Friday, July 29, 2011

Crossed Stitch

Crossed Stitch Cloth - Pattern below

For Crossed Stitch, work with an even number of stitches, plus 1 more on each side for the selvage.   This is a two row repeat that is easy to remember.  Depending on what you are making, the number of edge stitches can be adjusted to fit your project.

Row 1: Knit 1 (selvage) *Slip 1 with yarn in back, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Pass the Slipped Stitch over both the Knit Stitch and the Yarn Over*  Repeat to last stich, Knit 1 (selvage)

Row 2: Purl all stitches
Repeat these two rows for pattern

Yes, there is a video also.  Very brief, just showing how to do Row 1 of the pattern since I assume you don't want to watch me purl the second row :0)

Crossed Stitch Cloth Pattern

US Size 7 Needles
1 Ball Sugar'n Cream Cotton Yarn

Cast on 46 stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1*
Row 2: *P1, K1*
Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P1 *Slip 1 purlwise with yarn at back of work, Knit 1, Yarn Over, Pass the Slipped Stitch over both the Knit stitch and the Yarn Over*   Repeat from * to last 4 stitches - K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1 - Purl to last 4 stitches - P1, K1, P1, K1

Repeat Rows 3-4 twenty-two more times
Repeat Row 1
Repeat Row 2
Bind off, weave in ends 
Finished piece measures appx. 8x8

You can make the cloth wider by adding more stitches, just be sure you have an even number.  The cloth can be made longer by repeating Rows 3 and 4 as many times as you like before finishing.  I strive to be error free before posting something to the public, but sometimes that doesn't happen.  If you find a mistake, feel free to leave me a comment so I can check it out.

This cloth is my own design.  You are free to use the pattern to knit cloths for yourself and friends/family; if you would like to share the pattern with others via your own blog, please link back to me.


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ship1440 said...

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Thank you very much.

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