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.

Chevron #3

Lace chevron. Pattern includes written instructions and video tutoral. A great stitch for baby blanket with a seed stitch border

Knitted in a multiple of 14 sts, + 1 and a 10-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: * K1, yo, k1, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: Purl.
Row 3: * K2, yo, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: * K3, yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: * K4, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 9: * K5, yo, k1, SK2P, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | SSK: Slip slip knit.
SK2P: Slip stitch, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over.

Pearl Brioche

Pearl Brioche Knitting.  An interesting honeycomb structure.

Knitted in a multiple of 2 sts and 4-row repeat.
Row 1 (Wrong side): K2, * yf sl 1 yo, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 (Right side): K1, * brk 1, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: K1, * yf sl 1 yo, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K2, * brk 1, k1; repeat from * to end.

Knitting abbreviations:
YF SL 1 YO: Bring working yarn to front under the needle, slip 1 stitch purlwise, bring working yarn over top of needle to the back. This produces a yarn over that crosses over the slipped stitch.
BRK 1: Knit the stitch that was slipped in the previous row together with its yarn over. Because the yarn over wasn't counted as a separate stitch on the previous row, no real decrease is made.

Fir Tree

Lace knitting -  Fir Tree stitch.
Knitted in a multiple of 15 sts, + 1 and a 8-row repeat.
Row 1: * K1, yo, k2, ssk, p6, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: Purl.
Row 3: * K2, yo, k2, ssk, p4, k2tog, k2, yo k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: * K3, yo, k2, ssk, p2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: * K4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | SSK: Slip slip knit.

Daisy Stitch

Daisy flower knitting stitch
Daisy stitch: Slip knitwise next 5 sts to RH needle dropping extra wraps, slip them back to LH needle, (knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1) into all 5 stitches together through the back loop.
Cast on a multiple of 6 sts + 1 and knit one row.
Row 1 - Wrong side: P1, * (purl the next stitch wrapping the yarn twice around the needle) 5 times, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 - Right side: K1, * Daisy stitch, k1; repeat from * end .
Row 3: P4, * (purl the next stitch wrapping the yarn twice around the needle) 5 times, p1; repeat from * to last 3 sts,  p3.
Row 4: K4, * Daisy stitch, k1; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat rows 1-4. until you have reached your desired length.

 

Shells

Lace Knitting. Shell lace stitch - Really fun to knit
Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts, + 1 and a 10-row repeat.
Row 1 - right side: Purl
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: * K1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: * K2. yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: * K3, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: * K4, yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 10: Purl.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over |
SK2P: slip1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over.

Bowknot

Bowknot stitch. Very cute and easy - Free stitch pattern
Bowknot stitch: insert needle into front of next stitch 9 rows below, and draw up a loop; slip this loop onto left-hand needle and knit it together with the next stitch through the back loop.
Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 9 and 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: * K9, p9; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 2: * P9, k9; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: * K9, p9; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 8: * P9, k9; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 9: * K13, bowknot, k4; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: * P9, k9; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 12: * K9, p9; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: Purl.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: Purl.
Row 17: * P9, k9; rep from * to last 9 sts, p9.
Row 18: * K9, p9; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 19: K4, * bowknot, k17; rep from * to last 5 sts, bowknot, k4.
Row 20: Purl.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl.

