Patterns-Knit Squares

On all patterns/stitches I use #10 needles and acrylic 4-ply yarn. This is just my choice-if you feel more comfortable with a smaller needle, by all means – go for it!

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January, 2013
Recently it has come to my attention that there should be some ‘help’ in the area of how to connect squares together. After looking through various sites, hopefully the listed sites below will help you with that. There are several teaching various methods of sewing the squares together, and one site for crocheting the squares together. Hopefully, this will be of help to all.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3rvJx3-9Xs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQVogcPBsis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ7KEGUTlJM

(the following is the CROCHET site)

http://crochetoholic.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-connect-squares-knit-and-crochet.html

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You can click on a photo to enlarge it

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Rice Stitch

This is a very simple pattern, but I love the way it comes out.

Multiples of 2 (I cast on 28 for squares)

Row 1: *K1, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: Knit

repeat these 2 rows for pattern

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Very Simple Stitch (I made it up)

Multiples of 2; I cast on 28 stitches for the 7″ squares

Row 1: *K 1, P1, K1 (repeat to end of row)

Row 2: *K1, P1, K1 (repeat to end of row)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

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Moss #1

Moss Stitch #1:

Multiple: even number of stitches (I use 28 for squares)

Row 1: *K1, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: *K1, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 3: *P1, K1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: *P1, K1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Repeat these 4 rows to form pattern

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Moss Stitch #2

Multiple of 4 (I cast on 28 for squares)

Row 1: *K2, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 3: *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: *K2, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

<!–[if !supportEmptyParas]–> <!–[endif]–>Repeat these 4 rows to form pattern

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Double Moss Stitch

Multiple of 4 (I cast on 28 for squares)

Row 1: *K2, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: *K2, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 3: *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Repeat these 4 rows to form pattern

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Diagonal square

Diagonal knit square

I especially like this pattern when used with varigated yarn.

(also known as “Grandma’s Favorite”, for dishcloths)

YO= Yarn Over

K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

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I use size 10 needles for this

Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K2, YO, knit to end

Repeat Row 2 until you have 38 stitches on needle

Next Row: K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, knit to end

Repeat “next row” instructions until you have 3 stitches on needle, then bind off.

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Blanket Moss Stitch

Multiple of 2+1 (I used 19 stitches for 7″ square)

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K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog=Purl 2 stitches together

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Row 1: Knit in front and in back of each stitch

Row 2:*K2tog, P2tog (repeat from * to end )

Row 3: Knit in front and back of each stitch

Row 4: *P2 tog, K2tog (repeat from * to end)

NOTE:

Because of increasing in Rows 1 & 3, and decreasing in Rows 2 & 4, you MUST end square on either Row 2 or 4

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Granite Relief Stitch

Cast on multiples of 2 (I use 28 for 7″ squares)

K2tog=knit two stitches together

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K2tog across row

Row 3: K into the front and back of each stitch

Row 4: Purl

(repeat rows 1-4)

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Farrow Rib

Multiple of 3+1 (I cast on 25 for the 7″ squares)

Row 1: K2, P1 (repeat to end of row; last stitch K1)

Row 2: P1, *K2, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

(repeat rows 1 & 2 to form pattern)

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Honeycomb Slip Stitch

Multiple of 3+1 (I cast on 25 for the 7″ squares)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2:K1, *Slip 1, K1, repeat from * to end of row

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: *Slip 1, K1, repeat from * to last stitch, Slip 1

repeat these 4 rows for pattern

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Seed Stitch Blocks

Seed Stitch Blocks

Multiple of 7 + 5 (I cast on 26 for squares)

Rows 1/3/5: *K1, P1 twice, K1, K2 (repeat from * to end of row/end K1, P1 twice, K1)

Rows 2/4/6: *K1, P1 twice, K1, P2 (repeat from * to end of row/end K1, P1 twice, K1)

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: Knit

(repeat rows 1-8 for pattern)

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Mock Cable

Mock Cable

Multiple of 5 + 2 (I cast on 27 for squares)

Sl1=Slip 1 stitch

PSSO= Pass Slip Stitch Over

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Row 1: P2, *Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: K2, *P1, YO, P1, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 3: P2, *K3, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: K2, *P3, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

(repeat rows 1-4 to form pattern)

