Monday, October 19, 2009

Harry Potter Blanket Squares

These charts were made by myself using PMstitch creator 2.0,

The inspiration for this project came from Totallee's amazing works.
Click on each chart to enlarge, print, or save it etc.

I personally do not plan to make all these blocks myself. However I thought I would include as many characters as possible so people can pick and chose as the feel fit :D
There is not a 'guage' so to speak for these blocks, they can be knit (or crocketed for that matter) in and gauge yarn so long as you have
5 stitches across = 7 rows up

All the blocks are 80 stitches across by 111 rows, these figures include a single stitch/row all the way around as a selvedge stitch, shown in black.
The blocks require 5 colours

  • Background colour of your choice
  • White
  • Light grey
  • Medium grey
  • Black
Quantities will vary depending on your yar weight and if you are knitting or chocheting

This pattern is listed on Ravelry HERE

I will most likely continue to add to these blocks.. so If you think of a charactor that I have missed, I would love you to tell me, I might add them in...













to be continued...

131 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Kismatt said...

*rubs hands and cracks knuckles* Looks like I've got some knitting to do!!

These look great! How many have been knit out?

Jacqui said...

Brilliant idea, thank you for sharing the patterns. Please could you do the chart for the original Professor Dumbledore, Richard Harris, as he is the one in my mind when I read the books.

Kris said...

Oh Candice- these rock!

I think a dumbledore pillow would make a 10yr old boy very happy. Do they take long to knit?

Jennifer said...

These are great! Will you be adding Remus Lupin?

Natalie said...

I was going to humbly request a Remus Lupin, but I see I've been beaten to it while loading the comment page!

Two votes for Lupin then? :P

The squares already made are amazing, I can't wait to make a few as cushions. xxx

kristo said...

Three votes for Lupin...
and, since Trelawney is in there, how about Prof. Sprout & Flitwick?
Oh, and Filch would be a funny one!

Angie said...

I'd also like Buckbeak, Hedwig and Crookshanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these! I can't wait till afChristmas to get started on ME a blanket.

Anonymous said...

Lucius!

Anonymous said...

another vote for hedwig and buckbeak :) these are fabulous, i am gonna have to make some for all of my harry potter obsessed family :)

Anonymous said...

Older Ron please! It just looks strange next to older Harry and Hermione.

ajdag said...

Hi this so awsome!! thanks for sharring. i would like to see Lupin.

Anonymous said...

These are brilliant!! A second vote for Lucius please, and the older Ron, I see these patterns taking up my knitting time well into the future! Great Job!!

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for sharing your patterns. I'd love to see little Prof. Flitwick !!

Anonymous said...

Could you do one of Fluffy? Hagrid's three headed dog??
Thanks!

ells said...

totally amazing patterns :) thanks alot for posting them, can't wait to try them out! Could you please add older harry and hermoine? And maybe older ginny too if you could? Again, thank you soo much! :)

DaneMum said...

You're awsome (can we have a Cedric too ;) )

Anonymous said...

These patterns are awesome! Thank you for sharing them. I've already finished Hermione and am almost done with Harry.

Could you please add Flitwick? And also maybe Lily and James?

madamq said...

Can you possibly do a younger Hermione, and Harry? I see the Young Ron on there... I was thinking of making pillows with the Young versions on one side and the Older versions on the other side..

*Lol I sound like a crazy pillow person.. that's 3 pillows* :P

If not, no worries! I like my options already!!!

Katherine said...

Amazing job! I second a vote for Lily and James, and possibly a Christian Coulson Tom Riddle?

hells456 said...

I'll second the request for a Cedric and also a Krum would be great. Thanks for posting all these!

Rebecca said...

These are the best and I can't wait to start working on them. How about some hotness with Cedric and Oliver Wood?

Amanda said...

These are awesome!

Please could you maybe include the rest of the Weasleys too?

Anonymous said...

these are great, you should do a Lavender Brown one

SunDoorBeads said...

Thank you so much for these I am off to knit one this is my first go at using multiple yarns I am hoping it turns out!! Any tips? :)

Joanne said...

Amazing! I looked at the software. Does it allow you to change from a square graph to the knitting graph that you used? I'd love to make an afghan with hockey players!

zaelyna said...

