The Color Me Snuggly Blanket – Free Knitting Pattern

The Color Me Snuggly Blanket is a free knitting pattern that incorporates six blocks of different stitch patterns I have used in other designs throughout the years.

This idea from born from a conversation I had with my friend brainstorming blanket ideas. I loved designing it and hope you enjoy making it! Knitted blankets can be quite an undertaking, but the size and loose gauge help shorten the time to make it. The changing of colors and stitch pattern every 6 inches also helps it feel quick and keeps things interesting!

Thank you so much for making my pattern! Leave a comment letting me know if you make one, or tag me in a picture on Instagram @kneedlesandlife.

Yarn

I used Snuggle Puff from KnitPicks for this blanket. Snuggle Puff is 70% pima cotton, 30% nylon, and it is aran/thick worsted weight. It is very fluffy and snuggly, just like the name implies. The yarn says it can be machine washed on a gentle setting and tumble dried on low.

You will need six colors and only one skein of each color. I have listed the colors I used below:

  • Chick
  • Puffling
  • Hatchling
  • Platapup (the lavender is hard to pick up in photos but it’s beautiful in person)
  • Joey
  • Neptune

I highly recommend this yarn for this pattern! You can find it by clicking here.

You do not have to use 6 colors if you don’t want to! You could use 3 colors, so 2 skeins of each. Or you could make it striped with 2 colors, so 3 skeins of each. Or you could make the whole blanket one color! Regardless of the color scheme, you will need 6 skeins.

Needles
  • US 10.5 / 6.5mm circular needles with a long cord. Mine is 24 inches. I use circular needles when making blankets because straight needles are too short to accomodate the amount of stitches, and circular needles help with the weight of knitting a blanket, too.
Additional Materials
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
Size

This pattern makes a “stroller” size blanket measuring approx. 36″ tall by 30″ wide, not stretched. The loose gauge means this blanket stretches to a bigger size.

Abbreviations
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • sl – slip
  • ** – repeat what is in between as directed
Gauge

I recommend measuring your gauge when you start the blanket so that you don’t run out of yarn, and it ends up the size you want.

Instead of making a gauge swatch which I know most of you won’t do, you can begin the pattern and after a few rows, measure the width to make sure it’s close to 30″ wide. If it’s too wide, start over with smaller needles or you may run out of yarn. If it’s too narrow, you can choose to leave it smaller or size up needles.

Pattern

The pattern is worked in 6 sections. To switch colors, simply cut the yarn and start the next row with the new yarn. Weave in the ends as you go or at the end.

Section 1

Start by casting on 104 sts with your first color, using the cast on method of your choice. I used the long tail cast on. If you want to make your blanket wider, cast on in multiples of 4.

Row 1 (right side): *k2, p2* to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): repeat row 1.

Row 3: *p2, k2* to end of row.

Row 4: repeat row 3.

Repeat rows 1-4 until this section is approx. 6″ tall, finishing after a row 2 or 4 so that the right side is facing you. Cut yarn and continue to section 2.

Section 2

With a new color and the right side facing you, work the following stitch pattern:

Row 1 (right side): k all sts.

Row 2 (wrong side): k all sts.

Row 3: *k1, p1* to end of row.

Row 4: *k1, p1* to end of row.

Repeat rows 1-4 until this section is approx. 6″ tall, finishing after a row 2. Cut yarn and continue to section 3.

Section 3

With a new color and the right side facing you, work the following stitch pattern:

Row 1 (right side): *k1, p1* to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): *p1, k1* to end of row.

Repeat rows 1-2 until this section is approx. 6″ tall, finishing after a row 2 so the right side is facing you. Cut yarn and continue to section 4.

Section 4

With a new color and the right side facing you, work the following stitch pattern:

Slip stitches are purl wise with the yarn in front.

Row 1 (right side): sl the first st, then k each st to the end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): sl the first st, k1, *sl 1, k2* repeat until end of row.

Repeat rows 1-2 until this section is approx. 6″ tall. Cut yarn and continue to section 5.

If you need help with this stitch pattern, check out this video I recorded for my Coffee Bean Headband pattern that is the same stitch.

Section 5

With a new color and the right side facing you, work the following stitch pattern:

Start with one row of all k sts.

Row 1 (wrong side): *k1, p1* to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): k all sts.

Row 3: *p1, k1* to end of row.

Row 4: k all sts.

Repeat rows 1-4 until this section is approx. 6″ tall, finishing after a row 1 or 3 so the right side is facing you. Cut yarn and continue to section 6.

Section 6

With a new color and the right side facing you, work the following stitch pattern:

Start with one row of all k sts.

Row 1 (wrong side): *p3, k1* to end of row.

Row 2 (right side): *p1, sl 1, k2, pass the sl st over the 2 k sts* repeat to end of row.

Row 3: *p1, yo, p1, k1* to end of row. Make sure to yo from front to back.

Row 4: *p1, k3* to end of row.

Repeat rows 1-4 until this section is approx. 6″ tall, finishing after a row 3.

With the right side facing you, work a standard knit bind off. Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Your blanket is complete!

Thanks so much for making my blanket pattern! Make sure to leave a comment or tag me in a picture on Instagram @kneedlesandlife if you make one! You can find more free patterns on my blog here.

xo, kalley

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