Sweet Summer Baby Blanket KAL: Cables on Seed Stitch Square

I’m joining the Sweet Summer Baby Blanket Knit Along with the pattern for the Cables on Seed Stitch Square. This pattern uses a simple cable on a seed stitch background to add lots of texture. This pattern includes a video tutorial for the C4F cable (also known as the 2-2 LC, or the 4-stitch left-leaning cable).

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Cables on Seed Stitch Square

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

This textured baby blanket square is textured by cables and a seed stitch background. This square is part of the Sweet Summer Baby Blanket Knit Along with KAL Corner. This pattern by itself would also make a great washcloth!

Finished Size

  • 12″ (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Vinnis Colours Nikkim yarn (100% cotton, 1.75 oz/50 g, 130 yd/119 m) – 2 skeins in 12 Summer Mix, or approximately 182 yd (166.5 m) in any light weight cotton yarn.
  • Knitter’s Pride Ginger US Size 6/4 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 23 sts = 4” (10 cm) in cable pattern. Exact gauge is not required for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • C4F – 4-stitch left-leaning cable – Sl 2 sts purlwise to cable needle, hold cable needle at front, k2, k2 from cable needle. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch pattern is available below.
  • If you can’t see the C4F tutorial video above, click here to watch it on Instagram.
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • sl – slip stitch with yarn in back
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket Square

  • CO 64 sts, or any multiple of 7 sts + 8 sts for borders.
  • Border Row 1: (Right Side) K to last st, p1.
  • Border Row 2: Sl 1 knitwise, k to last st, p1.
  • Border Rows 3-4: Rep Border Row 2 twice.
  • Row 1: (Right Side) Sl 1 knitwise, k3, *p1, k1, p1, k4; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1 knitwise, k3, *p4, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.
  • Row 5: (Right Side) Sl 1 knitwise, k3, *p1, k1, p1, C4F; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 1-2.
  • Rep Rows 1-8 until square measures approximately 11.5″ (29.5 cm) long, ending after a repeat of Row 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Rep Border Row 2, 4 times.
  • BO in pattern for Border Row 2.

Finishing

  • For a blanket square, fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36″/91.5 cm) for seaming. (My preferred method for joining knit blanket squares is the mattress stitch.) Spray or wet block the square to 12″ (30.5 cm).
  • For a washcloth, fasten off. Use yarn needle to weave in ends on wrong side.
© 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/06/02/knit-seed-stitch-cable-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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