40 responses

  1. Rita
    July 2, 2015

    Blankets and bed dolls for Momma. Patterns are hard to find for the bed dolls. I am looking for patterns for bed dolls that fit 11.5 fashion dolls and as I am now retired, I would love to find them free. Thanks

  2. Maggie
    July 10, 2015

    How is a “comfy and cozy crochet baby afghan” an “easy knitting pattern”?

  3. sandra
    July 26, 2015

    If I wanted to make this bigger how many stitches would I start with?

    • joy robinson
      March 3, 2016

      same stitches just keep going until have desired stitches- 100.120. or more

  4. Jayme
    October 11, 2015

    Sandra, you will always start with the same amount of stitches on this pattern. Every yo (yarn over) you do increases the number on your needles. Then once you’ve gotten the size you want, then your decrease.

  5. Paddye
    February 12, 2016

    Please give what the size would be using 5 ball of yarn.

  6. nancy meehan
    February 19, 2016

    how can a person make this blanket with only 5 cast on stitches? i don’t understand this at all

    • Chris
      February 23, 2016

      Every yarn over is an increase in addition to creating the border. Try it,

    • joy robinson
      March 3, 2016

      starting in the corner and increasing each row

    • John Griswold
      September 9, 2016

      It’s like making a giant washcloth on the diagonal. I’m a guy, and I can do it 🙂 Give it a try!

  7. Ruth
    March 3, 2016

    It’s super easy and fun (and I’m NOT an accomplished knitter!). You see progress quickly because you start with 5 stitches (it’s a corner). It’s easy to follow the simple pattern. I’ve made several of them and everyone loves them.

  8. Valerie
    March 4, 2016

    I use this same pattern to make dishcloths when I just want something simple to make.
    Nancy, when you cast on the five stitches and knit them the next row is a yarn over. This increases the stitches at the start of each new row. The blanket is knitted in a diamond shape. You can keep making it larger than what the pattern calls for by just continuing to do yarn overs. Then when it is as large as you want it you start to decrease until only five stitches remain.

  9. Donna DeJardine
    March 4, 2016

    This is an incomplete pattern and makes no sense whatsoever. Once you get your 90 stitches how many rows do you actually knit? Sorry I’ve been knitting a long time and this makes no sense at all!

    • Tami
      March 4, 2016

      it would be 85 rows. You are starting with 5 in a corner of the afghan. you are adding a stitch each row. when you have 90 stitches, you have knitted 85 rows. (90-5=85)

    • Doris Yakey
      April 16, 2016

      I haven’t been knitting for that long and it makes total sense to me. Once you start knitting the pattern you’ll understand as you follow the pattern.

      • Nuschler
        January 20, 2017


        As a neurologist I understand that many people have an easy time or hard time with 3-D or spatial relationships.

        What may seem obvious to you may be impossible for others. We are all different. Perhaps try to see from the other person’s viewpoint.

        Four out of five people have GREAT difficulty distinguishing left from right. Has nothing to do with IQ or education. Everyone’s brain is different.

        Let’s be nice to each other on forums–eh?

    • Ruth Huddle
      April 16, 2016

      It may not sound right but I also have been knitting for a long time too. What is there not to understand.

      As with all patterns I have always thought you must try it out first before saying the above.As I understand it the yarn overs are increases. So you DO end up with more stitches then you follow the decreases when it is big enough – a diamond shape that when turned round is a square.

      I make blankets in a slight varied way as I increase each end of every other row and have a stocking stitch edge – it is the same principal and all have been gladly received as gifts.

  10. Denise
    March 18, 2016

    Gutted! Just knitted some baby jackets for my Niece’s new baby and she doesn’t want them!
    They are knitted in various shades of blue, medium, denim, navy. Is it no longer fashionable
    to knit jackets for 2015 baby arrivals?

    What does everyone think?

    • Doreen
      March 30, 2016

      It is still fashionable. I have given them to some of my friends and they really like them. We also have a farmers market here and they go very well

    • Karen Kilpatrick
      March 31, 2016

      Your niece is an ungrateful, insensitive jerk!!!! You made those jackets with love and she should have accepted them graciously and save them for when you visit if she didn’t want them. Or better yet, donate them to a hospital or shelter.

    • Doris Yakey
      April 16, 2016

      Knitted jackets are most certainly still in fashion. They always have and I don’t think they will ever go out of fashion. Yes, you niece is most certainly a very ungrateful person!

