The Criss-Cross Stitch pattern is made using mini cables knit without a cable needle. It is easy to memorize and can be mastered after just a few rows. The Criss-Cross Square is part of the Harmony Blanket Blog Hop KAL, and you can find more details HERE. Use this square to create a blanket, or use the stitch pattern to create just about anything you want.
The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Lion Brand
Criss Cross Square
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic worsted weight
16 sts x 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette
Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 together
st(s) – stitch(es)
wyib – with yarn in back
wyif – with yarn in front
To simply use the stitch pattern in another project, cast on a multiple of 2 (skip the first 4 and last 4 stitches of the square as they are part of the border, along with the first 4 and last 4 rows).
Cast On 33
Row 1: K to last st, p1.
Rows 2-4: Slip 1, k to last st, p1.
Row 5: With Color B, Slip 1, k3, wyib slip 1 *k through back loop of the second st on the left needle, then k through the front of the first st, then drop them both from the needle at the same time; repeat from * until 4 sts remain, k3, p1.
Row 6: Slip 1, k3, wyif slip 1 *p the second stitch on the left needle, then p the first st, then drop them both from the needle at the same time; repeat from * until 4 sts remain, k3, p1.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 until piece measures 5 1/4 inches, then repeat rows 1 & 2 twice more.
Bind off knit wise.
Weave in all ends.
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