The blanket that ‘makes’ itself: Part 3—subsequent rows

It has taken me a looong time to get back to these instructions! I never finished the blanket I had designed, although I have used the individual sections to make something even more exciting but that’s another story…

This is Part 3 of the instructions for the blanket that ‘makes’ itself. See Part 1 here. See Part 2 here.

In Part 2 we completed the second row of squares. Now we are up to the third row of squares.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE THIRD ROW OF SQUARES:

Materials

As for Part 1 here

Abbreviations

As for Part 1 here

To make

These instructions assume you are working with Row 2 Square 5 at the top (see picture below).

Row 3 Square 1
Cast on 24 stitches. You will need to do this on your second needle, not the needle that holds the final stitch of Row 2 Square 5.
Knit the final stitch of Row 2 Square 5.
Pick up 24 stitches on the left hand side of Row 2 Square 5 (49 sts in total).

Continue in pattern as before until you have finished Row 3 Square 1.

Row 3 Square 2
Knit the final stitch of Row 3 Square 1.
Pick up 24 stitches along the bottom of Row 3 Square 1.
Pick up 24 stitches along the left hand side of Row 2 Square 4 (49 sts in total).

Continue in pattern as before until you have finished Row 3 Square 2.

Row 3 Squares 3-5
Begin Row 3 Squares 3-5 in the same way as Row 3 Square 2 and continue in pattern as before.

1.

2.

3.

1. Your working view of the first two rows complete. Here, you are looking at the final stitch of Row 2 Square 5  2. Cast on 24 stitches, then knit the final stitch of Row 2 Square 5.  3.  Pick up 24 stitches on the left hand side of Row 2 Square 5, then continue in pattern as before until you have finished Row 3 Square 1.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBSEQUENT ROWS OF SQUARES:

ROW 4 and all ‘even-numbered’ rows—follow instructions for ROW 2

ROW 5 and all ‘odd-numbered’ rows—follow instructions for ROW 3

I really hope that these instructions are correct and they have been helpful, rather than overly complicated. I really enjoy knitting up a blanket like this and have become neater as I gain more experience.

 

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