FREE Union Jack Flag Lap Blanket Knitting Pattern - Platinum Jubliee Pattern

Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 with this
Free Union Jack Flag Lap Blanket Knitting Pattern.


Knitted Union Jack Lap Blanket

 

Union Flag / Union Jack

The national flag of the United Kingdom is a combination of four nation's crosses,  England, Wales, Scotland and of Northern Ireland, The Ideal free knitting pattern for all UK celebrations

 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 1952 to 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the 1st British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

An extended Bank Holiday, from Thursday June 2nd - Sunday June 5th will give all the communities throughout the UK the opportunity to celebrate this historic milestone.

Knit up your own Union Jack flag lap blanket for this special celebration. 

 

Stitch Directory

All Stitches are KNIT.
W - Knit with White yarn.
B - Knit with Blue yarn.
R - Knit with Red yarn.
* - Join a new Ball.
# - Cut last yarn used, leaving a 4 inch yarn tail for sewing in.

Materials

   2 x 170g Balls of White #9701 - (360 yards) (330m)
   2 x 170g Balls of Harvest Red #9763 - (360 yards) (330m)
   1 x 170g Ball of Dark Country Blue #9711 - (185g yards) (170m)
Bobbins (Optional) 



Are you using a different yarn?

Use the yardage or metres figure, not the grams, to ensure you have enough yarn to complete your blanket.

 

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Pattern Notes 

  • Tension Gauge - 17sts x 24 Rows = 4 x 4 inches (10cm x10cm)
  • Finished Blanket Size = 30 x 40 inches (77cm x 102cm)
  • Intermediate level pattern.
  • Blanket is made up in Garter Stitch (Knit stitch only)
  • Blanket is made up using Intarsia Knitting for colour changes.
  • Chart of full design under the written instructions .
  • A larger 4 page chart of the design is in the Printable PDF version of the pattern. 

 


Prepare your yarn, BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

Divide;-
  • 2 Balls of White - make into 6 Balls of White.
  • 1 Ball of Blue - make into 4 Balls of Blue. 
  • 1 Ball of Red - make into 2 Balls of Red.
Don’t worry about making the balls equal 'approx.' amounts are fine.
  • All Rows have 134 sts.
  • Drop yarn when not in use, pick back up on next row. Do NOT carry the yarn.
  • When colour changing on an Even Row (wrong side of blanket)
  1. Bring the current working yarn to the front.
  2. Cross over the new colour yarn.
  3. Drop the current working yarn and take the new colour yarn to the back of your work.
  4. Continue knitting with the new colour yarn.

Need Help with Intarsia?

Watch this video from 13:00 minutes in.

