Button In A Square

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Button In A Square - Stitch Sample

One of our favorite stitches with beautiful embossed square buttons, particularly suitable for throws, pillow covers etc.

Difficulty level: Medium

Instructions

You need a stitch number multiple of 10 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the arrows as many times as you like.

Work right side rows (1, 3, etc.) from right to left, as shown in the chart. Work all stitches on the wrong side as they appear.

Button In A Square - Knitting Chart

Symbol Key

- edge stitch

- knit 1

- purl 1

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, * k1, p8, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 4: edge st, * p1, k8, p1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 5, 7 & 9: edge st, * k1, p2, k4, p2, k1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Rows 6, 8 & 10: edge st, * p1, k2, p4, k2, p1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 11: Same as row 3
Row 12: Same as row 4

Repeat rows 1 through 12.