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Little Shells

Multiple of 7 + 2 (I cast on 30 for squares)

YO= Yarn Over

P3tog= Purl 3 stitches together

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Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2, *YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: Purl

(repeat rows 1-4 to form pattern)

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Little Fountain Stitch

Little Fountain

Multiple of 4 + 1 (I cast on 25 for squares)

YO=Yarn Over

Sl1= Slip 1 stitch

K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

PSSO=Pass Slip Stitch Over

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Row 1: K1, *YO, K3, YO, K1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K2, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, *K3, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO (repeat from * to end of row) last 2 stitches: K2

Row 4: Purl

(repeat rows 1-4 to form pattern)

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Oblique Rib

Multiple of 4 (I cast on 28 for squares)

Row 1: *K2, P2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: K1, *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end, last 3 stitches: P2,K1

Row 3: *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: P1, *K2, P2 (repeat from * to last 3 stitches: K2, P1)

(repeat rows 1-4 to form pattern)

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Trinity Stitch

This stitch is a little more complicated but produces something akin to the popcorn stitch: little raised balls on every four rows.

Multiple of 4 +3 (I cast on 27 stitches to get the 7″ squares)

KPK=Knit, Purl, and Knit all in same stitch before removing from left needle.

P3tog=Purl 3 stitches together

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Row 1: Purl

Row 2: *Purl 3 tog, KPK (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: *KPK, P3tog repeat from * to end of row: KPK in last stitch

repeat these 4 rows for pattern

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Mesh Pattern

Cast on an even number of stitches (I use 28 to get the 7″ squares)YO= Yarn Over

K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

SKP=Slip 1 stitch, K1, Pass-Slipped-Stitch-Over the knitted stitch)

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Row 1: *YO, K2 tog (continue from * for entire row)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: *YO, SKP, YO (continue from * to finish row)

Row 4: Purl

(repeat rows 1-4 to form pattern)

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Harris Tweed Rib

Multiple of 4 + 2 (I cast on 26 for squares)

Row 1: K2, *P2, K2 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 2: P2, *K2, P2 (repeat from *…

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: K2, *P2, K2 (repeat from *

Row 6: P2, *K2, P2

Row 7: Purl

(repeat rows 1-7 to form pattern)

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Seed Stitch Zig-Zag

Multiple of 6 + 1 (I cast on 25 for squares)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: P1, *K5, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 4: P1, *K1, P3, K1, P1 (repeat from * to end of row)

Row 5: P1, *K1, P1 (repeat from * ….rows 5 & 6 are the same

Row 6: P1, *K1, P1 (repeat from * /rows 5 & 6 are the same

Row 7: K2, P1, K1, P1, *K3, P1, K1, P1 (repeat from *, last 2 stitches K2)

Row 8: P3, *K1, P5 (repeat from *, ending with P3)

(repeat rows 1-8 to form pattern)

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Checks & Ridges

Multiple of 4 + 2 (I cast on 26 for squares)

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: p2, *k2, p2; rep from *

(repeat rows 1-3 to form pattern)

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Bamboo Stitch

Even # of stitches (I cast on 26 for squares)

YO= Yarn Over

Row 1: *YO, k2, pass yo over both knitted stitches, repeat from * to end

Row 2: Knit

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Double Barred Rib

This makes a very nice rib with drape, even the back side is pretty!

Multiple of 4 + 2 (I cast on 26 for squares)

Sl 2 = slip two stitches on Purl side (yarn in front of next purls)

Row 1: *P2, Sl 2, P2

Row 2: *K2, P2, K2

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Big Checks

BIG Checks

(Total of 12 Rows = 1 Pattern)

Multiple of 6 + 1 (I cast on 25 stitches for squares)

Row 1: K1, *P5, K1

Row 2: P1, *K5, P1

Repeat rows 1 & 2 THREE times, then-

Row 7: P1, *K5, P1

Row 8: K1, *P5, K1

Repeat rows 7 & 8 THREE times to complete one pattern

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Ribs w/holes; Bluebells

(Rust-colored square in center-click on photo to enlarge)

Ribs with Holes

(my name for this-it’s what it looks like! I later learned it’s sometimes called “Bluebells”)

Multiples of 5 (I cast on 25 stitches for squares)

