How to Knit Seed Stitch [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

Add a pop of interest to any project by incorporating a bit of seed stitch. This is a great stitch to tackle if you are relatively new to knitting and want to move on from basic rows of knitting and purling.

This version is a super simple one row repeat, making it perfect if you're attempting it for the first time.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl

Written Pattern

Foundation Row: Cast on an ODD number of stitches.

Row 1 (Repeat Row): *k1, p1* Repeat from *to* until one stitch remains, k1

Rest of Project: Repeat row one until project is desired size.

Final Row: Cast off in same k1, p1 repeat.

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Video Tutorial

Alternative Written Pattern (Even number of stitches)

This pattern can also be worked if an even number of stitches is required in the project, if this is the case then follow the alternative pattern below:

Foundation Row: Cast on an EVEN number of stitches.

Row 1: *k1, p1* Repeat from *to* until end of row.

Row 2: *p1, k1* Repeat from *to* until end of row.

Rest of Project: Repeat rows 1 and 2 until project is desired size. Making sure to end on a Row 2 repeat.

Final Row: Cast off in k1, p1 repeat.

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  • Sara says:

    I am confused by your directions for the even number of stitches, If you have an even number of stitches, wouldn't you just k1p1 for the entire row 1 and then p1k1 for the entire second row, and then repeat those two rows? With an even number of stitches in Row 1, you won't have a "singleton" stitch at the end to knit, and for Row 2, you won't have a "singleton" stitch to purl at the end. Right?

    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Hi Sara,

      You're absolutely correct, thats a typo on my part. I've corrected the post now.