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Free Knitting Pattern: Tumbling Blocks Blankie

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80661AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Small, Medium
Finished Size: About 28 x 32 (32 x 36) in. (71 x 81.5 (81.5 x 91.5 cm))
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 1, 2009)


Second Row of Blocks
First Block
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 and 15:
K to end of block, turn.

Third Row of Blocks
First Block
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 and 15:
P to end of block, turn.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Tumbling Blocks Blankie

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, 1 at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
sk2p Slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:

Blankie is worked in connected triangles and blocks as follows:
1.To begin, short rows are worked to create a row of base triangles.
2. A row of blocks is then worked between the triangles. Stitches are picked up along one edge of a triangle and a block is worked over these stitches and joined to the stitches of one edge of the next triangle.
3. Additional rows of blocks are worked in the same way over previous rows of blocks.
4. To end, short rows are worked to create a top row of triangles.

BLANKIE
With A, cast on 92 (104) sts.
First Row of Triangles
Make 7 (8) triangles across row as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8,10,12,14: P to end of triangle, turn.
Row 3: K3, turn.
Row 5: K3, ssk, turn.
Row 7: K5, turn.
Row 9: K5, ssk, turn.
Row 11: K7, turn.
Row 13: K7, ssk, turn.
Row 15: K9, place marker for end of triangle, do not turn.
Rep last 15 rows 6 (7) more times.
Last Triangle
Rep Rows 1–10.
Row 11: K4, k2tog, turn.
Rows 12 and 14: P to end of triangle, turn.
Row 13: K3, k2tog, turn.
Row 15: K2, k2tog, turn.
Row 16 (WS): Sk2p, do not turn – 1 st on right needle.
Change to B.
Second Row of Blocks
First Block
From WS, pick up and purl 8 sts evenly along edge of first triangle (for a total of 9 sts on right needle), turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15: K to end of block, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: P8, p2tog, turn.
Row 16: P8, p3tog, place marker for end of block, do not turn.
Next Block
*From WS, pick up and purl 9 sts evenly spaced along edge of next triangle, turn.
Rows 1-16: Work Rows 1-16 of First Block.
Rep from * 5 (6) more times.
Last (Half) Block
From WS, pick up and purl 9 sts along edge of last triangle, turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15: K to end of block, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: P to last 2 sts, p2tog, turn.
Row 16: P2tog, turn.
Change to C.
Row 17 (RS): K1, do not turn – 1 st on right needle.
Third Row of Blocks
First Block
From RS, pick up and knit 8 sts along edge of first block (for a total of 9 sts on right needle), turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15: P to end of block, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: K8, ssk, turn.
Row 16: K8, sk2p, place marker for end of block, do not turn.
Next Block
*From RS, pick up and knit 9 sts evenly spaced along edge of next block, turn.
Rows 1-16: Work Rows 1-16 of First Block.
Rep from *5 (6) more times.
Last (Half) Block
From RS, pick up and knit 9 sts along edge of last block, turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15: P to end of block, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: K to last 2 sts, ssk, turn.
Row 16: Ssk, turn.
Change to E.
Row 17 (WS): P1, do not turn – 1 st on right needle.
Fourth Row of Blocks
With E, work as for Second Row of Blocks, except now you are working along edges of blocks in previous row of blocks (not edges of triangles in first row of triangles). Change to D before Row 17 of Last (Half) Block.
Fifth Row of Blocks
With D, work as for Third Row of Blocks. Change to A before Row 17 of Last (Half Block).
Sixth–Nineteenth (Twenty-First) Row of Blocks
Rep Fourth and Fifth Rows of Blocks, work in following color sequence: *A, B, C, E, D; rep from * for a total of 19 (21) rows of blocks.
Last Row of Triangles
Change to D.
*From WS, pick up and purl 8 sts along edge of block (for a total of 9 sts), turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15: K to last 2 sts of triangle, k2tog, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14: P to last st of triangle, p2tog, turn.
Row 16: P3tog, do not turn – 1 st remains on needle.
Rep from * 6 (7) more times.
Last Triangle
From WS, pick up and purl 8 sts along edge of last block, turn.
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: K to last 2 sts of triangle, k2tog, turn.
Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: P to last 2 sts of triangle, p2tog, turn. Fasten off.

FINISHING
From RS with crochet hook, join D with slip st anywhere along outside edge. Work reverse sc (sc worked from left to right) evenly spaced around outside edge of Blankie. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 28 reviews)
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Tumbling Blocks Blankie Reviewed by Anna Robinson on 2014-08-20 *****
I made this blanket using Lion Brand's "Amazing" yarn. For the border, I used the leaf motif found on Lion's "Tree of Life" Baby Blanket pattern; I attached the border to the blanket using a chain crochet stitch. I loved the self-striping affect on each block. For the rows of blocks, I alternated between 3 or 4 different varieties of Amazing. I would highly recommend using any self striping yarn in an entrelac pattern. It was fun to see how each block would turn out.


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