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Embossed Leaf Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Embossed Leaf Stitch Knitting Pattern is a visually interesting vintage design.

It is perfect for beginners with a simple combination of knits and purls in a 16-Row Repeat. Similar to the Cut Diagonals Pattern, it is a great choice to create textured pillow covers, blankets, and scarves with its bold motif.

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: 3 minutes

Knitted Embossed Leaf Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK AT THE EMBOSSED LEAF STITCH

Similar to the Cut Diagonals pattern, this vintage design separates the slanting parallelogram shapes with a horizontal separation created by three rows of raised purl stitches.

This is not a reversible pattern because the right side of the work displays the design, but the wrong (back) side does not.

Find similar Zigzag and Chevron designs with the Chevron Seed, Diagonal Chevron Zigzag, and Parallelogram Stitches.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Embossed Leaf Stitch Pattern

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KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.

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HOW TO KNIT THE EMBOSSED LEAF STITCH

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

Embossed Leaf Stitch Pattern knitted swatch

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Embossed Leaf Stitch on pages 65-66 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Inside Knit Stitch Pattern Book of Embossed Leaf knitted swatch page

Knitted Embossed Leaf Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

Embossed Leaf Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This Embossed Leaf Stitch Knitting Pattern is a visually interesting vintage design.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 10

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Purl All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  3. Row 3: Purl All
  4. Row 4: Purl All
  5. Row 5: * P5, K5 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P5, K4 *
  7. Row 7: * P3, K5, P2 *
  8. Row 8: * K3, P5, K2 *
  9. Row 9: * P1, K5, P4 *
  10. Row 10: Knit All
  11. Row 11: * K1, P5, K4 *
  12. Row 12: * P3, K5, P2 *
  13. Row 13: * K3, P5, K2 *
  14. Row 14: * P1, K5, P4 *
  15. Row 15: * K5, P5 *
  16. Row 16: Purl All

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 10

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Purl All
  2. Row 2: Purl All
  3. Row 3: Purl All
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: * P5, K5 *
  6. Row 6: * P4, K5, P1 *
  7. Row 7: * P3, K5, P2 *
  8. Row 8: * P2, K5, P3 *
  9. Row 9: * P1, K5, P4 *
  10. Row 10: Purl All
  11. Row 11: * K1, P5, K4 *
  12. Row 12: * K2, P5, K3 *
  13. Row 13: * K3, P5, K2 *
  14. Row 14: * K4, P5, K1 *
  15. Row 15: * K5, P5 *
  16. Row 16: Knit All

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 16 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

16-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

Knitting Chart of the Embossed Leaf Stitch Pattern

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