How to Knit Intarsia Video Link

Union Jack Flag Lap Blanket Written instructions 

Cast On - *W10, *R11, *W5, *B19, *W9, *R26, *W9, *B19, *W15, *R11.
(See below  for step by step instructions for multi-strand cast-on)
Row 1 - R11, W15, B19, W9, R26, W9, B19, W5, R11, W10. (Right side)
Row 2 - W10, R11, W5, B19, W9, R26, W9, B19, W15, R11.
Row 3 - R12, W15, B18, W9, R26, W9, B18, W5, R11, W11.
Row 4 - W11, R11, W5, B18, W9, R26, W9, B18, W15, R12.
Row 5 - *W1, R12, W15, B17, W9, R26, W9, B17, W5, R11, W12.
Row 6 - W12, R11, W5, B17, W9, R26, W9, B17, W15, R12, W1.
Row 7 - W2, R12, W15, B16, W9, R26, W9, B16, W5, R11, W13.
Row 8 - W13, R11, W5, B16, W9, R26, W9, B16, W15, R12, W2.
Row 9 - W3, R12, W15, B15, W9, R26, W9, B15, W5, R11, W14.
Row 10 - W14, R11, W5, B15, W9, R26, W9, B15, W15, R12, W3.
Row 11 - W4, R12, W15, B14, W9, R26, W9, B14, W5, R11, W15.
Row 12 - W15, R11, W5, B14, W9, R26, W9, B14, W15, R12, W4.
Row 13 - W5, R12, W15, B13, W9, R26, W9, B13, W5, R11, W16.
Row 14 - W16, R11, W5, B13, W9, R26, W9, B13, W15, R12, W5.
Row 15 - *B1, W5, R12, W15, B12, W9, R26, W9, B12, W5, R11, W16, *B1.
Row 16 - B1, W16, R11, W5, B12, W9, R26, W9, B12, W15, R12, W5, B1.
Row 17 - B2, W5, R12, W15, B11, W9, R26, W9, B11, W5, R11, W16, B2.
Row 18 - B2, W16, R11, W5, B11, W9, R26, W9, B11, W15, R12, W5, B2.
Row 19 - B3, W5, R12, W15, B10, W9, R26, W9, B10, W5, R11, W16, B3.
Row 20 - B3, W16, R11, W5, B10, W9, R26, W9, B10, W15, R12, W5, B3.
Row 21 - B4, W5, R12, W15, B9, W9, R26, W9, B9, W5, R11, W16, B4.
Row 22 - B4, W16, R11, W5, B9, W9, R26, W9, B9, W15, R12, W5, B4.
Row 23 - B5, W5, R12, W15, B8, W9, R26, W9, B8, W5, R11, W16, B5.
Row 24 - B5, W16, R11, W5, B8, W9, R26, W9, B8, W15, R12, W5, B5.
Row 25 - B6, W5, R12, W15, B7, W9, R26, W9, B7, W5, R11, W16, B6.
Row 26 - B6, W16, R11, W5, B7, W9, R26, W9, B7, W15, R12, W5, B6.
Row 27 - B7, W5, R12, W15, B6, W9, R26, W9, B6, W5, R11, W16, B7.
Row 28 - B7, W16, R11, W5, B6, W9, R26, W9, B6, W15, R12, W5, B7.
Row 29 - B8, W5, R12, W15, B5, W9, R26, W9, B5, W5, R11, W16, B8.
Row 30 - B8, W16, R11, W5, B5, W9, R26, W9, B5, W15, R12, W5, B8.
Row 31 - B9, W5, R12, W15, B4, W9, R26, W9, B4, W5, R11, W16, B9.
Row 32 - B9, W16, R11, W5, B4, W9, R26, W9, B4, W15, R12, W5, B9.
Row 33 - B10, W5, R12, W15, B3, W9, R26, W9, B3, W5, R11, W16, B10.
Row 34 - B10, W16, R11, W5, B3, W9, R26, W9, B3, W15, R12, W5, B10.
Row 35 - B11, W5, R12, W15, B2, W9, R26, W9, B2, W5, R11, W16, B11.
Row 36 - B11, W16, R11, W5, B2, W9, R26, W9, B2, W15, R12, W5, B11.
Row 37 - B12, W5, R12, W15, B1, W9, R26, W9, B1, W5, R11, W16, B12.
Row 38 - B12, W16, R11, W5 #, B1 #, W9, R26, W9 #, B1 #, W15, R12, W5, B12.
Row 39 - B13, W5, R12, W24, R26, W14, R11, W16, B13.
Row 40 - B13, W16, R11, W14, R26, W24, R12, W5, B13.
