A new easy blanket knitting pattern, the Diamond Knit Blanket Pattern, is now a free knitting pattern here on the blog! Read all about my yarn recommendations or scroll down for the free knit pattern.
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The Diamond blanket is an easy blanket knitting pattern. Combining simple knits and purls to form the delicate nested diamond pattern. Elegant yet cozy, this textured blanket is the perfect addition to any home decor.
Available in 8 sizes: from baby blanket to king sizes blanket, the diamond pattern is pretty on both sides making this blanket perfectly reversible
My Yarn Recommendations
For this easy blanket knitting pattern I choose to work with worsted weight yarn. It’s my favorite yarn weight for blankets. It makes for a cozy warm blanket without being super heavy and bulky nor take forever to knit.
For this project I recommend you use a plain colored yarn (avoid variegated, tweed or even heathered yarns). This allows the diamond pattern to shine. Yarns with a good stitch definition are preferred as fuzzy yarns will hide the diamond pattern more easily.
I used Royal Zeeman yarn I had in my stash which is a basic worsted weight acrylic yarn. You can substitute with any worsted weight yarn
Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you. I haven’t tried them out myself, but they look so pretty, check them out!
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease They have this yarn in about 20 colors, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with more than one.
- La Mia Just Wool
- Elann Wool Mate
- RED HEART Super Saver Yarn. This yarn also exists in more than 60 colors.
Why I Recommend You Purchase the PDF Pattern
If you’ve never used PDF patterns before, you are missing out on so much convenience!
- You don’t need to take screenshots of the pattern
- You don’t need to have your computer, phone or tablet around to work on your project.
- You don’t need to panic if your husband accidentally closed the page
- You can take notes, highlight your size and write down where you are.
- When your best friend begs you to make her the same sweater, you have the pattern ready.
- It’s a great way to support the blog so I can continue to bring you knitting tutorials.
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Before you Start
- 5 mm/ US 8 knitting needles. I use circular needles for convenience but you can use straight needles.
Confused about all these types of knitting needles? Here’s a complete overview that will answer all your questions.
- Worsted weight wool yarn: Royal Zeeman yarn (100% acrylic, 100g, 241m / 264 yd): 2 (5, 7, 13, 19, 22, 25) skeins in Teal color.
- 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 pattern is written for the following sizes:
Pictures illustrate the throw size. Sizes are written baby (toddler, crib, throw, twin, double, queen, king) throughout the pattern.
You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The stitch pattern needs a multiple of 28 + 27 number of stitches and 50 rows.
The gauge for this pattern, in stitch pattern is 16 st by 20 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Note: If your gauge stitch and row proportions is different your diamonds will look stretched (lengthwise or widthwise).
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit (k 2 means knit 2 stitches)
- p = purl
- sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise
Repeat instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
Tips and Tricks
Each row starts with a slip stitch purlwise to give the blanket a neater edge.
The Actual Easy Blanket Knitting Pattern
With your 5 mm / US 8 needles, cast on 111 (167, 195, 223, 279, 363, 391, 447) st.
Row 1: Sl1p, k across.
Repeat Row 1 until you reach 6 cm / 2.25″.
For visual learners, there’s a graph below.
Row 1: Sl1p, knit across
Row 2 (and all even (WS) rows): Sl1p, k8, p until last 9 st, k9.
Row 3 – 6: Repeat Row 1 and 2 twice.
Row 7: Sl1p, k17, [k9, p1, k18] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 9: Sl1p, k17, [k8, p1, k1, p1, k17] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 11: Sl1p, k17, [k7, p1, k3, p1, k16] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 13: Sl1p, k17, [k6, p1, k5, p1, k15] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 15: Sl1p, k17, [k5, p1, k7, p1, k14] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 17: Sl1p, k17, [k4, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, k13] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 19: Sl1p, k17, [k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k12] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 21: Sl1p, k17, [k2, p1, k4, p1, k3, p1, k4, p1, k11] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 23: Sl1p, k17, [k1, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, k4, p1, k10] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 25: Sl1p, k17, [p1, k4, p1, k7, p1, k4, p1, k9] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 27: Sl1p, k17, [k1, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, k4, p1, k10] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 29: Sl1p, k17, [k2, p1, k4, p1, k3, p1, k4, p1, k11] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 31: Sl1p, k17, [k3, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k12] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 33: Sl1p, k17, [k4, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, k13] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 35: Sl1p, k17, [k5, p1, k7, p1, k14] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 37: Sl1p, k17, [k6, p1, k5, p1, k15] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 39: Sl1p, k17, [k7, p1, k3, p1, k16] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 41: Sl1p, k17, [k8, p1, k1, p1, k17] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 43: Sl1p, k17, [k9, p1, k18] until last 9 st, k9.
Row 45 – 50: Repeat Row 1 and 2 three times.
For visual learners, this graph should help you visualize the pattern. It shows one repeat (instructions between  only) of Rows 1 until 50.
Only the uneven (RS) side rows are shown. All WS rows are identical (refer to Row 2 above).
Repeat Rows 1 to 50 3 (5, 6, 6, 9, 10, 11, 11) times.
Finish with a repeat of the garter border.
Cast off and weave in the ends.
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.