YO= Yarn Over

Sl1= Slip 1 stitch

K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

PSSO=Pass Slipped Stitch Over 2 other knitted stitches

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Row 1: *K3, P2

Row 2: *K2, P3

Row 3: *K3, P2

Row 4: *K2, P3

Row 5: *YO, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, P2

Row 6: *K2, P3

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Center Slip-Stitch Rib

Multiple of 5 (I cast on 25 stitches for squares)

Sl1=Slip 1 stitch to other needle

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Row 1: *P2, K1, Sl1, K1

Row 2: *P3, K2

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Turkish Stitch (also known as Fagoting Lace)

Multiple of even number of stitches (I cast on 28 for squares)

YO=Yarn Over

K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together

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All Rows: K1, *YO, K2tog, (end K1)

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Opposite Blocks (bright pink square)

Multiple of 14 + 9 stitches (I cast on 23 for squares)

Row 1 and every ‘odd numbered’ row: P2, *K5, P2

Row 2: K9, *P5, K9

Row 4: K2, *P5, K2

Row 6: K2, P5, *K9, P5 (last 2 stitches: K2)

Row 8: K2, *P5, K2

Total of 8 rows for 1 pattern

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Stripes

Stripes

Multiple of 7 (I cast on 28 stitches for squares)

Row 1: P2, *K3, P2

Row 2: K2, *P1, K1, P1, K2

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Double Andalusian Stitch (also known as Double Fleck Stitch)

(2 purl stitches alternating on a knit field; a simple/easy pattern with very nice results!)

Multiple of 12 (I used 24 stitches for 7 inch square
Row 1: Knit

Row 2: *K2, P4 *

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: P3, *K2, P4 *, end K2, P1

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Feather Stitch

Feather Stitch

Multple of 7 (I used 21 stitches for 7 inch square)

P2 tog= Purl two stitches together

YO= Yarn Over

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Row 1: P1, P2 tog, YO, K1, YO, P2 tog, P1

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

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Bobble Ribs

Multiple of 5 (I used 25 for 7 inch square)

Row 1: *P4, K into front, back, and front again in next stitch*

Row 2: *P3, K4*

Row 3: *P4, K3tog. *

Row 4: *P1, K4*

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Granite Stitch Rib

Multiple of 7 (I used 21 for 7 inch square)

YO= Yarn Over

K2 tog = Knit 2 stitches together

P2 tog = Purl 2 stitches together

(If pattern says K2tog or P2 tog twice it means repeat this 2 times)

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Row 1: *K1, P1, K1, (YO, K2 tog twice)

Row 2: *(YO, P2 tog twice), K1, P1, K1

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Lace Rib

Multiple of 6 + 2 (I used 26 stitches for 7 ” square)

YO= Yarn Over

K2tog= Knit 2 stitches together

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Row 1: *P2, K1 (end P2)

Row 2: *K2, P1, YO, K2 tog, P1 (end K2)

Row 3: *P2, K1 (end P2)

Row 4: *K2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1 (end K2)

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Multiple of 3 + 1 (I used 28 st. for 7″ square)

YO= Yarn Over

PSSO= Pass slip stitch over (in this case pass YO over knitted stitches)

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Row 1: P1, *K2, P1*

Row 2: K1, *YO, K2, PSSO, K1* (see note for Rows 3 & 4)

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NOTE: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 for pattern after knitting rows 1 & 2

Row 3: P1, *K2, P1*

Row 4: K1, *YO, K2, PSSO, K1

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Knotted Rib

Multiple of 5 (I used 25 st. for 7″ square)

Row 1: P2, *K in front and back of knit stitch, P4* (end K in front, etc., P2)

Row 2: K2, *P2 tog., K4* (end P2tog, K2)

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Simple Check

Multiple of 3 + 1

(I used 25 stitches to make 7 ” square)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, *P2, K1 repeat from * to end

Row 4: Purl

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Pique Triangles

Multiple of 5

(I used 25 for 7″ square)

Row 1: *P1, K4 repeat from * to end

Row 2: *P3, K2 repeat from * to end

Row 3: *P3, K2 repeat from * to end

Row 4: *P1, K4 repeat from * to end

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Diamond Panels

Multiple of 8 + 1 (I used 25 for 7″ square)

