The Strawberry Seed knitting stitch pattern will help you add a little special touch to a blanket or cardigan.
This stitch pattern is perfect for beginners looking to shake up a standard stitch. Learn how to knit it using my easy step-by-step tutorial below.
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What to make with the Strawberry Seed Stitch
The strawberry seed stitch is a very versatile stitch. It works up easily and makes small decorative eyelets. It’s completely reversible and the eyelets are too small to get your fingers are toes stuck in which makes it great for blankets and garments.
I’ve use it for example in the strawberry seed baby set.
Knit Stitch Bundle
Before you Start
- 4.5 mm/ US 7 knitting needles. I use circular needles for convenience but you can use straight needles. Confused about all these types of knitting needles? Here’s a complete overview that will answer all your questions.
- Worsted weight Zeeman Royal yarn (100% acrylic, 241m /264yd, 100g)
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends – I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you. I haven’t tried them out myself, but they look so pretty, check them out!
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease They have this yarn in about 20 colors, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with more than one.
- La Mia Just Wool
- RED HEART Super Saver Yarn. This yarn also exists in more than 60 colors.
The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.
You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 6 + 2 number of stitches.
The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch, is 21 st by 30 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about knitting gauge.
Abbreviations & Instructions
- st = stitch
- k = knit
- yo = yarn over
- k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
Repeat instructions between [ ] the indicated number of times or until the end of the round/row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round/row between < >.
Special Stitches and Techniques
Eyelets are much easier to make than you’d think. Have a look at my tutorial video below.
The Actual Knit Stitch Pattern
Cast on 32 stitches.
Row 1 – 6: Knit 6 rows in garter stitch (knit on both sides of the project)
Row 7: K3, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across to last 5 st, yo, k2tog, k3.
Row 8 – 14: Knit 7 rows in garter stitch.
Row 15: K6, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across, k last 2 st.
Row 16 – 22: Knit 7 rows in garter stitch.
Repeat Rows 7 to 22 until you reach 15 cm / 6”.
Make sure you finish on a row 14 or 22.
Blocking and Assembly
You’re done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.