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Cotton Twirl Squares Baby Blanket
Designed & Knit by Susan Druding

This is an easy to knit, soft and cozy baby blanket. Simple 12 stitch wide blocks of stockinette & reverse St st are surrounded by a garter stitch border. The 10% elastic nylon content helps Cotton Twirl hold it's shape.

Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Cotton Twirl (90% Cotton, 10% Elastic Nylon, 92 yards - 50 gram ball): 9 balls of any color.
Cotton Twirl #2235 Beach Scene is shown here.

Crystal Palace Bamboo
26" Circular Needle Size US 9/5.5mm.
Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.

Finished Measurements
About 32" x 32"

16 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch

CO Cast on
K Knit
P Purl
St(s) Stitch(es)
Rev St st Reverse Stockinette Stitch (P side RS)
St st Stockinette stitch (K side RS)
RS Right Side

CO 130 sts
Work 6 rows (3 ridges) in garter st (P every row)
First Set of Blocks:
Row 1: K5, *K12, P12* rep between * to last 5 sts, K5
Row 2: K5, *P12, K12* rep between * to last 5 sts, K5
Repeat these two rows until a total of 18 rows are completed.
Second Set of Blocks:
Row 1: K5, *P12, K12* rep between * to last 5 sts, K5
Row 2: K5, *K12, P12* rep between * to last 5 sts, K5

Continue alternating Sets of Blocks until a total of 10 sets are complete.

End by working 6 rows (3 ridges) of garter st to match beginning border.
Bind off loosely.

Note: When adding a new ball of yarn, I like to overlap yarn ends for at least 6-7 sts, holding the yarn double. A long overlap will give a firmer join.


copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Cotton Twirl are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.
Please do not use this pattern to teach classes and workshops using non-Crystal Palace Yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 19, 2012