Knit Squares – Free Pattern

Loom-Knit-SquaresKnit Squares – FREE Pattern for a Perfect Square from Any Shaped Loom

Knit squares on any loom. A perfect square had been my dream for a long time. I had been asked by some students if I could teach them how to make a baby blanket. The best way to make any kind of blanket, throw, afghan on a loom is to knit squares together.  I had made a few that were great on the bottom, terrible on the top. After a lot of bad ones I finally got it.

The Pattern: Easy – Scroll Down to Bottom for Video Tutorial and a List of Charities That Need You Squares 

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Materials: Any loom with at least 23-pegs, yarn ( recommend worsted weight ) , yarn hook, scissors, yarn needle, crochet hook, measuring tape or ruler

 

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Stitch Skills NeededKnit and Purl (Garter Stitch),  Crochet Cast-off

Video Tutorial for Stitches: Below

 

Important Note :  Unless you use very thick yarn it’s best to use two strands of yarn as oneYou will Knit (e-wrap stitch) the first and last peg on every row, even when you’re on a purl row. When you turn directions (you’re knitting a flat panel so you have to turn back and forth) you will skip the first peg (do not knit).

 

Cast-on: Wrap 23 pegs tightly

Row 1 : Knit all pegs – Recommendation: use the Flat Knit e-Wrap for the first row – any e-wrap stitch is fine after that.

Row 2 : Knit first peg , Purl next 21 pegs , Knit last peg

Row 3 til End : Repeat Rows 1 and 2  (Garter Stitch: Knit 1 Row, Purl 1 Row) until you reach 8 inches. Use a measuring tape to measure your progress as you knit.

Last Row:  Crochet Cast-Off.

 

Knit Squares – Video Tutorial

 

Note:  For 8 inches you will need to knit between 27-31 rows depending on the yarn. See the picture below shared by Lucy Wallace for the Charity, Knit a Square

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Per Lucy: For the lilac and purple squares, I used two strands of the same colour. On the orangey coloured one, I used a strand of yellow and a strand of orange. I have also marked the photos to show the number of rows I knitted for each square to get 8 inches. You’ll see that the orange and yellow one needed more rows because the yarn was economy standard, whereas the lilac and purple yarns were thicker, so fewer rows were needed.

Projects you can make with Squares: Blankets, Lap Blankets, Throws, Afghans, Table Cloth,  Dish Cloths, Clothing like Shawls, Vests, Skirts and Dresses

 

Charities that Need Your Squares

* Help Me Keep this List Current and Long *

 

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Knit-a-Square: For HIV and Orphaned Children in South Africa

We invite you to join our warm and friendly KAS community. Together we work hard to help warm and comfort these children and we would greatly value your contribution to this knitting project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa

For Website Link: Click Here

 

….. Loom Knit Group for Knit a Square: Click Here

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Bridge and Beyond:

Collect squares for their “Welcome Home for Families Foundation” Project that provides homes to the Homeless in Ohio

Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting and crocheting, and quilting. Our hand-made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year-long.

For Website Link: Click Here

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Knit SquaresLove-Squared

is a volunteer based organization making afghans for our country’s homeless children. Our mission is to provide some comfort, warmth and a lot of love to our homeless children. Starting local with Ohio and Michigan until we get enough people to help our country’s homeless children. For Website: Click Here

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Find them on Ravelry; Click Here

The Lakota children and their families living on Pine Ridge Reservation need items like slippers, socks, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, and blankets.

These are things that most of us take for granted but the children need them just to make their daily lives bearable. The children come in all sizes and ages (newborn to high school ages)

Squares 6 inch, 8 inch and 12 inch
Leave a 12” tail on cast on & bind off for easy seaming

Please add some yarn and a tapestry needle to sew the squares together.

Place a notation on your package - For Elder Blankets.

Please mail to this address:
via United States Post Office:
Oglala District Service Center
P O Box 289
Oglala, SD 57764

Via UPS or FedEx
Oglala District Service Center
147 Main Street
Oglala, SD 57764

 

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Refugees fleeing Syria urgently need our help. 
 
Help us make a difference today!
 
‘Lily’ is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.
‘Lily’ has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
‘Lily’ wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no ‘Lily’ - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.
I realise the cost of sending items by post especially to Turkey can be costly which is why we are asking for just 3 squares ( of course we’ll also accept more). If you could knit or crochet just 3 squares they would fit easily into an envelope and postage shouldn’t be too great! (mark the package ‘Knitting For Charity – No Commercial Value’).
It really will make a difference to a child’s life!
Dianne Jones - Founder of  ‘Lily’- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address – ‘LILY’ C/O Dianne Jones
Türkmen Mahlesi
Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
Kuşadası
Aydin
Turkey.
We now also have a  branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is
‘LILY’ C/O  A Mencke
P.O. Box  2842
Jubeiha
Jordan, 11941
For Website: Click Here
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Put Your Squares Together,  Make a Warm Blanket and Send it to Emily

Emily's Hat's for Hope

Per the Websites; About Us Page

Emily, from NJ, has been making a difference throughout the world, one hat at a time.

In December 2011, Emily (then 17) realized she could help the homeless & working poor in her community by knitting warm winter hats for them. She created Emily’s Hats For Hope Initiative.

Emily is looking for people who knit, crochet or loom who would like to help make winter hats, scarves, afghans, mittens, gloves or baby blankets for the homeless and working poor. For more info:  Click Here

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Comments: 6

  1. Pat February 19, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

    Hello Denise my question is I am using a rectangular loom trying to make squares you did say you could use a round or rectangular loom. My question is do I still use 23 pegs for a 8′x8′square?

    • Denise Canela February 22, 2014 at 9:46 am Reply

      Hi Pat, haven’t made a square on a rectangular loom. However if the gauge on your loom is the same as the round Knifty Knitter – it should be the same number of pegs.

  2. Amy February 4, 2014 at 11:41 pm Reply

    Ok so I watched the video and did as I showed on the square 9′ x 9′ patches but at the end (bind off) I cannot see what u did and I am about to ruin what took me 2 hours. I’m new n slow but now I’m stuck.

    Can u help me?

    • Denise Canela February 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm Reply

      Hi Amy, sorry about that. I have gotten a lot of complaints but it was a new camera and I wasn’t use to it. To you answer, you are basically crocheting the bind off by feed the yarn through the loop and crochet. You will do this for one two – three loops depending on how tight you knitted and then adding a single crochet stitch when the knitting tightens up to help loosen things up. You have to gauge that independently because I don’t have you knitting in my hand to gauge it for you. I don’t know if that makes sense. Comment again if not I will try to explain it differently.
      Let me know I don’t mind answering the same question til you understand me. :)
      denise

  3. Isabel Marant Sneakers October 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm Reply

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    • Denise Cenela October 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm Reply

      Yes – I use a plug-in the trashes spammers and if one gets past them I make sure to remove URL’s to discourage their return.

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