This free Lionbrand pattern has just gone on my list-of-things-to-do. I love the different-coloured squares!

**Colour Blocks Baby Blanket**

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (new)

GAUGE:

18 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

NOTES:

Blanket is made up of 30 individual Squares. All Squares are knit following instructions for Garter Square, with specific color(s) noted for each Square.

GARTER SQUARE

Increase Half

Cast on 5 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K2, yo, knit to end.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Row 2 until there are 37 sts on needle.

Decrease Half

Next Row: K2, yo, k2tog twice, knit to end.

Rep last row until 5 sts remain.

Bind off.

SQUARE 1 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square) With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With B, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and B to work Increase Half.

Change to A and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 2 (solid color square)

With C, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 3 (diagonal stripe square)

With D, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With E, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of D and E to work Increase and Decrease Halves.

SQUARE 4 (2 color square)

With A, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 5 (2 color square)

With D, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 6 (diagonal stripe square)

With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With G, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and G to work Increase and Decrease Halves.

SQUARE 7 (2 color square)

With H, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to I and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 8 (solid color square)

With F, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 9 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With H, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With J, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of H and J to work Increase Half.

Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 10 (solid color square)

With B, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 11 (2 color square)

With B, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 12 (solid color square)

With J, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 13 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With F, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and F to work Increase Half.

Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 14 (solid color square)

With K, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 15 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With E, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and E for Increase Half. Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 16 (2 color square)

With C, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 17 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With H, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With I, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of H and I to work Increase Half.

Change to H and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 18 (2 color square)

With C, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 19 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With A, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With G, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of A and G to work Increase Half.

Change to G and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 20 (solid color square)

With I, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 21 (2 color square)

With A, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 22 (solid color square)

With G, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 23 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With D, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With K, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of D and K to work Increase Half.

Change to K and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 24 (2 color square)

With C, cast on and work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to F and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 25 (half diagonal stripe/half solid square)

With C, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With E, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of C and E to work Increase Half.

Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 26 (2 color square)

With D, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to E and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 27 (diagonal stripe square)

With E, cast on and work Rows 1 and 2 of Increase Half of Garter Square. With K, work Rows 3 and 4. Continue to alternate 2 rows each of E and K to work Increase and Decrease Halves.

SQUARE 28 (2 color square)

With F, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to I and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

SQUARE 29 (solid color square)

With A, work Garter Square.

SQUARE 30 (2 color square)

With G, work Increase Half of Garter Square. Change to J and work Decrease Half of Garter Square.

FINISHING

Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 5 strips of 6 squares each. Sew strips together to make Blanket.

Weave in ends.

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