Dreamhouse Blanket by Janine Myska

Dreamhouse Blanket

August 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2000 yards (1829 m)
36 x 48", easy to customize
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The knit stitch is the star of the show in this playful garter stitch blanket. The Dreamhouse Blanket uses the natural color changes of self-striping yarn to create a one-of-a-kind throw. Four triangles make up each square, and 12 identical squares come together to create this beautifully artsy blanket.

Read more about this design (and view the free version!) at knitsnknots.ca/dreamhouse-blanket.

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Light/DK—Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in Tutti Frutti

  • 100% Acrylic
  • 1117 yds (1022 m) per 10 oz (284 g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
  • View the knit kit here!

Yardage Required: 2 skeins or 2000 yds/1829 m

If substituting Lion Brand Ice Cream, choose any similar, category #3, light weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Notions: Tapestry needle

Needles: Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. You will only have 40 sts on your needle at any given time, so most needle lengths/cord lengths should be fine.


Finished blanket measures approximately 36” (91 cm) wide by 48” (122 cm) tall.

Each square measures approximately 12” (30 cm) by 12” (30 cm).

Skill Level: Easy

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row.

Construction: This blanket is made up of 12 identical squares knit individually and seamed together at the end. Each square is made of 4 triangles - the last 3 triangles knit onto the edge of the previous triangle, with no seaming involved while knitting each square.

RS/WS Rows: There is a RS (even numbered rows) and WS (odd numbered rows) to each square. Pay close attention to which row instructs you to place a marker - this denotes the RS of your work and will be referenced throughout the knitting of your square.

Supplementary Photos: There are 12 helpful tutorial photos included in this pattern. They are formatted on separate pages so you can print the text only, if preferred.

K: knit
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together (right-slanting decrease)
Insert your right needle into the next 2 sts knitwise, treating them as 1, and knitting them together
rem: remaining
rep: repeat
RS: right side
s1kw: slip 1 stitch knitwise
psso: pass slipped stitch over
With your left needle, pass your slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit (as if you are binding off one stitch)
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side


  • Use this pattern as a blank canvas to create your own colorwork blanket using your desired palette, changing colors wherever you like, playing around with the thickness of each stripe.
  • This pattern would also be great for a scrappy project, using up any DK weight yarns from your stash, rather than using a self-striping yarn.
  • This blanket pattern will work in other yarn weights, too. Simply follow the pattern with your chosen yarn/hook combination to see how large one square is. Then, decide how many total squares you will need based on your desired blanket size.

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