BLOCK 6 of 12 blocks of Xmas knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

dishcloth free knitting pattern STAIRS 12 blocks Xmas

Block 6: Stairs

Hello there, how are you? Our Block 6 (STAIRS) of “12 blocks of Xmas” blanket is here!! This pattern is one of my absolute favorites. Rich in texture and with an elaborate appearance, it is perfect to make a whole blanket with it (I know I’m thinking about it!). Is also great to make easy and super absorbent dishcloths 🙂 It is hard to believe the pattern only calls for knits and purls. 

dishcloth free knitting pattern STAIRS 12 blocks Xmas

Once this block is finished, we will have half of our blanket finished. Can you believe it? Time flies… 



PS: For all of you in the US: Happy Thanksgiving in advance! I’m working on a post for Thanksgiving. Therefore, if you have a little time, make sure to check my website on Wednesday 🙂

You just find this MKAL?

Don’t worry, you can start now! Look for more info in the following page: “12 Blocks for Xmas” A new free knitting project to make a blanket in blocks.

You’re also welcome to join our Ravelry group.

UPDATE April 2019

The entire pattern is below.

You can now purchase the the entire “12 Blocks for Xmas” pattern collection (12 different patterns) HERE or in my ETSY shop HERE. The high quality PDF file includes:

  • gauge/tension info and materials
  • written instructions
  • charted instructions
  • row-by-row CONTROL TABLE: specially prepared for novice knitters, with integrated instructions for the block pattern AND edge stitches, to avoid confusion. You can use the table cells to check each row as you finish it, and there is a column for every repeat of the pattern you need to make according to the instructions. A great resource to print and check your progress as you knit.

beginner sampler blanket knitting pattern


dishcloth free knitting pattern STAIRS 12 blocks Xmas


  • 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.

– Continue working as follows:

3 garter sts, Stairs 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 4 times the Stairs pattern complete + rows 1 to 3.

– Knit 4 rows.

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

dishcloth free knitting pattern STAIRS 12 blocks Xmas


Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

Stairs Stitch

(Over a multiple of 8 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 41.)

Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 5 times, horizontally.

Row 1) (RS) [k1, p1, k1, p5], k1

Row 2) p1, [k5, p1, k1, p1]

Row 3) [k1, p1, k5, p1], k1

Row 4) p1, [k1, p5, k1, p1]

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

Row 6) p1, [k1, p1, k5, p1]

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

Row 8) p1, [k1, p1, k1, p5]

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

Row 10) k1, [k1, p1, k1, p1, k4]

Row 11) [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2], k1

Row 12) p1, [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3]

Row 13) [p2, k1, p1, k1, p3], p1

Row 14) k1, [k3, p1, k1, p1, k2]

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

Row 16) p1, [p4, k1, p1, k1, p1]

Easy dishcloth free knitting pattern knits and purls

Chains Stitch – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Repeat the grey painted part as many times as the pattern calls for (5 times horizontally in the case of this block).



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

      1. hi I am teaching 10 years old boy and this pattern is great for him to learn knit and purl but his mother and the boy don’t know how to download this pattern I wonder if ok with u I can download it and give him copy thanks for sharing with us

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for putting this project together. I haven’t knitted in years (I had found it too frustrating back then) and this has been great for getting back into it. I’m finding it way less frustrating this time around!

  2. The row-by-row pattern doesn’t list the k3 sts at the start and end of each row. I know I could simply write this in, but it is so much easier to have it listed. I am so enjoying this series. I’m on my third block!

    1. Fixed! Thank you very much, Sandra. For paying attention and for letting me know.

      Third block, yay! Another favorite of mine 🙂

  3. I am so happy to have found you! Thank you so much for these beautiful patterns (that even I can do! 🥰)

    1. Hello Amy! I’m happy you’ve found it too 😄 Let me know if you have any questions along the way 🥰

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