by Tin Can Knits
This blanket is inspired by the bright, exciting and high-contrast graphics of comic books and American Pop Art, and my love of polka dots in general. MMMmmmm who doesn’t love a good polka dot?
Blanket can be made any size desired. When made to the gauge suggested, the squares measure approximately 6.25” square. The sample is baby blanket size, it measures 26” x 32.5”. Of course you can knit this pattern in any yarn and gauge that you like, but note that this will change the yardage requirements. POP is a fabulous project for using up colourful scraps of leftover yarn.
1 Square = 15 yds CC (circles), 20 yds MC (white)
baby blanket size (20 squares): 300 yds CC, 400 yds MC
(Sample photographed uses Noro Kureyon in 2 colours for CC and neutral worsted weight yarn for MC)
US # 9 / 5.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge); double pointed or circular needles
Gauge 16 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch (gauge not crucial for this project)
Notions 4 stitch markers, darning needle, crochet hook