Scrappy Squares Blanket by Kountingsheep

Scrappy Squares Blanket

by Kountingsheep
Knitting
December 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1600 - 2400 yards (1463 - 2195 m)
One size
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Need an idea to get rid of all those little leftover oddballs of yarn? Then look no further than the Scrappy Squares Blanket! This simple pattern uses garter stitch squares, knit on the diagonal for visual interest. The squares are just the right size to use up small amounts of yarn, while still being big enough to get rid of your stash quickly. Don’t have stash yarn to use up? No problem! The pattern includes suggested yarn and amounts to make the blanket using a worsted weight yarn of your choice. Choose between one-color and two-color square options or mix and match to make a colorful blanket. Add the finishing touch with a simple garter stitch border: choose a bold color to make it pop, or tie it all together with one of the colors used in pattern. Scrappy Squares Blanket makes a great on-the-go project!

SIZE
-Blanket: 42”/107 cm wide by 50”/127 cm long
-Each square is 8”/20 cm square

GAUGE
14 sts and 24 rows (12 garter ridges) = 4”/10 cm
Gauge not essential for this project

NEEDLES
US Size 8 (5.00 mm) straight or circular (long circular needed for working EDGING)

YARN
-Caron One Pound (100% acrylic; 16 oz/453 grams, 812 yards/742 meters): 3 skeins in the following colors: Sunflower, Claret, Black.
-Or similar Size 4 medium (Worsted) yarn of choice