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12 BLOCKS FOR XMAS patterns adapted to 52 SQUARE PICKUP measures

12 blocks for xmas to 52 square pickup adjustments ohlalana

I recently published my revised version of my BEGINNER SAMPLER BLANKET (the one made during my “12 Blocks for Xmas” KAL. All block patterns will remain free in my blog, but you can buy the entire PDF with some additional features in my Etsy Shop (enter coupon code 12BLOCKS for a 50% off price), and here in my blog too.  

As you already know, the “12 Block for Xmas” squares from my 2018 KAL had different amounts of stitches and rows than the blocks I’m publishing this year in my “52 Square Pickup” KAL.

I received several messages asking me if I could adjust the 2018 patterns to fit into the 52SP series. It took me a good amount of time, but I did it! So here they are 🙂

All patterns are below, in the same order I publish them last year. At the end of the post, there’s a link to purchase an 18 pages, high quality PDF with all patterns for $1.

The file includes:

  • US and Metric needle sizing and dimensions.
  • abbreviations
  • galery of pattern stitches
  • charted and written row-by-row instructions for each block
  • control tables, specially designed for novice knitters. Each table has integrated row-by-row instructions of edge and pattern sts to avoid confusion, and boxes you can check as you finish each row

Adjusted to 52SP

52 SQUARE PICKUP MAIN INSTRUCTIONS

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • For EACH BLOCK: approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE / TENSION

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn =  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH SQUARE

  • All the blocks have the same number of sts (43 sts)
  • All the blocks have the same number of rows (63 rows)
  • all require a skill level of BEGINNER (only use knits and purls!)

ABBREVIATIONS

• CO: cast on
• BO: bind off
• RS: right side
• WS: wrong side
• st: stitch
• k: knit
• p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL BLOCKS

  1. CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
  2. With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
  3. Continue working 55 rows as follows:
    4 garter sts, PATTERN OF CHOICE over 35 sts, 4 garter sts
  4. Knit 4 rows.
  5. Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

 

ADJUSTED INSTRUCTIONS TO 52 SQUARES PICKUP

TRIANGLES

triangles stitch knitting pattern

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, k1, [p7, k1], p2, k4

Row 2) k4, k1, p1, [p2, k5, p1], p1, k4

Row 3) k4, k1, [k2, p3, k3], k2, k4

Row 4) k4, p2, [p4, k1, p3], p1, k4

Row 5) k4, p1, [p3, k1, p4], p2, k4

Row 6) k4, k2, [k3, p3, k2], k1, k4

Row 7) k4, p1, [p1, k5, p2], p1, k1, k4

Row 8) k4, p2, [k1, p7], k1, k4

Repeat the pattern complete 6 times, + rows 1) to 7) again

CHART

TRIANGLES - adjusted

ROOF TILES

Close up 3

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k all row

Row 2) k4, p5, k1, p5, [k1, p5, k1, p5], k4

Row 3) k all row

Row 4) k4, p5, k6, [k1, p5, k6], k4

Row 5) k all row

Row 6) k4, p5, k6, [k1, p5, k6], k4

Row 7) k all row

Row 8) k4, p5, k1, p5, [k1, p5, k1, p5], k4

Row 9) k all row

Row 10) k4, p5, k1, p5, [k1, p5, k1, p5], k4

Row 11) k all row

Row 12) k4, k6, p5, [k7, p5], k4

Row 13) k all row

Row 14) k4, k6, p5, [k7, p5], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 3 times, + rows 1) to 13) again.

CHART

ROOF TILES - adjusted

MIST ON A WINDOW PANE

block 3 for 12 blocks of Xmas blanket Close up

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 6 sts. I added 5 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k all row

Row 2) k4, k3, p1, k1, [k4, p1, k1], k4

Row 3) k all row

Row 4) k4, k3, p1, k1, [k4, p1, k1], k4

Row 5) k all row

Row 6) k4, p1, k4, [k1, p1, k4], k4

Row 7) k all row

Row 8) k4, p1, k4, [k1, p1, k4], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 6 times, + rows 1) to 7) again.

CHART

MIST - adjusted

DIAMOND PADDING

DIAMOND PADDING knitting pattern DIAMOND PADDING stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 4 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [k1, p1, k1, p1], k1, p1, k1, k4

Row 2) k4, p1, k1, p1, [k1, p1, k1, p1], k4

Row 3) k4, [p1, k3], p1, k2, k4

Row 4) k4, p2, k1, [p3, k1], k4

Row 5) k4, [k1, p1, k1, p1], k1, p1, k1, k4

Row 6) k4, p1, k1, p1, [k1, p1, k1, p1], k4

Row 7) k4, [k2, p1, k1], k2, p1, k4

Row 8) k4, k1, p2, [p1, k1, p2], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 6 times, + rows 1) to 7) again.