Okay, this is wickedly stellar! I'm adding that "Hedwig" to my queue.

Knitty Aunt-Did said...

You are my hero! I watched totalee make her Harry Potter blanket and was so sad that there were no charts! But now I can make anyone of them I want! I need a Malfoy set stat! Thanks so much once again! <3

Anonymous said...

Could you add one for Percy Weasley? I mean, I know he's an idiot, but I want to make on for each member of the Weasley family.

Amy V. said...

These are amazing, thank you so much! I definitely need to make a Luna cushion.

If you're happy to, could you please add First-Year Hermione, with her bushy hair? ♥

Tori said...

Thank you so much for these! I've always been a little wary of intarsia and picture knitting, but I think the HP gang might make me jump off the ledge and go for it!

Anonymous said...

This is now on my bucket list! I want to make all of them :)- Ivy

Knitty Aunt-Did said...

I want to make so so so many of these! I was wondering if maybe you could have another Draco? Younger? Or even older? The third movie Draco is my least favorite because of his weird-not-normal-why'd-they-do-that-haircut. Not that he isn't dreamy! :D

Melinda said...

Any chance you'll be adding to this? I'd love to see a block with Lily and James Potter. =)

Me said...

Awesome!

I'd love to see Luna Lovegood and I add my voice to those looking forward to possible Lily and James squares... As well as Oliver Wood. XD

Ooh, and Madam Hooch! I love her hair and eyes.

Thanks for these charts, they're awesome and I look forward to using them. :)

silverstag21 said...

Oh my god, you're awesome! These charts look amazing, can't wait to knit one of two. If you're still taking suggestions, what about a dragon and a Hogwarts castle chart? I'm so excited I found these, thanks for sharing! :D

Kristen said...

has anyone tried to crochet these?

I'd feel more confident with my work if I tried to do it that way, but what hook do you use?

also, does it get hard using all the different colors and changing them out with crocheting? would it be easier to knit?

thanks! I'm new at all this and pretty much teach myself( which is what we all do I guess :)

teaandliterature said...

Wow! I am looking forward to knitting these. So many lovely shots you chose.

I have a request to ask of you. My friend is currently working on a fanfiction. I would like to make her a blanket with some squares but it would require a square of Bellatrix's husband Rodolphous. Since no actor plays him I was wondering if you would consider using a picture of Gerard Butler she gave me (that's the model she uses for him and wallpapers and such) and making a square of him so that I could make her one of the most epic Christmas/Birthday presents ever.

This is the photo that she uses. http://www.wrathofgods.com/press/pressmaterials/Gerard_Butler_in_Glacier_Lagoon.jpg

If you could be of any help I would very much appreciate it and I know she would too.

Thanks in advance.

If you need to contact me you can reach me at lbusser [at] gm [dot] slc.edu

teaandliterature said...

Also what about Fleur, Viktor, and Cedric from the TriWizard tournament

teaandliterature said...

This is the last comment I am going to leave today I promise...

I was just wonder how you acquired PMstitch creator 2.0?

Anonymous said...

Have you made a Scabior, the snatcher one? Or any of the new Deathly Hallows characters?

Knit Wit! said...

These are BEAUTIFUL. If I make it past Christmas, I'm going to start right away!!!

Anonymous said...

Although this pattern is for knitting, is it possible for me to still use it for crochet? Can I make every square a single crochet?

Anonymous said...

I would love it if you could make an Oliver Wood one!

knitguyla said...

Amazing work and so infinitely generous of you! Thanks, I think a Harry pillow is in my future!

Anonymous said...

Those look soooo cool. It must be really awesome if you know how to knit properly. I do know basic knitting and then I really mean basic. Would anbody know a good tutorial on how to start knitting a pattern. Again basic : )

magami_1 said...

hi!!,,=),,this is really cool!!,,,i have a question tho,,,i tried to print out the graphs that i wanted to make and it comes out too big so it doesnt all fit on a reg sheet of printer paper,,it cuts off like the right 15 rows,,and i cant figure out a way to shrink the pattern,,,im sure this is a "dummy me" type thing but if you have any suggestions i would appreciate,,=),,THX

magami_1 said...

NVM,,i fugured it out,,=),,also has anyone done the row count charts for any of these that they can share,,=)

Molly said...

