BLOCK “Breathe” of “12 blocks of Xmas” knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

BREATHE extra block knitting pattern

“Breathe” Block

As I explained in my post for BLOCK 4 of “12 blocks of Xmas” KAL, “BREATHE” is an extra block pattern, just in case you need it to replace any of the others!



BREATHE: an extra block pattern

BREATHE extra block knitting pattern


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


– CO 47 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles.

– With US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

– Work 5 rows in Stockinette Stitch with 3 garter sts at each side.

– Knit 1 row.

– Continue working as follows:

3 garter sts, Breathe Stitch over 41 sts, 3 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below)​ until you have a total length of 9.25’’ (23.5 cm).

I knitted 7 times the Breathe pattern complete + rows 1) to 5).

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

Stockinette Stitch (also called Stocking Stitch)  

RS: k all sts

WS: p all sts

Alternate those 2 rows.

Breathe Stitch

Row 1) k all sts

Row 2) purl all sts

Row 3) k all sts

Row 4) purl all sts

Row 5) k all sts

Row 6) purl all sts

Row 7) k all sts

Row 8)  k all sts

BREATHE extra block knitting pattern

Breathe Stitch – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Repeat the grey painted part.


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6 thoughts on “BLOCK “Breathe” of “12 blocks of Xmas” knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

  1. Um. This Breathe Block (the Row by Row PDF) has the Diamond Padding instructions from Block 4 at the top. That’s a tiny bit confusing.

    1. Corrected! Luckily that was the only mistake, I had forgotten to change the name of the pattern on that line.
      Thank you for letting me know!

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