Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
16 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Seed Stitch (over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
With A, cast on 80 sts.
Work in Seed st until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.
Change to B and continue in Seed st until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Row 1 (RS): *(K1, p1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * across 72 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Row 3: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2tog; rep from * across 64 sts.
Row 5: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k2tog; rep from * across 56 sts.
Row 7: *(K1, p1) twice, k1, p2tog; rep from * across 48 sts.
Row 9: *(K1, p1) twice, k2tog; rep from * across 40 sts.
Row 11: *K1, p1, k1, p2tog; rep from * across 32 sts.
Row 13: *K1, p1, k2tog; rep from * across 24 sts.
Row 15: *K1, p2tog; rep from * across 16 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Sew seam. Weave in ends.