Sydney Easy Knit Blanket Free Pattern Page

Sydney Easy Knit Afghan Throw Blanket FREE Knitting Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

This is a beautifully textured stitch pattern that is very easy to knit.  The stripes show an interesting contrast between the texture of the fabric with or without combining colors. 

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What you will need:

  • 870 yds (795.5m) #5 bulky weight yarn
    290 yds (265.2m) ea of 3 different colors (as shown in photo)
  • US13 (9mm) knitting needles, 32 in or longer cable length to handle stitches
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Easy Yarn; 145 yds (132m) per 3.5oz (100gm); 100% milk cotton, #5 bulky weight yarn; color A Sky Blue 2 balls, color B Bisque 2 balls, color C Sage Green 2 balls.

Finished Size:

58 in (147.3cm) wide x 35 in (88.9cm) long.

Note: To double the size of this project, work twice as many rows to increase the height from 35 in (88.9cm) to 70 in (177.8cm). This will also double the yarn requirements.


7 sts / 10 rows = 4 in (10cm) after blocking.

Stitch Guide: 

Knit (k), yarn over (yo), cast on (co), bind off (bo), and slip stitch (slst).

Note: This stitch pattern is a multiple of 3 + 1, and there are 2 selvedge edge sts per side.


With color A, loosely CO 98 sts

Set up row: With Color A, knit 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): Knit across.

Row 2 (WS): K3, *yo, k3, pass first of the three sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts; rep from * to last 2 sts: k2.

Row 3 (RS): Knit across.

Row 4 (WS): K2, *k3, pass first of the three sts over the 2nd and 3rd sts, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts: k3.

Rows 5 – 18: Rep rows 1 – 4 three more times, then rows 1 – 2 once more.

Rows 19 – 20: With color B, rep rows 3 – 4.

Rows 21 – 22: With color A, rep rows 1 – 2.

Rows 23 – 38: Rep rows 19 – 22 four more times.

Row 39 – 52: With color B, rep rows 19 – 22 three times, then rows 19 – 20 once more.

Rows 53 – 54: With color C, rep rows 1 – 2.

Rows 55 – 56: With color B, rep rows 3 – 4.

Rows 57 – 72: Rep rows 53 – 58 four more times.

Row 73 – 76: With color C, rep rows 1 – 4.

Rows 77 – 90: Rep rows 1 – 4 three more times, then rows 1 – 2 once more.

BO all sts loosely as follows: k1, *yo, k1, pass yo and 2nd st up and over 1st st and off needles. Rep from * across, fasten off last st.


Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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