A new 8″ blanket square knitting pattern, the Arrowwood Knit Square, is now a free knitting pattern here on the blog. Read all about the Charity Cozy Fall MAL it is a part of or scroll down for the free pattern.
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This knit blanket square pattern is for the warm and cozy fall blanket that instantly becomes everyone’s favorite. With the cute arrow texture, it makes the perfect afghan—beautiful and cozy.
The Arrowwood knit blanket square pattern is beginner level, only using knits and purls.
This worsted weight knit stitch is great for patchwork projects or afghans meant for cozying up by the fire and a cuppa.
I’m not saying that this knit blanket square will solve every single one of your problems, but it will most definitely make the fall and winter so much more enjoyable. Check out the pattern below!
Arrowwood Blanket Square Knitting Pattern Downloadable PDF
Grab the printable PDF of the Arrowwood Blanket Square knitting pattern set now on Ravelry.
Charity Cozy Fall MAL
This blanket square knitting pattern was part of the Charity Cozy Fall MAL.
20 unique knit square designs are released throughout the month of October 2022 to form a cozy fall blanket.
- 4 mm/ US 6 knitting needles
- LionBrand Pound of Love (worsted weight 4, 100% acrylic, 454g/16oz, 932m/1020yd).
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
The Arrowwood knit blanket square is 20 cm / 8” square.
The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch, is 19 st by 24 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit
- p = purl
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- Sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
Special Stitches and Techniques
- Stockinette stitch: knit on RS and purl on WS of your project.
- Reverse stockinette stitch: purl on the RS and knit on the WS of your project.
The Actual Blanket Square Knitting Pattern
See below for written instructions.
Read the graph starting in the bottom right corner.
All odd numbered rows are RS rows while even rows are worked on the WS.
The graph shows the RS view.
For a nice edge (indicated in orange), slip the first stitch of every row purlwise. On WS rows, knit the last stitch.
- The white squares are stockinette (knit on RS, purl on the WS).
- The blue squares with black dots are reverse stockinette (purl on RS and knit on the WS).
Cast on 39 stitches.
Preliminary row: knit across.
Row 1: Sl1p, p1, k9, p1, k15, p1, k9, p1, k1.
Row 2: Sl1p, p1, k1, p9, k1, p13, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1.
Row 3: Sl1p, k2, p1, k9, p1, k11, p1, k9, p1, k3.
Row 4: Sl1p, p3, k1, p9, k1, p9, k1, p9, k1, p3, k1.
Row 5: Sl1p, k4, p1, k9, p1, k7, p1, k9, p1, k5.
Row 6: Sl1p, p5, k1, p9, k1, p5, k1, p9, k1, p5, k1.
Row 7: Sl1p, k6, p1, k9, p1, k3, p1, k9, p1, k7.
Row 8: Sl1p, p7, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p7, k1.
Row 9: Sl1p, k8, p1, k9, p1, k9, p1, k9.
Row 10: Sl1p, k9, p1, k17, p1, k10.
Repeat Rows 1 to 10 until you reach 19.5 cm / 7.75”. Finish with a RS row.
Final row: knit across
Cast off and weave in the ends.
Blocking and Assembly
You’re done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.