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Knitted DROPS blanket with domino squares in "Fabel".
DROPS 145-24
DROPS design: Pattern no fa-219
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 100 x 150 cm / 39½" x 59"

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
150 g color no 911, fun lilac
150 g color no 903, yellow/pink
150 g color no 904, lavender
150 g color no 910, sea mist
150 g color no 912, soft chocolate

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 and 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 46 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS FABEL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.00 USD
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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
COLOR CHANGE: Work every square in different colors in the following order:
Square 1: 911, fun lilac
Square 2: 912, soft chocolate
Square 3: 904, lavender
Square 4: 910, sea mist
Square 5: 903, yellow/pink
Continue this color change on every square worked.

DOMINO SQUARE:
Insert 1 marker in the middle st.
Row 1 (= WS): K all sts.
Row 2 (= RS): K until 1 st remains before marker, slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K rest of row.
Repeat 1st and 2nd row, i.e. dec 2 sts in the middle of the square on every other row until 1 st remains on row, cut the thread and pull it through remaining st.

KNITTING TIP: Always pick up sts from RS.

DIAGRAM:
A.1 shows how the rows on blanket are worked. Squares are marked with the number on row.
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BLANKET:
Beg by casting on sts the entire width of blanket, then work the squares one by one, back and forth in garter st. Change color after every square – READ COLOR CHANGE. Every row with squares is worked from RS, i.e. from right towards left. SEE DIAGRAM.

ROW 1: Cast on 294 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 (80 cm / 32'') with lavender. K 1 row from WS. Work next row (from RS) as follows: K 23, * slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso, K 46 *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total, finish with slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso and K 23 = 282 sts. Cut the thread.

Then work domino square over the first 47 sts on needle (seen from RS) with fun lilac and circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 (60 cm / 24'') – see explanation above! Keep the remaining sts on the needle. Continue to work domino square over the next 47 sts on the needle with soft chocolate. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! Continue like this until 6 small Domino squares have been worked in total (all sts on row have been worked). REMEMBER COLOR CHANGE!

ROW 2: READ KNITTING TIP! Cast on 24 new sts, pick up 23 sts from the side on first square on 1st row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 1st row, 1 st between the second and third square from 1st row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 1st row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square on 1st row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 1st row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 1st row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square on 1st row, 1 st between the fourth and fifth square from 1st row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the fifth square from 1st row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the sixth square on 1st row, cast on 24 new sts = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
5 small Domino squares have been worked on 2nd row.

ROW 3: Pick up 23 sts along the side from the first square on 2nd row and 23 sts along the side on the first square from 1st row, pick up 1 st between the first and second square on 1st row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square from 1st row and 23 sts along the side on the second square from 2nd row = 93 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 2nd row, 1 st between the second and third square from 2nd row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 2nd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square on 2nd row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 2nd row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 2nd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side from the fourth square on 2nd row and 23 sts along the side on the fifth square from 1st row, pick up 1 st between the two last squares on on 1st row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the last square from 1st row and 23 sts along the side on the last square from 2nd row = 93 sts. Knit a Domino square.
2 large and 2 small Domino squares have been worked on 3rd row.

ROW 4: Cast on 24 new sts, pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the first square on 3rd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the bottom other HALF side on the first square on 3rd row, 1 st between the first and second square from 3rd row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square from 3rd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 3rd row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 3rd row and pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the last square from 3rd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the bottom other HALF side on the last square on 3rd row, cast on 24 new sts = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
4 small Domino squares have been worked on 4th row.

ROW 5: Pick up 23 sts along the side on the first square on 4th row, pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the first square from 3rd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
Pick up 24 sts along the upper other HALF side on the first square from 3rd row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square from 4th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side from the second square on 4th row and 23 sts along the side on the second square from 3rd row, pick up 1 st between the second and third square from 3rd row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 3rd row and 23 sts along the side on the third square from 4th row = 93 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square on 4th row, pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the fourth square from 3rd row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
Pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the fourth square from 3rd row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 4th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
One large and 4 small Domino squares have been worked on 5th row.

ROW 6: Cast on 24 new sts, pick up 23 sts along the side on the first square on 5th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 5th row, 1 st between the second and third square from 5th row and pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the third square from 5th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the bottom other HALF side on the third square on 5th row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 5th row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 5th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the fifth square on 5th row, cast on 24 new sts = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
4 small Domino squares have been worked on 6th row.

ROW 7:
Pick up 23 sts along the side from the first square on 6th row and 23 sts along the side on the first square from 5th row, pick up 1 st between the first two squares on 5th row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square from 5th row and 23 sts along the side on the second square from 6th row = 93 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 6th row, pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the third square from 5th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 24 sts along the upper other HALF side on the third square from 5th row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 6th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side from the third square on 6th row and 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 5th row, pick up 1 st between the fourth and fifth square from 5th row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the fifth square from 5th row and 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 6th row = 93 sts. Knit a Domino square.
2 small and 2 large Domino squares have been worked on 7th row.

Then repeat 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th row upwards until 19 rows have been worked.

ROW 20: Cast on 24 sts, pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the first square on 19th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the first square on 19th row, 1 st between the first and second square and pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 19th row, 1 st between the second and third square from 19th row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 19th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 19th row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 19th row and pick up 23 sts along the bottom HALF side on the fourth square from 19th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the bottom other HALF side on the fourth square on 19th row, cast on 24 new sts = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
5 small Domino squares have been worked on 20th row.

ROW 21: Pick up 23 sts along the side on the first square on 20th row, pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the first square from 19th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the first square from 19th row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square from 20th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the second square on 20th row, 1 st between the second and third square from 20th row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square from 20th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the third square on 20th row, 1 st between the third and fourth square from 20th row and pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square from 20th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 23 sts along the side on the fourth square on 20th row, pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the fourth square from 19th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square. Pick up 24 sts along the upper HALF side on the fourth square from 19th row, pick up 23 sts along the side on the fifth square from 20th row = 47 sts. Knit a Domino square.
6 small Domino squares have been worked on 21st row.

Fasten the loose tails.

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