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Colorful Square Blanket Free Knitting Patterns

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You don’t know what to do with scraps of yarn? It’s so simple! If you need inspiration, take a look at these square blanket knitting patterns. The color combinations are stunning and the square motif makes them even more eye-catching. Moreover, you can get creative and organize the squares into more complex patterns too. These knitted blankets are pretty easy to make and will certainly brighten up any room. As they`re also soft and snuggly, you can make them as a gift for someone special. They will cherish you forever! Trust us! Check out these free patterns under the links below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Shawls and Dishcloths.

Knitted Blankets made with squares – free patterns

Nove Blanket

Beginners, this project is for you – not only will you practice garter stitch, but also create a lovely throw in the meantime. Nine color blocks are worked in three strips and then joined together. Jess designed it in the easiest way possible – without the fuss of too much sewing.

Skill level: Beginner Author: Jess Coppom

photos by Jess Coppom /
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Dog Days Blanket 

Knitting the whole blanket at once may be daunting, especially in the summer months and when you’ve got a big chunk ready. To avoid it getting heavy and uncomfortable to work on, Kiki decided to work in narrower strips – changing colors every so often. Take a look at her colorful project below – isn’t it lovely?

Skill level: Upper Beginner Author: Kiki Geiger

photos by Kiki Geiger /
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Graphic Gridwork Afghan

This afghan is hypnotizing! Can you take your eyes off it? We are so into this geometric motif and the lovely color palette. If you have some knitting experience already, you should be able to follow the instructions by Yarnspirations easily.

Level: intermediate Author: Yarnspirations

Knitted Afghan

The original pattern and the photos are on Yarnspirations.

Sediment Scraps Blanket

Guess what? This blanket gives you a fantastic opportunity to use up leftover yarn! Working with this pattern by Katie Rose Pryal, you can knit a selection of squares that will become an unusual piece. Your creativity is so important here! Let it shine!

Level: beginner Author: Katie Rose Pryal

Knit Blanket

The original pattern is on Knitty Professors. More info on Ravelry. Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry.

Pathways Blanket

Are you wondering how to arrange the squares while knitting in order to create a complex pattern? There are endless possibilities! However you do it, the finished blanket will be stunning and eye-catching. Don’t hesitate any longer, you will surely do great! Frankie Brown took care of everything in this square blanket knitting pattern.

Level: beginner Author: Frankie Brown

Colorful Blanket

The original pattern is on Ravelry. Info about this version and the photos are on Ravelry

Bingo Blanket

This pattern is pure charm, evidently! Big squares in bold colors – a simple recipe for success in the world of knitting patterns for blankets, trust us. Are you already planning your color palettes? We would love to hear about them!

Level: upper beginner Author: Margaret Holzmann

Knit Blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on The Knit Wit. More info on Ravelry.

Chop Suey

A throw, a pillow cover, or a shopper bag? This knitting pattern by Annie Baker Designs will let you make all three and more! You can really get creative and wake up your inner artist while working with these colorful little squares.

Level: intermediate Author: Annie Baker Designs

Knit Blanket

The original pattern and the photos are on Annie Baker Designs. More info on Ravelry.


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