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Drop Garter Stitch Blanket
This blanket is an easy garter stitch pattern. As written, it is large enough for a baby blanket or lapghan. One can easily make the blanket larger by adding stitches as long as there are an odd number of stitches. Finished size is 34 ½“ x 25“
Needles: # 7 (US) or 4.5mm knitting needles
Yarn: Approximately 800 yards of worsted weight yarn
Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows in garter stitch for a 4 inch square using size 7 needles.
Abbreviations: CO = Cast On
K = Knit
YO = Yarn Over
CO 101 stitches for baby blanket size (or any odd number for the width you need).
Row 1 – 6: K.
Row 7: K1, *YO twice, K1*, repeat to end.
Row 8: *K1, drop both YOs*, repeat to end; K1.
Rows 9 – 17: K.
Rows 18 – 78 Repeat rows 7 – 17, 5 times.***
Rows 79 – 80: Repeat rows 7 and 8.
Row 80 – 148: K.
Row 149 – 220: Repeat rows 7 – 17, 6 times.
Row 220: Repeat rows 7 and 8.
Row 222 – 228: K.
Row 229: Bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends.
Blanket as shown has 14 repeats of the pattern. The middle section (Rows 80-148) approximately 9 inches. This section can be lengthened by adding more knit rows or omitted***.
***To omit the middle straight garter stitch section, continue repeating rows 7 – 17. 20 repeats of the pattern will give you the same sized blanket. To end, repeat rows 222 – 229.
Edge with a pattern of your choosing or use the following simple border.
Crocheted Scallop Border
Hook: G/6 (4.25 mm)
Join yarn in corner stitch.
Round 1: 2 SC in corner then SC evenly around on all sides; 3 SC in each corner ending with 1SC in first corner; join to 1st SC.
Note: You should have approximately 229 stitches up each side, 3 in each corner, and 99 across each end; pattern requires a multiple of 5 stitches plus 4 for each side and end not including corners.
Round 2: In same stitch as join, 5 SC. *Skip next 4 stitches, 4 SC in next stitch*, repeat * to * to 4 stitches from second SC in corner; 5 SC**; repeat * to ** to last corner; join to first SC.
Bind off. Weave in ends.
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