List of beautiful stitch patterns to use in everyday projects, including knit-purl stitches, rib, cable and twist, lace, leaves for beginners and experienced knitters. You can combine two or more different stitch patterns to produce your own designs.

Dandelion Flowers

The Dandelion pattern is one of those terrific knitting patterns. The petals can be a bit difficult at first but you do soon get used to it.
Flower: Insert right-hand needle into the third stitch down from the second stitch on left needle (this space forms the centre of the flower) and draw through a loop, leave loop on right-hand needle and knit 2, make second loop into same stitch, knit 2, make third loop into same stitch.
Note: Make sure that your loop stitch is loose enough to lie flat and not distort your work.
Knitted in a multiple of 8 sts  + 1 and 12-row repeat.
Row 1 (RS): Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts.
Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 4: Purl all sts.
Row 5: K3, flower, * k4, flower; repeat to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: P2, (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog, * p3, (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog; repeat to last 2 sts, p2,
Rows 7 through 10: Repeat rows 1 through 4.
Row 11: K7, * flower, k4; repeat from * to last 2 st, k2.
Row 12: P6, * (p2tog, p1) twice, p2tog, p3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P | Purl 2 sts together: P2tog.

Purl-Twist Fabric

Purl-Twist Fabric stitch | not hard to knit and easy to remember

Cast on an even number of sts
Row 1 (Right side): Knit all sts.
Row 2: * Purl 2 sts together, but do not slip from needle, then purl the first stitch again, and slip both stitches from needle together; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 4: Purl 1, * purl 2 sts together, but do not slip from needle, then purl the first stich again, and slip both stitches from needle together; repeat from * to last st, purl 1.
Repeat these 4 rows.

Fisherman's Rib aka Shaker Rib

Fisherman’s rib pattern makes a fabric with a ribbed appearance but with more depth and softness than a standard rib. This stitch is the same on both sides.

Note: Given the elasticity of brioche, you should cast on and bind off very loosely

Knit version.
Cast on an even number of sts.
Set-up Row: Knit all sts.
Pattern Row: * K1, K1b; repeat from * to end.
Repeat Pattern Row until you have reached your desired length.

Purl version.
Cast on an even number of sts.
Set-up Row: Purl all sts.
Pattern Row: * P1, P1b; repeat from * to end.
Repeat Pattern Row until you have reached your desired length.

Abbreviations:
- K, P: Knit, purl.
- K1b: Knit 1 in the row below.
Insert needle through center of st 1 row below next st and knit, slipping st above off needle at same time.
- P1b: Purl 1 in the row below.
Insert needle through center of st 1 row below next st and purl, slipping st above off needle at same time. 

Pie Crust Basketweave

Pie crust basketweave stitch - Simple Knit + Purl

Knitted in a multiple of 8, +2 sts and a 8-row repeat.
Row 1 - Wrong side:  Purl 2 * knit 6, purl 2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 - Right side: Knit 2, * purl 6, knit 2; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: As Row 1.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Knit 4, purl 2, * knit 6, purl 2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, knit 4.
Row 6: Purl 4, knit 2, * purl 6, knit 2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, purl 4.
Row 7: As Row 5.
Row 8: Knit.

Butterfly Bowknots

Use knit, purl stitches and slip stitch with yarn in front to create a butterfly bowknot pattern.

Special abbreviation
Butterfly stitch: Insert left hand needle down through the 3 loose strands below next stitch, purl these 3 strands together with next stitch on needle.

Cast on a multiple of 10 + 7.
Note: It's important to be sure the working yarn is loose behind the 5 slipped stitches.
Row 1: K1, * sl5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl5 wyif, k1
Row 2: Purl all sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Purl all sts.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 6: P3, * Butterfly stitch, p9; rep from * to last 4 sts, Butterfly stitch, p3.
Row 7: K6,  * sl5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Purl all sts.
Row 9: Rep Row 7.
Row 10: Purl all sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 7.
Row 12: P8, * Butterfly stitch, p9; rep from * to last 9 sts, Butterfly stitch, p8.
Repeat rows 1 to 12.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P  |  Slip stitch purlwise with yarn in front: SL wyif

Cross-Stitch Cable

Cross Stitch Cable is a mock cable stitch since the crossing is accomplished with slip stitches rather than a cable needle

Knitted in a multiple of 6 sts and 4-row repeat.
Row 1 (Right side): * P1, k4, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: * K1, p4 wrapping yarn twice around needle for each purl stitch, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: * P1, sl 4 wyib dropping extra wraps, then with point of left-hand needle, pass the first 2 stitches over the second 2 stitches, return the stitches on the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle and knit all 4 stitches in the crossed order, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: * K1, p4, k1; repeat from * to end.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P | Slip stitch purlwise with yarn in back: Sl wyib.

Parallelograms

Parallelogram pattern using Knit & Purl combinations

Knitted in a multiple of 12 sts and 16-row repeat.
Row 1: * K1, p5, k5, p1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 2: * K2, p4, k4, p2; repeat from * to the end.
Row 3: * K3, p3; repeat from * to the end.
Row 4: * K4, p2, k2, p4; repeat from * to the end.
Row 5: * K5, p1, k1, p5; repeat from * to the end.
Rows 6 - 7 - 8: * K6, p6; repeat from * to the end.
Row 9: * P1, k5, p5, k1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 10: * P2, k4, p4, k2; repeat from * to the end.
Row 11: * P3, k3; repeat from * to the end.
Row 12: * P4, k2, p2, k4; repeat from * to the end.
Row 13: * P5, k1, p1, k5; repeat from * to the end.
Rows 14 - 15 - 16: * P6, k6; repeat from * to the end.

