block, end this block on a Row 2.
Bind off: K2, slip the first stitch over, K1, slip the first stitch over, *P1, slip the first stitch over, (K1, slip the first stitch over) three times* repeat from * to * until the end of the row. This creates a K3, P1 cast off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.