What is a Peggy Square?
Peggy squares – knitted squares of yarn pieced together to create blankets – were first made during the Depression to keep sick children warm. They are now popping up for a new generation of children in need, courtesy of a revival from the daughter of the woman the squares are named after.
How many stitches do I need to make a square?
Start by casting on 60 stitches and work every row in knit stitch. Keep on going, knitting every row until you have a square – this will be about 120-130 rows. It should be approximately 12 inches by 12 inches but don’t worry if it’s a bit bigger or smaller – we will still be able to use it.
How many knitted squares make a blanket?
How many squares are there in a blanket? It takes 35 squares to make a blanket. That’s 5 squares wide and 7 squares long, for a blanket that is 1.4 meters by 1.0 meters, large enough to keep a child warm at any age.
What can I do with knitted squares?
Things To Do With A Knitted Square
- Use them as a mat for your plant pot – this one is great if you’ve dropped a stitch and need to hide it!
- Stitch together in a square to form the front of a cushion cover.
- Add ties at the side and use for a bike seat cover.
- Stitch together in a length to make a scarf.
How many granny squares does it take to make a blanket?
An average-sized blanket will require 88 blocks, measuring 48 x 66 inches. That isn’t the only amount you need, though. You can put granny squares on other blanket sizes too! A baby blanket that is 42 inches all around will need 49 granny squares.