Knitted Kitchen #29 – Trinity Stitch

The Trinity Stitch washcloth is pattern #29 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This fun stitch pattern is sometimes also called raspberry stitch. It uses increases and decreases to create a series of small bumps or bobbles that look just like little berries. The pattern includes a video tutorial for the trinity stitch as well!

Trinity Stitch washcloth -

The Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. Together with a great team of designers and will be bringing you 48 washcloth patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will include a photo and/or video tutorial, so it’s a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques.

Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for our designs. I’ve chosen their 24/7 Cotton for all my washcloths and am really enjoying working with it. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #KnittedKitchen post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!

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Trinity Stitch Washcloth

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Intermediate – Repeating stitch pattern, with double increases and decreases.


Instructions are written for a 9″ square, with changes for a 12″ square in [ ]


 20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • sl = slip stitch knitwise with yarn in back
  • p3tog = purl 3 together
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side

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 Stitch multiples:

  • The trinity stitch is a multiple of 4 stitches and 4 rows.
  • The seed stitch border adds 4 stitches on each side, and 5 rows on the top and bottom
  • 1 additional stitch was added simply to make it an odd number of stitches.


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Cast on 45 [61]

Seed stitch bottom border:

Row 1 (WS): K 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Row 2-5: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across.

Main section of square

Row 6: Sl 1, k 1, p1, k 1, p across to last 4 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice.

Row 7: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p3tog, (k, p, k) all in next st, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Sl 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, (k, p, k) all in next st, p3tog, k2, p 1, k 1, p 1.

Rows 10-58 [78]: Repeat rows 6-9 twelve [seventeen] times, then repeat row 6 once more.

Seed stitch top border:

Rows 59-63 [78-83]: Repeat row 2.

Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.


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Note: these are the same pattern as the written instructions.

Trinity Stitch washcloth chart -
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 Video Tutorial:

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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn!

A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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