(I found that this pattern looks best when used with dark yarn-it shows off the design better)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K1, *P7, K1

Row 3: K4, *P1, K7 …last 5 st: P1, K4

Row 4: K1, *P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1 repeat from * to end

Row 5: K2, * [P1, K1] twice, P1, K3, …last 7 st [P1, K1] twice, P1, K2 repeat from * to end

Row 6: K1, *P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1 repeat from * to end

Row 7: K4, *P1, K7 repeat from * to last 5 st.: P1, K4

Row 8: K1, *P7, K1 repeat from * to end

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Seed Stitch Check

Multiple of 10 + 5 (I used 25 st. for 7″ square)

Row 1: K5, *[P1, K1] twice, P1, K5 repeat from * to end

Row 2: P6, *K1, P1, K1, P7 repeat from * to last 9 st: K1, P1, K1, P6

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 once more, then Row 1 again; next…

Row 6: *[K1, P1] twice, K1, P5 repeat from * to last 5 st: [K1, P1] twice, K1

Row 7: [K1,P1] twice, *K7, P1, K1, P1 repeat from * to last stitch: K1

Repeat Rows 6 & 7 once more, then Row 6 again.

Total of 10 rows for this pattern

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Trellis

Trellis Lace

Multiple of 6 + 5 (I used 23 st. for 7″ square)

yf= Yarn foreward

sl1= slip one stitch

psso= pass slipped stitch over stitches just worked

k2tog= knit 2 stitches together

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Row 1: K4, *yf, sl1, k2 tog, psso, yf, K3 repeat from * to last stitch: K1

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, *yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, K3, repeat from * to last 4 stitches: yf, sl1, k2tog, psso, yf, K1

Row 4: Purl

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Fleck Stitch

Fleck Stitch

Multiple of 2 + 1 (I used 25 st. for 7″ square)

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1, *P1, K1 repeat from * to end

Row 4: Purl

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Diagonal Checks

Multiple of 5 (I used 25 for the 7″ square)

Row 1: *P1, K4 continue from * to end

Row 2: *P3, K2 continue from * to end

Row 3: *P3, K2 continue from * to end

Row 4: *P1, K4 continue from * to end

Row 5: *K1, P4 continue from * to end

Row 6: *K3, P2 continue from * to end

Row 7: *K3, P2 continue from * to end

Row 8: *K1, P4 continue from * to end

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Lozenge Seed Stitch

Multiple of 12 +2, I used 26 stitches

Row 1: *K6, P2, K4*, K2

Row 2: P2, * (P2,K2) twice*, P4

Row 3:*K2, P2, K6, P2*, K2

Row 4: K2, *P10, K2 *

Row 5: *K2, P2, K6, P2*, K2

Row 6: P2, *(P2, K2) twice*, P4

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Ladder Stitch

Ladder Stitch

Multiple of 8 + 5, I used 29 stitches

Row 1: K5, *P3, K5 continue from * to end

Row 2: P5, *K3, P5 continue from * to end

Row 3: repeat row 1

Row 4: repeat row 2

Row 5: K1, *P3, K5 continue from * to last 4 stitches: P3, K1

Row 6: P1, *K3, P5 continue from * to last 4 stitches: K3, P1

Row 7: repeat row 5

Row 8: repeat row 6

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Simple Basketweave

Mult. of 8 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Rows 2-6: *K4, P 4, repeat from * to end

Row 7: Knit

Rows 8-12: *P4, K4 repeat from * to end

Repeat rows 1-12

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Twisted Columns

Multiple of 10+4 (I used 24 stitches)

Sl2= Slip 2 stitches

RT= Right Twist: Knit 2 stitches together and leave them on the needle, then knit the first stitch, slip both stitches off needle.

