{FREE} Blanket Knitting Pattern : Thrifty


Beginner blanket knitting pattern. 4-row repeat, no boarders and no curling. A beautiful relaxed stitch that stands the test of time.



Available Sizes: Seven

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 318 – 1166 yards {291 – 1066 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles with a 40″ {100cm} Cable

Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Receiving: 26″ x 35″ {66cm x 89cm} {CO 51 STS} {3-4 skeins}

Baby: 34″ x 36″ {86cm x 91cm} {CO 67 STS} {5-6 skeins}

Toddler: 38″ x 59″ {96cm x 150cm} {CO 75 STS} {9-10 skeins}

Throw: 38″ x 47″ {96cm x 119cm} {CO 75 STS} {7-8 skeins}

Square: 46″ x 46″ {117cm x 117cm} {CO 83 STS} {8-9 skeins}

Twin: 38″ x 75″ {96cm x 190cm} {CO 75 STS} {10-11 skeins}

Queen: 68″ x 63″ {173cm x 160cm} {CO 109 STS} {10-11 skeins}



Gauge: 7 STS & 13 rows per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below




CO edge is the width

Knit using the moss or double seed knit stitch

Knit flat, back & forth, on circular needles

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches



Click here to watch the “Moss Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO desired # of STS, see Sizes section above.

Row 1: *K1, P1* K1

Row 2: *P1, K1* P1

Row 3: *P1, K1* P1

Row 4: *K1, P1* K1

Repeat rows 1-4 until you’ve reached your desired length.

End on a Row 1 and BO in the Row 2 pattern.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking required.

I ended my queen sized blanket when it was 68″ long. It hangs off a little on the end and I tuck it under my pillows. If you’d like it to fit over your pillows, you’ll want to make it longer.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

STS – stitches




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