How to Knit a Corner to Corner Garter Stitch Blanket [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

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This blanket is my go-to quick knit. It uses a super simple corner to corner method, and only 3 types of stitch used. This makes it a great project to work up when you're in want of a nice mindless knit.

With its built in edge, and soft garter stitch pattern, the finished product is beautifully modern in its simplicity.

Although this pattern is for a blanket, it will also work brilliantly for little washcloths, or dishcloths.

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Materials Needed

  • 4mm Circular knitting needle long enough to accommodate the longest section of the blanket (150cm is ideal)
  • Papatya Batik DK in Shade 554-12 (for a 60x80cm baby blanket I used 2 x 100g Balls)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle for sewing in ends.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit stitch
  • kfb - knit front back
  • k2tog - knit 2 together

written pattern

Increase Section

Foundation Row: Cast on 4 stitches. TURN

Row 1: k all stitches. TURN

Row 2: K1, kfb, k2. TURN

Row 3: K2, kfb, k remaining stitches. TURN.

Repeat Row 3 until project is as wide as you want the short edge of your rectangle to be. (If you are making a square blanket then knit until its as wide as you want it and then skip the "middle section" part of this pattern and head straight to the decrease).

Middle Section

Row 1: k2, k2tog, k all stitches. TURN

Row 2: k2, kfb, k remaining stitches. TURN.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the longer edge of your project is as long as you want the long edge of your rectangle to be.

Decrease Section:

Row 1: k2, k2tog, k all remaining stitches. TURN

Repeat Row 1 until you have 4 stitches remaining.

Cast Off & sew in ends.

Video Tutorial:

If you've found this pattern helpful then why not leave a comment and say hi! 

Or, if you feel ready to tackle something a little more challenging then why not have a go at my Fishermans Rib Blanket.

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13 comments

  • Ethel Coy says:

    Can't wait to make this blanket.

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Yay! So glad to hear this, happy knitting!

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  • Vicki says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to give it a try

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      You're Welcome! Happy Knitting 🙂

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  • Kaylene Drady says:

    I love this pattern but having great difficulty in getting the written pattern don’t know what I am doing wrong would appreciate help in getting it if I could thank you

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Hi, I don’t have all my patterns in written from yet - the ones that are available are listed on my ravelry store

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  • Pam says:

    Hello,
    Love this pattern. Have made it for all my grands. Have to neighbors that are pregnant.
    I can't remember how many rows I knit until I started decreasing. 150 or 160.
    I remember that I always used the large skein that was about a pound of yarn.
    Can you help my memory. Was a little bit bigger than a receiving blanket.
    Perfect size for nursing Mom's
    Thank you,
    Pam

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      You really don't need to worry about counting rows or stitches, just keep increasing until the blanket is the width you want it and then start decreasing.

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  • C says:

    I'm on the middle section, and it seems to be slanting to the side inwards instead of a straight line along the edge. Am I doing something wrong? Or will it even out when it's finished?

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      If you're talking about the decrease edge, then when you first start the decrease rows it can look like its slanting inwards but it evens out the more you knit.

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  • Phyllis Soldano says:

    Great communication and beautiful picture. You have a lovely voice and explain things very clearly. I will be looking at more of your tutorials. You make it very easy to understand.
    Thanks so much.

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  • Deanna says:

    I used this pattern on my first blanket. It’s was so quick and easy and perfect as I’m a beginner. thank you very much!!! I’m starting one in a smaller weighted yarn for my nephew who is due in August.

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much!

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