Learn the Criss Cross Stitch

The criss cross stitch can add texture and interest to even the simplest project. You work this stitch in a criss crossing fashion to get the effect, but the pattern is much easier than it looks. You will just need some yarn to do the criss cross stitch. Try using the stitch for anything from a simple washcloth to a luxurious blanket.

Time to get crafty with Bernat Alize Blanket-EZ! No needle or hook needed, this technique is similar to finger knitting, creating stunning patterns incredibly fast.

Making a scarf is a great option for turning your practice stitches into a wearable project. Start by making a chain that is long enough for a scarf and then work in the criss cross stitch until it reaches the width that you want it to be. You can make the scarf as wide or as narrow as you like


Right side of work is facing at all times. 
‘Working yarn’ is held behind stitches throughout. 
Loops from working yarn are always pulled through stitches from back to front of work.

Count 20 loops for foundation row, noting yarn end is at far left and all loops are facing upwards. 

1st row: Working from right to left, cross 20th loop in front of 19th loop. Pull next loop from working yarn up from behind through 19th loop. Pull next loop from working yarn up from behind 20th loop. 

Cross next loop of foundation row in front of 2nd loop of foundation row. Holding crossed loops in position, pull next loop from working yarn up from behind through next loop. 

Pull next loop from working yarn up from behind through next loop.  Repeat from * to end of row. Do not turn work.

I know what you are thinking, how cool is this. YES, it can be done with Bernat Alize Blanket EZ yarn! It’s a strategic criss cross that appear to have the stitches depth and basket weave in nature.

About the EZ Yarn

Time to get crafty with Bernat Alize Blanket EZ! This yarn features unique preformed loops. With no needles or hooks required, Blanket EZ projects are completed faster and easier than traditional knitting. 

EZ Knitting handles the first step of stitching for you  so that your projects are stunning and are completed in a fraction of the time that knitting with needles take. The ultra-soft, microfiber, chenille is perfect for blankets, pillows, and even cowls! 

Anyone can master EZ knitting. Everyone can get the immediate satisfaction of quality handmade projects, faster and easier than ever. Welcome to EZ knitting with Blanket EZ!

Please check the Care Instructions below:

  • Do Not Bleach
  • Wash With Cool Water / Delicate wash
  • Do Not Iron
  • Dry Flat / Do Not Tumble Dry

It’s a great gifting idea, for family and friends. Also mentioning the time spent on this hand knitting is going to be worthwhile.

Tweak this free pattern with your favourite colours and addons. Get your own EZ yarn and get your knitting started right away.

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