Knit Stitch Pattern Book by Studio Knit with Written Instructions and Charts

Enjoy this collection of my 50 favorite Knit Stitch Patterns with different combinations of simple knits and purl stitches. Beginning knitters can create a wide variety of textures and designs with just these two basic knitting stitches. 

Browse below to find your favorite designs with complete printable instructions and video tutorials these simple patterns. These easy stitch textures will inspire you to knit up your first scarf, dishcloth, blanket, or more!


 

Knit and Purl 2-Row Repeats

GARTER STITCH PATTERN

Garter Stitch Knitting Pattern

When you knit every row in your swatch, you are creating the most basic pattern, the Garter Stitch. It is easy to knit, reversible, lies flat, and is stretchy. This 2-Row Repeat is an easy level project.

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STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

Stockinette Stitch Knitting Pattern

When you knit one row, then purl the next, you are creating the Stockinette Stitch Pattern. This 2-Row Repeat creates a smooth, classic texture.

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1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

1x1 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The 1×1 Rib Stitch looks a lot like the Stockinette Stitch but it’s really super stretchy and identical on both sides. As a result, it’s perfect to knit for garments when you need a little extra give.

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2×2 RIB STITCH PATTERN

2x2 Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The 2×2 Rib Stitch is a bit thicker and is great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and more! This 2-Row Repeat Pattern is perfect to knit up a chunky scarf.

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5×1 FLAT RIB STITCH PATTERN

The 5×1 Flat Rib Stitch Pattern has five wide stitches of stockinette separated by one narrow garter rib.

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7×3 FLAT RIB STITCH PATTERN

7x3 Flat Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The 7×3 Flat Rib Stitch Pattern has seven wide stitches of stockinette separated by three narrow garter ribs, allowing this pattern to lie flat while keeping a bit of stretchability.

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SEED STITCH PATTERN

Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern Swatch

It’s called the Seed Stitch because the raised bumps from your purl stitches resemble seeds. It creates a really pretty and sturdy piece of knitting.

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GARTER RIBBING STITCH PATTERN

Garter Ribbing Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Garter Ribbing Stitch Knitting Pattern creates columns of smooth Stockinette Stitch separated by two rows of the Garter Stitch texture.

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BROKEN RIB STITCH PATTERN

Broken Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Broken Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern creates columns of smooth one Stockinette Stitch separated by one row of Garter Stitch texture.

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SAND STITCH PATTERN

Sand Stitch Knitting Pattern Swatch

The Sand Stitch Knitting Pattern creates punctuated rows of little bumps for an easy texture.

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BEADED RIB STITCH PATTERN

Beaded Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern is a vintage design of ribbing rows separated by little seed stitches for additional texture and lies flat.

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SEEDED RIB STITCH PATTERN

Seeded Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Seeded Rib Stitch Pattern creates thick, textured rows. It is stretchy and holds its shape with the seed stitches between the rows of ribbing.


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Knit and Purl 4-Row Repeats

ANDALUSIAN STITCH PATTERN

Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern

This vintage Andalusian Pattern is a sweet little update of the Stockinette Stitch. In this 4-Row Repeat we simply knit and purl on one of the rows, creating a little bit of texture and visual interest.

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CHEVRON SEED STITCH

Chevron Seed Knit Stitch Pattern

This Chevron Seed Stitch has a beautiful graphic design. This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern creates a seed stitch graphic Chevron Seed Stitch pattern.

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DOUBLE FLECK STITCH PATTERN

Double Fleck Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Double Fleck Stitch Knitting Pattern creates simple rows punctuated with two little diagonal seed stitches. Vertical columns separate a stockinette background with a pop of double purl textures.

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DOUBLE MOSS STITCH PATTERN

Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern

This Double Moss Stitch is a simple pattern that adds great texture. A variation on the Seed and Irish Moss stitches, this easy design is achieved with a 4-Row Repeat of knit and purl stitches.

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HURDLE STITCH PATTERN

Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern

This Hurdle Stitch is a sweet knit and purl combination. It resembles the hurdles jumped in track class, by horses… or the Olympics!

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IRISH MOSS STITCH

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

The Irish Moss Stitch, also called the American Moss Stitch, is similar to the Seed Stitch, but with a thicker texture. As a result, it feels thick and squishy, too.

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PURL RIDGE STITCH

Purl Ridge Knit Stitch Pattern

The Purl Ridge Stitch Knitting Pattern is a Stockinette background textured by a horizontal row of raised purl seed stitches.

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PIQUE RIB STITCH

Purl Ridge Knit Stitch Pattern

This Pique Rib Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. 

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WAFFLE STITCH

Waffle Knit Stitch Pattern

This yummy Waffle Stitch, with its series of knits and purls, resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats! It’s an easy to memorize, all-around stitch for your fashion and home decor knitting projects.

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LITTLE RAINDROPS STITCH

Little Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Little Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a reversible pattern of small vertical lines.


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Knit and Purl 6 to 10-Row Repeats

FLAG STITCH PATTERN

Flag Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Flag Knit Stitch has such a beautiful depth of texture. This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project, with easy to follow series of knits and purls in six repeating rows.

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REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

Reverse Ridge Stitch

The Reverse Ridge Stitch pattern has the stretchy rib pattern horizontally rather than vertically. With a series of knits and purls, this is a reversible pattern that’s super stretchy, but unlike most rib stitches, this accordion stretch is horizontal.

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TILE SQUARES STITCH PATTERN

Tile Squares Knit Stitch Pattern

The Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern is designed with blocks of Stockinette separated vertically with a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.