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Row 1: K1, *Sl2 (yarn back), K3 (repeat from * to end, last

stitches Sl2, K1)

Row 2: K1, *Sl2 (yarn forward), K3 (repeat from * to end, last stitches Sl2, K1

Row 3: K1, *RT, K3 (repeat from * to end, last stitches RT, K1

Row 4: K1, *P2, K3 (repeat from * to end, last stitches P2, K1

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Twisted Textures

Multiple of 3+1 (I used 28 stitches)

C2B= Knit into back of second stitch on left needle, then knit first stitch, then slip both stitches off needle

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Row 1: Purl

Row 2: P1, *C2B, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: K1, *Purl into second stitch on left needle, then purl first stitch, then slip both off needle, K1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: Knit

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Yarn Over Cable (click on photo to enlarge)

Multiple of 5 + 2 (I used 27 stitches for 7″ square)

PSSO= Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Sl1=Slip one stitch

YO=Yarn Over

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Row 1: P2, *Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2 (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: K2, *P1, YO, P1, K2 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: P2, *K3, P2 (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: K2, *P3, K2 (repeat from * to end)

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Chevron Seed

Multiple of 8 (I used 24 stitches for 7″ square)

Row 1: *P1, K3 (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: *K1, P5, K1, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: *K2, P1, K3, P1, K1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: *P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 (repeat from * to end)

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Vertical Weave

Vertical Weave

Multiple of 4+2 (I used 26 stitches for 7″ square)

PSSO=Pass slipped stitch over

YO=Yarn Over

Sl1= slip one stitch

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Row 1: K2, *Sl1, K1, YO, PSSO over both knit and yarn stitches, (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: Purl

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Imitation Embroidery

Imitation Embroidery

Multiple of 3+2 (I used 20 stitches for 7″ square)

YO=Yarn Over

P3tog=Purl three stitches together

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Row 1: *P2, YO, K1, YO (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: K2, *P3, K2 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: *P2, K3 (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: K2, *P3tog., K2 (repeat from * to end)

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Lacy Rib

Lacy Rib

Cast on 24 stitches

YO=Yarn Over

Sl1=slip 1 stitch from left to right needle, without knitting

PSSO=Pass slipped stitch over stitch before it

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Row 1: *K3, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: *K1, P3 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: *YO, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, P1, (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: *K1, P3 (repeat from * to end

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Waffle Stitch

Multiple of 3 + 1 (I used 25 for 7 inch square)

Row 1: P1, *K2, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: K1, *P2, K1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: P1, *K2, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 4: Knit

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Interrupted Rib

Multiples of 2 + 1 (I cast on 25 for 7 inch square)

Row 1: P1, *K1, P1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 2: K1, *P1, K1 (repeat from * to end)

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: Knit

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Slip-Stitch Pattern

Another variation using different yarns

This pattern is taken from the design: “Baby Genius Burp Cloths” as featured in the : Mason-Dixon Knitting book by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne.

Cast on 30 stitches

Slip 1= slip one stitch from left needle to right, without knitting

Row 1: K2, slip 1,* K4, slip 1*, continue to last 3 stitches: Slip 1, K2

Row 2: Knit 2, *P the slipped stitch, K4*, P slipped stitch, k last 2 stitches

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for pattern

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Ballband Pattern

This pattern is from Pisgah Yarn Dying Co, Inc. and Mason Dixon Knitting “The Curious Knitters Guide

This pattern uses two constrasting yarns to create the ‘brick-like’ pattern. For this pattern I will be using the terms Yarn A and Yarn B to designate the 2 different yarns.

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YF = Yarn forward

YB= Yarn back

SL1= slip one stitch from the left needle onto the right needle without working it

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CO 29 stitches

Row 1 : (using yarn A-the solid colored yarn) Knit

Row 2: (A) Purl

Row 3: (B) Using Yarn B, K 4, Sl1, K4, Sl1 – repeat

Row 4: (B) K 4, YF, Sl1, K4, YF, Sl1 – repeat

Row 5: (B) P4, YB, Sl1, P4, YB, Sl1 – repeat

Row 6: (B) Repeat Row 4

Row 7: (A) Knit

Row 8: (A) Purl

(now begins the switch in pattern design to make the rows look more like bricks)

Row 9: (B) K1, Sl1, *K4, Sl1, K4, Sl1*

Row 10: (B) K1, YF, Sl1, *K4, Sl1, K4*

Row 11: (B) P1, *Sl1, K4, Sl1*

Row 12 (B) repeat row 10

Repeat these 12 rows until you have 7 inches, then bind off

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(Hexagon on left/my variation on right)

Barbara Walker’s “Hexagon” Pattern

Barbara Walker’s “Learn to Knit Afghans” Book, Square #18, Pg. 69

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As you can see, this pattern looks very much like the preceding one (Ballband) – it is the same principle of using two contrasting yarns to achieve the hexagon pattern shape.