Row 41 - B14, W5, R12, W23, R26, W13, R11, W16, B14.
Row 42 - B14, W16, R11, W13, R26, W23, R12, W5, B14.
Row 43 - B15, W5, R12, W22, R26, W12, R11, W16, B15.
Row 44 - B15, W16, R11, W12, R26, W22, R12, W5, B15.
Row 45 - B16, W5, R12, W21, R26, W11, R11, W16, B16.
Row 46 - B16, W16, R11, W11, R26, W21, R12, W5, B16.
Row 47 - B17, W5, R12, W20, R26, W10, R11, W16, B17.
Row 48 - B17, W16, R11, W10, R26, W20, R12, W5, B17.
Row 49 - B18, W5, R12, W19, R26, W9, R11, W16, B18.
Row 50 - B18, W16, R11, W9, R26, W19, R12, W5, B18.
Row 51 - B19, W5, R12, W18, R26, W9, R10, W16, B19.
Row 52 - B19, W16, R10, W9, R26, W18, R12, W5, B19.
Row 53 - B20, W5, R12, W17, R26, W9, R9, W16, B20.
Row 54 - B20, W16, R9, W9, R26, W17, R12, W5, B20.
Row 55 - B21, W5, R12, W16, R26, W9, R8, W16, B21.
Row 56 - B21, W16, R8, W9, R26, W16, R12, W5, B21.
Row 57 - B22, W5, R12, W15, R26, W9, R7, W16, B22.
Row 58 - B22, W16, R7, W9, R26, W15, R12, W5, B22.
Row 59 - B23, W5, R12, W14, R26, W9, R6, W16, B23.
Row 60 - B23, W16, R6, W9, R26, W14, R12, W5, B23.
Row 61 - B24, W5, R12, W13, R26, W9, R5, W16, B24.
Row 62 - B24, W16, R5, W9, R26, W13, R12, W5, B24.
Row 63 - B25, W5, R12, W12, R26, W9, R4, W16, B25.
Row 64 - B25, W16, R4, W9, R26, W12, R12, W5, B25.
Row 65 - B26, W5, R12, W11, R26, W9, R3, W16, B26.
Row 66 - B26, W16, R3, W9, R26, W11, R12, W5, B26.
Row 67 - B27, W5, R12, W10, R26, W9, R2, W16, B27.
Row 68 - B27, W16, R2, W9, R26, W10, R12, W5, B27.
Row 69 - B28, W5, R12, W9, R26, W9, R1, W16, B28.
Row 70 - B28, W16 #, R1 #, W9, R26, W9, R12, W5, B28.
Row 71 - B29, W5, R11, W9, R26, W25, B29.
Row 72 - B29, W25, R26, W9, R11, W5, B29.
Row 73 - B30, W5, R10, W9, R26, W24, B30.
Row 74 - B30, W24, R26, W9, R10, W5, B30.
Row 75 - B31, W5, R9, W9, R26, W23, B31.
Row 76 - B31, W23, R26, W9, R9, W5, B31.
Row 77 - B32, W5, R8, W9, R26, W22, B32.
Row 78 - B32, W22, R26, W9, R8, W5, B32.
Row 79 - B33, W5, R7, W9, R26, W21, B33.
Row 80 - B33, W21, R26, W9, R7, W5, B33.
Row 81 - B34, W5, R6, W9, R26, W20, B34.
Row 82 - B34, W20, R26, W9, R6, W5, B34.
Row 83 - B35, W5, R5, W9, R26, W19, B35.
Row 84 - B35, W19, R26, W9, R5, W5, B35.
Row 85 - B36, W5, R4, W9, R26, W18, B36. 
Row 86 - B36, W18, R26, W9, R4, W5, B36.
Row 87 - B37, W5, R3, W9, R26, W17, B37.
Row 88 - B37 #, W17, R26, W9 #, R3 #, W5 #, B37 #.
Row 89 - *W54, R26, W54.
Rows 90 to 100 (11 Rows) - W54, R26, W54.
# all strands.
Attach Red yarn.
Rows 101 to 138 (38 Rows) - R134.
# the red yarn.
Row 139 - *W54, *R26, *W54.
Rows 140 to 149 (10 Rows) - W54, R26, W54.
Row 150 - W54, R26, W54 #.
Row 151 - *B37, *W17, R26, W9, *R3, *W5, *B37.
Row 152 - B37, W5, R3, W9, R26, W17, B37.
Row 153 - B36, W18, R26, W9, R4, W5, B36.
Row 154 - B36, W5, R4, W9, R26, W18, B36.
Row 155 - B35, W19, R26, W9, R5, W5, B35.
Row 156 - B35, W5, R5, W9, R26, W19, B35.
