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Celtic Knot - Blanket, Throw, or Cushion

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Celtic Knot - Blanket, Throw, or Cushion
Celtic Knot - Blanket, Throw, or Cushion
Celtic Knot - Blanket, Throw, or Cushion

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

A celtic knot pattern for a throw made of joined squares - easy to make but very effective.
This pattern can be used to make blankets or throws in a number of different sizes, from a queen size bedspread down to a 80 cm square floor cushion.
Made from only two differently patterned squares, in simple garter stitch, the pattern emerges as you join them together. As the squares are made corner to corner the main colour changes are in stripes.

The sample made in green and purple is a single bed size blanket measuring 160 x 120 cms.
Instructions for 5 other sizes also given.


18 sts, 36 rows to 10 cm in garter stitch on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles, using 8 ply / DK yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Floor cushion80 x 80 cms
  • Cot or small throw80 x 120 cms
  • Square throw120 x 120 cms
  • Single bed120 x 160 cms
  • Double bed160 x 160 cms
  • Queen bed160 x 200 cms


  • 8 ply/DK yarn: amount varies as to size made.
  • Eg small throw of 6 x 4 squares takes 500 gms main colour, 300 gms background contrast colour and less than 50 gms of second contrast outlining colour.
  • 1 pair 4.5 mm (US 7) long straight needles or short needles plus a circular needle in the same size for working long borders.
  • a 5.5 mm (US 9) needle for casting off; a 5.5 mm (US 9) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • fabric to line back of squares (but not border) - check or tartan will make sewing easier. You will need a piece to match the finished size
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

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