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October 22, 2019

Go head over heels for the Tumbling Blocks Washcloth!

Inside: Needle knit Tumbling Moss Blocks Washcloth pattern with chart and tutorial videos.

Are you going up or coming down?  Create an optical illusion that adds both texture and fun to this easy washcloth pattern.  

The needle knit Tumbling Moss Blocks Washcloth may look topsy turvy, but this simple stitch pattern uses only knits and purls.   This stitch looks fantastic in a one color design or take it up a notch and put your own color spin on the design. 

knit tumbling moss blocks washcloth pattern finished project in blue

Loom knitters, I’ve got the pattern for you too. Click HERE!


Needle Knit Tumbling Moss Blocks Washcloth

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:

MATERIALS
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Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (2.5 oz./70.9g – 120 yds./109 m) in color Robins Egg used in sample.

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) needles

3 stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS
K = Knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

GAUGE
4 sts x 5.5 rows in 1” in tumbling moss block stitch pattern

SKILL LEVEL Easy

MEASUREMENTS
10” x 11” (25.5 x 28 cm)

NOTES 

Tumbling Moss Block stitch pattern:

  • Each repeat is 10 stitches and 20 rows.
  • Uses only knits and purls.

This pattern is knit as a flat panel and includes written row instructions, chart and video playlist that includes all the techniques needed to make this project: Knit Tumbling Moss Blocks Washcloth Playlist

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 40 sts.  If desired, place 3 stitch markers after stitches 10, 20, and 30 to mark the beginning of each repeat.

Row 1 (RS): *P1, k1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 2: *P2, (k1, p1) three times, k2.  Rep from * to end.

Row 3: *P3, (k1, p1) twice, k3.  Rep from * to end.

Row 4: *P4, k1, p1, k4.  Rep from * to end.

Row 5: *P5, k5.  Rep from * to end.

Row 6: *P5, k5.  Rep from * to end.

Row 7: *K1, p4, k4, p1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 8: *P1, k1, p3, k3, p1, k1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 9: *K1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 10: *P1, k1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 11: *K1, p1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 12: *P1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 13: *K1, p1, k3, p3, k1, p1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 14: *P1, k4, p4, k1.  Rep from * to end.

Row 15: *K5, p5.  Rep from * to end.

Row 16: *K5, p5.  Rep from * to end.

Row 17:*K4, p1, k1, p4.  Rep from * to end.

Row 18: *K3, (p1, k1) twice, p3.  Rep from * to end.

Row 19: *K2, (p1, k1) three times, p2.  Rep from * to end.

Row 20: *K1, p1.  Rep from * to end.

Repeat Rows 1-20 twice more (3 total repeats). Bind off in pattern loosely.  Weave in tails and wash to block lightly.

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Chart

NOTE: Chart shows only 2 repeats across and 2 repeats long.  The actual washcloth is 4 repeats across and 3 repeats long. 

I found using only the portion of the chart in the red box was easier for me to keep track of where I was on each row.  

tumbling moss blocks stitch chart
tumbling moss blocks stitch chart key

PIN IT!

knit tumbling moss blocks washcloth pattern pin image

Tumbling Moss Blocks Washcloth Playlist:

Try these other needle knit stitch patterns:
Sisal & Seagrass Stitch
Diamond Lace Stitch (Mock Crochet)
Sea Foam Stitch

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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