Cross stitch knitting pattern for beginners
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the Cross stitch: A two-row repeat pattern

Today you’ll learn how to knit a beautiful and easy cross stitch. Similar to the Spine stitch, this Cross stitch is a two-repeat pattern, one of which is just purling.

Its eye-catching texture makes it great for knitting hats, cowls and sweaters (as the Ripple stitch). 

To successfully use this pattern, I strongly recommend two things:

This cross stitch is not reversible and requires blocking, once our work is finished. Why? Because it tends to twist (it happens when crossing as we are pulling the stitches in a different direction every two rows).

This one is a great blocking board, with grid lines, and t-pins!

And for best results, I would knit a robust edge in a lovely rib stitch (for cuffs, neckline, and hems). This is a must if you want to knit a scarf or a cowl.

How to knit an easy cross stitch step by step. So Woolly: Knitting patterns for beginners

Ok, it’s knitting time!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

WS: Wrong side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

How to knit this Cross stitch

CO an even number of st

1º row (WS): P across

2º row: *K the second st from right to left, don’t take it off the left-hand needle, and K the first st. Drop both*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.

These two rows create the cross stitch pattern. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 2.

Easy two-row cross stitch knitting pattern. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video:

How to knit this Cross stitch

I hope you like it …

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Hugs and happy knitting,


Carolina – So Woolly

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