Enjoy my collection of 50 Knit Stitch Patterns for Beginning Knitters with different combinations of simple knit and purl stitches. These easy stitch textures will inspire you to design your own scarf, dishcloth, blanket, or more!
Browse all fifty designs below to find free written pattern instructions and video tutorials of your favorites. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats.
Knit Stitch Patterns Organized by Row-Repeats
Patterns are organized by their row repeats, beginning with the simplest 2-row repeats and advancing up to most intricate 28-row repeats. Beginning knitters can create a wide variety of knitting projects with just these two basic stitches.
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2 Row Repeats
GARTER STITCH 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.
STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN
When you knit one row, then purl the next, you are creating the Stockinette Stitch. This 2-Row Repeat creates a smooth, classic texture.
1×1 RIB STITCH 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.
2×2 RIB STITCH 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.
5×1 FLAT RIB STITCH PATTERN
The 5×1 Flat Rib Stitch has five wide stitches of stockinette separated by one narrow garter rib.
7×3 FLAT RIB STITCH PATTERN
The 7×3 Flat Rib Stitch has seven wide stitches of stockinette separated by three narrow garter ribs, allowing this pattern to lie flat while keeping a bit of stretchability.
SEED STITCH PATTERN
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. I have an easy trick to help you easily knit up this texture without mistakes!
Knit a Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf with my free pattern you can knit up right now. This scarf is a beginner-friendly, easy level pattern that uses just one skein of super bulky yarn.
GARTER RIBBING STITCH PATTERN
The Garter Ribbing Stitch creates columns of smooth Stockinette Stitch separated by two rows of the Garter Stitch texture.
BROKEN RIB STITCH PATTERN
The Broken Rib Stitch creates columns of smooth one Stockinette Stitch separated by one row of Garter Stitch texture.
SAND STITCH PATTERN
The Sand Stitch creates punctuated rows of little bumps for an easy texture.
BEADED RIB STITCH PATTERN
The Beaded Rib Stitch is a vintage design of ribbing rows separated by little seed stitches for additional texture and lies flat. Create my beautiful Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern with this pattern texture.
SEEDED RIB STITCH PATTERN
The Seeded Rib Stitch creates thick, textured rows. It is stretchy and holds its shape with the seed stitches between the rows of ribbing.
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4 Row Repeats
ANDALUSIAN 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.
CHEVRON SEED STITCH
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.
DOUBLE FLECK STITCH PATTERN
The Double Fleck Stitch creates simple rows punctuated with two little diagonal seed stitches. Vertical columns separate a stockinette background with a pop of double purl textures.
DOUBLE MOSS 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.
Enjoy knitting up my Moss Landing Blanket with this easy texture.
HURDLE 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! My Hurdle Stitch Pillow a fun design with this simple 4-row repeat stitch.
IRISH MOSS STITCH
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.
PURL RIDGE STITCH
The Purl Ridge Stitch is a Stockinette background textured by a horizontal row of raised purl seed stitches.
PIQUE RIB STITCH
This Pique Rib Stitch is a great way to create the depth of ribbing while allowing your piece to easily lie flat.
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. Create a beautiful Waffle Stitch Scarf Neckwarmer with my easy pattern.
LITTLE RAINDROPS STITCH
The Little Raindrops Stitch creates a reversible pattern of small vertical lines.
6 to 10 Row Repeats
FLAG STITCH 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.
REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN
The Reverse Ridge Stitch 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. See this texture in my Unicorn Drink Cozy knitting pattern.
TILE SQUARES STITCH PATTERN
The Tile Squares Stitch is designed with blocks of Stockinette separated vertically with a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.
DIAGONAL SEED STITCH
The Diagonal Seed Stitch is an easy texture of a Stockinette background punctuated with diagonal rows of the Seed Stitch.
DIAGONAL RIB STITCH
The Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch 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.
