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Gorgeous Patchwork Blanket

You can make this gorgeous patchwork blanket that measures approx 58" (147.5 cm) square.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

This free pattern contains all the information that you will need including a handy chart.

What you need

Patons ® DécorTM (3.5 oz/100 g; 208 yds/190 m)

Contrast A Aran (87602)
3 balls

Contrast B Mimosa (87609)
2 balls

Contrast C Pale Oceanside (87104)
3 balls

Contrast D Frond (87521)
3 balls

Contrast E Mandarin (87700)
2 balls

Contrast F Toasty Grey (87670)
2 balls

Contrast G Pale Rose (87437)
2 balls

Set of 5 size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] and 36" [90 cm] long. 1 stitch marker.

Instructions

Motif

Note: Change to shorter circular needle when appropriate to accommodate sts. Beg at center, with Color 1 and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.

1st rnd: (Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 8 sts.Divide sts onto 4 needles (2, 2, 2, 2). Join in rnd placing a marker on first st.

2nd rnd: Knit.

3rd rnd: *K1. M1. Rep from * around. 16 sts.

4th rnd: Knit.

5th rnd: *K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K3. M1. Rep from * around. 24 sts.

6th rnd: Knit.

7th rnd: K1. M1. *Knit to next marked st. M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Rep from * around, ending with M1. 32 sts. Break Color 1.

8th rnd: Join Color 2. *K1. P1. Rep from * around.

9th rnd: K1. M1. *Knit to next marked st. M1. K1 (marked st). M1. Rep from * around, ending with M1. 40 sts.

10th rnd: Knit.

11th to 14th rnds: As 9th and 10th rnds twice. 56 sts.

15th rnd: As 9th rnd, breaking Color 2 at end of rnd. 64 sts.

16th rnd: Join Color 3. As 8th rnd.

17th to 23rd rnds: With Color 3, as 9th to 15th rnds, breaking Color 3 at end of 23rd rnd. 96 sts.

24th rnd: With Color 4, as 8th rnd.

25th to 31st rnds: With Color 4, as 9th to 15th rnds, breaking Color 4 at end of 31st rnd. 128 sts.

32nd to 34th rnds: With A, as 8th to 10th rnds. Cast off loosely knitwise. 136 sts.

Motif 1 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using A as Color 1, G as Color 2, E as Color 3 and C as Color 4.

Motif 2 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using C as Color 1, D as Color 2, A as Color 3 and F as Color 4.

Motif 3 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using D as Color 1, C as Color 2, B as Color 3 and E as Color 4.

Motif 4 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using F as Color 1, E as Color 2, C as Color 3 and D as Color 4.

Motif 5 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using B as Color 1, G as Color 2, F as Color 3 and C as Color 4.

Motif 6 (make 6).

Work as given for Motif, using G as Color 1, F as Color 2, C as Color 3 and B as Color 4.

Sew Motifs tog as shown in diagram.

Side edging: With longer circular needle, A and RS facing, beg at bottom right corner, pick up and knit 260 sts across side edge.
Knit 6 rows.

Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep along opposite side.

Top and Bottom edging:

With longer circular needle, A and RS facing, beg at top left corner, pick up and knit 270 sts along top edge. Knit 6 rows.

Cast off knitwise (WS). Rep along bottom edge.

All done! How did your’s turn out?

Reprinted with permission from Patons

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