CHART

DIAMOND PADDING - adjusted

CHAINS

CHAINS knitting pattern CHAINS stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 8 sts.I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [p1, k1, p2, k3, p1], p1, k1, p1, k4

Row 2) k4, k1, p1, k1, [k1, p3, k2, p1, k1], k4

Row 3) k4, [p1, k1, p3, k1, p2], p1, k1, p1, k4

Row 4) k4, k1, p1, k1, [k2, p1, k3, p1, k1], k4

Row 5) k4, [k3, p2, k1, p2], k3, k4

Row 6) k4, p3, [k2, p1, k2, p3], k4

Row 7) k4, [k3, p2, k1, p2], k3, k4

Row 8) k4, k1, p1, k1, [k2, p1, k3, p1, k1], k4

Row 9) k4, [p1, k1, p3, k1, p2], p1, k1, p1, k4

Row 10) k4, k1, p1, k1, [k1, p3, k2, p1, k1], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 5 times, + rows 1) to 5) again.

CHART

CHAINS - adjusted

STAIRS

STAIRS knitting pattern STAIRS stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [k1, p1, k1, p5], k1, p1, k1, k4

Row 2) k4, p1, k1, p1, [k5, p1, k1, p1], k4

Row 3) k4, [k1, p1, k5, p1], k1, p1, k1, k4

Row 4) k4, p1, k1, p1, [k1, p5, k1, p1], k4

Row 5) k4, [k1, p5, k1, p1], k1, p2, k4

Row 6) k4, k2, p1, [k1, p1, k5, p1], k4

Row 7) k4, [k5, p1, k1, p1], k3, k4

Row 8) k4, p3, [k1, p1, k1, p5], k4

Row 9) k4, [p4, k1, p1, k1, p1], p3, k4

Row 10) k4, k3, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k4], k4

Row 11) k4, [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2], k3, k4

Row 12) k4, p3, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3], k4

Row 13) k4, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3], p2, k1, k4

Row 14) k4, p1, k2, [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2], k4

Row 15) k4, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k4], k1, p1, k1, k4

Row 16) k4, p1, k1, p1, [p4, k1, p1, k1, p1], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 3 times, + rows 1) to 7) again.

CHART

STAIRS - adjusted

RHOMBI

RHOMBI knitting pattern DIAMONDS stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, k1, p1, [k7, p1], k1, k4

Row 2) k4, k1, [p1, k1, p5, k1], p1, k1, k4

Row 3) k4, k2, [k1, p1, k3, p1, k2], k1, k4

Row 4) k4, p1, [p3, k1, p1, k1, p2], p2, k4

Row 5) k4, k2, [k3, p1, k4], k1, k4

Row 6) k4, p1, [p3, k1, p1, k1, p2], p2, k4

Row 7) k4, k2, [k1, p1, k3, p1, k2], k1, k4

Row 8) k4, k1, [p1, k1, p5, k1], p1, k1, k4

Repeat the pattern complete 6 times, + rows 1) to 7) again.

CHART

RHOMBI - adjusted

PINWHEEL

PINWHEELS knitting pattern PINWHEEL stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 11 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [p6, k6], p6, k5, k4

Row 2) k4, p4, k1, p1, k5, [p5, k1, p1, k5], k4

Row 3) k4, [p4, k2, p2, k4], p4, k2, p2, k3, k4

Row 4) k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, [p3, k3, p3, k3], k4

Row 5) k4, [p2, k4, p4, k2], p2, k4, p4, k1, k4

Row 6) k4, k5, p5, k1, [p1, k5, p5, k1], k4

Row 7) k4, [k6, p6], k6, p5, k4

Row 8) k4, p5, k6, [p6, k6], k4

Row 9) k4, [k1, p5, k5, p1], k1, p5, k5, k4

Row 10) k4, k1, p4, k4, p2, [k2, p4, k4, p2], k4

Row 11) k4, [k3, p3, k3, p3], k3, p3, k3, p2, k4

Row 12) k4, k3, p2, k2, p4, [k4, p2, k2, p4], k4

Row 13) k4, [k5, p1, k1, p5], k5, p1, k1, p4, k4

Row 14) k4, k5, p6, [k6, p6], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 2 times, + rows 1) to 13) again.