LONG RAINDROPS STITCH PATTERN
The Long Raindrops Stitch creates a reversible pattern of elongated, alternating vertical lines resembling a rainy downpour.
Get cozy by knitting up my reversible Long Raindrops Cowl or Infinity Scarf in this easy-to-memorize texture.
PENNANT PLEATING STITCH PATTERN
This Pennant Pleating Stitch is an easy design of overlapping vertical columns of interlocking triangles in Garter and Stockinette textures.
Create an elegant fashion piece with my Pennant Pleating Scarf pattern.
SIMPLE SEED STITCH PATTERN
This Simple Seed Stitch is a vintage pattern with a Stockinette background punctuated with alternating rows of raised purl seed stitches.
CHEVRON RIB STITCH PATTERN
The Chevron Rib Stitch creates thick zigzag rows.
DIAMOND BROCADE STITCH PATTERN
This Diamond Brocade Stitch 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!
SEERSUCKER STITCH PATTERN
The Seersucker Stitch creates textured rows of puckered diamond shapes edged with stockinette ridges. It looks like a complex raised pillowy design, but it is achieved with just a simple combination of knits and purls.
WIDE BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN
This Wide Basket Weave Stitch easily creates an interwoven illusion. Blocked Stockinette, Garter, and Purl Ridge textures are stacked together in this variation on the standard Basket Weave Stitch.
12 to 16 Row Repeats
CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN
Another fun one is the Caterpillar Stitch 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.
CLASSIC BASKET WEAVE STITCH 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.
CUT DIAGONALS STITCH PATTERN
This Cut Diagonals Stitch creates a bold horizontal texture that is perfect for beginners. Similar to the Embossed Leaf Stitch, it is a great choice to create textured scarves, pillow covers, and blankets with its bold, reversible design.
PIQUE TRIANGLE STITCH PATTERN
This Pique Triangle Stitch 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.
BASKET LOOP STITCH PATTERN
This Basket Loop Stitch is an easy pattern that creates a textured illusion of looping interwoven rings atop a background of vertical pillars.
WINDOW STITCH PATTERN
The Window Stitch creates little blocks of textured squares separated by vertical lines with just knit and purl knitting techniques.
GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN
This vintage Garter Checkerboard Stitch 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.
DIAGONAL CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN
This Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch has a really bold graphic design. With this 12 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, an intricate pattern emerges. I love this texture so much, it’s the cover of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book.
Knit up my Zigzag Scarf or the newest Zayante Zigzag Blanket today!
FANCY DIAMOND STITCH PATTERN
The Fancy Diamond Stitch creates a large diamond nested within outer rows of zigzags. It is a visually impressive design knitted with a combination of the Garter, Stockinette, and Reverse Stockinette stitches.
EMBOSSED LEAF STITCH PATTERN
This Embossed Leaf Stitch is a visually interesting vintage design. It is a great choice to create textured pillow covers, blankets, and scarves with its bold motif.
PARALLELOGRAM STITCH PATTERN
The Parallelogram Stitch creates a modern texture of interconnecting diagonal angles. When lightly blocked, it holds a flat shape that is perfect for scarves, pillows, and blankets.
Give my Point Reyes Parallelogram Blanket pattern a try!
18 to 28 Row Repeats
DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH PATTERN
Diagonal Spiral Rib Stitch creates textured slanted ribbing and resembles cabling. Similar to the Diagonal Rib Stitch, this Spiral Pattern knits up even thicker for a great dimension.
LATTICE SEED STITCH PATTERN
The Lattice Seed Stitch 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.
WIDE CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN
This Wide Chevron Zigzag Stitch 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.
TUMBLING MOSS BLOCK STITCH PATTERN
This Tumbling Moss Block Stitch 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.
My Knitted Blanket in Tumbling Blocks Pattern is an easy knit and purl design great for beginners
LARGE STACKED TRIANGLES STITCH PATTERN
The Large Stacked Triangle Stitch 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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