The Tinker Doodle Blanket

The Tinker Doodle Collection is inspired by my own frequent doodles when I work; it started with a cowl and a hat, followed by a shawl - and now the blanket that can be a great stash buster (I knit one of the squares multi-colour with scraps from the other squares) or a project for a special batch of yarn. It’s as versatile as you want it to be, so live a little on the edge, use a different yarn weight, and don’t worry about the gauge.


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The Tinker Doodle Blanket is knit in squares, in the round from the middle. Some squares get a border for sides and corners, and all pieces are joined together with a 3-needle bind off for the finished blanket.



One size, approximately 42” / 107 cm by 52” / 132 cm. Size is easily adjustable by knitting a different number of squares. I knit a blanket with 20 squares, 4 x 5 squares. You could knit a baby blanket with 3 x 3 squares, or a lap blanket with 3 x 4 squares - influencing the final size even more when using a different yarn weight.


Yarn and Yardage

Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Vovo [50 g (1.75 oz) / 156 yds (143 m); 100% fine Portugese wool non-superwash; Sport weight] in brown, natural, yellow, and green; 19 skeins, 950g, 2,964 yds (2,717 m) used for sample. Each square (without borders) uses about 40 g (125 yds, 115 m), a corner border requires about 6 g (19 yds, 16 m) and a side border about 3 g (9 yds, 8 m). You will also need extra yardage to join the squares with a 3-needle bind-off.


Needles and Notions

US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 40” (101 cm) length recommended.

Alternatively, use a set of five DPNs if you prefer this to magic loop knitting in the round. Stitch markers, it’s helpful if the marker for the beginning of round is different from the others.

Cable needle.

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.



21 sts and 40 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm, knit in chart pattern. Gauge is not important for this project but will influence the final blanket size. I do recommend keeping the gauge consistent once you’re chosen a yarn, as it will make it easier to join the squares together.


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