Alsacian Scallops

Lovely knitted lace stitch. Called Alsacian Scallop. (Written + video tutorials)
Knitted in a multiple of 21 sts, + 3 and a 14-row repeat.
Row 1 - wrong side: Knit.
Row 2 - right side: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, * yo, k21; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: P2, * (p1, k3) 5 times, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: K1, * k1, yo, k1, (p3, k1) 5 times, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: P2, * p2, (k3, p1) 5 times, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 8: K1, * (k1, yo) twice, (ssk, p2) 5 times, (k1, yo) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 9: P2, * p4, (k2, p1) 5 times, p4; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, * (k1, yo) 4 times, (ssk, p1) 5 times, (k1, yo) 4 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 11: P2, * p8, (k1, p1) 5 times, p8; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 12: K1, * k8, (ssk) 5 times, k8; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: P2, * p8, wrap, p9; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 14: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
Wrap: Purl 4, transfer them to a third needle, wrap the yarn around them 3 times clockwise, transfer them to the right needle again.

Fancy Herringbone

Fancy Herringbone -  great pattern for anything that needs to be very flat - it doesn't curl at all

Knitted in a multiple of 3 sts, + 1 and 2-row repeat.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit 1, * yarn over, slip 1, knit 2, pass the slipped stitch over 2sts; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: Purl 1, * yarn over, slip 1, purl 2, pass the slipped stitch over 2sts; repeat from * to end.

Stockinette and Garter Triangles

Combination of knit and purl stitches. Easy to knit pattern with stockinette and garter triangles, perfect for any reversible project.
Video tutorial: How to knit the Stockinette and Garter Triangles

Knitted in a multiple of 14 sts, +1 and 28-row repeat.
Row 1: (right side) K7, p1, * k13, p1; repeat from * to the last 7 sts, k7.
Row 2 and all even number rows: Purl all sts.
Row 3: K6, p3, * k11, p3; repeat from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 5: K5, p5, * k9, p5; repeat from * to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 7: K4, p7, * k7, p7; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9: K3, p9, * k5, p9; repeat from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Row 11: K2, p11, * k3, p11; repeat from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: K1, * p13, k1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 15: P1, * k13, p1; repeat from * to the end.
Row 17: P2, k11, * p3, k11; repeat from * to the last 2 sts, p2.
Row 19: P3, k9, * p5, k9; repeat from * to the last 3 sts, p3.
Row 21: P4, k7, * p7, k7; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, p4.
Row 23: P5, k5, * p9, k5; repeat from * to the last 5 sts, p5.
Row 25: P6, k3, * p11, k3; repeat from * to the last 6 sts, p6.
Row 27: P7, k1, * p13, k1; repeat from * to the last 7 sts, p7.
Row 28: Purl all sts.

Slipped Hourglass

Reversible Knitting. Slipped Hourglass stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 8 sts + 2 and a 20-row repeat.
All wrong side rows: Knit all knit stitches, slip all purl stitches with yarn in front.
Row 1 -right side: P1, * p3, k2, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2: K1, * k3, sl 2, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: P1, * p3, k2, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4: K1, * k3, sl 2, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: p1, * p2, RS, LS, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: K1, * k2, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: p1, * p1, RS, p2, LS, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 8: K1, * k1, sl 1, k4, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 9: p1, * RS, p4, LS; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: K1, * sl 1, k6, sl 1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 11: P1, * k1, p6, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 12: K1, * sl 1, k6, sl 1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 13: P1, * k1, p6, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 14: K1, * sl 1, k6, sl 1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 15: p1, * LS, p4, RS; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 16: K1, * k1, sl 1, k4, sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 17: p1, * p1, LS, p2, RS, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 18: K1, * k2, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 19: p1, * p2, LS, RS, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 20: K1, * k3, sl 2, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl  | Sl: Slip stitch with yarn in front.
RS: Right slip
The first way: Slip 1 purl stitch with yarn in back, drop next (knitted) slip stitch off needle to front of work, slip same purl stitch back to the left-hand needle, pick up dropped stitch and knit it, purl 1.
The second way: Skip the first stitch, knit the second stitch, leave on needle, then purl the skipped stitch. Slip both stitches from the needle together
LS: Left slip
The first way: Drop (knitted) slipped stitch off needle to front of work, purl 1, pick up dropped stitch and knit it.
The second way: Skip the first stitch, purl through the backloop the second stitch, then knit the skipped stitch. Slip both stitches from the needle together

Bee stitch

Bee stitch - Great stitch pattern. Looks like the Pear Brioche Knitting.

Knit 1 below
Step 1: Insert your needle into the stitch directly below the next stitch on the LH needle.
Step 2: Wrap and knit as you normally would, allowing the stitch to fall off the left needle as usual.
Cast on an odd number of sts and a 4-row repeat.
Row 1 - wrong side: Knit all sts.
Row 2 - right side: Knit 1, * knit 1 below, knit 1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 4: Knit 2, knit 1 below, * knit 1, knit 1 below; rep from * to last 2 sts, knit 2.