ODDknit - Free Knitting Patterns - Tangram
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Tangram (F2)

tangram puzzle

A tangram puzzle is made from a square dissected into seven pieces. The bits can be arranged reform the square (no looking at the picture) or to make any number of other shapes. For some puzzle ideas visit tangrams.ca.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn leftovers (double knit)
  • pair of knitting needles (3mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

Triangles

Tie a slip knot and place it on the knitting needle.

  1. Row 1: kfbf (3)
  2. Row 2: p1, k1, p1 (3)
  3. Row 3: kfb, kfb, k1 (5)
  4. Row 4: p1, k3, p1 (5)
  5. Row 5: kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1
  6. Row 6: p1, k to last st, p1

For a small triangle (make 2) repeat rows 5 and 6 until there are 23 stitches, cast off.

For a medium triangle (make 1) repeat rows 5 and 6 until there are 37 stitches, cast off.

For a large triangle (make 2) repeat rows 5 and 6 until there are 47 stitches, cast off.

Square

Cast on 19 stitches using the bind-off cast on method.

  1. Row 1: k –
  2. Row 2: p1, k17, p1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 sixteen more times each until the knitting is square (34 rows in total).

Cast off.

Parallelogram

Cast on 23 stitches using the bind-off cast on method.

  1. Row 1: k –
  2. Row 2: p1, k2tog, k18, kfb, p1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 nine more times each (20 rows in total).

Cast off.

Making Up:

Sew in the loose ends around the edges of the shapes.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!