How to Knit a Corner to Corner Garter Stitch Blanket | Rectangle or Square

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

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

Increase Section:

  • 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:

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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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  • Ethel Coy says:

    Can't wait to make this blanket.

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Yay! So glad to hear this, happy knitting!

  • Vicki says:

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

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      You're Welcome! Happy Knitting 🙂

  • 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

    • 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

  • Pam says:

    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,

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.