The Strawberry Seed Stitch

Strawberry Seed Knitting Stitch

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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Strawberry Seed Knitting Stitch pattern

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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

Strawberry Seed baby set knitting pattern

Knit Stitch Bundle

This easy knit stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 10 stitches here.

Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all stitch patterns here.

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!

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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 < >. 

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Special Stitches and Techniques 

Eyelets are much easier to make than you’d think. Have a look at my tutorial video below.

10 knitting stitch patterns PDF

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. closeup of knitting needle working on strawberry seed 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.
    Cast off.

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. 

Strawberry Seed Knitting Stitch pattern
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  • Deborah Rubin
    September 17, 2020 at 3:21 am

    Thank you for your ideas and the videos. You are very creative and appreciate the sharing. When you retire, you will understand sharing patterns with your friends is the way to go.

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