These are absolutely amazing! I saw a link to these on livejournal a long time ago, and I'm astonished at how many more there are - awesome! Thank you for making these available!

Anonymous said...

Wow, My daughter loves harry potter like crazy. She's been looking for harry potter squares to sew on a bag she's been knitting., I'll tell her that I finally found a pattern! thanks ;)

Ida said...
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Ida said...

Wow, thank you so much for this! I love it! I would love to have one of Gilderoy Lockhart as well, that would be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is awesome. I would love to knit a bunch but I don't think I quite have those colour working skills yet. That being said, do you think you could do one of Viktor Krum? I know somebody who would just love that.

Anonymous said...

Has any tried these in dk yarn yet? If so how much wool did you use and what size needles? Thanks, I have a friend who is a HP addict, I'd love to surprise her with a blanket!

Rebecca 23 said...

I really love harry potter and im so excited to make these is there any where on you tube or somewhere i could check to see if im doing it right the colour changing is confussin me lol... also is it plain knit or knit one purl one.
thanks x

Anonymous said...

Wow can't wait to get started on this one Thanks!

Melissa said...

Could you make an updated Neville square? Like a picture of him from Deathly Hallows please. I would really love to make one of him from there. :)

Unknown said...

Someone please help me!! I'm not new to knitting but i have never knitted with charts so I haven't a clue on how to make these! I want to make them for my daughter, so can someone please give me a link to a starter video or website? any help is appreciated! thanks

Candice said...

Hi everyone! thank you all for all your lovely comments, every one of them has made me smile :D.

At this stage, with 2 kiddies under foot and studying at uni I will not likely not be doing any more block, as each block takes quite a few hours to do.

Good new is though, I do plan on creating a bit of a video tutorial on how *I* knit these blocks. I expect that I will get it done over the next 3-4 weeks, between uni assessments.... bare with me

Anonymous said...

I may be mistaken but are there two hippogriffs? Are they both Buckbeak *cough* *cough* I mean Whitherwing?

Candice said...

Hard to tell when its not colour, but one is actually Fawkes! ;)

Anonymous said...

DUH! I am so dumb! i see now, thanks for telling me!

Slaine Al'Eir said...

Candice, I was wondering if you have an ETA for your video tutorials? I know that you're busy but thought I'd ask =)
I would love to try my hand at these, but in crochet.

Potterfreakk said...

An Oliver Wood one would be amazing..My best friend LOVES Oliver Wood, (her kids middle name is Oliver lol) and I would LOVE to make her a pillow. Flitwick would be awesome as Warwick Davis was the star of a movie I was named after. =] What about McGonagal? Or the House Crests? Crabbe and Goyle? Cho? Would be super cool to do like House themed blankets, or different age groups, or to do an Order blanket, or a bad guy blanket...OMG I have so much work to do!! Lol. Could we try to do a Fawkes one? Maybe I'll just have to get the program...lol

Anonymous said...

Just discovered these awesome charts. Hubby would also like to see Hooch, Slughorn, Cedric Diggory, Peter Pettigrew, Cornelius Fudge, Sorting Hat, Moaning Myrtle. He obviously wants me to be busy and make him a something big enough to cover the house!

Megan said...

I completely agree with the previous post! I'm currently on my 9th square, I'm making a blanket for a friend for christmas, she's a Harry Potter fanatic, more so than me! also, wondering if you could put some others of Harry Ron, and Hermione. Maybe also a Hermoine at the Yule ball in addition to a more recent one..

Shannii said...

an older dudley and the other dursleys please? also an older malfoy and greyback and mrs figg? maybe even a dementor ooh and a thestral? peter pettigrew and him as scabbers? and mrs malfoy? and an older ginny please? i love her!
you dont have to do all of them, just one please?

Anonymous said...

if you could, would you mind doing the house and hogwarts crests too, please? they would look great with the patch blanket i'm making! thanks x

Stargazer said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I was wondering about how much yarn it takes to make one square.

Stargazer said...

I would like to request a younger Harry and Hermione. Maybe from like the fourth year or secound year to go with the younger Ron

Kimico said...

I agree with Stargazer that a younger Hermione and younger Harry to go with the younger Ron :) and another vote for the Housecrests

Shama D said...

