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.

Small Pine Trees

Stitch of the Month - June 2016. A nice pattern for lace knitters. Small Pine Trees.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 11 and a 16-row repeat.
Row 1 - right side: K1, * yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k9; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k1.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: Purl
Row 3: K1, * k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k10; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k2.
Row 5: K1, * k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k11; rep from * to last 10 sts, k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k3.
Row 7: K1, * k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k12; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k4.
Row 9: K1, * k9, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 11: K1, * k10, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 13: K1, * k11, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.
Row 15: K1, * k12, yo, S2KP, yo, k3; rep from * to last 10 sts, k10.

Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
S2KP: sl2tog-k1-p2sso - Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit 2 stitches together, knit1, pass the slip stitches one at a time over the stitch just knitted and drop them.\


Stockinette and Garter Diamonds

 Stockinette and Garter Diamonds - Lace knitting Pattern

Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts + 1, and 16-row repeat.
Row 1: K1, * yo, ssk, p5, k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: P1 * p2, k5, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: K1, * k1, yo, ssk, p3, k2tog, yo, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: P1, * p3, k3, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: K1, * k2, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 6: P1 * p4, k1, p5; repeat from * to end.
Row 7: K1, * k3, yo, SK2P, yo, k4; repeat from * to end.
Row 8: Purl all sts.
Row 9: P1, * p2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p3; repeat from * to end.
Row 10: K1, * k2, p5, k3; repeat from * to end.
Row 11: P1, * p1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 12: K1, * k1, p7, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 13: P1, * k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, p1; repeat from * to end.
Row 14: K1, * p9, k1; repeat from * to end.
Row 15: K2tog, * yo, k7, yo, SK2P; repeat from * to last 9 sts, yo, k7, yo, ssk.
Row 16: purl.

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

Overlapping leaves

Overlapping Leaves stitch - Very beautiful!! I think it would be lovely in a scarf, just add 4 to 6 sts of garter stitch to each edge so the reverse stockinette doesn't roll.

Knitted in a multiple of 15 sts, + 2 and 20-row repeat.
Row 1 - RS: P2, * k13, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K2, * p13, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: P2, * k10, k2tog, yo, k1, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K2, * yo, p2,  p2tog, p9, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 5: P2, * k8, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K2, * p1, yo, p3,  p2tog, p7, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P2, * k6, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 8: K2, * p2, yo, p4,  p2tog, p5, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 9: P2, * k4, k2tog, k3, yo, k4, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 10: K2, * p3, yo, p5,  p2tog, p3, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 11: P2, * k13, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 12: K2, * p13, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 13: P2, * k1, yo, ssk, k10, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 14: K2, * p9, ssp, p2, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 15: P2, * k2, yo, k1, ssk, k8, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 16: K2, * p7, ssp, p3, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 17: P2, * k3, yo, k2, ssk, k6, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 18: K2, * p5, ssp, p4, yo, p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 19: P2, * k4, yo, k3, ssk, k4, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 20: K2, * p3, ssp, p5, yo, p3, k2; rep from * to end.

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

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.

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.

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.