Free Patterns!

© Amy McElwain 2009

Lacy Leaves Blanket Square

Lacy Leaf Square

Lacy Leaf Square

Yarn: Plymouth Encore (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 200 yards (183 meters),

Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool

or Cascade 220 (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 220 yards (201 meters), Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fibers; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.)

One ball or hank of either yarn will make at least 2 squares.

Needle size:  US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular and a set of double points. Use a needle size that will get gauge.

Notions:  St markers, yarn needle

Gauge:  20 stitches = 4 inches and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st.

Cast on 8 stitches onto double pointed needles (or use magic loop or 2 circulars, change to a 16”circular when you have enough stitches) placing a marker every 2 stitches. Starting with round 1 work chart 4 times every round.

Chart for Leaf Square

Chart for Leaf Square

R1 (RS): k1, yo, k1

R2:  k3,

R3: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1,

R4: k5,

R5: k1, yo, k3, yo, k1,

R6: k7,

R7: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1,

R8: k9,

R9: k1, yo, k7, yo, k1,

R10: k1, m1, k9, m1, k1,

R11: k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1,

R12: k15,

R13: k1, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k1,

R14: k17,

R15: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1,

R16: k19,

R17: k1, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, k1,

R18: k1, m1, k19, m1, k1,

R19: k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1,

R20: k25,

R21: k1, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k1,

R22: k27,

R23: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1,

R24: k29,

R25: k1, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, k1,

R26: k1, m1, k29, m1, k1,

R27: k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1,

R28: k35,

R29: k1, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p3tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k1,

R30: k37,

R31: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, p3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1,

R32: k39,

R33: k1, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k7, yo, k1

R34: ssk, p37, k2tog

Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.

Lacy Leaves.legend
© Amy McElwain 2009

Lacy Blanket Square
Lacy Blanket Square
Lacy Blanket Square

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn. I used Cascade 220 and Plymouth Encore worsted

Needle size:  US 7 (4.5 mm) Use any needle size to get gauge
16″circulars and a set of double points
Notions:  St markers, row counter, yarn needle

Gauge:  20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st

Cast on 152 placing markers after every 38 stitches. Join for working in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Switch to double points when necessary.

Knit each round of instructions 4 times in each round.

R1: (RS): ssk, k34, k2tog
R2:  p36
R3:  ssk, k32, k2tog
R4:  p34
R5:  ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog
R6: k32
R7: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k1, k2tog
R8: k30
R9: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k6, k2tog,
R10: k28
R11: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k4, k2tog
R12: k26
R13: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k2, k2tog
R14: k24
R15: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k2tog
R16: k22
R17:  ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k5, k2tog
R18: k20
R19:  ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k3, k2tog
R20: k18
R21: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k5, yo, p2tog, k1,  k2tog
R22: k16
R23: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k6, k2tog
R24: k14
R25: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k4, k2tog
R26: k12
R27: ssk, k4, yo, p2tog, k2, k2tog
R28: k10
R29: ssk, k6, k2tog
R30: k8
R31: ssk, k4, k2tog
R32: k6
R33: ssk, k2, k2tog
R34: k4
R35: ssk, k2tog
Cut yarn leaving at least a 6” tail, thread onto a tapestry needle and thread through the last 8 stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.
Cut yarn leaving at least a 6” tail, thread onto a tapestry needle and thread through the last 8 stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.




Plain 9″ Blanket Square

Plain 9″ Blanket Square

Plain 9 Blanket Square

Plain 9" Blanket Square

Yarn: Plymouth Encore (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 200 yards (183 meters),
Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
or Cascade 220 (Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), Yardage; 220 yards (201 meters), Unit weigh; 100 grams (3.53 ounces), Fibers; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.)
One ball or hank of either yarn will make at least 2 squares.

Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular and a set of double points. Use a needle size that will get gauge.

Notions: St markers, yarn needle

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st.

Cast on 152 stitches, placing a marker every 38 stitches, 4 sections each with 38 stitches. Place a marker for the beginning and join for working in the round.
Round 1 and all odd numbered rounds: SSK, knit to 2 stitches before marker, knit 2 together. Repeat 3 more times.
Round 2 and 4: Purl all stitches.
Round 6 to end: Start working stockinette instead of garter stitch until there are only 8 stitches total left. Cut yarn, leaving a 6″tail, thread yarn onto yarn needle and through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in all ends.

11 Responses to Free Patterns!

  1. Lidija Omcikus - Krokfors says:

    Hello there,

    This patterns are so beautiful, I would like to make baby blanket for my granddaughter, could you please tell me how much yarn I should use, I have Merci 50%super wash Merino & 50% Cotton it is 50gr ~ 200m? And how many Lacy Blanket Square (sample here in pink) I should made for baby blanket?
    Thank you for your help.
    Lidija

    • Amy says:

      Thanks so much! One ball of that yarn will make at least 2 squares, you might even get 3 squares out of it. For a small square baby blanket I would make 9 squares, which will give you a 27″ square, If you wanted a larger one 12 or 16 squares. Thanks again!

      Amy McElwain

  2. Thanks so much for sharing these patterns! They are gorgeous. I can’t wait to work up a couple of blanket using the lacy squares. Very pretty.

    • Amy says:

      You’re welcome and thank you! Amy McElwain

  3. Farley says:

    Dear Amy,

    The square patterns are great. Thank you so much for sharing them. I have attached a link to my Pine Street Inn Knit-A-Thon test site – click on PATTERNS so you can see how I have illustrated your squares. I hope to have a few more patterns before I go live. If you would like to change anything please don’t hesitate to let me know. Thanks again and enjoy the sunshine!

    Best regards,
    Farley

    To see the Wix that farleysullivan sent you, follow this link:
    http://www.wix.com/farleysullivan/KNIT A THON

    • Amy says:

      Thank you! I also have a link to the right to the Pine Street Inn. If you need any photos just let me know.

      Amy McElwain

  4. accountantgrrl says:

    Wow! Thank you for sharing these patterns. I’ve always on the lookout for different square patterns to make for charity.

  5. Pauline says:

    I found your patterns on the Pine Street Inn Knit-a-thon website. I particularly like the Lacy Blanket Square and the Lacy Leaves Blanket Square. I think I’m missing something. I don’t understand why you use circular needles for the squares. Also, at a few points it looks as if you are decreasing stitches (more like the crown of a hat). I’m hoping you can explain this to me — I’m just not picturing how this works. Thanks.

    • Amy says:

      Hi! So sorry it took so long to get back to you! You really are not missing anything, you cast on (the outer perimeter) and decrease just like the top of a hat. Because you are not knitting a tube before you start decreasing it lays flat. Amy McElwain

  6. Pauline says:

    Thanks, Amy. I decided to just jump in. ONce I got going, it became obvious how it transforms into a square. I prefer knitting with circular needles, so I love this pattern! My first square came out great! I hope to have a few more ready to donate to the Knit-a-thon.

    If you have any additional square patterns for circulars, I hope you will post them.

    Thanks again,
    Pauline

  7. […] week’s square — the Lacy Blanket Square — is knit in the round, which might seem to non-knitters as a strange way to knit a square. […]

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