Row 157 - B34, W20, R26, W9, R6, W5, B34.
Row 158 - B34, W5, R6, W9, R26, W20, B34.
Row 159 - B33, W21, R26, W9, R7, W5, B33.
Row 160 - B33, W5, R7, W9, R26, W21, B33.
Row 161 - B32, W22, R26, W9, R8, W5, B32.
Row 162 - B32, W5, R8, W9, R26, W22, B32.
Row 163 - B31, W23, R26, W9, R9, W5, B31.
Row 164 - B31, W5, R9, W9, R26, W23, B31.
Row 165 - B30, W24, R26, W9, R10, W5, B30.
Row 166 - B30, W5, R10, W9, R26, W24, B30.
Row 167 - B29, W25, R26, W9, R11, W5, B29.
Row 168 - B29, W5, R11, W9, R26, W25, B29.
Row 169 - B28, W16, *R1, *W9, R26, W9, R12, W5, B28.
Row 170 - B28, W5, R12, W9, R26, W9, R1, W16, B28.
Row 171 - B27, W16, R2, W9, R26, W10, R12, W5, B27.
Row 172 - B27, W5, R12, W10, R26, W9, R2, W26, B27.
Row 173 - B26, W16, R3, W9, R26, W11, R12, W5, B26.
Row 174 - B26, W5, R12, W11, R26, W9, R3, W16, B26.
Row 175 - B25, W16, R4, W9, R26, W12, R12, W5, B25.
Row 176 - B25, W5, R12, W12, R26, W9, R4, W16, B25.
Row 177 - B24, W16, R5, W9, R26, W13, R12, W5, B24.
Row 178 - B24, W5, R12, W13, R26, W9, R5, W16, B24.
Row 179 - B23, W16, R6, W9, R26, W14, R12, W5, B23.
Row 180 - B23, W5, R12, W14, R26, W9, R6, W16, B23.
Row 181 - B22, W16, R7, W9, R26, W15, R12, W5, B22.
Row 182 - B22, W5, R12, W15, R26, W9, R7, W16, B22.
Row 183 - B21, W16, R8, W9, R26, W16, R12, W5, B21.
Row 184 - B21, W5, R12, W16, R26, W9, R8, W16, B21.
Row 185 - B20, W16, R9, W9, R26, W17, R12, W5, B20.
Row 186 - B20, W5, R12, W17, R26, W9, R9, W16, B20.
Row 187 - B19, W16, R10, W9, R26, W18, R12, W5, B19.
Row 188 - B19, W5, R12, W18, R26, W9, R10, W16, B19.
Row 189 - B18, W16, R11, W9, R26, W19, R12, W5, B18.
Row 190 - B18, W5, R12, W19, R26, W9, R11, W16, B18.
Row 191 - B17, W16, R11, W10, R26, W20, R12, W5, B17.
Row 192 - B17, W5, R12, W20, R26, W10, R11, W16, B17.
Row 193 - B16, W16, R11, W11, R26, W21, R12, W5, B16.
Row 194 - B16, W5, R12, W21, R26, W11, R11, W16, B16.
Row 195 - B15, W16, R11, W12, R26, W22, R12, W5, B15.
Row 196 - B15, W5, R12, W22, R26, W12, R11, W16, B15.
Row 197 - B14, W16, R11, W13, R26, W23, R12, W5, B14.
Row 198 - B14, W5, R12, W23, R26, W13, R11, W16, B14.
Row 199 - B13, W16, R11, W14, R26, W24, R12, W5, B13.
Row 200 - B13, W5, R12, W24, R26, W14, R11, W16, B13.
Row 201 - B12, W16, R11, W5, *B1, W9, R26, W9, *B1, W15, R12, W5, B12.
Row 202 - B12, W5, R12, W15, B1, W9, R26, W9, B1, W5, R11, W16, B12.
Row 203 - B11, W16, R11, W5, B2, W9, R26, W9, B2, W15, R12, W5, B11.
Row 204 - B11, W5, R12, W15, B2, W9, R26, W9, B2, W5, R11, W16, B11.
Row 205 - B10, W16, R11, W5, B3, W9, R26, W9, B3, W15, R12, W5, B10.
Row 206 - B10, W5, R12, W15, B3, W9, R26, W9, B3, W5, R11, W16, B10.
Row 207 - B9, W16, R11, W5, B4, W9, R26, W9, B4, W15, R12, W5, B9.
Row 208 - B9, W5, R12, W15, B4, W9, R26, W9, B4, W5, R11, W16, B9.
Row 209 - B8, W16, R11, W5, B5, W9, R26, W9, B5, W15, R12, W5, B8.
