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Seed-Stitch Checkerboard Blanket

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Create a blanket that boasts tons of texture and make this beautiful Seed-Stitch Checkerboard Blanket from Premier Yarns.  With plenty of visual intrigue and simple pattern instructions to follow, this is one of those free knitting patterns that looks great in just about any room of the house.  Why not make a smaller version and turn it into a cozy baby blanket? 

 

Finished measurement: Approximately 38½" square


Materials

  • Big Ball – 1 ball 102 Ivory (100% Acrylic; 1087 yards/994 meters; 16 ounces/454 grams)
  • Knitting needles: US 8 (5mm)
  • Extras: Large-eye yarn needle


Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows = 4" in patt st.  Use any size needles necessary to obtain the specified gauge.


Abbreviations:
beg – beginning
k – knit
mm – millimeter
p – purl
rep – repeat
st(s) – stitch(es)
* – repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated [ ] repeat instructions inside brackets the number of times indicated

 

Instructions:

Blanket:
Cast on 164 sts.
Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 2½".
Set up Seed-Stitch Checkerboard patt:
Row 1 (RS): K12 for side border, * k7, [k1, p1] 3
times, k1; rep from * 9 times more, k12 for side border.
Row 2: K12, * [k1, p1] 3 times, k1, p7; rep from * 9 times more, k12.
Rows 3-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2, 4 times.
Rows 11-20: K12, * p7, k7; rep from * 9 times more, k12.
Rep Rows 1-20 until piece measures approximately 36" from beg, ending after Row 10 or Row 20.
Work in Garter st for 2½".
Bind off all sts loosely. Weave in ends.

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Actually this whole pattern doesn't seem to add up to 168 sts. Can you someone please explain to me? Thanks.

Hi there, For pattern-related questions, we suggest contacting the creator directly via her website (Premier Yarn). We also suggest leaving a comment on our Facebook page - perhaps others have run into the same problem. Thanks!

you are correct, it doesn't add up to 168sts, its a 164 sts cast on and it remains constant throughout the pattern-12 border stitches on each side and a 14 sttich pattern repeated 10x on each row. so 2x12=24 + 14x10=140, 24+140=164. hope this helps.

I am having a hard time trying to understand how to do row 1. Can someone explain to me, please? Thanks.

Hi iteachspeced77--Thanks for your comment. Here's row 1: Row 1 (RS): K12 for side border, * k7, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1; rep from * 9 times more, k12 for side border. This means you're going to knit for 12 stitches (this will help set up the side border of the blanket). Then you're going to knit 7 stitches, then knit 1 and purl 1 3 times (this should take up 6 stitches), then knit 1 in the next stitch, then repeat the whole thing again starting with the knitting 7 stitches. You're going to repeat it 9 times and then knit 12 like you did at the beginning of the row to help set up the side border on the other side of the blanket. Hope that helps!

I made this with chunky yarn as a lap blanket for my elderly mom, it's a great pattern for a new knitter to learn the basic stitch patterns and to make something that looks a lot harder than it is! The blanket came out great, thanks for the pattern! :D

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