March 16, 2018

Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket | NEW & Improved!

Easy Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket Pattern & Video Tutorial

Hey, loom knitters, I’ve got big news for you today!  Well, it’s bigger than big.  Huge!  Monumental!  There’s a new loom knit Ten Stitch Blanket pattern in town and it’s better than ever.

The ten stitch blanket changed the world of loom knitting because it can be done on any loom in any gauge with any yarn!  All you need is a loom with 10 pegs and yarn.  Frankie Brown took the knitting world by storm when she pblished her needle knit Ten Stitch Blanket 10 years ago.  Since that time the pattern was converted to the loom, but sadly, it is no longer available.

Ten Stitch Samples with different yarn and Purple Knifty Knitter Loom

I decided now is the time to bring it back!  I got permission from Frankie to convert the pattern from needle to loom.   You may not know it, but Frankie has over 400 patterns available for free on Ravelry.  Her patterns are free, but she welcomes donations to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, a cause near and dear to her heart.  You can show her your appreciation by getting more details on Frankie’s Ravelry page.

Rather than work from someone else’s conversion I decided to start over with original pattern.  My assistant, Joann Gay, and I worked to make the directions easier to understand and smoother to knit on a loom. This is NOT the same ten stitch pattern you’ve used before.  Seriously, you’re going to love it!

What’s new?

  • THE CORNERS – We rewrote the instructions for the corners to make them easier to follow.  Also,  you have the option of working corners two ways: wrapping the peg or German short rows.  See which one you like best!
  • THE JOIN – You know that thick ridge as you join your edges?  It’s now smoother and flatter.  You also don’t have an extra (11th) peg to deal with.  We think a loom knit ten stitch blanket should use 10 pegs!
  • THE CALCULATOR – We’ve got a Ten Stitch Calculator to help you figure out how big your blanket will end up.  It can also tell you how many rounds to knit to reach the size you want.
  • THE CHART – I’ve also designed a new downloadable chart for you plan your blanket.  But more about that later…
  • THE PDF DOWNLOAD – The pattern is available as a downloadable PDF so you can load it onto your phone or tablet and have it available anywhere you go.
  • THE VIDEOS – I’ve filmed a video showing the new techniques just for you.  I know videos can be hard for left-handed loomers to follow so I have a special video just for you lefties to watch!


Ten Stitch Blanket Pattern Pinterest Pin Loom with samples

Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket Pattern

Pattern Supplies Loom, Hook and Measuring Tape

Loom:  Any loom with at least 10 pegs

Yarn: Any yarn that is an appropriate size for the loom you choose.

Supplies: loom hook, measuring tape, tapestry needle

Gauge: Not important for this pattern.


K – Knit (you can use the knit stitch of your choice: ewrap, true knit or u-knit.  Flat knit not recommended.)

P – Purl

S – Slip the stitch. Skip this peg and bring the working yarn behind.

Join –  Pick up one leg of stitch from edge to join and place on Peg 10. Wrap and knit over both loops on Peg 10.

W– Wrap the peg.  This is done in one of these methods (both shown on video).

Wrap method – Wrap the working yarn around the peg from back to front and begin the next row working in the opposite direction.

German short row method – Wrap and knit over the peg.  Pull the working yarn from back to fron around the outside edge of the peg.  Tug until the stitch forms a < across the front of the peg.  Bring the working yarn to the back and continue the next row working in the opposite direction

German Short Rows on the Loom

German Short Rows on the loom


Cast on 10 stitches using double e-wrap cast on.(You are casting on from Peg 10 to 1.)

Row 1: S1, K9
Row 2: S1, P8, K1

Square Blanket

Repeat Rows 1-2 8 more times (9 repeats total)

Rectangle Blanket*

Repeat Rows 1-2 17 more times (18 repeats total)

* You may knit more repeats of Rows 1 and 2 for a truly oblong blanket.

Corner Section:

Row 3: S1, K8, W1    (2 loops on Peg 10)
Row 4: P8, K1
Row 5: S1, K7, W1    (2 loops on Pegs 9-10)
Row 6: P7, K1
Row 7: S1, K6, W1    (2 loops on Pegs 8-10)
Row 8: P6, K1
Row 9: S1, K5, W1    (2 loops on Pegs 7-10)
Row 10: P5, K1
Row 11: S1, K4, W1 (2 loops on Pegs 6-10)
Row 12: P4, K1
Row 13: S1, K3, W1 (2 loops on Pegs 5-10)
Row 14: P3, K1
Row 15: S1, K2, W1 (2 loops on Pegs 4-10)
Row 16: P2, K1
Row 17: S1, K1, W1 (2 loops on Pegs 3-10)
Row 18: P1, K1
Row 19: S1, W1        (2 loops on Pegs 2-10)
Row 20: K1
Row 21: S1, W1        (3 loops on Peg 2, 2 loops on Pegs 3-10)
Row 22: K1
Row 23: S1, K1, W1 (3 loops on Peg 3, 2 loops on Pegs 4-10)
Row 24: P1, K1
Row 25: S1, K2, W1 (3 loops on Peg 4, 2 loops on Pegs 5-10)
Row 26: P2, K1
Row 27: S1, K3, W1 (3 loops on Peg 5, 2 loops on Pegs 6-10)
Row 28: P3, K1
Row 29: S1, K4, W1 (3 loops on Peg 6, 2 loops on Pegs 7-10)
Row 30: P4, K1
Row 31: S1, K5, W1 (3 loops on Peg 7, 2 loops on Pegs 8-10)
Row 32: P5, K1
Row 33: S1, K6, W1 (3 loops on Peg 8, 2 loops on Pegs 9-10)
Row 34: P6, K1
Row 35: S1, K7, W1 (3 loops on Peg 9, 2 loops on Peg 10)
Row 36: P7, K1
Row 37: S1, K9          (Pegs 1-10 have 1 loop only)
Row 38: S1, P8, K1


Repeat Rows 3-38 one more time to turn the corner a second time.

