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Color Blocks Free Knit Throw Pattern

Stay warm and cozy with this printable knit throw pattern!

Updated June 28, 2018
Color Blocks Free Knit Throw Pattern
Color Blocks Free Knit Throw Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

There's nothing more comforting than snuggling into a soft knit throw after a long day. If you don't have a throw blanket (or even if you do), you should knit this Color Blocks Free Knit Throw Pattern! With this free knit throw pattern, you'll look forward to coming home every single day. It's so warm and cozy that you'll immediately fall asleep! And the knit throw's block pattern creates a lovely design that'll add a modern vibe to your home. So, when you're not using the knit blanket to keep you warm, drape it on your couch as the perfect decoration!

Notes:
• Throw is made from 12 blocks sewn together following diagram.
• To make each block, a center square is worked first. Then three borders are worked around the center square. Each border is worked in a different yarn color and is started by picking up stitches along each of the four edges of the piece.
• To pick up stitches evenly along an edge, pick up one stitch in each stitch and one stitch in each Garter ridge.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge12 sts = 4 in. [10 cm]; 19 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Garter stitch (knit every row). One block = 15 in. x 15 in. [38 x 38 cm].

Finished Size45 in. x 60 in. [114.5 x 152.5 cm]

Materials List

  • 2 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Turquoise (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Off White (B)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Light Grey Heather (C)
  • 1 ball Red Heart Soft Yarn in Berry (D)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Charcoal (E)
  • 2 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Tangerine (F)
  • 1 balls Red Heart Soft Yarn in Turquoise (G)

Instructions:

Block I (make 4)

  1. Center Square

    1. With A, cast on 15 sts. Knit 24 rows. Bind off.

  2. First Border

    1. First Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the left side edge. With B, pick up and k12 sts evenly spaced along the edge (Hint: Pick up 1 st in each Garter ridge)—12 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st
    2. Second Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k19 more sts along the edge (Hint: Pick up 1 st in each of the next 4 Garter ridges and 1 st at the base of each cast-on st)—20 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    3. Third Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k16 more sts along the edge—17 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    4. Fourth Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k24 more sts along the edge—25 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off. Fasten off the last st.

  3. Second Border

    1. First Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge. With A, pick up and k22 sts along the edge—22 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    2. Second Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k29 more sts along the edge—30 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    3. Third Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k26 more sts along the edge—27 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    4. Fourth Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k34 more sts along the edge—35 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off. Fasten off the last st

  4. Third Border

    1. First Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge. With C, pick up and k32 sts along the edge—32 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    2. Second Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k39 more sts along the edge— 40 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    3. Third Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k36 more sts along the edge—37 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off but do not fasten off the last st.
    4. Fourth Side: Rotate the piece so you can work along the next side edge, pick up and k44 more sts along the edge— 45 sts. Knit 10 rows. Bind off. Fasten off the last st.

Block II (make 2)

  1. Make same as Block I using D for center square, E for first border, D for second border, and B for third border.

Block III (make 4)

  1. Make same as Block I using F for center square, E for first border, F for second border, and B for third border.

Block IV (make 2)

Make same as Block I using G for center square, B for first border, G for second border, and C for third border

Finishing

  1. Using mattress stitch, sew blocks together following assembly diagram. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

A, B, C, etc.
Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
k
knit
st(s)
stitch(es)

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