Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern forms blocks of Stockinette, separated vertically by a rib of Seed Stitch and a horizontal ridge of purls.

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Tile Square stitch texture knitted with blue colored yarn.

About the Tile Squares Stitch

Knit up a visually interesting design with this easy 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, using a simple combination of knits and purls. Create each square tile with 4 stitches and 5 rows, resting atop a ridge of textured purl stitches.

This pattern is an excellent choice for scarves, blankets, and pillows.

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 lay flat. I simply add two rows on the top and bottom, as well as 2 knit stitches on each side.

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.

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.

Right and wrong sides of the Tile Squares Stitch in blue colored yarn on knitting needle.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book

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Tile Squares Stitch Knitting Pattern Close-Up

Knitting Techniques

The Tile Squares Stitch is an easy combination of simple knit and purl stitches.

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

Scarf Project Idea

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.

Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

Printable Knitting Instructions

Printable Knitting Pattern

Printable Knitting Pattern

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

Makes: Tile Squares Stitch
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: 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



Cast On: Multiple of 5

  1. Row 1: Knit All
  2. Row 2: * K4, P1 *
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: * K4, P1 *
  5. Row 5: Knit All
  6. Row 6: Purl All


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

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

6-Row Repeat



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