I am currently obsessed with designing and knitting blanket squares, from tiny bias garter stitch squares to large lace and cables squares that is all I want to create at the moment.
With the weather starting to warm up here in the UK I’m also thinking about smaller, lightweight projects that are great for the summer months and I think that blanket squares are the perfect portable project to take out with you to the beach or anywhere you go with your knitting.
So my obsession with blanket squares led me to thinking about how you plan out your finished blanket. If you blanket square are going to be all the same colour and design then this is not an issue, but if you are planning a multi-coloured blanket or one with many different squares then you need to consider how the final blanket will look.
My answer to this is usually to draw out a grid with the final number of blanket squares then start colouring the squares in until I get a layout I love, then I thought wouldn’t it be easier if I had a selection of grids ready so that I can just print them out whenever I need them then start colouring away.
And so I made a small booklet of different sized grids for planning out your blanket, this PDF features seven different sized grids from 6×6 up to 16×16 and you can download your free copy by clicking on the pdf link below.
These grids of course work for both knitting or crochet, I will in the near future create another booklet of grids for larger sized blankets, so if you have any specific requests for a certain size please let me know in the comments.
2 thoughts on “Planning your knit or crochet blanket layout”
What a nice idea! I don’t; do a lot of blankets, but I can see how this tool would helpful. 🙂
The ones I knit are usually scrap-ghans, which always are a surprise how they will go together, because I Don’t know how many of any particular squares I will get. However – your post is making me wonder what it would be like to actually PLAN a blanket… 🙂