    • Nuschler
      January 20, 2017

      Sell them on etsy.com Give them to domestic violence shelters or for the homeless. There are millions of homeless children out here.

      Never make anything for such ingrates again! I once quilted a beautiful crib sized blanket….fully embroidered while I was both working nights and going to college full time. I gave it to the first grandchild in the family–5 siblings.

      The haute couture mother–used to buying at Bloomingdale’s in New York, , used it for a cover for her barbecue grill.

      Last gift they ever got. Some people just don’t get how much work goes into handcrafted pieces.

  11. Doreen
    March 30, 2016

    I am looking for the waffle pattern to crochet. Does any one have it. I want to make a blanket

  12. Evelyn
    March 30, 2016

    I made this blanket and I thought it was weird also to start with only 5 stitches. As I progressed with the pattern I could see the blanket getting bigger. When I reached 99 stitches I started to decrease as the pattern says and I could see the blanket take shape. I used 3 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Think & Quick and the end result was a 30″X30″ and perfect for a newborn to come home from hospital.

  13. Denise
    April 8, 2016

    Thanks Karen, I now totally agree with your comment. Denise – UK.

  14. Deb
    April 9, 2016

    Help! I am knitting my first baby blanket. This is what I have done. Cast on 3 stitches, knit one, yarn over, knit the rest of row. I am ready to start decreasing. Can I Knit one, knit two together, knit rest of row?

  15. Laura
    April 15, 2016

    This is one of my favorite blanket patterns, there is no thinking and you don’t have to really follow a pattern, just increase until you have the size you want and then decrease. I have made many of these.

  16. Dianne Brown
    May 21, 2016

    Do you have to use cicular needles? I don’t like wokrking with them can you use straight needles if so would size 10 be ok.

    • Heather NZ
      September 12, 2016

      I’m using straight needles – 9mm- am halfway through – and all is well…what a great easy and fast growing project.

  17. Candy
    June 5, 2016

    How big does this end up being when using 5 skeins?

  18. Anna
    June 22, 2016

    In the pattern, is there a different meaning for the abbreviations K and k?

  19. Ella
    July 5, 2016

    This doesn’t make sense to me. So you knit the gauge, then at the beginning of the next row you cast on 5 sts. Once you knit the pattern until you have 90 sts, wouldn’t there be just an extra chunk of work at the edge?

  20. Jean
    July 6, 2016

    This really is a simple to knit baby blanket for anyone to Knit. Unfortunately I had to do it in two colours as I could not match the first lot of wool I used. But it is okay Very very easy for someone who does not knit with skill but knits with love! Looking forward to knitting it again when I know what our daughter in law is expecting. Pink or Blue.

  21. Sandra
    July 7, 2016

    Would like to see more crochet for beginners and knit and more patterns so u can down load on a iPad ect

  22. Debbie R.
    August 20, 2016

    Just finished my first new river blanket project. I loved the pattern but not happy with the finished look. The 5 stitch cast on corners ended straight across not matching the other corners where decrease began. They were rounded and everything seemed to curl in on itself. Have any of you more experienced knitters tweeked this pattern to make it look more uniformed..Please advise. I dont want to give up future projects but the look really was disappointing. I am not advanced enough to figure this out on my own. Need expert advise.

  23. Heather NZ
    September 12, 2016

    Question: Is it possible to make the blanket oblong/ rectangle shape or does it have to be square due to the stitch increasing formula? I like the way the centre is diagonal and thought there might be a simple way to adapt the pattern- thanks.

  24. Maria Teresa
    January 26, 2017

    I just starting decreasing rows with this pattern and the border is coming out different than the rows increasing. Is there anything wrong in the pattern or is it me? The border following the pattern in the decreasing rows looks exactly like the border on the picture. My first triangle looks different than the second. Help!

  25. A
    February 4, 2017

    Send details please

    • Maria Teresa
      February 15, 2017

      When decreasing doing 2 k2togs made the edge look different than the first part of my knitting project. But it looked just like the one in the picture. To keep up with the first part I only did 1 k2tog.

      Also, the blanket seems very heavy. I used the yarn indicated in the instructions and used 5 1/2 balls.

  26. Della Cabral
    February 17, 2017

    For a beginner it is hard to understand how to read a pattern. Please help

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