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WYIF = With Yarn in Front

WYIB = With Yarn in Back

Sl 1 or Sl2 = slip one/or two  stitch(es) from left needle to right needle without working stitch

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CO 30  (Multiple of 8 + 6)

Colors B & D (don’t know why she chose these letters for 2 contrasting yarn colors!)
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With yarn D Cast on 38 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Join yarn B

Rows 1,3,5 (right side) Knit 2 rows, join color B

Rows 2,4 & 6 — With B, p2,*sl 2wyif, p6, rep from *, end sl2,p2

Rows 7,8,9 & 10 – with color D, Knit

Rows 11,13 & 15 – - With color B, K6,*sl2 wyib, k6  rep from *

Rows 12, 14 & 16 – - With B, p6,*sl2 wyif, p6; rep from *

Rows 17,18,19 & 20–with color D  Knit

Repeat Rows 1-20 three times (60 rows) bind off on right side with D, knitting all stitches.
This square shows how slip-stitches can draw horizontal rows out of line, upward & downward, when the same slip-stitches are carried over more than 2 rows. The Color D bands in this pattern are forced by the slip-stitches to zigzag up & down slightly, giving a somewhat hexagonal shape to the motifs.

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Repeat these 19 rows until you have 7 inches, then bind off

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68 responses to “Patterns-Knit Squares

  1. Seashellpurl

    Thank you! This is just SOOOO helpful. I will be delighted to make squares with these helpful patterns to delight the knitter.

    Now, one more question….we can use any type of yarn? Did you use a worsted-weight yarn (#4 weight) for the squares? What size needles are you using?

    I am a loose knitter (beginner-advancing). I usually make my dishcloths on size 6 instead of the standard size 7. So what do you think for my knitting needle selection?

    have a happy and blessed day,
    Seashellpurl

  2. Seashellpurl

    Great! Wonderful HELP!! I can’t wait to start making squares with these patterns. One question more…what yarn were you using and what size needles?

  3. Seashellpurl

    WONDERFUL HELP! Can’t wait to start knitting!

  4. O K Grammie I will try making one of everything even if it is slower than crocheting! After all I still have ten more squares to complete one afghan.

  5. pam

    what size needles did you use and did you use worsted weight yarN? Thank you

  6. Seashellpurl

    I am glad that you have added more patterns here. I just recommended your site to several of my knitting groups that I belong to. I think this makes a really special project and one that really makes a difference in the lives of people.

  7. Laura Kent

    Great site~~ I sent this to some gals in my knitting class…. Laura in Houston

  8. Seashellpurl

    Hi Pammie,

    I would like to reach you. I cannot find your email address. So please write me……Seashellpurl

  9. Lorretta

    Hi Pammie , I was wondering if there is a simple stitch that i can use cause i am just abeginner on knitting & i only know how to knit without in pearl 1 or slip stitch. If you can let me know that would be great cause i would love to make some blocks for you. Here is my e-mail to let me know lorrettadalton@peoplepc.com

  10. Rytarh

    hi pammie,
    i am a high school graduate and i would like to volunteer. if there is anyway you think i can volunteer when u come to ghana plz let me know by replying on my mail coz i am a ghanaian and i would love to help the needy just that icant knit very well.this is my e-mail address.
    romeryana@yahoo.com
    thank you

  11. Lorretta

    Hi Pammie: I was wondering if you can tell me how many stitches that i need to put onto my needle so that i can start making the squares. Remember that i can only do straight stitches cause i can’t purl l like most of your patterns say to do so if you can let me know ASAP.

