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Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern creates blocks of Stockinette separated vertically with a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.

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.

An easy 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern knits up this visually interesting design using just a simple combination of knits and purls. As a result, it is a great choice for knitting up scarves, blankets and pillows. NEW: See my Tile Squares Web Story for a quick overview of this pattern!

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Knitted swatch in Tile Squares texture with blue colored yarn.

CLOSER LOOK at the Tile Squares Stitch Pattern

Each square tile is created with 4 stitches and 5 rows. They rest atop a ridge of textured purl stitches.

Does it curl? Because the majority of this texture is in the smooth Stockinette, it does have a tendency to curl up. A border of Garter Stitch is useful, as well as lightly blocking to help it lie flat. I simply add two rows on the top and bottom, as well as 2 knit stitches on each side.

Is it reversible? This is not a reversible pattern because the right side of the work displays the design, but you can see that the wrong side (back) does not.

When is best to change yarn? If you wish to change yarn colors without purl dash lines, I suggest doing so on the first row of the 6-row pattern repeat.

Right and Wrong sides of the Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern

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PROJECT IDEA with the Tile Squares Stitch

Inspired by my new Knit Stitch Pattern Book, this Color Block Sampler Scarf is an easy knit and purl design.

Enjoy knitting 5 textured patterns which include Beaded RibDouble Moss, Tile Squares, Diagonal Zigzag, and Lattice Seed Stitch. Additionally, this scarf is edged in the simple Garter Stitch on every panel.

Free Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

KNITTING MATERIAL SUGGESTIONS

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

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Knitted swatch of Tile Squares texture with knitting needles, scissors, yarn, and a tapestry needle.

KNITTING TECHNIQUES

The Tile Squares Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches.


WATCH KNITTING VIDEO TUTORIALS

How to Tile Squares Stitch for Right-Handed Knitters

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How to Tile Squares Stitch for Left-Handed Knitters

Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern Close-Up

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Tile Squares Stitch on page 31 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Tile Squares and Diagonal Seed Stitch

A close up of Tile Square knitted swatch in white yarn on straight knitting needle

Tile Squares Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern creates blocks of Stockinette separated vertically with a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiple of 5, plus 4 stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): P4, * K1, P4 *
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: P4, * K1, P4 *
  5. Row 5: Knit All
  6. Row 6: Knit All

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiple of 5, plus 4 Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K4, P1 *, K4
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: * K4, P1 *, K4
  5. Row 5: Knit All
  6. Row 6: Purl All

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

6-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

Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Chart

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