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Garter Checkerboard Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This vintage Garter Checkerboard Stitch Knitting Pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together.

With a simple combination of knits and purls, you can create a woven illusion, similar to the Basket Weave Stitch Pattern.

This 14-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks really intricate to knit, but it’s actually quite simple. I hope you enjoy this easy level project that’s perfect to knit up a chunky, cozy baby blanket.

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

Garter Checkerboard knitting stitch pattern in white yarn color

CLOSER LOOK at Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern. See how the blocks of garter stitch and stockinette stitch, with just a series of knits and purls, make up this pretty pattern.

This is not a reversible pattern, meaning the Wrong side looks different than the featured front Right side pattern design of the Garter Checkerboard.

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Garter Checkerboard Stitch Right and Wrong Sides textured close up in white yarn on knitting needle

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KNITTING MATERIALS

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Stitch pattern materials and tools of white yarn, straight knitting needles, tapestry needle, and scissors

GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH TECHNIQUES

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

Side view of Close swatch of textured Garter Checkerboard Stitch in white yarn on a knitting needle

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Garter Checkerboard Stitch on page 57-58 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern below!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book instructions and knitting chart of Garter Checkerboard Stitch

GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN
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Garter Checkerboard Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Garter Checkerboard Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This vintage Garter Checkerboard pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns while knitting this 14-row repeat 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, plus 5

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K5, P5 *, K5
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
  4. Row 4: Purl All
  5. Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
  6. Row 6: Purl All
  7. Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
  8. Row 8: K5, * P5, K5 *
  9. Row 9: Knit All
  10. Row 10: K5, * P5, K5 *
  11. Row 11: Knit All
  12. Row 12: K5, * P5, K5 *
  13. Row 13: Knit All
  14. Row 14: K5, * P5, K5 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 10, plus 5

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K5, P5 *, K5
  2. Row 2: Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K5, P5 *, K5
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: * K5, P5 *, K5
  6. Row 6: Knit All
  7. Row 7: * K5, P5 *, K5
  8. Row 8: * P5, K5 *, P5
  9. Row 9: Knit All
  10. Row 10: * P5, K5 *, P5
  11. Row 11: Knit All
  12. Row 12: * P5, K5 *, P5
  13. Row 13: Knit All
  14. Row 14: * P5, K5 *, P5

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 - 14 until your piece is the length you desire.

Pattern Repeat: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

14-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 Garter Checkerboard Knit Stitch Pattern

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