The bead knitting stitch requires a bit more skill to complete than some of the earlier patterns we have posted. It not only uses the basic knit and purl stitches but, it uses a combination or yarn overs, slip stitches, pass slip stitch over, yarn round needle and purling through the back loop. Don't be afraid to try these stitches if they are new to you. After a little practice, they are quite easy.

Skill level: Intermediate

7 Stitch pattern repeat.

Materials and Supplies

You can use any weight yarn along with the appropriate size needles for that particular yarn. A suggestion of needle sizes often is posted on the yarn label (wrapper).

Craft Instructions

Multiple of 7
1st row (right side): K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to last st, k1.
2nd row: *P2tog tbl, yrn, p3, yrn, p2tog; rep from * to end.
3rd row: K1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, *k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
4th row: P2, yrn, p3tog, yrn, *p4, yrn, p3tog, yrn; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rep these 4 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k=knit
  • p=purl
  • psso=pass slip stitch over
  • tbl= through back loop
  • tog=together
  • yo=yarn over
  • yrn= yarn round needle

Printable Instructions

Back Knitting Stitch Patterns