Today's stitches will be linen stitch and Jacob's ladder.
This is also known as fabric stitch. It's named that due to the lack of stretch vertically and horizontally. It's also the strands that show when slipping that are reminiscent of woven linen fabric.
R1: * k1, sl 1 wyif. Repeat from *, end k1
R2: p1, * p1, sl 1 wyib. Repeat from *, end p1.
Repeat these two rows until you have a square.
Multiple of 8 plus 9
Ch the number needed for a 4 inch square.
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.
R2: sc in first 4 stitches, ch9, sc in next 8 sts, ch 9, sc in next 8 sts, ch 9, sc in last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.
R3: sc in each sc and in each ch. Ch 1 and turn.
R4: sc in first 4 sc, sk 9 sc, sc in next 8 sc, sk 9 sc, sc in next 8 sc, sk 9 sc, sc in last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 - 4 until you have almost a square. Loop the loops thru loops from the beginning. Repeat for the rest of the columns.
Sc across the end, capturing the tops of the loops to lock them in. Fasten off.