Talimena Free Knitted Blanket Square Pattern

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Free Knitted Blanket Square Pattern

Talimena Knit Blanket Square is an 8″x 8″ free knitted blanket square pattern that is all about the texture you can create with simple stitches. You’ll use just knits and purls to make this beautiful blanket square. The free pattern is below and includes written instructions and a chart.

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The Talimena Knit Blanket Square was inspired by bright fall leaves. The shape you see repeated in the square is intended to be a leaf with a stem at one end. I’ll admit though that it also looks a lot like scales from a fish or dragon, so you have my blessing to use it that way, LOL.

I named this knit square after the Talimena National Scenic Byway. I name a lot of my patterns after places in Oklahoma, USA, where I’m from. Oklahoma is not well known for beautiful fall foliage, but the Talimena National Scenic Byway is one place in Oklahoma that boasts bright colors in autumn. This scenic drive can be found in southeastern Oklahoma and crosses the state line into Arkansas.

What yarn should I knit this blanket square with?

The yarn used in this blanket square is KnitPicks Brava Worsted, a 100% Premium Acrylic yarn that I chose because it is easy to care for, an essential for a blanket. The square weighs just 22 g when finished, which amounts to about 48 yds of yarn, so you can make 2 of these squares with one skein of KnitPicks Brava Worsted. Many thanks to We Crochet for providing the yarn for this design!

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As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Talimena Free Knitted Blanket Square Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Tester: KayLynn Davis

Difficulty Level Easy

Finished Measurements 8 x 8” [20.5 x 20.5 cm]

Yarn Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yds; 100 g; yarn weight 4/medium/worsted): #28417 Caution, 1 skein.

Knitting Needles US Size 8 [5 mm]: straight needles at least 8” long. Adjust needle size if necessary to match gauge.

Notions Stitch marker (m), yarn needle.

Gauge 16 sts x 23 rows = 4” in pattern stitch.

Notes

This pattern includes both a chart and line by line instructions.

On the chart, RS rows (odd-numbered) are read from right to left. WS rows are read from left to right. Reading the chart might be a little easier if you think of the white box sections as stockinette stitch, and the dotted box sections as reverse stockinette stitch.

Wrong side of the Talimena Knit Blanket Square. Free knitted blanket square pattern from Banana Moon Studio.
This is the wrong side of the Talimena Knit Blanket Square. I think both sides have a pretty texture. Which one do you like better?

Free Knitted Blanket Square Pattern

CO 31 sts.

Row 1 K across – 31 sts.

Row 2 P3, *k1, p7, repeat from * 2 times, k1, p3.

Row 3 K2, *p3, k5, repeat from * 2 times, p3, k2.

Row 4 P1, *k5, p3, repeat from * 2 times, k5, p1.

Row 5 K1, *p2, k1, p2**, k3, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, k1.

Row 6 *K2, p3, k2**, p1, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **.

Row 7 *P1, k5, p1**, k1, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **.

Row 8 K1, *p5, k3, repeat from * 2 times, p5, k1.

Row 9 *K7, p1, repeat from * 2 times, k7.

Row 10 *P7, k1, repeat from * 2 times, p7.

Row 11 *K7, p1, repeat from * 2 times, k7.

Row 12 P across.

Row 13 K across.

Row 14 *P7, k1, repeat from * 2 times, p7.

Row 15 P1, *k5, p3, repeat from * 2 times, k5, p1.

Row 16 K2, *p3, k5, repeat from * 2 times, p3, k2.

Row 17 P2, *k3, p2**, k1, p2, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **.

Row 18 P1, *k2, p1, k2**, p3, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, p1.

Row 19 K2, *p1, k1, p1**, k5, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, k2.

Row 20 P2, *k3, p5, repeat from * 2 times, k3, p2.

Row 21 K3, *p1, k7, repeat from * 2 times, p1, k3.

Row 22 P3, *k1, p7, repeat from * 2 times, k1, p3.

Row 23 K3, *p1, k7, repeat from * 2 times, p1, k3.

Row 24 P across.

Rows 25-46 Repeat Rows 1-23.

Bind off.

Chart
Knitting Chart for a blanket square from Banana Moon Studio.

Finishing

Weave in ends. I suggest mattress stitch as a way to attach squares together. You can see a tutorial for mattress stitch here.

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Happy knitting!

April

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