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Greensleeves Square

Greensleeves Square knits up super quickly in worsted weight yarn. The garter stitch border surrounds a simple lace repeat.

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Approx 23 g/45 yds worsted weight yarn (CYCA 4 Medium). Model shown in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Basil. (Amazon link) (100% wool/100g/194 yds)

Knitting needles size 8/5.00mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Finished Size: 8” square

Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4” in block pattern


K – knit

K2tog – knit 2 together

P – purl

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sk2p – slip 1 st purlwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch (2 sts decreased)

SSk – slip, slip, knit

St – stitch

WS – wrong side

Yo – yarn over


Cast on 31 sts with longtail cast on

Rows 1 – 5: Knit.

Row 6 (RS): K4, (yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1) 3 times, k3.

Row 7 and remaining WS rows unless otherwise noted: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 8: K4, (k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2) 3 times, k3.

Row 10: K4, (k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k3) 3 times, k3.

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18: K4, (k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1) 3 times, k3.

Rows 20 –  33: Rep Rows 6 – 19.

Rows 34 – 39: Rep Rows 6 – 11.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off knitwise.



Block to 8” square.

Weave in ends.


Free knitting pattern Greensleeves Square, 8 square, worsted weight yarn

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