Row 210 - B8, W5, R12, W15, B5, W9, R26, W9, B5, W5, R11, W16, B8.
Row 211 - B7, W16, R11, W5, B6, W9, R26, W9, B6, W15, R12, W5, B7.
Row 212 - B7, W5, R12, W15, B6, W9, R26, W9, B6, W5, R11, W16, B7.
Row 213 - B6, W16, R11, W5, B7, W9, R26, W9, B7, W15, R12, W5, B6.
Row 214 - B6, W5, R12, W15, B7, W9, R26, W9, B7, W5, R11, W16, B6.
Row 215 - B5, W16, R11, W5, B8, W9, R26, W9, B8, W15, R12, W5, B5.
Row 216 - B5, W5, R12, W15, B8, W9, R26, W9, B8, W5, R11, W16, B5.
Row 217 - B4, W16, R11, W5, B9, W9, R26, W9, B9, W15, R12, W5, B4.
Row 218 - B4, W5, R12, W15, B9, W9, R26, W9, B9, W5, R11, W16, B4.
Row 219 - B3, W16, R11, W5, B10, W9, R26, W9, B10, W15, R12, W5, B3.
Row 220 - B3, W5, R12, W15, B10, W9, R26, W9, B10, W5, R11, W16, B3.
Row 221 - B2, W16, R11, W5, B11, W9, R26, W9, B11, W15, R12, W5, B2.
Row 222 - B2, W5, R12, W15, B11, W9, R26, W9, B11, W5, R11, W16, B2.
Row 223 - B1, W16, R11, W5, B12, W9, R26, W9, B12, W15, R12, W5, B1.
Row 224 - B1 #, W5, R12, W15, B12, W9, R26, W9, B12, W5, R11, W16, B1 #.
Row 225 - W16, R11, W5, B13, W9, R26, W9, B13, W15, R12, W5.
Row 226 - W5, R12, W15, B13, W9, R26, W9, B13, W5, R11, W16.
Row 227 - W15, R11, W5, B14, W9, R26, W9, B14, W15, R12, W4.
Row 228 - W4, R12, W15, B14, W9, R26, W9, B14, W5, R11, W15.
Row 229 - W14, R11, W5, B15, W9, R26, W9, B15, W15, R12, W3.
Row 230 - W3, R12, W15, B15, W9, R26, W9, B15, W5, R11, W14.
Row 231 - W13, R11, W5, B16, W9, R26, W9, B16, W15, R12, W2.
Row 232 - W2, R12, W15, B16, W9, R26, W9, B16, W5, R11, W13.
Row 233 - W12, R11, W5, B17, W9, R26, W9, B17, W15, R12, W1.
Row 234 - W1 #, R12, W15, B17, W9, R26, W9, B17, W5, R11, W12.
Row 235 - W11, R11, W5, B18, W9, R26, W9, B18, W15, R12.
Row 236 - R12, W15, B18, W9, R26, W9, B18, W5, R11, W11.
Row 237 - W10, R11, W5, B19, W9, R26, W9, B19, W15, R11.
Row 238 - R11, W15, B19, W9, R26, W9, B19, W5, R11, W10.
Row 239 - W9, R11, W5, B20, W9, R26, W9, B20, W15, R10.
Cast off knitwise in following colours
- R10, W15, B20, W9, R26, W9, B20, W5, R11, W9.

Sew in all ends.

Hope you enjoyed making up your Union Jack Flag Lap Blanket.

 

Intarsia (Multi-Coloured) Cast on - Step by step instructions

 Step 1 of Intarsia Cast on

1 - Cast on as normal with the first colour and complete the number of stitches needed, let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

 

Step 2 of Intarsia Cast On

 2 - Tie on the next colour and let both tail and yarn strand hang down.

Step 3 of Intarsia Cast On

3 - Take the yarn tail of the first colour and wrap it around the 2 strands of the second colour.

Step 4 of Intarsia Cast On

4 - Hold it in place while you continue to cast on with the second colour.

5 -  Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each colour change. 

 

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