Inside: Loom knit Grandma’s Striped Blanket with this free pattern and tutorial videos. Includes written instructions to make a square blanket in 6 sizes from baby lovey to jumbo throw plus fully captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed loom knitters.
As I continue this series with variations on Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth, I must include some colorwork!
Grandma’s Striped Blanket is a two color version of the square, eyelet-edged blanket. It’s just as easy to loom knit as the solid one because you carry the unused color up the side of your project so you only have yarn tails at the beginning and end. We all love fewer yarn tails to weave in, right?
Grandma’s Striped Blanket adds some color to the classic corner to corner design. This easy loom knitting pattern includes a double eyelet border and smooth stockinette center. Knit this blanket in a variety of sizes from small baby lovey to cozy couch throw.
Pattern contains written instructions for 6 sizes and links to fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed loom knitters.
Loom Knit Grandma’s Striped Blanket
By Kristen Mangus
A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:
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Bulky (#5) weight yarn
Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Chunky (211 yds/5 oz., 193 m/142 g) in color
Contrast A: Mustard 1 (2, 2, 3, 6, 9) balls
Contrast B: Dark Grey 1 (2, 2, 3, 6, 9) balls
⅝” large gauge (LG) loom with 46 (142, 162, 210, 278, 370) pegs.
KB Flexee Loom Chunky used in sample. 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 6) full sets needed for size.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
K = Uwrap knit
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
Kfb = Knit into the front and back of the stitch
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Yarnover
For a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round
15.5 sts x 25 rows in 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch
SKILL LEVEL Easy+
Lovey: 10” x 10” (25 x 25 cm)
Stroller: 30” x 30” (76 x 76 cm)
Baby Blanket: 35” x 35” (89 x 89 cm)
Crib: 45” x 45” (114 x 114 cm)
Throw: 60” x 60” (152 x 152 cm)
Jumbo Throw: 80” x 80” (203 x 203 cm)
This pattern can be used to make a square blanket with any weight yarn and an appropriate loom size. All measurements and stitch counts for the listed sizes are specific to the yarn listed above.
This blanket is worked corner to corner, or C2C. Instead of working from bottom to top edge you cast on at one corner and work increases until you reach your desired size then continue the pattern working decreases until you reach the opposite corner and bind off.
Changing Color – On this striped version, you will change colors every other row. The color you are not using will be carried up the side edge. I’ve included a tutorial video showing this easy method.
With A, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: Purl 4. [4 sts]
Row 2: With B, k1, Kfb, k1, kfb. [6 sts]
Row 3: Purl all.
Row 4: With A, k1, Kfb, k1, kfb, k2. [8 sts]
Row 5: Purl all.
Row 6: With B, k2, yo, k2, yo, knit to end of row. [10 sts]
Row 7: Purl all.
Row 8: With A, k2, yo, k2, yo, knit to end of row. [12 sts]
Row 9: P2, yo, p2, yo, purl to end of row. [14 sts]
Row 10: With B, knit all.
Row 11: P6. Knit to last 6 sts. P6.
Row 12: With A, k2, yo, k2, yo, knit to end of row.
Row 13: P2, yo, p2, yo, p2. Knit to last 6 sts. P6.
Row 14: With B, knit all.
Row 15: P6. Knit to last 6 sts. P6.
Repeat Rows 12-15 until you reach 46 (142, 162, 210, 278, 370) stitches or until desired length alongside one edge, ending after a Row 15.
Row 16: With A, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo. Knit to end of row.
Row 17: P1, p2tog, yo, p1, p2tog, yo, p2. Knit to last 6 sts. P6.
Row 18: With B, k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog. Knit to end of row.
Row 19: P1, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p2. Knit to last 6 sts. P6.
Repeat rows 16-19 until 14 sts remain.
Row 20: With A, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo. Knit to end of row.
Row 21: P1, p2tog, yo, p1, p2tog, yo, p2. Purl to end of row.
Row 22: With B, K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog. Knit to end of row.
Row 23: P1, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p2. Purl to end of row. [10 sts]
Row 24: With A, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo. Knit to end of row.
Row 25: P1, p2tog, p1, p2tog. Purl to end of row. [8 sts]
Row 26: With B, k1, K2tog, k1, k2tog. Knit to end of row. [6 sts]
Row 27: P1, p2tog, p1, p2tog. Purl to end of row. [4 sts]
Bind off remaining sts. Cut yarn and pull tail through. Weave in ends and block.
Loom Knit Grandma’s Striped Blanket Video Tutorials
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Grandma’s Eyelet Blanket
The following tutorial videos show a walkthrough of the project including cast on, eyelet edge, increases, decreases and bind off. How to change the colors is not part of this video. See the additional videos for the color change technique.
How to Change Colors
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(If you’re not a VIP member, keep scrolling for a color change video available to everyone!)
PUBLIC VIDEO: This video teaches you how to add in another color of yarn and carry the unused color strand up the side of your knitting. (This video is from another project and does not use the same stitch pattern as Grandma’s Striped Blanket so the row instructions will be different than the ones below.)