Hexagonal Dog Blanket

This free knitting pattern for a hexagonal dog blanket is perfect for keeping your four footed friends warm on those cold winter evenings.  The free knitting pattern is very versatile and lends itself to be knitted as easily from scraps of wool to give the random striped effect for using up wool from other projects or using new wool for a more uniform pattern. The hexagonal dog blanket is perfect for gifting to animal charities as it could be used to help keep any animal warm and comfortable in its bed.  If this blanket is being made for charity, I would recommend using acrylic yarns which can be easily washed.

This free knitting pattern produces a blanket which can be used by two small dogs or one medium sized dog.  The pattern can be expanded if needed (by adding extra rows) for larger animals but extra wool would be required.


300g Double Knitting Wool
1 x 4mm Knitting Needles

The blanket shown here has been made out of odd scraps of wool left over from other projects inserted completely randomly.  Work is underway on a plain / striped blanket, details of which will be included as soon as they are available.


sts      Stitches      
    Knit (number after it refers to how many stitches to knit)
M1     Knit two stitches into next stitch (increasing number of stitches by one)

To make hexagon (make 6 alike):
Using 4mm needles cast on 1 stitch.

Row 1 (right side row):  M1 (2sts)
Row 2 (wrong side row):  Purl to end
Row 3:  M1, M1 (4sts)
Row 4:  Purl to end
Row 5:  M1, K2, M1 (6 sts)
Row 6:  Purl to end
Row 7:
  knit to end
Row 8:  Purl to end

These 8 rows form the pattern.  Continue working in pattern, increasing 1 stitch at either end of rows 1, 3 and 5 until there are 102sts on the needle, ending on row 6 of the pattern.  Cast off in knit.

Sew all the triangles together and securely sew in the ends.

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