Help on entrelac blanket

I am almost done with the first row of blocks on my entrelac blanket. However I don’t know how I am going to get the half block at the end of the row looking right without having to do decreases on the knit side or multiple decreases on the purl side. And shouldn’t it be joined to the triangle instead of having the decreases at the very end of the row?:think:

Here is a link to the pattern

See if the diagram here helps

The p2 tog.should take care of the half block.

Okay that helps but when I get to the 2nd row of blocks all the way up to the 19th row of blocks how should I spread the 9 stitches that I pick up as evenly as possible across 16 stitches?

Well, there are a couple of ways to distribute the sts. You could do every other row and pick the 9 th stitch at the corner join, for one.