I knitted the Harry square into a pillow for my son!! It was a fun project and he loves he!! My younger son is a senior in homeschool and I'm wanting to knit him a Doctor Who blanket. I would like four picture squares for it. I'm trying to use the program to design them and am having no success!! Can you give me any hints?

Anonymous said...

These are amazing. I can only *imagine* the amount of time you put into them. Many of us (yes, even though an adult for...ah...quite a while now) Harry Potter fans would LOVE to see every single character ever mentioned in any footnote of The History of Quidditch charted out, but you've given us all such a generous gift already, it seems almost churlish to request more.

And now you have your own children. :-) You'll be able to read to them, as they go through the age-appropriate stages, the stories.

For crochet: One very successful method of working charts via crochet is Tunisian crochet, which also used to be referred to as "afghan stitch." Look up videos, websites, etc. on Tunisian crochet.

Use a lighter-weight yarn and a larger hook for Tunisian than you would for either knitting or regular crochet. For instance, a worsted yarn/H hook (= #8 needles) combination would work better in Tunisian as a DK yarn/J or K hook. This is b/c Tunisian stitches each row twice (one forward pass and one return pass).

DogCatMom in the online yarn world (except Ravelry, which insists that I be named BernerCatMom)

Anonymous said...

what abot professor flitwick x:)

Anonymous said...

what about professor flitwickx:):)

Anonymous said...

I vote for an Oliver, Cedric, Fleur, Krum, Lily and James, and Petunia and Vernon

ShortyB33 said...

Can you put up Aberforth Dumbledore, Seamus Finnigan, and an older Dudley Dursley. Oh and Harry's Parents! Lillie and James Potter!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

shannon said...

Is there any way to make the lines inbetween the stitches a color other than black?? It's so hard to tell how many stitches should be black and how many shouldn't be because there is no line ):

Anonymous said...

I guess I will sleep well, with Voldemort on my blanket. XD

Anonymous said...

These are awsome! Please can you try to make the golden snitch...I know it isn't a person, but I'm obsessed with Harry Potter!!! :) Thanks X

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for these :D

sandi said...

Thank you so much for posting these patterns. I made Harry! It was the most ambitious knitting project I have ever tried. & it turned out great!

Sharon said...

PLEASE!! A Moaning Myrtle one???

Anonymous said...

I would like a pattern... please!!!

Cincly said...

Hi Candice,
I was wondering if you are still interested in making more of these charts or if you have any tips for people wanting to make their own within the same stitch and row count as yours so they will match up?
I'm currently 3/4 of the way through knitting my first panel, Luna and I would like to make Hermione next. However i'd really like a happy smiling Hermione. I've tried reducing Lee's crochet pattern to 80 stitches but it just chops off too much of the background colour. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated!

Meg said...

These are absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these!!!

emmieswats said...

Please could you upload a Fleur square..... or better still teach us how to make these ourselves?:D

Anonymous said...

can i just say your talent is unbelievable i dont know hoe you could make these ....you got skill ! i am 13 and im making one of the harry potter ones but i would love if you could make some hunger games ones or twilight ones :D

Humaun Kabir said...

Thanks for the great post on your blog, it really gives me an insight on this topic.
marbles from jennamarbles

Anonymous said...

I would really really love it if you could create Lily and James. they are one of my favorite couples, as are Remus and Tonks and they are my next projects!

Anonymous said...

How bout the weasley twins from movies 6 or 7/8, with their shorter hair?

jenny crean said...

written pattens would be help full i look at the pictures and i do not know were to star. i realy whant to make theas so could u please help me out thanks

Anonymous said...

oh my seeing these is like Christmas coming early :D im 14 and OBSESSED with harry potter and i cant wait to start ..its hard deciding which one to knit i want them all !

jenny crean said...

please can some one make this in to a written patten im on a dead line and relay want to make these but having trouble understanding it from just the picture some one please help

Nancy Marino said...

Jennie Crean... I found this site thru allfreecrochet.com under the afghans/picture graphs pages... there is a handwritten pattern that may help you. I hope this helps- good luck.

jenny crean said...

nancy im having trouble finding it can u send me the link

jenny crean said...

please nancey help me i realy cant find it

Anonymous said...

Dementor!!

Evie said...

