Easy knit blanket that is colorful and simple to make

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This Knit Multi Colored Blanket is an easy knit blanket that is simple yet beautiful. Makes a snuggly, colorful afghan. Free pattern included.

Mixing and matching yarn skeins to find the perfect combination of colors is my favorite part of this Easy knit blanket. And boy is it easy!! All you need to do are knit and purl. Basic stitches but beautiful results!

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Craft Supplies
For this blanket I am using Bernat Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) Yarn. You will need 10 skeins of it- 2 of each color, approximately 1670 yards of yarn. I used 11 skeins because I added a new darker colored fringe at the end. You will also need a size 13 circular knitting needle. yarn_bernat_sheepish

howtomakeitThe entire blanket is knit holding two strands of yarn held as one (much like my previous Handknit Color Blocked Afghan)  Start by casting on 95 stitches. The pattern for this blanket goes as follows: {Knit 2 rows. Work in Stockinette stitch for 10 rows} Repeat from {} 2 more times in this color.knit Change color after you have 3 of the garter or knit ridges, that is 36 rows. I changed the color 5 times for a total of 180 rows. knitmulticoloredblanket Bind off the blanket loosely. The finished blanket measures 36 inches by 50 inches. Add a nice luxurious fringe to finish it off.hot_off_the_needlesmake_fringe_how_toalldoneTa da!!! This Hand knit multi colored blanket is all done and it is super comfy and cuddly. But my favorite part of this blanket/afghan are the colors. The whole journey of standing in the yarn aisle staring at all the colors, choosing the right yarns, selecting a design, the actual therapeutic knitting process to the final finishing touches make for a special blanket indeed. Easy_Knit_pattern_free multi_color_knitEasy knit blanket that is colorful and simple to make FOLLOW ME: INSTAGRAMTWITTERFACEBOOKPINTEREST  If you liked this tutorial please share this post with a friend!

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12 thoughts on “Easy knit blanket that is colorful and simple to make

  1. Hi Smitha. Love all your afghans. They are so simple, and easy to make, and look fabulous! You motivated me to try one of them. Just wondering what length your needles are?

    1. Thank you Irene!! My blankets are nothing unique- just basic knit and purl stitches. But I love choosing the colors! For this blanket I used a 29inch circular needle, though a smaller one might work since this blanket is not very wide. You might find the details in the downloadable pdf 🙂

  2. I’d love to curl up under this beauty to read a book this Winter. I’m so glad you added it to the Bloggertunities Share Thread. I’m sharing it on my Fri. Faves this week.

  3. Hello smitha, I love your projects because they are simple to follow. You also have a good eye for choosing colors! Thank you for the patterns!

    1. Thank you Betty! I love color and choosing yarns for a project is my favorite part. I love knitting intricate patterns, but with 2 kids I never get the time to finish them. SO, I choose really easy simple designs these days. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. In my quest to knit a small blanket for my coming grand daughter, I have purchased 3 different size circular needles (sizes 8,9,17) cause I kept changing my mind which blanket to knit. At the last minute I decided to make this one. My question is, could I use size 17 circular needles? I really don’t want to buy yet more needles. How would I go about using different needles. What changes do you recommend.

  5. I love this blanket!!! I’m a beginner see so this is definitely something I can tackle. My questions are, what are the measurements for this blanket and how would you recommend making it bigger? Remember, I’m new so I haven’t conquered the math of knitting yet! Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Angela! This is an easy blanket for sure! I don’t remember how large it is, but I know the numbers are there in the pattern. To make it larger width wise, cast on more stitches in the beginning. To make it larger lengthwise, knit more rows

  6. thanks for sharing this pattern. After knitting the initial first two rows, when i switch to stockinette, does it make a difference if i start with a purl row or a knit row? thanks!

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