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Watermelon Patch Baby Blanket


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The Watermelon Patch blanket is comprised of individual squares. Each square is knitted in the round on circular needles, with miters at four corners decreasing to the center. Since each square is sewn together, there's a bit of seaming, but this gives you a chance to choose the placement of your squares according to color. The blanket is edged with reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch), but for those of you who don't crochet, an alternate knitted edging is included in the Designer Tips. I initially called this blanket the Serendipity Blanket. When worked in a yarn with long color repeats, such as Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Batik, each square is unique. As you can see in the photo, no two squares are quite alike. Of course, you can absolutely knit this blanket with solid yarns and get great results. But, sometimes it's nice to let the yarn do all the heavy lifting. Try one each way and see what you like best. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round double decrease mattress stitch (or basic seaming) GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 35" x 35" (not including edging) Each individual square measures 7" x 7"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 668 yds Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (aran weight yarn)
  • 690 yds Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Batik (aran weight yarn)
  • Set of five Size 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles

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The fiber obsession began at six years old, and my first original design was the infamous Barbie tube top. Since Barbie wasn’t paying me a living wage to keep her stylishly dressed, I ended up going to college, knitting feverishly throughout my education to maintain my sanity. I quit my day job at the phone company when I discovered that real people actually liked what I made, and have been designing ever since. I have co-authored two books: The Knitter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails and The Crocheter’s Guide to Yarn Cocktails. I have designed for several major yarn companies and contributed to various magazines, books, and other publications .