Wonky Blocks Blanket (knit)
DIGITAL KNITTING PATTERN
Inspired by English paper pieced quilts, this blanket combines squares and diamonds in a playful, off-kilter grid. Knitters will enjoy the meditative garter stitch with simple increases and decreases, constructed in columns using a join-as-you-go technique. Crocheters can whip up stacks and stacks of center-out shapes in basic double and treble crochet to be quickly assembled a few at a time or all at once. Work one up in whatever size you need using any weight of yarn. Make yours a scrappy stash-buster or a precisely planned showpiece!
Looking for the crochet version? It’s here.
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This pattern was designed to look good with any weight of yarn. If you’re worried you may not have enough of that weight in your stash, try holding multiple strands of a lighter yarn together to achieve the same weight. For example, by holding two strands of fingering weight yarn together to approximate DK, you can use up some of your sock yarn leftovers and your sweater leftovers at the same time!
For gauge, yarn requirements, and sizing, see photos
Whether you choose a small, curated palette or go wild and scrappy, your blanket is sure to dazzle! If you’re struggling with choice paralysis, here are few strategies I would recommend:
- Focus on one side of the color wheel. Maybe grab all the blues and greens from your stash, or all the pinks and purples. Using a range of hues that have a common primary color can create a cohesive look, even in a scrappy project.
- Stock up on neutrals for something a bit more subdued. If you get bored, you can always throw in a pop of neon for funsies!
- Take inspiration from your favorite work of art. Give it a good stare, allowing your eyes to blur, and jot down what colors jump out at you first.
- Use the diagram at the end of this pattern as a coloring page and have fun!
This blanket is constructed in columns, with each new column joined as you go on the left edge of the previous column for a seamless project. Here’s a video tutorial for how to do that:
With so many color changes, you may be worried about all those ends to weave in. Fret not! Most of the ends are woven in as you go for minimal finishing. And I’ve got a video tutorial for that too!