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Staggered Square Knit Blanket

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The staggered squares create a lacy detail effect for this knit baby blanket. This is a sporty and light comforter for baby.

Staggered Square Knit Blanket

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Baby Sport (Big Ball) Solids (350 g / 12.3 oz) OR Ombres (280 g / 9.8 oz)
    • 1 ball of #21730 (Popsicle Blue).
  • Circular Knitting Needle: size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 35 ins [89 cm] square.

GAUGE
18 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 133 sts. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Work 7 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting 1st row is WS and inc 8 sts evenly across last row. 141 sts.
1st row: (RS). K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K3. yrn. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: K6. *P5. K5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. K1. yfwd. K2. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: K5. P1. *K4. K2tog. yfwd. K3. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row: K5. P1. *yon. K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
10th row: K10. *P5. K5. Rep from * to last 11 sts. P5. K6.
11th row: K5. *P1. K1. yfwd. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
12th row: As 10th row.
13th row: K5. *P1. K2. yfwd. K1. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
14th row: As 10th row.
15th row: K5. *P1. K3. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P1. K5.
16th row: As 10th row.
Rep last 16 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 34 ins [86.5 cm], ending on a 16th row of pat.
Next row: Knit, dec 8 sts evenly across. 133 sts.
Work a further 6 rows in garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).

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I have ripped this pattern out 3 times because I lose stitches as I go but I haven't figured it out yet. Is anybody else having this problem???

I had to give up on this blanket . Starting with row 9 pattern seems incorrect to me.

I would like to make this bigger,what would the number be to make it bigger.thank you

I am confused about 3 of the abbreviations used in this pattern--what are the differences between yrn (Row 1), yfwd (Row 3-especially as it occurs between knit stitches!), and yon (Row 9)????

I went to the bernat website and found that yfwd means yarn forward, yon means yarn over needle (another way to say yarn over) and yrn means yarn round needle. I don't know if this helps. I am not sure what the exact difference between these last 2 are.

This comment is applies to all who post knitting and crochet patterns. When giving yarn information, the weight and length of the yarn in each skein would be nice as that is the information required for any yarn substitutions. Stating the yarn is "(350 g / 12.3 oz)" as stated in this pattern only gives us the weight of the skein, not the length of the yarn in the skein, as grams and oz (ounces) are weight measurements. What about how many yards or meters are in the skein, too - that would be a more complete description for yarn substitutions. I can't believe how many patterns I see on this site, and its affiliates, that give incomplete yarn information. Aren't people aware of what's needed for their own craft? Please, don't let this country descend deeper into ignorance and loss of knowledge, or how to communicate appropriate and accurate information

I agree that accuracy is important. According to the bernat web site, there are 1256 yards in the regular and 893 yards in the ombre

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