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## How many knitting stitches make a square?

Cast on enough stitches to make 8” (20cm), which should be anywhere from **35 to 40 stitches**. Try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares. This may vary slightly depending on your tension.

## How many stitches is a 5 inch square?

Cast on **18-20 stitches**, leaving a long tail (we will use the tails to sew the squares together). 2. Knit a few rows and check your work. Squares should be 5 inches wide.

## How many rows and stitches are in 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 squares does it take to 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.

## Which hospital needs bonding squares?

Bonding Squares are provided for **Mom’s whose babies are in the NICU (neonatal unit)**.

## How do you calculate stitches per inch?

Measure 4 inches, count the stitches (half-stitches, too) and **divide this number by** 4 (it may be a fraction). This is stitches per inch. If you have MORE stitches per inch than your pattern calls for (see diagram to the left), your stitches are TOO SMALL. Try a LARGER NEEDLE.

## How much should I cast on for a blanket?

If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on **120 stitches**. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.