    Lorretta

  12. Strw

    WOW!!!!!!!!! This is the most amazing & helpful site I have ever seen! Thank you sooo much for sharing all those wonderful stitches. The net is certainly blessed with people like you!
    HUGS
    Strw in Nova Scotia, Canada

  13. debi peterson

    Hi there, me again! I’m having a little trouble with the trinity stitch. Each time I try it, I lose a stitch in row 2. I’m following the pattern to the letter, but somehow it’s not coming out right. Can you help me?? Also, in one of the pictures of your finished afghans, one yellow square features a raised sunshine. Is there a way to find out who did it and beg the pattern from her? I’m going to try one with a raised cross, but the sunshine is more complicated. I’ll include my e-mail address in case the “sunshine lady” is reading! Thanks for the help. I’m really loving doing these! debralpeterson@gmail.com

  14. Theresa

    I like the way that you have posted examples of how each stitch will look as a finished block.
    I was wondering if I could print it out for my future reference to make sure I have done my knitting correctly?
    If not I will understand.
    You can email me.
    Thank you just in case you say Yes I can.
    Theresa

  15. sue

    Hi, I’ve been crocheting for thirty years. I would love to help with this project since by now I have crocheted an afghan for all my relatives already. Are there certain stitches you would like me to use when I make some squares?
    My mother knits and will be making some squares, too.
    These afghans are such warm gestures for people who have a hard time just living day to day. Keep this project going!

  16. Dear one, thank you for this site!!! I am starting to learn how to knit more evenly and I love these easy pattern and the good cause. God bless you,
    Grace in vT

  17. Debra

    Hi
    Very impressed with the wesite and what your achieving. Could you tell me if all these patterns a 7 inch square.

    Many Thanks

    • (I answered both of Debra’s questions via personal email) to answer her questions here – yes, if knit using size 10 needles and worsted weight yarns, the patterns should come out 7 inches wide; you would then knit to 7 inches long and bind off.

  18. Debra

    Could you tell me if all the squares are a 7 inch

  19. Eliza

    Hi Pammie,

    I just mailed you a package with 11 squares last Saturday to your mailbox. Please keep up the good work. I hope you can use the squares I sent.

    Eliza from Vancouver, BC, Canada

  20. Hi there, I am very interested in doing some of these squares, are the needles, american or english, and is it double knitting -8ply, or 4ply. I have use 4ply wool and a size 4 needle which seems rather big for fine wool, and so therefore it is rather thin looking and doesnt measure 7 inches wide when finished.
    Is it supposed to be 4mm and 4 ply?? or would doble knitting work better??

  21. Lynne

    Just the information I was looking for!! This is a great site, I am so glad I stumbled upon it.Thank you very much.

  22. Carrie

    I absolutely love this site! I am making a blanket for my deployed husband and was running out of ideas for patterns for the squares. Thanks so much!

  23. Lori C

    Wonderful! Thank you so much. Your photos are clear and your directions are easy to follow.

  24. Joanne

    Love your site thanks very much

  25. Joanne

    Love this site thanks

    • I found this site a few weeks ago and bookmarked it. I am knitting some pairs of fingeless gloves for my grandaughter who seems to have arthritis in her hands. So far the gloves are plain stocking stitchbut I think that the next pair I make will have one of your lovely stitches to liven things up. I she likes them, then I will continue to use a different stitch in any others I make. Maybe I will eventually use most of your lovely rib stitches using either cotton yarn for summer and a heavier wool mixyarn for winter use. Thank you so much for such a wonderful array of stitches. Barbara

      • Thank you so much for your lovely comments! You finding and being able to ‘use’ the various stitches is exactly why I decided to keep the site up, even though I no longer am doing the afghans. I still use many of the stitch patterns for baby blankets or scarves; glad you can find them helpful!
        Hugs;
        Pam

  26. Therease Dacus

    I love to help people so please send me your address so that I can send some sqares to you. I have loads of yarn to use up and have already started on them. Thank you so much. Therease

  27. Love these and I always need new ideas for knitted squares for Charity ptojects Thank you forsharing

  28. Yvonne

    Thank you so much for sharing these patterns. Looks like you are doing well!

  29. janeen

    this is so wonderful thanks now i can try lots of new patterns

  30. rosemarie

    you have a great site…. i’ve been looking all over to make an afghan with different type squares….. your the BEST…. can’t wait to get started

    • You’re the reason I’ve kept the site open, even though I closed “The Ghana Project”. It took me quite a while to look for and test various stitch patterns to come up with those that worked for a 7″ knitted square. So glad you liked them – hope you’ll have many happy hours knitting them!
      Pam

  31. rosemarie

    thank u….also,,, is there a right way of sewing squares together,.
    where to start,, i need your help….

    • I just recently added four sites which have instructions on how to join squares; three feature various methods of sewing them together and one, crocheting them together. I hope this will be helpful to you.

