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Dit Dah Blanket Square

This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in the Dots and Dashes knitting pattern. There are a lot of patterns in the world with that title though, so I was trying to think of something different.

My father served in WWII as a telegraph operator. He used to talk about how he learned the short tap was a dit and a long tap was a dah. He even had terrible telegrapher jokes that were among his dad jokes file. So I give to you the Dit Dah square!

This square is part of the Sweet Summer Baby Banket KAL sponsored by KAL Corner and Vinnis Colours.

Finished Size: 12”” square. This would also make it a fine dish- or wash-cloth.


2 skeins of Vinnis Colours Nikkim (DK weight/CYCA 3 Light), 1 each in Bottle Green (MC) and Avocado (CC) Nikkim has 130 yds per skein and is 100% cotton

Knitting needles size 5/3.75mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Optional: Large bobbin

Gauge: 21 sts x 32 rows = 4” in stitch pattern.


Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn carried on wrong side of work.

It is recommended that you wind some MC yarn off to knit with on the left-hand side border. You can use a large bobbin if desired or simply wind it into a ball.


K – knit

P – purl

Sl – slip


With MC, cast on 63 sts.

Knit 6 rows for garter stitch edging.

Row 1 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Rows 4 – 5: With MC k3, with CC 6, sl 2 (see note on slipping stitches) , k1, *sl 2, k5, sl 2, k1. Rep from * to last 11 sts, sl2, k6, with MC (see note on bobbin) k3.

Row 6: With MC, knit.

Row 7: With MC k3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 8 – 9: With MC k3, (with CC k1, sl 2) twice, *k5, sl 2, k1, sl 2. Rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, sl 2, k1, with MC k3.

Rows 10 – 11: Rep Rows 6 – 7.

Rep Rows 4 – 11 for pattern until work measures just under 11”, ending with a Row 5 or Row 9. End off CC.

Second Border: Work all with MC

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3 – 8: Knit.

Bind off knitwise.

Weave in all ends.

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