Criss Cross Loop Stitch Pattern is a type of elongated stitch pattern where you wrap the yarn over the needle multiple times.
The pattern looks like two long stitches intertwined together to create a twisted rope-like appearance. The main stitches in the pattern are basic knits and purls, along with the addition of some unique elongated stitches.
This free knitting pattern is perfect for tight, thick, textured garments like a scarf. You can even use the Criss Cross Loop Stitch knitting pattern to knit unique projects like book covers which need a little stiffness. The pattern is also ideal for a hat or baby sweater.
(Multiple of 6) + 3
This free knitting pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
sl-3yo: slip (purlwise) the 3 yarn over sts on to right needle so that they unravel into a big loop.
sl-loop: slip (purlwise) the big loop st on to right needle.
cross-loop: slip the 1st loop st out of left needle and leave in front of work, slip next 3 sts on to right needle, slip the 2nd loop st out of left needle and leave in front of work. Now, insert left needle into 1st slipped loop st to move it back to left needle, then move back the 3 sts from right needle on to left needle, and then insert right needle into 2nd slipped loop st to move it back to left needle. This makes the cross.
CO (Multiple of 6) + 3. For example, you can cast on (6 x 3) + 3 = 21 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1:||(RS) – edge st, * p1, k1 wrapping yarn around 3 times, k3, k1 wrapping yarn around 3 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st.|
|Row 2:||edge st, * k1, sl-3yo, p3, sl-3yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st.|
|Row 3:||edge st, * p1, sl-loop, k3, sl-loop; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st.|
|Row 4:||edge st, * k1, sl-loop, p3, sl-loop; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st.|
|Row 5:||edge st, * p1, cross-loop, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st.|
|Row 6:||edge st, * k1, p5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (6 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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