Knitting Stitches and Knitting Stitch Patterns

Ahhh. The click of the needles, the feel of the yarn, the creation of a finished project made by using two needles, a string, and your own hands…

That is why we love knitting!

On this page, we have put together a scrumptious gathering of knitting stitch patterns for both beginners and for those who are more experienced and ready to learn new knitting stitches in order to grow as a knitter.

With the tutorials on this page, you will learn new, or revisit old, knitting stitch patterns that will give you an entire knitting stitch arsenal at the tip of your needles…. er fingers.

If you’re a beginner, we will introduce you to the basic knitting stitches. The knit stitch or garter stitch is a great starting point.  This knit stitch is the most common stitch pattern used in the knitting world.

We have many written tutorials and wonderful videos to teach you this basic knitting stitch.

And once you’ve mastered the knit stitch, you are ready for another basic knitting stitch; the purl stitch. It is very easy and basically the reverse of the knit stitch! Check out our knitting tutorials to learn the purl stitch, and you will be well on your way.

Once you have mastered the knit stitch and purl stitch, you can add them together to create the most used knitting stitch of all…the stockinette stitch!

This is another basic knitting stitch. With the stockinette stitch, also known as the stocking stitch, you will be able to make projects with a very smooth fabric!

This stockinette stitch is created by simply working one row of the knit stitch, then a row of the purl stitch.  Just repeat that over and over, and you have made the stockinette stitch!

There you have it; the three most basic knitting stitches! 

We also have many tutorials and videos showing how to make more intricate knitting stitches for those knitters who have been around the block and are ready to step it up a notch.

You can learn the seed stitch, also known as the moss stitch in the UK.  It makes a rich textured fabric that you will want to use as it doesn’t curl!

Another advanced knitting stitch is the Kitchener stitch.  This stitch is used to join two rows of knitting stitches, and it leaves no seam! 

The Kitchener stitch is a great finishing technique that many knitters love.

As you scroll down this page, you will find many knitting stitch patterns that will add such lovely design and texture to your knitting.  

From the bramble to the butterfly stitch, the checkerboard stitch to the herringbone stitch, the mattress stitch to the trinity stitch, and many other stitches in between, we are sure to have what you are looking for!

As you can see, whether you’re just beginning knitting or have been knitting for decades, there are sure to be stitches that you will love to learn.

Just scroll down and see for yourself!

Check out our free knit project page for wonderful projects to make once you’ve learned some new knitting stitches!

Knitting Stitches and Knitting Stitch Patterns

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Bamboo Stitch

Bamboo Stitch

How to knit the Bamboo Stitch. The Bamboo Stitch is an easy elegant stitch which makes a nice firm, flat laying piece of fabric.

Bobble - Two-Tone Bobble Square

Instructions for making a two-tone bobble square.

Bramble Stitch - Video

A video on knit instructions for the bramble stitch which is also known as the trinity stitch. You Tube

Brick Stitch

The Brick Stitch pattern simulates a running bond brick pattern using slipped stitches. It is a great texture to use for home decor items like pillows and blankets. New Stitch A Day

Butterfly Stitch

For the butterfly stitch, the slipped stitches are gathered together to form delicate butterfly-like wings which is how the stitch got its name. It's also referred to as the smocking stitch. The Spruce

Checkerboard Stitch

Simple instructions for making the checkerboard stitch.

Checkerboard Stitch (Video)

This video shows how to make the ribbed checkerboard stitch using one color. You Tube

Combined Knitting

A tutorial on how to do combined knitting. Bella Knitting

Duplicate Stitch

Duplicate stitch is also known as Swiss darning and is a decorative stitch worked over the stockinette stitch. Purl SoHo

Duplicate Stitch

Also known as swiss darning, this stitch can be used either decoratively or to conceal mistakes. Sweaterscapes

Duplicate Stitch

A brief description and a few illustrations for showing how to do the Duplicate Stitch on Afghan Knit Stitch. Vicki's Crochet Designs

Duplicate Stitch Column

This site tells you how to work duplicate stitch columns.

