I am pleased to announce that my latest pattern has now been released on Ravelry.

The Rackham Blanket

You can get it here.

And as a bonus, this is a forever free pattern!

Whenever I’ve made a modular square blanket in the past gravity seemed to always take hold and…. whoosh!… the blanket grew a foot in length!

In this blanket, I’ve devised a clever little trick that reduces that stretch, by playing the garter stitch fabric against itself. *evil laugh*

But even better, the finishing touches are totally customisable. Follow our colour scheme or make up your own, crochet or sew the squares together, knit or crochet a border (or have no border at all), and write or draw whatever you want (or not at all).

This is just a starting point, the final project will be uniquely yours!

A neat stack of finished blanket squares.


  • Stylecraft Special DK (100g / 295m)
    • 2 x Colour 1 (dark)
    • 2 x Colour 2 (medium)
    • 1 x Colour 3 (light or white)
  • 4.00mm straight knitting needles
  • 4.00mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook (used for seaming and the border)
  • Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Skills Used:

  • Knit
  • Selvedge Edge
  • Slip Stitch Crochet (to join the squares)
  • Scallop Crochet Border (optional)
  • I-cord applique (optional)


Gauge: 21 sts x 40 rows over 10cm x 10cm of garter stitch worked flat on 4.00mm needles.

Final Size:  78cm x 78cm

Please share this with anyone you know who would like to make this.

And here is the Ravelry pattern link again for you.

Best wishes, Sam xox

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