  32. Candice

    Thank you so much for the patterns! My church knitting group is making squares for charity and this is so helpful. I read the reason you had to quit the project yourself and I hope you are feeling better. Is there anyway we could donate to this project in the future?

    Candice

    • Hello!
      Thank you for writing! I’m glad the site helped you find more patterns – that’s specifically why I keep it open. The nurse who was taking the afghans to Ghana, now lives there. She comes to visit Michigan occasionally, but the actual “Ghana Project” was closed (for my health reasons, specifically). Thank you for offering; you could possibly check around your area (local hospitals, nursing homes, cancer centers) to see if any of them might need afghans. I donated all my remaining supplies (yarn & knit/crocheted squares) to my local cancer center. They were able to locate several senior citizen groups who put them together as lap robes for cancer patients. (Undergoing chemo leaves the patient very chilled during the treatment). Currently I’m knitting chemo caps for the center and newborn & premie hats for our local hospitals baby & neonatal wards.
      Personally, I’m doing fine – it’s now 1 year cancer free (4 more to go, on the medication).
      In Christ;
      Pam (aka: grammiepammie)

  33. Hola! I’ve been following your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

    • Hello from Michigan! I really don’t bite – glad you got up the ‘courage’ to write! I love hearing from readers!

      • Thank you so much for this amazing site. Am currently knitting an afghan for our local Camp Soaring Eagle which is for children with serious illnesses near Sedona. Now I can make more than just two patterns!

      • I’m SO glad my site helped you! That’s exactly WHY I kept it open, even after closing the project – for people like you who might want/need more knit square patterns! Thanks for writing!

  34. Kim

    Thank you for such a great selection of square patterns. We are going to yarn bomb Yea, Victoria, Australia in January 2014. I wanted square patterns with texture instead of boring old plain. I can’t wait to share this site with all the ladies. When the display is finished we will turn the squares into blankets for animal welfare shelters.

    • Thank you so much for telling me about your project! What a great use for your squares AFTER the yarn bombing! I’m very glad my site could help you; if you have any questions, please feel free to email me – (If you take pictures I’d love to see them!). Good luck on your efforts!
      Hugs;
      Pammie

  35. Sharon

    Wow!!!!!. I have not knitted for years, but his is so helpful fro myself and my daughter if we have bigger projects to do. You have thought this out well.

  36. I have recently found your site and am very glad I did. I love your squares and am learning a lot from them. Right now am trying to learn the Barbara Walker’s “Hexagon” Pattern, and have run into a snag. I am not sure what I am doing wrong and hope you can help. the first 9 rows come out correctly and look like your pic however from the 10th row on i seem to have some how reversed the pattern. the purl border is now knit. I hope you can understand what I am trying to explain and can give me some advice. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Hi, Maxine!
      It’s been years since I first knit that pattern so it will take me awhile to look it over, work it and get back to you. I remember, when completed correctly, the hexagons are sort of ‘in the background’ and the outlining border is raised.
      I will keep your address and get back to you. Glad the site patterns are helping you.
      Sincerely;
      Pam (aka: GrammiePammie)

      • thank you so much. I keep trying it trying to figure it out and it just is not working for me past row 10. for the first 9 yes the hexagons are in the back ground but once I start the 10th row they all start coming out flat and even.

  37. Sara

    Thank you so much for these patterns just what I was looking for xxxx

  38. Melissa

    Thank you, Pam! Our charity knitting group is making squares to put together for the Linus Project, and you’ve given us several new stitch patterns to try. Thanks so much for keeping your site open.

    From a fellow Michigander turned Nebraskan.

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  40. denise oshea

    Love the simplicity of patterns as well as the variety so I don’t become bored. Thank you!

  41. Susan

    Thank you for these patterns.! I’ve been looking all over the net for something like this to do a sampler afghan.

  42. Andrea

    Thank you so much for this site. My daughter is getting married and i am knitting a blanket for her. This is so wonderful!

  43. Karen

    Can you tell me which of these patterns is reversible?

    • I would say only the basic stitches would be totally reversible (like rice stitch, very simple stitch, moss stitch & moss stitch 2/double moss stitch, diagonal knit square – not exactly sure about blanket moss stitch). Hopefully this will help some.
      Pam

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