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Just the Dots 12” Square

This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in a two-color slip stitch pattern that makes a little grid of garter stitch dots on a stockinette stitch background.

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 Avocado (MC) and Bottle Green (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 62 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.

Row 4: With MC k3, with CC *k1, sl 1. (see note on slipping stitches). Rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, with MC (see note on bobbin) k3.

Row 5: With MC k3, with CC k2, *sl 1, k1. Rep from * across to last 3 sts, with MC k3.

Row 6: With MC, knit.

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

Rows 8 – 9: Rep Rows 6 – 7.

Rep Rows 4 – 9 for pattern until work measures just under 11”, ending with a 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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