Stitch Library

Welcome to our Stitch Library!  Here you will find instructions on how to create nice textures and motifs in your knitting and crochet.  Why not use them as inspiration to make squares for a blanket or throw?



#1: Moss Stitch


Also known as seed stitch, this is a very popular design that is also very easy to do.

Abbreviations:
K - knit
P - purl

Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row
Repeat these 2 rows to form the pattern.



#2: Seed Rib Stitch


This stitch is a great textured stitch that is very simple to do. It is created using only knit and purl stitches so it is perfect for beginners.

Abbreviations:
K - knit
P - purl

Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1: Knit (this will be the wrong side of your work)
Row 2: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 2 rows to form the pattern.



#3: Roman Stitch


Add a simple moss stitch stripe to plain stocking stitch.

Abbreviations:
K - knit
P - purl

Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 6: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row
Repeat these 6 rows to form the pattern.




#4: Diamond Stitch


This easy design uses only the knit and purl stitches, but the pattern it produces is very effective.

Abbreviations:
K - knit
P - purl

Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches plus 1.
Row 1: P1, *K7, P1; repeat from * to end
Row 2: P1, K1, *P5, K1, P1, K1; rep from * to last 7 sts, P5, K1, P1
Row 3: K2, *P1, K3; rep from * to last 3 sts, P1, K2
Row 4: P3, *K1, P1, K1, P5; rep from * to last 6 sts, K1, P1, K1, P3
Row 5: K4, P1, *K7, P1; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4
Row 6: As row 4
Row 7: As row 3
Row 8: As row 2
Repeat these 8 rows to form the pattern.



#5: Honeycomb Stitch



A pretty pattern made by purling and slipping stitches.

Abbreviations:
P – purl
sl 1 pw (slip 1 purlwise) – this is done by inserting the right needle into stitch on the left needle as though you are going to purl it, but instead of purling, just slip the stitch onto the right needle.

Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches plus 1.
Row 1: P1, *sl 1 pw, P1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: P2, *sl 1 pw, P1; repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 4: Purl
Repeat these 4 rows to form the pattern.




#5: Knot Stitch


Make little knots by working into the same stitches repeatedly.

Abbreviations:
K – knit
P – purl
Make knot – purl 3 together, leaving the stitches on the left needle.  Knit the same 3 together, and purl same 3 together again before dropping from left needle.


Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches plus 5.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3 (right side): k1, *Make knot, k3; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, make knot, K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K4, *Make knot, k3; repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 8: Purl
Repeat these 8 rows.