I really enjoyed designing this block 🙂 It’s fun to look at, but needs atention. The rows are very similar and, if you have some years of knitting under your belt, the pattern can trick you into believing that you don’t need to look at the instructions… 

Whaaaaat? You think I’m talking about my own experience? That I forgot to knit the center squares at the middle boxes the first time I made it?

You bet I did!!! 😳 So, be careful 😀

Love,

Cecilia

PS: do you have any suggestions for the design of the following blocks? I was thinking about a botanical theme, or maybe circles… I’d love to hear your ideas!!

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BLOCK 4: STACKED BOXES

STACKED BOXES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.

– Continue working as follows:

4 garter sts, STACKED BOXES Stitch over 35 sts, 4 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below)​ until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).

I knitted 2 times the STACKED BOXES pattern complete + rows 1) to 15).

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

STACKED BOXES Stitch for THIS BLOCK

Row 1) (RS) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2

Row 2) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3

Row 3) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2

Row 4) p2, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3

Row 5) k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k2

Row 6) p2, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3

Row 7) k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k2

Row 8) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3

Row 9) k3, p10, k10, p10, k2

Row 10) p2, k10, p10, k10, p3

Row 11) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2

Row 12) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3

Row 13) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2

Row 14) k2, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3

Row 15) p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p2

Row 16) k2, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3

Row 17) p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, k4, p3, k3, p4, k3, p2

Row 18) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3

Row 19) p3, k10, p10, k10, p2

Row 20) k2, p10, k10, p10, k3

STACKED BOXES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

STACKED BOXES Stitch – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

STACKED BOXES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

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BLOCK 4 – STACKED BOXES – ROW BY ROW and CHART

 

If you want to add this new pattern to the ones in my “12 Blocks for Xmas” series, and can’t figure out how to adjust them, please download the PDF below. I’ve done the math for you!

4 – ROW BY ROW and CHART – Adjusted to 12BlocksForXmas

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