Palm Tree Puff

Palm Tree Puff stitch.  Nice, textured knit stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 10, + 4 sts and 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k1, yo, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K4, * yo, p3, yo, k4, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k5, yo, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K4, * yo, p7, yo, k4, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 5: P4, * k1, p4, yo, k9, yo, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K4, * p2tog, p7, p2tog-b, k4, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P4, * k1, p4, ssk, k5, k2tog, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K4, * p2tog, p3, p2tog-b, k4, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P4, * k1, p4, ssk, k1, k2tog, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 10: K4, * p3tog, k4, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 11: P4, * yo, k1, yo, p4, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 12: K4, * p1, k4, yo, p3, yo, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 13: P4, * yo, k5, yo, p4, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 14: K4, * p1, k4, yo, p7, yo, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 15: P4, * yo, k9, yo, p4, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 16: K4, * p1, k4, p2tog, p7, p2tog-b, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 17: P4, * ssk, k5, k2tog, p4, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 18: K4, * p1, k4, p2tog, p3, p2tog-b, k4; rep from * to end.
Row 19: P4, * ssk, k1, k2tog, p4, k1, p4; rep from * to end.
Row 20: K4, * p1, k4, p3tog, k4; rep from * to end.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
P2tog: Purl 2 sts together | P2tog-b: Purl 2 sts through back loop | P3tog: Purl 3 sts together.

Chevron #1

Chevron knitting. Great lace stitch for shawls, scarves, and sweaters!

Knitted in a multiple 10 sts + 1, and a 10-row repeat.
Row 1 and all wrong side rows: Purl all sts.
Row 2 -RS: * K5, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: * K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: * K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: * K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 10: K2tog, yo, k7 * yo, SK2P, yo, k7; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.

Knitting abbreviations
K, P: Knit, purl | Yo: Yarn over | K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | SSK: Slip slip knit.
SK2P: Slip stitch as if to knit, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over.

Knotted Openwork Stitch

Knotted Openwork Stitch Pattern. Easy and quickly memorized

Knitted in a multiple of 3 sts and 4-row repeat.
Row 1: Purl all sts.
Row 2: K2, * yo, k3 - then pass the first st over the second and third sts; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Purl all sts.
Row 4: K1, * k3 - then pass the first st over the second and third sts, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Knitting abbreviations:
Knit: K | Purl: P | Yarn over: Yo

Ginkgo Leaf

Gingko Leaf Lace Knitting Stitch
Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 1 and a 14-row repeat.
Row 1- RS: P1, * k17, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K1, * p17, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P1, * k2tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K1, * ssp, p13, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: P1, * k2tog, k4, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k4, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K1, * ssp, p13, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P1, * k2tog, k2, * (yo, k1) 7 times, yo, k2, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K1, * ssp, p17, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P1, * k2tog, k15, ssk, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 10: K1, * p17, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 11: P1, * k17, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: P1, * yo, k2tog; rep from * to end
Row 14: Knit.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
K2tog: Knit 2 sts together | Ssk: Slip slip knit.
P2tog: Purl 2 sts together | Ssp: Slip slip purl.

Shells on Garter-stitch Background

Shells on Garter-stitch Background
Shell stitch:  Insert right-hand needle into the front of the stitch 5 rows below the 3rd stitch on the left hand needle, and draw through a long loop, leave loop on right-hand needle and knit 1, make second loop into same stitch, knit 1, make third loop into same stitch, knit 1, make fourth loop into same stitch, knit 1, make fifth loop into same stitch, knit 1, make sixth loop into same stitch.
With color A, cast on a multiple of 14 sts plus 2 additional sts and knit one row.
Row 1 - Right side: With color B, knit.
Row 2: With color B, knit.
Row 3: With color B, knit.
Row 4: With color B, knit.
Row 5: With color B, knit.
Row 6: With color B, knit.
Row 7: With color A, * k9, shell stitch; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 8: With color A, k1, * (p2tog-b) x3, p1, (p2tog) x3, k7; repeat from * to last st, k1..
Row 9: With color B, knit.
Row 10: With color B, knit.
Row 11: With color B, knit.
Row 12: With color B, knit.
Row 13: With color B, knit.
Row 14: With color B, knit.
Row 15: With color A, k2, * shell stitch, k9; repeat from * to end.
Row 16 With color A, k1, * k7, (p2tog-b) x3, p1, (p2tog)  x3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Repeat these 16 rows.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl.
Purl 2 sts together: P2tog | P2tog-b: Purl 2 sts together through the backloop.