Monday, July 15, 2013

Patch-Happy Knit Throw

Knitting squares is easy peezy. But how many do you need to actually put together a patch-happy knit throw? Using size 7 or 8 knitting needles and sugar-n-cream cotton yarns, I knit 81 squares to make a cute throw. Each square is 20 X 20 stitches. You can knit the squares in any color combo, but I chose to make the border all around with this vibrant green and white striped yarn.
One day I decided to lay all my squares out, and planned to make 9 rows of 9 squares each. Using a large tapestry needle and white yarn--because I actually want the white to show--I started stitching the squares together, as close as possible. You can tell which is the right side and the wrong side, but I think the wrong side looks kind of cute anyway. After stitching squares into a row, I then stitch rows together.

A little patch-happy knit throw looks cute, bright and homey. My throw is in honor of one of my favorite shows--Call the Midwife. I love the scene where they are stitching together knit squares for Chummy! 

There are three things I really like about knitting these throws.

1-This is a completely portable project--because you are knitting one square at a time.

2-You can start and stop on this all the time, because it's easy to remember what you are doing, and since you are just accumulating squares for a while, you can come back to this at any time.

3-It is practical! Just like in the prairie days when they made quilts to keep warm...this little project will keep you warm. It comes together quickly, and you can enjoy it yourself or give it as a gift. It looks cute thrown on the back of a little stuffed sofa, a chair, or on your bed. 

I just want to keep making them!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Knit


  1. Fab squares blanket...didn't it come together well? Nice pic of you too!!
    Jan xx

  2. You just can't beat a snugly hand knitted blanket, how beautiful
    Rosie x