Oodles of noodles with crisscrossed ribbing in Bella Chenille yarn

This week we are looking at some of our favorite yarns worked in some new textured stitch patterns. Yesterday, we knit a ridged facecloth with Cotton Supreme. Today we’ll look at Universal Yarn Bella Chenille and the crisscrossed ribbing stitch pattern. Bella Chenille is a great yarn for dramatic texture, as we saw a few years ago when I taught you how to knit bobbles without turning the work, and today’s crisscross effect doesn’t disappoint.

Oodles of noodles? Nope! It’s crisscrossed strands of Bella Chenille yarn.

Please consult the abbreviations below if need be.

The Crisscrossed ribbing stitch pattern

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 5 more.

Knit 4 rows garter stitch.

Row 1: K2, [k1tbl, ktrwp1, k1, ktrwp1] across to last 3 sts, k1tbl, k2.

Row 2: P2, [p1tbl, wyif sl 1 dropping extra wraps, p1, wyif sl 1 dropping extra wraps] across to last 3 sts, p1tbl, p2.

Row 3: K2, [k1tbl, sl 1, (k1, yo, k1) all in next st, psso 3 sts just made, sl 1] across to last 3 sts, k1tbl, k2.

Row 4: P2, [p1tbl, wyif, sl 1, p1, k1, p1, psso 3 sts just made] across to last 3 sts, p1tbl, p2.

Rep Rows 1 to 4 for pattern to desired length.

Knit 4 rows garter stitch.

Bind off.

Bella Chenille is one of the best yarns around for baby blankets, and the crisscrossed ribbing makes it even more fun.


(k1, yo, k1) = these stitches are all worked into one stitch

K = Knit

K1tbl = knit 1 through back loop

Ktrwp1 = knit 1 but wrap needle 3 times before lifting through stitch.

P1tbl = purl 1 through back loop

Psso = pass slipped stitch over indicated number of stitches

Wyif = with yarn in front

Yo = yarn over

In the following video, I show you how to work all the rows of this crisscrossed ribbing pattern. I used Cotton Supreme to film the video because I had already cast off the Bella Chenille swatch. If you want to learn more about the qualities of Cotton Supreme, please see yesterday’s post

I hope you enjoy trying a complete blanket out of Universal Yarn Bella Chenille.

Not only does Bella Chenille work up into a soft blanket, it’s also super quick to knit.

This is part 2 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 1: Textured washcloth in Cotton Supreme

Go to part 3: Not knit nupps nor knots: buds are the alternative stitch!

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