Apple Picking Square Knitting Pattern

A new blanket square knitting pattern, the Apple Picking Square by JojodabomsCrafts., is now a free knitting pattern here on the blog! Read about the inspiration and Cozy Fall MAL it was a part of, or scroll down for the free knit pattern.

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8" Knit Blanket Square Pattern FREE

Charity Cozy Fall MAL

This blanket square knitting pattern was part of the Charity Cozy Fall MAL.

20 unique knit square designs are released throughout the month of October 2022 to form a cozy fall blanket.

You can find all the knit square patterns here

Or grab the convenient printable PDF cozy fall blanket square bundle with all 20 knit square patterns

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A Word from Jojodabom

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Hey Yaโ€™ll I am Katherine aka jojodabom! I am a designer, mom, and emergency room nurse. Even though I have only started publishing patterns I have been designing since I was 16 and honestly it is my happy place.

Fall in the north country is my favorite time of year! The leaves are changing, that cool crisp air feels amazing after the long summer days, and the Apples! I live in apple country and apple picking has always been a part of my life. In the bigger orchards here are always ladders up against the trees to help get the apples that are higher up.

That is what this square is inspired by.

Ok enough story time back to the square and the wonderful make along it is apart of. This make along has a whole bunch of wonderful patterns! You can get them in an entire bundle here Cozy Fall Make Along Knitting Bundle. 30% of your purchase goes to Cure Childhood Cancer. And then you have all the adorable squares in one place!

I hope you all enjoy this pattern, and I canโ€™t wait to see all your squares! Do not forget to use #CozyFallMAL And tag @KnittingwithChopsticks and @NoorsKnits in all your finished squares for some great prizes! And every bundle purchase enters you into win some awesome prizes!

Now on to the pattern for this lovely square!

Free knit blanket square pattern

Apple Picking Knit Blanket Square Pattern

Yarn

Worsted weight (# 4) yarn, 75yds
Sample was created in Red Heart Super Saver in Gold (7oz/364yds, 100% acrylic)

Size 

8 inches x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) 

Needles

US Size 8 (5mm) or whatever needle size is needed to achieve gauge

Gauge 

18 sts x 20 rows = 4in (10cm) in pattern after blocking

Special Sts

Simple Cable left twist (4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5: C4F
Row 6: P

Simple Cable right twist (4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5: C4B
Row 6: P

Tools

  • Scissors 
  • Cable needle 
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations

  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • K: knit
  • P: purl
  • C4F: place 2 sts on a cable needle, hold to the front of the work, k2 from main needle, k2 from cable needle
  • C4B: place 2 sts on a cable needle, hold to the back of the work, k2 from main needle, k2 from cable needle
  • Rep: repeat

Notes

First stitch is slipped for ease when joining all the squares together.
All measurements are done in Imperial measurements other than gauge.
Pattern is written in US terminology.

There is a stitch chart available on the last page.

Afghan Square Knitting Pattern 

For visual learners, refer to the graph below.

Cast on 36 sts
Row 1 (WS): K across
Row 2: P1, k4, p1, *p1, k5, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1
Row 3: P5, k1, *p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 4: P1, k4, p1, *p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1
Row 5: P5, k1, *p5, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 6: P1, C4F, p1, *k2, [p1, k1,] twice, p1, k5; rep from * to the last 6 sts, p1, C4B, p1
Row 7: P5, k1, *p6, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 8: P1, k4, p1, *[p1, k1] twice, p1, k7; rep from * to the last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1
Row 9: P5, k1, *p5, k1, p2, k1, p1, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 10: P1, k4, p1, *p1, k1, p1, k3, p2, k4; rep from * to the last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1
Row 11: P5, k1, *p3, k1, p1, k1, p4, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 12: P1, C4F, p1, *p1, k5, p2, k1, p1, k2; rep from * to the last 6 sts, p1, C4B, p1
Row 13: P5, k1, *[p1, k1] 3 times, p6; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5
Row 14: P1, k4, p1, *k7, [p1, k1] twice, p1; rep from * to the last 6 sts, p1, k4, p1
Row 15: P5, k1, *[p1, k1] twice, p7, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p5

Rep Rows 2-15 to the end of the square for 38 rows total, working the cable twists every 6th row (Rows 12, 18, 24,
30 and 36), ending on a Row 10
Row 39: K across
Row 40: Bind off in knit

knit blanket square chart
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Finishing

Weave in ends and block gently to the measurement of 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm).
And on to the next square!

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