The Zigzag stitch is completed using a series of basic knit and purl stitches and can be successfully completed by anyone who is comfortable with these stitches.

Skill level: Beginner +

6 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 6.          
1st row (right side): *K3, p3 rep from * to end.
2nd and every alt row: Purl.
3rd row: P1, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, p2.
5th row: P2, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
7th row: *P3, k3; rep from * to end.
9th row: As 5th row.
11th row: As 3rd row.
12th row: Purl.
Rep these 12 rows.

Knitting Abbreviations:

  • k= knit
  • p=purl
  • rep=repeat
  • st(s)=stitch(es)

Printable Instructions

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