Knitting pentagon blanket pattern

Pentagon blanket knitting pattern

Blanket knitting patternYarn Weight: 4

Finished Size 25 1/2 (46 1/2)" along each side and 38 3/4 (71)" tall from one point to center of opposite side.

Blanket shown measures 38 3/4".

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]; CYCA #4):

#1386 Christmas red (A), 1 (3) skein(s); #1383 bright orange (B), 1 (3) skein(s); #1382 bright yellow (C), 1 (3) skein(s); #054 Christmas green (D), 1 (2) skein(s); #133 royal (blue; E), 1 (2) skein(s); #1384 bright purple (F), 1 (2) skein(s).

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16", 32", 47", and 70" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 24 1/2 rnds = 4" in St st.

Notes

This blanket is worked in the round from the outside edge to the center.

Break yarn at each color change.

When working the shaping, change to shorter circular needles, then double-pointed needles when necessary.

BLANKET

With A and 70" cir needle, *CO 108 (198) sts, place marker (pm); rep from * 4 more times—540 (990) sts. Pm and join in the rnd.

Next rnd Purl.

Dec rnd [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m] 5 times—10 sts dec'd (see Notes).

Rep last 2 rnds 3 (6) more times—500 (920) sts rem; 100 (184) sts rem between m. Purl 1 rnd—5 (8) garter ridges; piece measures 1 1/4 (2)".

Size 71" only:

Change to B (see Notes).

Rnd 1 [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before m, ssk, sl m] 5 times—10 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2 Knit.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 six more times, then work Rnd 1 once—840 sts rem; 168 sts rem between m.

Change to C. Work Rnd 2, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 seven times—770 sts rem; 154 sts rem between m.

Change to D. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 seven times, then work Rnd 1 once—690 sts rem; 138 sts rem between m.

Change to E. Work Rnd 2, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 seven times—620 sts rem; 124 sts rem between m.

Change to F. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 seven times, then work Rnd 1 once—540 sts rem; 108 sts rem between m.

Change to A. Work Rnd 2, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 four times—500 sts; 100 sts rem between m.

Both sizes:

Change to B (see Notes).

Rnd 1 [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before m, ssk] 5 times—10 sts dec'd.

Rnd 2 Knit.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 three more times, then work Rnd 1 once—450 sts rem; 90 sts rem between m.

Change to C. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 four times—410 sts rem; 82 sts rem between m.

Change to D. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 four times, then work Rnd 1 once—360 sts rem; 72 sts rem between m.

Change to E. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 four times—320 sts rem; 64 sts rem between m.

Change to F. Rep Rnds 1 and 2 four times, then work Rnd 1 once—270 sts rem; 54 sts rem between m.

Change to A. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once—240 sts rem; 48 sts rem between m.

Change to B. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once—210 sts rem; 42 sts rem between m.

Change to C. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once— 180 sts rem; 36 sts rem between m.

Change to D. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once—150 sts rem; 30 sts rem between m.

Change to E. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once—120 sts rem; 24 sts rem between m.

Change to F. Work Rnd 2 once, then rep Rnds 1 and 2 two times, then work Rnd 1 once—90 sts rem; 18 sts rem between m.

Change to A. Work Rnd 2 once, then work Rnds 1 and 2 once—80 sts rem; 16 sts rem between m.

Change to B. Work Rnds 1 and 2, then rep Rnd 1 once—60 sts rem; 12 sts rem between m.

Change to C. Work Rnd 2 once, then work Rnds 1 and 2 once—50 sts rem; 10 sts rem between m.

Change to D. Work Rnds 1 and 2, then rep Rnd 1 once—30 sts rem; 6 sts rem between m.

Change to E. Work Rnd 2 once, then work Rnds 1 and 2 once—20 sts rem; 4 sts rem between m.

Change to F. Work Rnds 1 and 2—10 sts rem; 2 sts rem between m.

Next rnd [K2tog] 5 times, removing m—5 sts rem.

Next rnd Knit.

Break yarn and draw tail through rem sts. Pull tight to gather sts and fasten off on WS.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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