How to Knit a Gingham Blanket

Learn how to knit a gingham blanket with our pattern—it's as easy as knitting together several quick-to-knit strips.


Even if your knitting skills max out at scarves, you can make a blanket with quick-to-knit (not even stockinette!) strips: when scarves of alternating stripes are sewn together, they create a gingham pattern. An even smaller version of this would make a great baby blanket. To avoid shrinkage, dry cleaning is recommended.

What You'll Need


  • 32 hanks each of dark yarn and white yarn (gauge 5 or 6 stitches per inch)
  • Knitting needles size 11 to 13 (Lion Brand 10-inch Scarf Knitting Needles)
  • Yarn needle


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    With three strands of the dark yarn, cast on 19 stitches. Knit for 32 rows. Switch one strand to the white yarn, and knit for 32 rows. Continue alternating until you have a long, narrow strip of nine squares.

  2. Repeat six times, to make seven total dark-and-medium strips.

  3. Cast on 19 stitches of two strands of white and one strand of dark. Knit for 32 rows. Switch to all white, and knit for 32 rows. Continue alternating until you have nine squares.

  4. Repeat five times, to make six total white-and-medium strips.

  5. Alternating strip colors, stitch together along the sides.

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