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Cotton Twirl

Squares Baby Blanket

Designed by Susan Druding

Description:  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.

Level:  Easy (k, p, CO, BO)

Size:  ~32" x 32"


  • 9 balls Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in #2235 "Beach Scene")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" circular needles in US size 9, or size needed for gauge
  • Tapesty needle

Gauge:  4 sts=1" over St st

Abbreviations:  CO = cast on, k = knit, p = purl; rev St st- reverse stockinette stitch; RS- right side (front); St st = stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); WS- wrong side (back)



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.

Repeat this row until a total of 18 rows are completed, ending with a WS row.


Second Set of Blocks:

Row 1: K5, *P12, K12* rep between * to last 5 sts, K5.

Repeat this row until a total of 18 rows are completed, ending with a WS row.


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.


We are happy to share this 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. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

April 2013 (revised May 2016)

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