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Diagonal Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

The Diagonal Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern is an easy texture of a Stockinette background punctuated with diagonal rows of the Seed Stitch.

This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy-level project with a simple combination of knits and purls. It is a great choice for knitting up impressive blankets, cowls, dishcloths, and more.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats. 

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

This pattern texture features seed stitch rows on a swath of smooth stockinette. This is not a reversible pattern because the right side of the work displays the design, but the wrong (back) side does not. NEW: See my Diagonal Seed Web Story for a quick overview of this pattern!

Diagonal Seed Knit Stitch Pattern right and wrong sides in pink yarn.

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KNITTING MATERIALS

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Knitted swatch of the diagonal seed stitch with yarn, knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

HOW TO KNIT THE DIAGONAL SEED STITCH

This is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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KNITTING VIDEO TUTORIAL
Click to Watch Row-by-Row Instructions

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Cast On in Multiples of 6 Stitches

Begin by casting your knitting stitches in multiples of six. For example, you may wish to cast on 24, 30, or 36 stitches onto your needle for this texture if you’re knitting up a scarf.

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Row 1: (right side) * P1, K5 *

On the right side of your knitted work, begin with one purl stitch and five knit stitches. Continue knitting this pattern between the asterisks of six stitches until you reach the end of your row. You will do this on all rows, as well.

Row 2: * P4, K1, P1 *

On the wrong side on row 2, purl four stitches, then one knit stitch, and finish with one purl stitch.

Row 3: * K2, P1, K3 *

Row three is knitting two stitches, purling one stitch, then knitting three stitches.

Row 4: * P2, K1, P3 *

On row 4, purl two stitches, knit one stitch, and purl three stitches.

Row 5: * K4, P1, K1 *

Here on row five, you will knit four stitches, purl one, then finish by knitting one stitch.

Row 6: * K1, P5 *

Lastly on row 6, knit one stitch and purl the remaining five stitches.

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Continue Knitting the Diagonal Seed Stitch Pattern

Continue knitting the pattern by repeating these six rows until your piece is the length you desire. The diagonal texture will continue to develop and build as you keep knitting bottom up!

Close-up of the Diagonal Seed Stitch Knitting Patter

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Diagonal Seed Stitch on page 32 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern below!

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Swatch of textured Diagonal Seed Stitch swatch in white yarn on a knitting needle

Diagonal Seed Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Diagonal Seed Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Diagonal Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern is an easy texture of a Stockinette background punctuated with diagonal rows of the Seed Stitch.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P1, K5 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * P4, K1, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K2, P1, K3 *
  4. Row 4: * P2, K1, P3 *
  5. Row 5: * K4, P1, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P5 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * P1, K5 *
  2. Row 2: * K1, P1, K4 *
  3. Row 3: * K2, P1, K3 *
  4. Row 4: * K3, P1, K2 *
  5. Row 5: * K4, P1, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * K5, P1 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

6-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART


Diagonal Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern Chart

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