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Ribby Square Knitting Pattern for Blanket

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The Ribby Knit Square features textured vertical columns made with simple knits and purls. This 8″ by 8″ square is an easy knit square with a four row repeat. The worsted weight yarn drapes beatuifully so its perfect for a blanket.

Sometimes an afghan project can seem daunting. I love the quick win of knitting a blanket square. There is no pressure to keep going (way past my bedtime) because there’s an endless blanket length ahead!

This simple square pattern pairs well with others so you can knit a variety of knit squares to mix and match. The Ribby Square is a part of the Charity Cozy Fall Make Along, keep reading for all the details on this free pattern.

Grey knit square on white square with notions and orange floral.

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I love a stitch pattern that uses simple knit stitches and purls! The fabric here is like stockinette stitch. The wrong side is mostly purls and the right side mostly knits with purl bumps to break it up.

The Yarn

For the Ribby Square I used Brava Worsted in the color Dove Heather. This acrylic yarn has a pretty sheen to it. The drape is lovely for a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

This square uses less than one skein of yarn so you may be able to use leftover yarn. Yarn scraps work great for a patchwork blanket.

Other supplies you’ll need are 4.5 mm needles. I use my circular knitting needles but you can use straight needles. Circular needles are just what I have!

And your basic knitting notions: scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape. A stitch marker is not necessary, unless you want to mark the right side.

Grey knit square with textured columns on white wood square with knitting notions.

Squares are great for customizing your blankets. Choose a solid color or try different colors for each one. You can arrange them to make a square blanket or a rectangle with these square patterns.

Be sure to read up on how to get all the individual squares you can knit in the make along. These beautiful squares will make a gorgeous knitted blanket.

Red image with text cozy fall knitting blanket squares bundle.

Charity Cozy Fall Make Along

How It Works

  • Every weekday new free square patterns are released in the Charity Cozy Fall MAL from Oct 3rd to Oct 28th.
  • Share your completed squares on social media using #cozyfallmal to win prizes.
  • Buy one knit, crochet or Tunisian crochet pattern bundle to donate 30% of proceeds to cure childhood cancer and to enter the raffle for more prizes.
  • Donate your finished blanket to your favorite charity from the list provided.
Charity Cozy Fall MAL button with fall leaves trim.

I hope you can join us for the MAL, I can’t wait to see your beautiful blanket!

Free Knit Blanket Patterns

If you prefer knitting in super bulky yarns you might enjoy one of my chunky blanket patterns. The Bella Vita Blanket is an easy knit blanket pattern that’s fast to make. Sophia’s Blanket is a simple knit blanket pattern with a beginner friendly garter stitch border.

Scroll down for the free knitting pattern!

Grey knit square with textured columns on white wood square with knitting notions.

Ribby Square Knitting Pattern for Blanket

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

The Ribby Knit Square features textured vertical columns made with simple knits and purls. This knit blanket square measures 8" by 8".


  • 63 yd / 58 m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn


  • 4.5 mm US Size 7 knitting needles, or needles needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape



    Stitch multiple is 4 + 3. To adjust the number of stitches in this square you can add or subtract 4 to my cast on.

Skill Level



    4” / 10 cm x 4” / 10 cm = 17 sts x 26 rows in pattern

Finished Size

    8” / 20.5 cm x 8” / 20.5 cm

Video Tutorial

    Watch the video on my YouTube.

Stitches / Abbreviations (US Terms)

    BO – bind off
    CO – cast on
    K – knit
    P – purl
    rep – repeat
    RS – right side
    st (s) – stitch (es)


    CO 35
    Row 1. K, *P, K rep * across.
    Row 2. Rep Row 1.
    Row 3. (RS) K, P, *P, K3 rep * until 5 sts, P, K2, P, K.
    Row 4. K, *P rep * until 1 stitch, K.
    Row 5. K, *P, K3 rep * until 2 sts, P, K.
    Row 6. Rep row 4.
    Rep Rows 3 - 6 until work measures 7.5” tall.
    Rep Rows 1 -2.
    BO in pattern.

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