Alphabet Monkey Blanket by ShoedivaOriginals

Alphabet Monkey Blanket

Each Block measures 10”/25.5cm
Finished Blanket measures 50” by 50”/127cm by 127cm

Red Heart Soft Yarn, 5oz/140g balls each approx., 256yd/234m (100% acrylic)

  • 5 balls #4601 Off White (A)
  • 4 balls #4422 Tangerine (B)
  • 1 balls #1882 Toast (C)
  • 1 balls #9114 Honey (D)
  • 1 ball #9820 Mid Blue (E)
  • 1 ball #3729 Grape (F)
  • 1 ball #4420 Guacamole (G)
  • 1 ball #5142 Cherry Red (H)
  • 1 ball #4614 Black (J)
  • 1 ball #2541 Sky Blue (K)

Usually for worsted weight yarn I would use between a 5mm and 6mm set of needles to get the drape I like (no surprise that I have way too many 5.5mm hooks and needles in my grab bag!) 5mm is great for a somewhat hardier material, perfect for a floor blanket (and I back mine with polar fleece, quilting along the edges of the squares once sewn together) while 6mm have more drape (but weave those ends in well if you tend to knit a little looser than the gauge on the ballband).

Basically, with the way these patterns work, you could use any weight of yarn; just work to the yarn gauge and needle size uniformly over the blanket and it will all be fine & dandy.