In today’s tutorial, a gorgeous cross stitch pattern, easy to knit, it has a rich texture to it, and it’s perfect for knitting cowls, scarves, hats, even jumpers and cardigans (for women, men and children). I love it!
Similar to the Cross stitch we practiced sometime ago, this one is a four-row repeat pattern, and although it doesn’t curl, it’s better to knit a nice edge on each side (for example in Garter stitch, Seed stitch, or 1×1 Rib stitch), because the stitch crossing makes the sides of the fabric a little bit skewed (it won’t be a straight square or rectangle, it will look more like a parallelogram).
But it’s so beautiful, that it’s well worth a try. So, let’s get started!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
p2tog: Purl two stitches together
BO: Bind off
Cross stitch pattern: For knitting cowls,
scarves and hats
Note: The odd rows create the right side of the work.
CO an odd number of stitches.
1º row (RS): K1, *K1 inserting the right-hand needle between the first and the second stitch (seen from right to left), don’t drop it. K2*. Repeat from * to *, to end
2º row: P1, *P1, p2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to end
3º row: K2, *K1 inserting the right-hand needle between the first and the second stitch (seen from right to left), don’t drop it. K2*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1
4º row: P2, *P1, p2tog*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.
These four rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached, and BO, after a row 3, working each stitch as it presents.
This is the wrong side of the work:
Enjoy the video:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and thank you for watching!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
PS: Looking for more cross stitch patterns? Find some more here: