A new blanket square knitting pattern, the Pumpkin Square, is now a free knitting pattern here on the blog! Read about the construction and Cozy Fall MAL it is a part of, or scroll down for the free knit pattern.
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Charity Cozy Fall MAL
This blanket square knitting pattern was part of the Charity Cozy Fall MAL.
20 unique knit square designs were released throughout the month of October 2021 to form a cozy fall blanket.
The Knit Square Construction
The pumpkin textured pattern is made by alternating simple knits and purls. The rest of the square is a simple stockinette stitch background and garter stitch edges to keep the knit square edges from rolling.
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Why I Recommend You Purchase the PDF Pattern
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- You don’t need to take screenshots of the pattern
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- 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.
Before you Start
- 4.5 mm/ US 7 knitting needles
- WeCrochet Swish (worsted weight, 100% fine superwash merino wool, 50g/1.75oz, 100m/110yd)
- 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 Pumpkin Square is 20 cm / 8” square.
The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch, is 19 st by 26 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 the right side and purl on the wrong side of your project.
- Reverse stockinette stitch: purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side of your project.
- Garter stitch: knit on both sides of your project.
The Actual Blanket Square Knitting Pattern
See below for written instructions.
Read the graph starting in the bottom right corner.
All uneven rows are RS rows while even rows are worked on the WS.
The graph shows the RS view
For a nice edge, slip the first stitch of every row purlwise.
With your 4.5 mm / US 7 knitting needles, cast on 38 st.
Row 1 (RS) – 3: Sl1p, knit across. <38 st>
Row 4: Sl1p, k1, p until last 2 st, k2.
Row 5: Sl1p, knit across.
Row 6 – 11: Repeat Row 4 and 5.
Row 12: Sl1p, k1, p10, k14, p10, k2.
Row 13: Sl1p, k9, p16, k11.
Row 14: Sl1p, k1, p8, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1, k3, p8, k2.
Row 15: Sl1p, k8, p4, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p4, k9.
Row 16: Sl1p, k1, p7, k3, p2, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p7, k2.
Row 17: Sl1p, k7, p4, k1, p2, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p4, k6.
Row 18: Sl1p, k1, p6, k4, p1, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2, p2, k3.
Row 19: Sl1p, k7, p3, k1, p3, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p5, k7.
Row 20: Sl1p, k1, p5, k4, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, k3, p1, k4, p5, k2.
Row 21: Sl1p, k6, p3, k1, p4, k1, p6, k1, p3, k1, p4, k7.
Row 22: Sl1p, k1, p4, k4, p1, k4, p1, k6, p2, k3, p1, k3, p5, k2.
Row 23: Sl1p, k5, p4, k1, p3, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1, p4, k6.
Row 24: Sl1p, k1, p4, k4, p1, k4, p1, k7, p1, k3, p1, k4, p4, k2.
Row 25: Sl1p, k5, p5, k1, p2, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1, p3, k7.
Row 26: Sl1p, k1, p5, k4, p1, k3, p1, k6, p2, k2, p1, k4, p5, k2.
Row 27: Sl1p, k6, p4, k1, p3, k1, p6, k1, p3, k1, p4, k7.
Row 28: Sl1p, k1, p6, k3, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, k3, p1, k3, p6, k2.
Row 29: Sl1p, k7, p3, k1, p3, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p4, k8.
Row 30: Sl1p, k1, p6, k4, p2, k2, p1, k5, p1, k2, p1, k4, p6, k2.
Row 31: Sl1p, k8, p4, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p4, k9.
Row 32: Sl1p, k1, p7, k4, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1, k4, p7, k2.
Row 33: Sl1p, k9, p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, p4, k10.
Row 34: Sl1p, k1, p9, k3, p1, k8, p1, k3, p9, k2.
Row 35: Sl1p, k11, p15, k11.
Row 36: Sl1p, k1, p10, k3, p1, k4, p1, k3, p12, k2.
Row 37: Sl1p, k17, p3, k17.
Row 38: Sl1p, k1, p15, k3, p16, k2.
Row 39: Sl1p, k17, p3, k17.
Row 40: Sl1p, k1, p16, k1, p17, k2.
Row 41: Sl1p, k18, p1, k18.
Row 42: Sl1p, k1, p until last 2 st, k2.
Row 43: Sl1p, knit across.
Row 44 – 49: Repeat Rows 42 and 43.
Row 50 – 51: Repeat Row 43.
You are done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your square nice and flat, help even your stitches and flatten your edges, block your project.
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.