*** Do not repeat Rows 3-38 after this!!  This is the only place in the pattern you will have two corners next to each other.

Joined Section:

Join 1 = Pick up one leg of stitch from edge to join and place on Peg 10. Wrap and knit over both loops on Peg 10.

Row 39: S1, K8, Join 1.
Row 40: S1, P8, K1.

Repeat Rows 39-40 until you reach the end of the side.

Repeat from ◆ to ◆ until blanket reaches desired size.

Basic Bind off all sts. Weave in ends.

Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket Pattern PDF DOWNLOAD

Ten Stitch Design

The Ten Stitch Blanket can be so much more than a way to use up yarn.  You could use a contrast color for the corners, make each side a different color, make each round a different color and much more.  Let your creativity go wild!  Use the following diagram to plan your ten stitch blanket and track your progress:

Square Blanket: Each round you will knit 4 corners and 4 sides.  The small red lines indicate where you finish each round.

Rectangle Blanket: As with the Square, you will knit 4 corners and 4 sides on each round EXCEPT the last round.  You will finish the last round after the 3rd side. Do NOT knit the last corner and side!

Ten Stitch Blanket Diagram for planning colors

Ten Stitch Chart – DOWNLOAD

Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket Videos

Right-handers watch this one!

Left-handers, this one is for you!

I hope you love the new, easy Loom Knit Ten Stitch Blanket!  Be sure and let know how you like it by tagging me with #goodknitkisses.

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
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    Hi Kristen Can you use Bernat baby blankets for this pattern?

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    I have the same question as Anne. Is it just corners and joining after the initial 9/18 stitches? I have gotten to the point where I have joined both sections and have a beautiful rectangle but I don’t understand what to do next. Looking at the pattern it would be a corner but I’m not sure if I’m reading it right. How does the blanket get bigger without straight parts?

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    This is the second time I’ve had this issue so I’m hoping someone can help me. After I get several rounds in I’ll pick up my loom and discover all my joins have unjoined! I have no idea how or why, and no clue how to prevent or fix it.

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    Following your written directions i end up with a “flap” on ws of my corners. Is it supposed to be that way? Im working my wraps the way i would a short row heel. If im working it correctly, i think thats nasty so i hope i am wrong.

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    Hi Kristen I watched your video eight times and finally got it I thought I had done something wrong so I thank my for your instructions

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    Thank you Kristen I watched your video eight times and I finally got it and I love it

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      I did not see how many skeins was needed for a standard blanket. Is there a guide somewhere so I order enough for this project?

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    Please help I don’t understand how you get it larger than a square I need more videos on this subject pleas

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    First, I want to say Thank you for the new tutorial, really like the German short row, I think I will be using it for my blanket, I just have one question, can I use e-wrap for this technique?

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    Hi, have a question. After do the corner and come back purling, do I have to do again one row just knit and another purl?? In your video this dont show but on your recipe, rounds 37 and 38 shows that….im stuck in this part. Thankss for great way to teach

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    I’m wanting to pick my blanket back up to hopefully finish it in time to use it this winter, but like Mary, I’m seeing puckering — but with every corner. I went over the German short rows many times and I really think I’m doing them right, so I’m not sure what I can do to fix this.

    Here’s a pic of my blanket so far, laying flat (or as flat as it can be with the puckering):

    Any suggestions? Did you block your blanket examples in the pics above? Am I going to have to start over?

    • Joann Gay

      Hi Angela. The main reason this blanket puckers is if you pick up too many stitches along the side. It’s important to make sure you only pick up one stitch every other row. Whether you rip it out is up to you. Blocking may help reduce the puckering, but it won’t remove it altogether.

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    What would be the reason if a corner puckers?? My first corner puckered and none of the others.

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    Hi! I’m loving this new ten stitch pattern. I have been loom knitting for a year and it’s great to have new challenges and patterns to try. I have a question about the pattern, straight rows and corners. After the initial 9 rows of garter at the beginning, is it just corners and joining for the rest of the blanket? If I’m reading the pattern correctly, that’s what it looks like to me. Do I need to knit straight rows at any point again? Thanks!

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    Hi Kristen. Thank you so much for this tutorial for the 10-stitch blanket. We are busy making things for prem babies and this will be an ideal gift to make on the loom.

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    10-stitch is my favorite of all patterns to knit for an afghan and when I found it for the loom I was excited to try it. Only problem I have is that I cast on left to right and in the video you cast on right to left. Took me a few to figure the directions out backwards but I have and am off and running now. THANK YOU #goodknitkisses for your wonderful tutorial .

    Re Walsh

    • Joann Gay

      Hi Re! Kristen actually did videos for both left and right handers. If one video doesn’t show you the perspective you need the other one will. They are both linked on this page.

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