BLOCK 8 of 12 blocks of Xmas knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

BLOCK 8 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

Block 8: Windmills

Hello!! Today I’m in a rush. I have so many Yaguareté orders to finish! 🙂 I leave you below the pattern for Block 8 of our “12 blocks of Xmas” blanket, featuring Windmills stitch.

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BLOCK 8 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free 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.

– Continue working as follows:

3 garter sts, Windmills 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 Windmills pattern complete + rows 1 to 11.

– 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.

Windmills Stitch

(Over a multiple of 12 sts. I added 5 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 3 times, horizontally.

Row 1) (RS) [p6, k6], p5

Row 2) k5, [p5, k1, p1, k5]

Row 3) [p4, k2, p2, k4], p4, k1

Row 4) p2, k3, [p3, k3, p3, k3]

Row 5) [p2, k4, p4, k2], p2, k3

Row 6) p4, k1, [p1, k5, p5, k1]

Row 7) [k6, p6], k5

Row 8) k5, [p6, k6]

Row 9) [k1, p5, k5, p1], k1, p4

Row 10) k3, p2, [k2, p4, k4, p2]

Row 11) [k3, p3, k3, p3], k3, p2

Row 12) k1, p4, [k4, p2, k2, p4]

Row 13) [k5, p1, k1, p5], k5

Row 14) p5, [k6, p6]

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Windmills 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 (3 times horizontally in the case of this block).


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