Knitting a patchwork blanket is a great way to use up leftover yarn or create a personalized and unique blanket. Here are the steps to knit a patchwork blanket:
- Various colors of worsted weight yarn
- Knitting needles in the size recommended on the yarn label
- Tapestry needle
- Optional: stitch markers
Step 1: Choose Your Yarn
Choose a variety of colors that you want to use for your blanket. You can use different shades of the same color, or completely different colors.
Step 2: Create Squares
To create squares for the blanket, cast on the number of stitches needed for the size square you want. For example, to create a 4-inch square, cast on 16 stitches. Knit in stockinette stitch until the square is the desired length. Bind off and weave in ends. Repeat to make as many squares as you need.
Step 3: Lay Out the Squares
Lay out the squares in the pattern you want for the blanket. You can lay them out randomly, or plan a specific pattern.
Step 4: Join Squares Together
To join the squares, use a tapestry needle and yarn in a coordinating color. Sew the squares together using a whip stitch or a mattress stitch. Be sure to sew the squares together on the wrong side of the fabric so the seam is not visible on the right side of the blanket.
Step 5: Border the Blanket
Once the squares are joined, you can add a border to the blanket if desired. To do this, pick up stitches along the edge of the blanket and knit in garter stitch for a few rows. Bind off and weave in ends.
Step 6: Finish
Once the border is complete, weave in any remaining ends and trim excess yarn.
Congratulations, you have now completed your patchwork blanket!