BLOCK 9 of 12 blocks of Xmas knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

Block 9: Polka Dots!

Hello my knitting friends!! I keep working hard for Yaguareté, to make sure all orders arrive in time for Christmas. But I also work hard for this KAL too 🙂 Today’s block IS NOT the original one that I have planned to publish today, but a new one. In a rush of inspiration, I decided yesterday that I wanted some knitted polka dots in this blanket (I loooove polka dots). So here I am, with my Polka Dots Block!! And it comes with a twist: you have to choose which side you like the most. 

Until Monday!

Cecilia

PS: do you like Teapot Cosies?

 

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.

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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


BLOCK 9: POLKA DOTS

Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern
A side
Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern
B side

ABBREVIATIONS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

– 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, Polka Dots 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 6 times the Polka Dots pattern complete + rows 1 to 7.

– Knit 4 rows.

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

STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

Polka Dots Stitch

(Over a multiple of 20 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 2 times, horizontally.

Row 1) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p1

Row 2) k1, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]

Row 3) [p5, k11, p4], p1

Row 4) k1, [k4, p11, k5]

Row 5) [p5, k11, p4], p1

Row 6) k1, [k3, p4, k5, p4, k4]

Row 7) [p3, k4, p7, k4, p2], p1

Row 8) p1, [p5, k9, p6]

Row 9) [k6, p9, k5], k1

Row 10) p1, [p5, k9, p6]

Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern
Polka Dots Stitch pattern – A side
Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern
Polka Dots Stitch pattern – B side

Polka Dots 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 (2 times horizontally in the case of this block).

Polka dots knitting pattern BLOCK 9 12 blocks Xmas knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

 

One Comment on “BLOCK 9 of 12 blocks of Xmas knitted blanket – OhLaLana!

  1. Regarding tea cosies: I love them! Just knitted and felted a small one. Very cute. Would love to see your patterns.

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