You won’t believe more knits than purls make the Mura Square, but it’s true. This 8 inch blanket square is interesting for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters.
Learn how to knit this easy blanket square pattern to add to your beautiful blanket. This free knitting pattern is an 8 row repeat with all the right side rows knit.
It works up quickly in worsted weight yarn. Choose a wool blend yarn for a cozy blanket. Or use a cotton yarn for kitchen use.
Knitted blanket squares also make great dishcloths or washcloths to gift! Read on for the free pattern.
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The simple garter stitch rows contrast the stockinette stitch rows and look great in a solid color. If you prefer knit stitches to purls then this is the pattern for you.
Combining individual squares is a great way to customize a knit baby blanket without cast on a large number of stitches at one time. It’s a quick win when you can finish a square in one sitting!
Afghan squares also make it easy to adjust your blanket size and shape. You can decide if you’re making a knit throw blanket or a square baby blanket.
Charity Cozy Fall MAL
The Mura Square is part of the Charity Cozy Fall Make Along. This free MAL will be running throughout October, starting on October 3rd, 2022.
Every weekday, 3 new FREE 8” squares (one knit, one crochet and one Tunisian crochet) by different designers will be launched. You can also enter exciting giveaways from our sponsors too!
When you participate in the make along you can donate your finished blanket to a charity from the list provided. You will also be able to donate to Cure Childhood Cancer by purchasing a complete bundle of all the squares PDF patterns at a discounted price.
I hope you’ll join us. I can’t wait to see your beautiful squares in your own blankets!
The Mura is knit in worsted weight yarn. The grey blanket square is knit with Brava Worsted an acrylic yarn in Dove Heather.
This blanket square uses less than one skein of yarn. It’s a great idea for using up yarn scraps in different colors. Colorful squares would make a gorgeous blanket!
Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)
This knitting pattern is made with all basic stitches. Here are links to tutorials if you need them.
BO – bind off
CO – cast on
K – knit
P – purl
rep – repeat
RS – right side
st (s) – stitch (es)
WS – wrong side
More Square Patterns
You might like the Bianca an easy blanket square knitting pattern. This one has a similar stitch pattern to my chunky knit blanket. The Crema is another simple 8″ blanket square pattern. These are quick knit blanket squares in worsted weight yarn.
If you enjoy this stitch pattern you may also like the Mura hanging kitchen towel.
You can check out the full video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
Scroll down for the free blanket square knitting pattern!
- 65 yd / 60 yd Brava Worsted, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% acrylic, 218 yd / 100 g), color: Dove Heather (1) ball.
- (US Size 7) 4.5 mm needles , I use my circular needle but it's knit flat so you can use straight needles.
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
- Optional locking stitch marker to place marker on the front of your square.
- All measurements are taken before blocking.
Stitch multiple is 7, plus 6.
- 4” / 10 cm x 4” / 10 cm = 16 sts x 32 rows in stockinette
8 sts in pattern = 2”; 8 rows in pattern = 1”
- 8” / 20.5 cm x 8” / 20.5 cm
- CO 34
- Row 1. K
- Row 2. K6, *P1, K6 rep * to end of row.
- Row 3. (RS) K
- Row 4. K2, *P2, K5 rep * until 4 sts left, P2, K2.
- Row 5. K
- Row 6. Rep Row 2.
- Row 7. K
- Row 8. P
- Rep these 8 rows for 8 reps total = 8”.
- Block square to size.
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