Since you have an older and younger Ron, it would be neat to do a younger Harry and Hermione, also since you have Dudley, there should be Petunia and Vernon Dursley.

Evie said...

What stitch did you do this in--Stockinette, Garter, reverse stockinette, etc...? What size needles did you use? And what weight yarn? BTW, Moaning Myrtle would be awesome.

Evie said...

One more thing. Goodness, I really need to think my questions through to put them on one comment. Is this using intarsia or a different method?

Anonymous said...

Nagini!

Rebekah said...

Are you doing anymore of the Dursleys? I would love to see Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia instead of just a dudley.

Maggie Chrisman said...

I would love there to be an older version of Ron! I think it would be awkward for there to be an older Harry, Hermione, Fred and George but Ron still be from the 2nd movie :P

Thanks!

Maggie

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for providing the patterns! It is so rare to find such a brilliant resource for free! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a seamus chart, please. And I agree with the others who say oliver wood, as well.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if there are any written out directions for these squares. The squares are so tiny that it is hard to count how many squares are of what color. I hope there is something.

ward of kaitward said...

Does anyone know if there is a good way to convert these patterns into something similar to a crochet by numbers pattern? Like a written format? I far prefer crocheting from a written pattern vs a graph as I find it easier to follow, but I am loathe to count each color and do it myself, far too lazy.

Chandra said...

I agree with ward of kaitward, it has to be an easier way, for crochet that is, want to learn how to crochet pics and symbols, some one help please.

Jenny Crean said...

pease can we have a video with instructions please

Darcy Phillips said...

I would like have a written pattern just to help me understand where to change colors and how to work the edging. It would Also help to explain how to make it a Blanket. I don't do well with Charts. Also I notice you don't have the Minister of Magic on there. I think for those Sir Robert Hardy fans it would be nice to have Fudge. Also Quirell and a goblin.

Darcy Phillips said...

for those looking for the video on her blanket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCcrmIR6vbk here it is.. I am not getting sound on my comp though

Kimberly Christian said...

OMG I am so in love with these! Could I cross stitch them??

kris10sleathers said...

Is the older version of Hermione on here? there was one of her before this one, thanks!!

Siobhan Murphy said...

Is there any video tutorials on how to make these? They are so awesome. or a written pattern?

Rhonda Nankivell said...

They Look great, you are so clever, how about Bartie Crab Jr (aka David Tennant)

Anonymous said...

Please please separate the twins. George with one ear. And Fred just laughing. And thank you so much for this pattern.

Greetings from Holland

Anonymous said...

I crocheted Harry. Now moving on with Hermione. After i finish 16 patterns i will stitch them together to a huge blanket with 16 different characters. It will be hard to choose which ones....

Greetings from a happy Dutch crochet and Harry Potter fan.

Jenny Crean said...

please could we have some written instructions please i realy want to make thees but find the pictures confusing

Katie Luecht said...

I absolutely love these. However my eyes can't tell discern how many black squares there are in black chunks because the gridlines are black too. Maybe make future ones with contrasting gridlines so people with vision trouble don't struggle as much? I probably can go into paint and add the lines myself though if it's not possible. I plan on making several of these!

kat knight said...

I have done all 39 of these and they are superb but I need one more to complete the blanket I am doing for my daughter, are you planning on doing any more?

Mary-Frances Radway said...

Well done

Jenny Crean said...

can u not make them in to writen instrctions i can't understand the grids

Anonymous said...

Please can you make more patterns of Remus Lupin? Or Marauders? Or overall charactersfrom film Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can you please share, how you did this? Because I don't know, how to make another patterns for my friends.
Thanks.
PS: It's awesome!!!

Donna Lauer said...

I would love to make at least 3 afghans out of these but I'm having trouble getting the graphs to print out can you please help me?


Thank-you
Donna L

Anonymous said...

Can you please do an Oliver Wood as we as Mr & Mrs Potter please an younger Harry & Hermione as well as Crabbe & Goyle

sheryle cooper said...

Hi I like donna am having trouble when I click on the graph no picture cones up to print

Kasa Hrycuna said...

I am trying to print the older Ron Weasley graph and I can't seem to get it to come up to print. I have a customer that has already bought the yarn for it and is waiting for me to get it started. But I can't without printing the pattern.