Easiest Seed Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This vintage Seed Stitch Pattern gets its name from the raised bumps from your purl stitches that resemble seeds. My pattern shows you the easiest way to knit it up without needing to keep track of the right and wrong sides of your work.

Get your written pattern instructions both flat and in the round, along with knitting chart and video tutorial.

Seed Stitch Knitting swatch on a knitting needle in orange yarn.

About the Seed Stitch

Each row of the Seed Stitch consists of alternating knits and purls, creating little bumps that look like seeds. Easily adds a pop texture to knitting projects when designing blankets, scarves, and hats.

Stitch Techniques

A series of easy knits and purls create the raised pattern.

Lays Flat

It is a favorite stitch choice because this pattern easily lays flat, often used for the borders of blankets that tend to curl up.

Seed Stitch knitting texture in white yarn color on a wooden needle.

Row Repeat

Knit up the Seed Stitch in a simple 2-row repeat.

Reversible Stitch

The Seed Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.

Can the Seed Stitch be knit in the round on circular needles?

Yes, this pattern includes written instructions to knit it in the round. Try it out with either circular or double-pointed needles.

Seed stitch knitting texture on circular bamboo needles with orange colored yarn.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book

Love easy knitting? Get 50 stitch patterns from my Knit Stitch Pattern Book available in both print and digital formats.

Knitting Techniques

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

Seed Stitch texture swatch with knitting chart graph

Knitting Instructions

Step 1: Cast On an Odd Number of Stitches

Casting on an odd number of stitches makes this the easiest way to knit the Seed Stitch. Doing so allows you to knit the same pattern on every row, both the right and wrong sides of your work.

hands holding a knitting needle to cast on an odd number of stitches

Step 2: Stitch Pattern for Every Row

Your knitting pattern ( * K1, P1 * K1 ) is repeated on every row.

Repeat the Knit 1, Purl 1 pattern all the way down the row, finishing with just one knit stitch at the very end of the row.

Continue this pattern on every row. So easy and no need to track if you’re on the right or wrong side of your work! Told you this was easy-peasy!

hands holding straight knitting needles with stitches in white yarn starting to knit the seed stitch pattern rows

Printable Knitting Instructions

Seed stitch swatch knitted in orange color yarn on knitting needle.

Printable Knitting Pattern

The Seed Knit Stitch Pattern is a 2-Row Repeat, Reversible pattern.

Makes: Seed Knit Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


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



Cast On: An Odd Number of Stitches

  1. Row 1: (Right Side) * K1, P1 *, K1
  2. Row 2: (Wrong Side) K1, * P1, K1 *



Cast On: An Even Number of Stitches

  1. Row 1: (Right Side) * K1, P1 *
  2. Row 2: * P1, K1 *



Seed Stitch knitting chart graph.


Repeat Rows 1 – 2 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

2-Row Repeat

Lays Flat



  • Slip Knot 
  • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  • K = Knit Stitch 
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • BO = Bind Off
  • Weave In Ends
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