Caterpillar Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

The Caterpillar Stitch Pattern is a great pattern for light summer knitting that looks very modern. This 12-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is perfect for dishcloths or anything you can dream up. This vintage Caterpillar Stitch is also called Vertical Dash. It’s an easy level pattern, perfect for everyone who completed my Absolute Beginners Knitting Series. Enjoy my written knitting pattern instructions and full video tutorial further down in this post. I hope you are inspired to knit up this cute knitting pattern.

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KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Caterpillar Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

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HOW TO KNIT THE CATERPILLAR STITCH

Knit and Purl Stitches

The Caterpillar Stitch 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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Caterpillar Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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Yield: Caterpillar Stitch Pattern

The Caterpillar Stitch Pattern is a great pattern for light summer knitting that looks very modern. This 12-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is also called Vertical Dash.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K5, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P5 *
  4. Row 4: * K5, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5 *
  6. Row 6: * K5, P1 *
  7. Row 7: * P3, K1, P2 *
  8. Row 8: * K2, P1, K3 *
  9. Row 9: * P3, K1, P2 *
  10. Row 10: * K2, P1, K3 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K1, P2 *
  12. Row 12: * K2, P1, K3 *

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IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2: * K1, P5 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P5 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P5 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P5 *
  7. Row 7: * P3, K1, P2 *
  8. Row 8: * P3, K1, P2 *
  9. Row 9: * P3, K1, P2 *
  10. Row 10: * P3, K1, P2 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K1, P2 *
  12. Row 12: * P3, K1, P2 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 through 12 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

12-Row Repeat

Lies Flat

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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

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