If you want a bit of a challenge with your knitting, why not try knitting up some squares to make up a moss stitch blanket. This will be a great way to get rid of all your scraps of wool and will look great on your sofa.
The pattern is done in moss stitch with a checkered pattern which adds a 3-dimensional design to your piece.
Pattern For Moss Stitch Blanket With Checks
I find it easiest to knit many small squares and then join them up. If you would like to knit a larger square, simply double up on the stitches when casting on and repeat the pattern until the square is big enough for your liking.
Because this pattern requires concentration, I have stuck to 28 sts. You can decide how many squares to knit, depending on how large you want the moss stitch blanket to be.
I used double knitting wool and 3.5mm knitting needles.
Cast on 28 sts.
[ws]: (p1, k1) twice. *p2 (k1, p1) 3 times. k1.* Rep from * to * once. p2, (p1, k1) twice.
(k1, p1) twice. k2 *(k1, p1) 3 times, k3.* Rep from * to * once. (k1, p1) twice.
(p1, k1) twice. k9, p2, k9 (p1, k1) twice.
(k1, p1) twice. p9, k2, p9. (k1, p1) twice.
(p1, k1) twice. p20. (p1, k1) twice.
(k1, p1) twice. k2. *(p1, k1) 3 times. p1, k2.* rep from * to * once. (k1, p1) twice.
(p1, k1) twice. p3. *(k1, p1) 3 times, p3.* Rep from * to * once. k1, p1, k1.
Rows 8 to 11:
Rep rows 6 and 7 twice.
(k1, p1) twice. k2, p16, k2 (k1, p1) twice.
(p1, k1) twice. p2, k16, p2, (p1, k1) twice.
(k1, p1) twice. k20. (k1, p1) twice.
(p1, k1) twice.*p2, (k1, p1) 3 times. k1.* Rep from * to * once, p2, (p1, k1) twice.
(k1, p1) twice. k2, *(k1, p1) 3 times, k3.* Rep from * to * once (k1, p1) twice.
Rows 17 to 20:
Rep rows 1 and 2 twice.
Rows 3 to 20 form the pattern.
Repeat them once more, then work rows 3 to 7 again.
You can either work all your squares in the same way or do larger squares. You can also do half you squares in this moss checkered pattern and the other half plain and then alternate them when sewing up the blanket.
If you want to try your hand at storage baskets, there is a pattern waiting for you here.
4 thoughts on “How To Make A Moss Stitch Blanket With Checks”
The topic sounds interesting yet one of the topics I have no clue or knowledge about.
First of all, I’m not patient enough to concentrate long enough so in my case profits may not exist.
Jokes aside, the site itself is simple, clear, visually attractive and generally, I would say it looks great from my view.
By the way, if I would start to knit, how long it takes to learn? I know it depends but I’m not talking anything super level of knitting, more likable to knit something very simple and easy.
It is easy to learn to knit Jesse, but you do need patience and concentration, especially when you start off.
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Thanks for taking the time to comment, and glad your wife finds my site interesting.