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Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Blocks Pattern

My Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Blocks Pattern is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

This blanket pattern creates an illusion with 3 various textured patterns, resulting in an interlocking pattern of parallelogram shapes in the Garter, Stockinette, and Moss Seed Knit Stitches. This Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch is on page 77 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book.

Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch draped over wooden chair


The knitted blanket is created from the bottom up knitted flat on a long circular needle. This is a reversible pattern, so the tumbling blocks design is visible on both the right and wrong sides of your work.

The texture is created with 20-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a simple combination of knits and purls that easily lies flat and is reversible.


Knitting Gauge in Tumbling Moss Blocks Pattern
4″ x 4″ = 15 sts x 21 rows

Select a blanket size to determine the amount of yarn you’ll need, as well as help you know how many stitches to cast on your needle.

18” x 22” Baby Stroller Blanket
Cast On 52 Stitches
96 Rows, 4 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 265 yds / 210g

36” x 36” Receiving Blanket
Cast On 112 Stitches
156 Rows, 7 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 864 yds / 675g

36” x 48” Lapghan Blanket – My pictured sample size
Cast On 112 Stitches
196 Rows, 9 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 1,152 yds / 900g

40” x 60” Blanket Throw
Cast On 122 Stitches
236 Rows, 11 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 1,600 yds / 1,250g

70” x 90” Twin Bedspread
Cast On 212 Stitches
376 Rows, 18 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 4,200 yds / 3,285g

90” x 90” Queen Bedspread
Cast On 272 Stitches
Knit 376 Rows, 18 Pattern Repeats
Yarn Amount 5,400 yds / 5,900g

Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch


Yarn – Bulky Weight #5
Feel free to use any fiber and colors of your choice. My Blanket sample pictured was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool in color Feather Gray #875. Shop Yarn from my favorite Local Yarn Shop Imagiknit (Free Shipping!)

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PRINTABLE PATTERN for Tumbling Blocks Blanket

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Printable Knitted Blanket Pattern in Tumbling Blocks Stitch

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Step 1: Cast On the number of stitches for the blanket size you’ve selected (see sizes above)

Cast on knitting stitches to make a knitted blanket with circular needle and yarn___

Step 2: Begin knitting the bottom border: Knit 8 Rows in Garter Stitch

Knit 8 Rows in the Garter Stitch


Step 3: Knit the Tumbling Moss Block Stitch

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P1, K1 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  3. Row 3: * P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3 *
  4. Row 4: * P4, K1, P1, K4 *
  5. Row 5: * P5, K5 *
  6. Row 6: * P5, K5 *
  7. Row 7: * K1, P4, K4, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * P1, K1, P3, K3, P1, K1 *
  9. Row 9: * K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P1, K1, P1 *
  10. Row 10: * P1, K1 *
  11. Row 11: * K1, P1 *
  12. Row 12: * P1, K1, P1, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1 *
  13. Row 13: * K1, P1, K3, P3, K1, P1 *
  14. Row 14: * P1, K4, P4, K1 *
  15. Row 15: * K5, P5 *
  16. Row 16: * K5, P5 *
  17. Row 17: * K4, P1, K1, P4 *
  18. Row 18: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  19. Row 19: * K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2 *
  20. Row 20: * K1, P1 *

Repeat Rows 1 – 20 of the Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch until your blanket is the length you desire

Knit the Tumbling Blocks Pattern


Step 4: End knitting the top border: Knit 8 Rows in Garter Stitch

Knit 8 Rows in the Garter Stitch for knitted border of blanket___

Step 5: Cast Off all stitches and Weave in your yarn ends.

Bind off knitting stitches for a blanket with needles and yarn


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