FREE pattern Friday!

Happy Friday! I am heading out today for a mountain getaway. Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

I have 2 free patterns for you today – one knit, and one crochet.

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The bamboo stitch in knitting looks very similar to the crunchy crochet stitch, so you can achieve a very similar look no matter which is your preferred method. 

One of the fun things about these patterns is that they’re SO easily adjustable. Gauge isn’t really important, and you can adapt to make these into dishcloths, hand towels, or even blankets!


Bamboo Knit Hot Pad


RS = Right Side of work
WS = Wrong Side of work

  1. Cast on 40 stitches using the long tail cast-on method.
  2. Yarn over / Knit next 2 stitches / slip the yarn over stitch over the 2 knit stitches and off the needle. Repeat to the end (RS)
  3. Purl all stitches (WS)
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 a total of 18 times.
  5. Bind off on a RS row.

Cut yarn & weave in ends. 

To increase width, cast on an even number of stitches. To increase height, repeat steps 2 & 3 until you reach your desired size. 

Crunchy Crochet Hot Pad


HDC = half double crochet
Sl St = slip stitch

  1. Chain 31. Turn.
  2. Sl st to 3rd stitch from the hook / *HDC in next stitch; sl st to next stitch* – Repeat to end. Turn.
  3. Chain 2 / *sl st to the first HDC from previous row; HDC in next stitch (top of sl st from previous row)* – Repeat to end of row, ending with a sl st in the top of the chain 2 from previous row. Turn.
  4. Repeat step 3 26 more times. 
  5. Switching to an H hook, turn work and sl st across the row to finish. Switching to the larger hook gives a looser bind-off and helps keep the item a little more square.

Cut yarn and weave in ends. 

To increase width, chain an even number of stitches plus 1. To increase height, repeat step 3 until you reach your desired size. 

You can download a free PDF version of these patterns on Ravelry.


As always, be sure to send me pictures of your projects!
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