Eyelet Stitch - Garter Eyelet Stitch

Knit instructions. Knitting On The Net

Eyelet V-Stitch Knitting Stitch

If you are looking for a knitting pattern that is a beautiful eyelet pattern, the Eyelet V-stitch is perfect. Craft Elf

Garter Stitch

Information on how to make the garter stitch. Knit Picks

Garter Stitch

Knit instruction for the garter stitch. wikiHow

Garter Stitch

Knit instructions for the garter stitch. The Spruce Crafts

Garter Stitch (Video)

A demonstration on how to knit the garter stitch. You Tube

Herringbone Stitch - Horizontal Herringbone Knit Stitch (Video)

A video on how to do the horizontal Herringbone knit stitch. You Tube

How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch (St st)

Learn how to knit the stockinette stitch.

How to Knit the Seed Stitch

How to Knit the Seed Stitch

The seed stitch is a decorative stitch which creates an interesting texture, is reversible and does not curl. Great knit stitch for creating scarves and blankets.

Kitchener Stitch

A tutorial. My Virtual Sanity by Dawn Prickett

Kitchener Stitch a.k.a. grafting

The kitchener stitch is used to graft together stitches to make a invisible seam. Spelling Tuesday

Knit Stitch

Knit Stitch

Learn how to do the knit stitch with this video tutorial.

Knit Stitch

A video demonstration of the knit stitch in both the English method and Continental (European) method. Knitting

Knit Stitches

Illustrations and instructions for the Cluster Rib, Trinity Stitch, Horseshoe Print, Diamond Lace and Saxon Braid. Angel Hugs

Loop Yarn - Stocking Stitch Tutorial (Stockinette Stitch Tutorial)

Loop Yarn - Stocking Stitch Tutorial (Stockinette Stitch Tutorial)

Learn how to knit the stocking stitch with loop yarn.
Loop yarn features unique preformed loops which means when working with this yarn no knitting needles are required. All you need are your hands.
This loopy, puffy yarn makes it extremely fun, quick and easy to knit blankets, scarfs, pillows, cowls and more. It makes knitting easy and fun for children, pre-teens, teenagers and even adults.
Needlepointers Staff

M1R (Make 1 Right) and M1L (Make 1 Left) Knitting Increase

M1R (Make 1 Right) and M1L (Make 1 Left) Knitting Increase

A common method of increasing stitches in knitting is the M1. Here are an excellent video and photo tutorial on how to Make 1 Right and Make 1 Left increase. Team

Mattress Stitch

Mattress Stitch

This tutorial will show you how to use the mattress stitch to join two knit stockinette pieces together vertically. This finishing technique is worked with the right sides up and creates an invisible seam on the right side.

Moss Stitch

Knit instructions for two versions of the moss stitch.

Moss Stitch

Instructions on how to do the moss stitch. The Spruce Crafts

Moss Stitch (Knitting)

Knit instructions for the moss stitch. Knitting On The Net

Moss Stitch (Video)

How to knit the moss stitch video. You Tube

Purl Stitch

Learn the various purl stitches by way of a video demonstation. Knitting

Purl Stitch (Video Tutorial)

Purl Stitch (Video Tutorial)

How to knit the purl stitch.

Rice Stitch

Knit instructions for the rice stitch. Knitting On The Net

Seed Stitch - How-to

Seed Stitch - How-to

A video on how to knit the seed stitch.

Slip Knot - How to make a slip knot  - 3 methods (Video)

Slip Knot - How to make a slip knot - 3 methods (Video)

A video on how to make a slip knot for crochet or knitting. Instructional tutorial for making slip knots. This tutorial shows three different ways to make slip knots.

Stockinette Stitch (St st) - Video

Stockinette Stitch (St st) - Video

This video shows you how to do the knitting stockinette stitch. The stockinette stitch is a basic and very familiar knitting stitch. The stitch consists of knitting one row and then purling one row.

Trinity Stitch

How to knit the trinity stitch. The Spruce Crafts

Trinity Stitch PDF

Also known as the bramble stitch, learn how to knit with instructions for this stitch. Lindy's Knits and Laces

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