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DIAGONAL SEED STITCH

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

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DIAGONAL RIB STITCH

Diagonal Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat. This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern would be perfect to knit up a pillow or an elegant scarf.

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LONG RAINDROPS STITCH PATTERN

Long Raindrops Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Long Raindrops Stitch creates a reversible pattern of elongated, alternating vertical lines resembling a rainy downpour.

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PENNANT PLEATING STITCH PATTERN

Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern

This Pennant Pleating Stitch is an easy design of overlapping vertical columns of interlocking triangles in Garter and Stockinette textures.

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SIMPLE SEED STITCH PATTERN

Simple Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Simple Seed Stitch Pattern is a vintage pattern with a Stockinette background punctuated with alternating rows of raised purl seed stitches.

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CHEVRON RIB STITCH PATTERN

Chevron Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Chevron Rib Stitch Knitting Pattern creates thick zigzag rows.

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DIAMOND BROCADE STITCH PATTERN

Diamond Brocade Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Diamond Brocade Knit Stitch Pattern is an elegant design with its textured graphic raised seeds. I think it would look stunning if you used it to knit a pillow or blanket. Even if you only used one yarn color, this pattern would look really impressive as part of your home decor!

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SEERSUCKER STITCH PATTERN

Seersucker Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Seersucker Stitch Knitting Pattern creates textured rows of puckered diamond shapes edged with stockinette ridges. It looks like a complex raised pillowy design, but it achieved with just a simple combination of knits and purls.

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WIDE BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

This Wide Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern easily creates an interwoven illusion. Blocked StockinetteGarter, and Purl Ridge textures are stacked together in this variation on the standard Basket Weave Stitch


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Knit and Purl 12 to 16-Row Repeats

CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN

Caterpillar Knit Stitch Pattern

Another fun one is the Caterpillar Stitch Pattern because the raised purl stitches make a little shape like a Caterpillar. It is a perfect pattern for light summer knitting and it’s very modern.

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CLASSIC BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

Classic Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Classic Basket Weave Stitch is really impressive. It looks like your pattern is actually woven like a basket. However, it is really just a combination of knit and purl stitches row after row.

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CUT DIAGONALS STITCH PATTERN

Cut Diagonals Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Cut Diagonals Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a bold horizontal texture that is perfect for beginners. Similar to the Embossed Leaf pattern, it is a great choice to create textured scarves, pillow covers, and blankets with its bold, reversible design.

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PIQUE TRIANGLE STITCH PATTERN

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

This Pique Triangle Stitch Pattern is a sweet graphic pattern of your favorite 3-sided shape, allowing you to easily create this modern design. It looks amazing as a chunky blanket or cozy pillow.

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BASKET LOOP STITCH PATTERN

Basket Loop Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Basket Loop Stitch Knitting Pattern is an easy pattern that creates a textured illusion of looping interwoven rings atop a background of vertical pillars.

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WINDOW STITCH PATTERN

The Window Stitch Knitting Pattern creates little blocks of textured squares separated by vertical lines with just knit and purl knitting techniques.

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GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN

Garter Checkerboard Stitch Knitting Pattern

This vintage Garter Checkerboard Stitch Pattern is a combination of garter and stockinette stitch patterns, blocked together. As a result, it looks quite intricate to knit, but it’s actually quite simple.

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DIAGONAL CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN

Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern has a really bold graphic design. With this 12 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, an intricate pattern emerges. 

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FANCY DIAMOND STITCH PATTERN

Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Fancy Diamond Stitch Knitting Pattern creates a large diamond nested within outer rows of zigzags. It is a visually impressive design knitted with a combination of the GarterStockinette, and Reverse Stockinette stitches.

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EMBOSSED LEAF STITCH PATTERN

Embossed Leaf Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Embossed Leaf Stitch Knitting Pattern is a visually interesting vintage design. It is a great choice to create textured pillow covers, blankets, and scarves with its bold motif.

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PARALLELOGRAM STITCH PATTERN

Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Parallelogram Stitch Pattern creates a modern texture of interconnecting diagonal angles. When lightly blocked, it holds a flat shape that is perfect for scarves, pillows, and blankets.


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Knit and Purl 18 to-28 Row Repeats

DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern creates textured slanted ribbing and resembles cabling. Similar to the Diagonal Rib Stitch, this Spiral Pattern knits up even thicker for a great dimension.

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LATTICE SEED STITCH PATTERN

Lattice Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Lattice Seed Stitch Pattern creates a wide braided basketweave design woven atop a seeded background. This 18-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks like a complicated cabled design but is actually achieved with a simple combination of knits and purls.

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WIDE CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN

Wide Chevron Zigzag Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Wide Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern creates a bold horizontal texture that is perfect for beginners. This simple combination of knits and purls in an 18-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a great choice for chunky scarves, pillow covers, and baby blankets with its strong, graphic design.

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TUMBLING MOSS BLOCK STITCH PATTERN

Tumbling Moss Blocks Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Tumbling Moss Block Stitch Pattern creates an illusion with 3 various textured patterns. The easy pattern results in an interlocking pattern of parallelogram shapes in the Garter, Stockinette, and Moss Seed Knit Stitches.

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LARGE STACKED TRIANGLES STITCH PATTERN

Large Stacked Triangle Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Large Stacked Triangle Stitch Knitting Pattern creates interconnected Stockinette and Garter Stitch shapes. Similar to my Pique Triangle Stitch, here is a great choice to create graphic scarves, pillow covers, and blankets.


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