Enjoy this free collection of my favorite simple Knit Stitch Patterns with different combinations of simple knits and purl stitches. Beginning knitters can create an infinite number of textures and pattern designs by knitting with just these two basic knitting techniques. These are all easy level knitting patterns, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.

You will find my favorite vintage and modern knit stitches with free written patterns, knitting charts, and video tutorials linked below. Want a printable version of this collection? Check out my digital “Knit Stitch Pattern Book” to create your favorite basic knit stitch patterns available on Etsy for just $6.


2 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Patterns

GARTER STITCH PATTERN

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

When you are knitting every row in your knitting swatch, you are creating most basic knit stitch pattern, the Garter Stitch. Doesn’t get any easier than this!

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STOCKINETTE STITCH PATTERN

Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern Easy for Beginning Knitters by Studio Knit with Video Tutorial #studioknit #knitstitchpattern

When you are Knitting one row, then Purling the next, you are creating the Stockinette Knit Stitch Pattern.

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1×1 RIB STITCH PATTERN

1x1 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

The 1×1 Rib Stitch looks a lot like the Stockinette Stitch but it’s really super stretchy and it’s identical on both sides. On the right and wrong side, it looks exactly the same.

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2X2 RIB STITCH PATTERN

2x2 Rib Knit Stitch Pattern. Get Free Written Patterns, Charts, and Video Tutorials in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit.

The 2×2 RIB Stitch is a bit thicker and is GREAT for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and more!

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SEED STITCH PATTERN

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

This Knit Stitch Pattern is called the Seed Stitch because the raised bumps from your PURL stitches resemble seeds. It creates a really pretty and sturdy piece of knitting. The Seed Stitch is great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters and even knit neckties!


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4 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Patterns

ANDALUSIAN STITCH PATTERN

This vintage Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern is a sweet little design.

This vintage Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern is a sweet little update of the above Stockinette Stitch.

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PIQUE RIB STITCH PATTERN

Right Side of Pique Rib Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Chart

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

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IRISH MOSS STITCH PATTERN

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, with a thicker texture. It’s nice and squishy, too.

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DOUBLE MOSS STITCH PATTERN

Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

This Double Moss Knit Stitch Pattern is a simple pattern that adds great texture. A variation on the Seed and Irish Moss stitches, it is also called the Two Stitch Check or Box Stitch.

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HURDLE STITCH PATTERN

Right Side of Hurdle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern

This Hurdle Stitch Pattern is a sweet knit and purl combination.  It resembles the hurdles jumped in track class, by horses… or the Olympics! You can see that it’s identical on both the right and wrong sides, so this is also a reversible pattern.

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WAFFLE STITCH PATTERN

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

The Waffle Stitch also has a really fun texture, and syrup is optional. This yummy Waffle Stitch Pattern, with its series of knits and purls, resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats! You are sure to love this easily memorable, all-around stitch for your fashion and home decor knitting projects.

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CHEVRON SEED STITCH PATTERN

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

This Chevron Stitch is really cool. I love how you see the zigzag pattern from those purl stitches.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book for Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


6 to 10 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Patterns

DIAGONAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Right Side of Diagonal Rib Knit Stitch Pattern Easy for Beginning Knitters by Studio Knit

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

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REVERSE RIDGE STITCH PATTERN

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

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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FLAG STITCH PATTERN

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

This Flag Knit Stitch Pattern has such a beautiful depth of texture. The terms Pennant Stitch and Triangle Stitch are also used to describe this Flag Stitch pattern.

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DIAMOND BROCADE STITCH PATTERN

This Diamond Brocade Knit Stitch Pattern is an elegant design created by a simple series of knits and purls.

This Diamond Brocade Knit Stitch Pattern is an elegant design created by a simple series of knits and purls.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book for Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


12 or More Row Repeat Knit Stitch Patterns

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN

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

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

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DIAGONAL SPIRAL RIB STITCH PATTERN

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern and Chart with Studio Knit

Diagonal Spiral Rib Knit Stitch Pattern creates textured slanted ribbing. This 18 Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is really simple with just knits and purls, but resembles more complicated cabling. Similar to the Diagonal Rib Stitch, this Spiral Pattern knits up even thicker for great dimension.

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GARTER CHECKERBOARD STITCH PATTERN

How to Knit the Garter Checkerboard Stitch with Free Written Pattern and Video Tutorial by Studio Knit. #knitting

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

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CATERPILLAR STITCH PATTERN

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

Another fun one is the Caterpillar stitch because the raised purl stitches make a little shape like a Caterpillar. Cute! It is a perfect pattern for light summer knitting and it’s very modern. This pattern is perfect for dishcloths or anything you can dream up.

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DIAGONAL CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH PATTERN

Swatch of Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Knitting Chart

This Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern has a really bold graphic design.

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TRIANGLE STITCH PATTERN

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

This Triangle Knit Stitch Pattern is a sweet graphic pattern of your favorite 3-sided shape, allowing you to easily create this modern design.  I think it would look amazing as a chunky blanket or cozy pillow.


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