CHART

PINWHEELS -adjusted

POLKA DOTS

POLKA DOTS knitting pattern POLKA DOTS stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 20 sts. I added 15 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) k4, [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p3, k4, p7, k1, k4

Row 2) k4, p2, k5, p4, k4, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4], k4

Row 3) k4, [p5, k11, p4], p5, k10, k4

Row 4) k4, p10, k5, [k4, p11, k5], k4

Row 5) k4, [p5, k11, p4], p5, k10, k4

Row 6) k4, p2, k5, p4, k4, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4], k4

Row 7) k4, [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p3, k4, p7, k1, k4

Row 8) k4, k9, p6, [p5, k9, p6], k4

Row 9) k4, [k6, p9, k5], k6. p9, k4

Row 10) k4, k9, p6, [p5, k9, p6], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 5 times, + rows 1) to 5) again.

CHART

POLKA DOTS - adjusted

BASKET

BASKET knitting pattern BASKET stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 10 sts. I added 5 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [k2, p7, k1], k2, p3, k4

Row 2) k4, k3, p2, [p1, k7, p2], k4

Row 3) k4, [k2, p7, k1], k2, p1, k4

Row 4) k4, p all sts until last 4, k4

Row 5) k4, [p4, k3, p3], p4, k1, k4

Row 6) k4, p1, k4, [k3, p3, k4], k4

Row 7) k4, [p4, k3, p3], p4, k1, k4

Row 8) k4, p all sts until last 4, k4

Repeat the pattern complete 6 times, + rows 1) to 7) again.

CHART

BASKET - adjusted

DIAGONAL

DIAGONAL knitting pattern DIAGONAL stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 6 sts. I added 5 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [p2, k4], p2, k3, k4

Row 2) k4, p3, k2, [p4, k2], k4

Row 3) k4, [p2, k4], p3, k3, k4

Row 4) k4, p3, k2, [p4, k2], k4

Row 5) k4, [k2, p2, k2], k2, p2, k1, k4

Row 6) k4, p1, k2, p2, [p2, k2, p2], k4

Row 7) k4, [k2, p2, k2], k2, p2, k1, k4

Row 8) k4, p1, k2, p2, [p2, k2, p2], k4

Row 9) k4, [k4, p2], k4, p1, k4

Row 10) k4, k1, p4, [k2, p4], k4

Row 11) k4, [k4, p2], k4, p1, k4

Row 12) k4, k1, p4, [k2, p4], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 4 times, + rows 1) to 5) again.

CHART

DIAGONAL - adjusted

CHEVRON

CHEVRON knitting pattern CHEVRON stitch pattern ohlalana

PATTERN ROW-BY-ROW (includes the garter sts at each edge, in bolded letters)

Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach 35.

Row 1) (RS) k4, [p1, k3, p1, k3], p1, k2, k4

Row 2) k4, p1, k1, p1, [k1, p5, k1, p1], k4

Row 3) k4, [k2, p1, k3, p1, k1], k2, p1, k4

Row 4) k4, p3, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3], k4

Row 5) k4, [p1, k3, p1, k3], p1, k2, k4

Row 6) k4, p1, k2, [k1, p5, k2], k4

Row 7) k4, [p3, k3, p2], p3, k4

Row 8) k4, k2, p1, [k3, p1, k3, p1], k4

Row 9) k4, [k2, p5, k1], k2, p1, k4

Row 10) k4, p3, [p2, k3, p3], k4

Repeat the pattern complete 5 times, + rows 1) to 5) again.

CHART

CHEVRON - adjusted

 

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14 Comments on “12 BLOCKS FOR XMAS patterns adapted to 52 SQUARE PICKUP measures

  1. Hi. I am loving this process and thrilled with the results. I have run into a difficulty with # 6, Dragon Scales. If I add in the 3 stitches, won’t it throw the pattern off. I’m not really sure how to do this.

    • Hi Leslie! I’m happy to hear you like the project so far. Are you following the original instructions for Dragon Scales? (I mean, the ones here: https://ohlalana.com/dragon-scales-block-6-square-pickup/)
      If your answer is “yes”, then you’re fine. DRAGON SCALES is a pattern worked over multiples of 8 sts. But since we need to cover 35 “pattern sts” for the block you need to add 3 (8×4= 32, 3 less than needed). I’m sorry if this is a bit confusing…
      But if you follow the row-by-row instructions you should be fine. Those 3 sts are considered in every row (they’re the ones left outside the brackets).
      Please ask again if this doesn’t make sense to you. I’ll be happy to help!

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