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Hurdle Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Hurdle Stitch Knitting Pattern is a sweet knit and purl combination. It resembles the hurdles jumped in track class or horses. This rib pattern knits up with a thick texture, lies perfectly flat, and is a reversible pattern in a simple combination of knits and purls.

This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a combination of 2 Rows of the Garter Stitch and 2 Rows of the 1×1 Rib Stitch Pattern. It’s also similar to the Irish Moss Stitch, but a more straight-down version. 

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

Hurdle Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern in blue yarn color on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK AT THE HURDLE STITCH

Let’s take a close look at our Hurdle Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this pretty, simple pattern. This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. 

I think this Hurdle pattern is perfect for a cozy, reversible scarf. It is on the top of my list for a pillow. This knitting project is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series

Right and Wrong Sides of the Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

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HURDLE STITCH PROJECT IDEA

This easy Hurdle Stitch texture became instantly popular with everyone, so I thought it would be fun to design a project using this simple stitch, too. Pillows give your home decor an instant pop of color, both indoors and out!

Knit a Striped Pillow in Hurdle Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

KNITTING MATERIALS

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

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

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


KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Hurdle Stitch on page 21 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Hurdle and Irish Moss Stitch Patterns

HURDLE STITCH PATTERN
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Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

Hurdle Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

The Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern is a 4-Row Repeat, Reversible pattern.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2: Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

4-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 Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern

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