Pic of knitted Ruching Block 2 from Handmade by Stacy J

This is the knitting pattern for the Ruching block 2. These squares can be used as practice blocks or as an addition to a blanket that uses squares. Or, extend the length to make a scarf or use cotton yarn and create a dishcloth – the options are endless!

This square offers straighter edges and lays flatter then the Ruching Block 1. The ruching of this stitch pattern is created by doubling the amount of stitches in indicated rows by using a smaller needle. The ruching is then brought together by reducing the amount of stitches and then switching to larger needles.

For stitch tutorial Click HERE

For Ruching Block Option 1: Click HERE

If you’d like to see the video tutorial, you can click above or click HERE. Also, if you don’t have time to try this amazing stitch right away, there’s a Pin below that you can save to your Pinterest board.

Notes:

To obtain a cleaner edge, slip the first stitch purl wise with the yarn in front

This block is easily adaptable to any size, as the stitch pattern works in multiples of 1.

The ruching of this stitch pattern is created by doubling the amount of stitches in indicated rows by using a smaller needle. Then the ruching is then brought together by reducing the amount of stitches and then switching to larger needles.

 

Pin of 2 ways to make the Ruching stitch from Handmade by Stacy J
Here’s a pin for your Pinterest board 🙂

Measures:

9.5 x 9.5″ / 24 cm x 24 cm blocked

Gauge:

22 sts x 30 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Materials needed:

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Stitches & abbreviations used:

Bind off

Cast on

Ea: each

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

Kfb: Knit front and back

P: Purl

RS: Right Side

SM: Stitch marker

St (s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Image of 2 folded knit Ruching blocks from Handmade by Stacy J

Directions for Ruching Block 2

With US 6 / 4 mm needles, cast on 44

  1. Knit
  2. Knit (with lockable stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn, mark this row to indicate RS)
  3. (WS): Knit
  4. (RS): Knit
  5. Knit
  6. Knit
  7. Knit
  8. Knit
  9. Knit
  10. K5, insert SM, kfb in ea st to last 5 sts, insert SM k5; (78 sts) change to smaller needles for next row
  11. K5, purl to SM, k5 
  12. Knit
  13. K5, purl to SM, k5 
  14. Knit
  15. K5, purl to SM, k5
  16. K5, k2tog to SM, k5; change to larger needles for next row

Rep rows 3 – 16 three more times slipping SM as you come to it

Rep rows 3 – 9 once more

Knit

Bind off knit wise

Please remember to tag me on your makes @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see them!

Stacy J

This pattern is copyright 2022 Handmade by Stacy J. Please do not duplicate or copy any portion of this pattern, as well as photographs. You are encouraged to share images of your final product and are allowed to sell final products; If you sell your final product, I just ask that you please purchase the ad-free pdf and credit Handmade by Stacy J as the designer. Thank you!

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