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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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