Squared off Bed Spread

Squared off Bed Spread

This is a pattern for a colorful knitted bed spread. It uses vintage terms.

What you need

8 ply wool 25g balls.

17 balls in 1st color
15 balls in 2nd color
12 balls each in 3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,8th,9th,10th,11th,12th and 13th colors.

1 pair of 4.00mm (no 8) needles
4.00mm crochet hook


Tension 22 sts to 10cms over st st using 4.00mm needles

Size: 205cms x 185cms


Cast on 45sts.
1st row: Knit
2nd row: k1, * yfwd,k2 tog,rep from * to end.
3rd row: k2 tog ,knit to last 2 sts, k2 tog.
4th row: p2 tog,purl to last 2 sts, p2 tog.
5th row: as 3rd row
6th row: knit.
rep rows 3 to 6 inclusive 5 times then rows 3 to 5 inclusive once.

next row: p3.
next row: k3 tog,fasten off

make 28 motifs each in C1,C2,C3 and C4.

then 27 motifs each in C5,C6,C7,C8,C9,C10,C11,C12,C13.

to make up: Using a flat seam,join motifs tog placing colors as desired.

Edging: With right sides facing, using hook and C1 work 6 rows Dc evenly around all edges of rug working in stripes of 2 rows each C1,C2 and C1 and working 3 dc in 1 dc at corners,

Fasten off.

Note: This is a Vintage Pattern that has not been recently tested if you find an error or have successfully knit this pattern then please let us know so we can note it down.


  1. pattern for square motif not included

  2. I’m sorry I forgot to add the amount of yarn is based on 25g balls. Do the math. As most yarn comes in skeins that are quite larger then 25grams, you will not need 164 balls.

  3. I have just finished making 3 motifs. I can see how this goes together. The pattern is complete and an easy one at that. I really like it as it will use up most of those little balls of yarn I can’t seem to part with. 🙂

  4. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    YFWD = Yarn Forward

  5. I am 15 and have been knitting for about 5 years and there is something about this pattern that doesn’t make sense. Also, what does ‘yfwd’ mean?

  6. even if each ball of yarn was $1, that would be $164 just for the yarn. thats NUTS. Was it ment to be a scrap yarn project?

  7. i am 11 yeasr old. I have been knitting for about two years now. I wnat patterns i can do!!! Make some

  8. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    164 balls, well it is a big blanket. Sure you could buy one but what would be the fun in that?

  9. chinchilla_chilieboy says

    i dont like this pattern,because there is WAY MANY TOO BALLS OF YARN!!!!! 164 balls of yarn dont equal a cheap blanket,and its ugly anyway!!!!!!this is one of the stupidest patterns i have ever seen,and if there was a no star rating i would have put that!

  10. i agree this pattern seems to only be half complete!!

  11. Lovely, its taken me a while but it looks great

  12. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    This is exactly how the pattern reads.

  13. in my opinion the pattern is incomplete as I see it on the screen and as I printed it off…should have two motif patterns..I see only one…idea/picture is intriguing…please advise if there is a correct pattern somewhere


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