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Dot stitch is one of those “old is new” again kind of stitch patterns.

You can find it in a bunch of old publications – and in the last year or so lots of designs have it popping up again, as well.

Really – it’s very versatile. It looks great in a vine gauge fabric, as well as a chunky. In fact, the reverse side of dot stitch is known as the sand stitch. So – it really can pass for a double-sided fabric.

And it’s great for some nice texture for a square.

Here are the basics.

Dot Stitch Square

This is worked in multiples of two. It is a four row repeat of pattern.

I cast on 30 stitches on size 8 needles with the Ella Rae Superwash Classic.

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit

Row 2: Knit 1, Purl 1, repeat to the end.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl 1, Knit 1, repeat to the end.

You simply repeat those 4 rows.

It doesn’t look all that impressive after this much work.

But just a little further on…

Lovely, right?

And just 38 rows to finish a nice 6″ square.

Give it a try!