Ronnie the robot by Vikki Bird

Ronnie the robot

April 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5 - 77 yards (5 - 70 m)
10 inch square (25 cm square)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Ronnie the robot is a blanket square pattern featuring a full intarsia tutorial with lots of photographs to help you. The pattern also contains sections on Swiss darning (duplicate stitch) and blocking.

This pattern was written for the Knitting for Boys group on Ravelry as their May 2015 skills building knit-a-long.


  • 4 mm (US 6) straight, single-pointed needles

  • Yarn: Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic, 280 m/305 yds per 100 g): Cream (70 m/75 yds), Classic Red (20 m/25 yds), Bright Orange (20 m/25 yds), Bright Lemon (5 m/5 yds), Black (5 m/5 yds). Alternatively, any DK weight yarn can be used. The yardages needed are shown in the list above; please note that all yardages given are approximate and depend on your knitting being the same gauge as that listed.

  • Tapestry needle

  • Bobbins for holding the different yarn colours during intarsia knitting

  • Chart row marker (optional)