Textured Stripes Square
This textured stripes square Free Pattern is for an 8×8 inch or 20×20 cm square. It is perfect for a dishcloth, washcloth, blanket, lapghan or afghan. Put enough of them together and you can make yourself a very nice bedspread. Below the post is chart to help with sizes and number of squares for your project. A short video tutorial coming soon will make it even easier to learn.
It is made up of two simple stitches a knit and a purl. Make note of the fact that it is a Rib Stitch pattern and so it has an elastic quality.
Loom: ANY large gauge loom with at least 23-pegs. I used the small pink 26-peg long Knifty Knitter Loom sometimes called a Slim Jim .This is my favorite loom for square. It’s small and narrow so it travels well. Note: this loom has a gauge that is just a tiny bit smaller than most KK looms .
Hook: Any loom hook will work well.
Stitch Counter: There are many to choose from. I used my $2 manual hand counter.
Pattern Notes: I did slip the stitches on the edges. Some folks do not do this with squares that they intend on sewing together.
Stitches: Knit and Purl.
The pattern could have been easier. but I wanted a more textured look – if you don’t want to complicate things then just do the Knit 2 rows, P 3 rows for 65 rows or until you reach 8 inches.
Cast-on: 23 pegs . Wrap every peg – Knit a row using the U-wrap knit stitch
Note: Remember to slip stitch edges
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K1,P1
Row 5: Purl
- Repeat Rows ( 1 – 5 ) 12 times = 65 Rows in Total
Row 66: Knit
Row 67: e-Wrap Knit all pegs
Cast -off : I used the Crochet Cast-off. You can also do a Modified Basic Bind-off
If necessary – to tighten loose loops : Click HEREMay Sound Crazy but Your Stripes are on the Reverse Side As much as I tried to get it to work on the front – can’t translate the Flat stitch on the reverse.
The Reason for This FREE Pattern is KAS
Knit-a-square is where I send my loom knit squares – but there are lots of other charities that need them. If you know of one please put the information in the comment section. Thank you !
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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)
Need Squares in 6 inch, 8 inch and 12 inches
This chart gives you the size, number of squares and how to place your squares for sewing.
|Newborn/Pet||24x24||9||3 Across - 3 Down|
|Bassinet||16x36||10||2 Across - 5 Down|
|Cradle||20x36||15||3 Across - 5 Down|
|Baby Blanket||36x36||25||5 Across - 5 Down|
|Crib||30x54||28||4 Across - 7 Down|
|Wheelchair||36x48||30||5 Across - 6 Down|
|Child||42x48||36||6 Across - 6 Down|
|Twin Bed||48x78||60||6 Across - 10 Down|
|Full Bed||60x78||80||8 Across - 10 Down|
|Queen Bed||66x84||99||9 Across - 11 Down|
|King Bed||80x84||110||10 Across - 11 Down|