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Knit with Aabhar – Hazelnut Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Hazelnut Stitch Pattern is a beautiful pattern that gets its name due to the resemblance of the embossed textured pattern with the hazelnuts. It’s an excellent pattern if you are looking to create a raised texture in your knitting project. The stitches resemble the shape of hazelnut in form of embossed knots. This free knitting pattern is also known as the Cobnut pattern amongst the community.

Although it is a simple and straightforward pattern, it involves some tricky stitches. The lower end of the nut gets its shape from increasing into the same stitch twice (a double increase). And then, combining three stitches into one, a few rows later results in shaping the top end of the nut.

The Hazelnut Stitch Pattern is perfect for making textured sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, or even blankets.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
Multiple of 4 + 3

Hazelnut Stitch Pattern Knit Chart


This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
p3togPurl 3 stitches together
RSRight side
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side
kyok(k1, yf, k1) – knit 1 without slipping off the stitch from the left needle, yarn over, then knit 1 again into the same stitch

Pattern Instructions

CO Multiple of 4 + 3.

Row 1:(RS) – p3, * kyok , p3; rep from * to end.
Row 2:k3, * p3, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 3:p3, * k3, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 4:k3, * p3tog, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 5:Purl.
Row 6:Knit.
Row 7:p1, * kyok, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, kyok, p1.
Row 8:k1, * p3, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1.
Row 9:p1, * k3, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
Row 10:k1, * p3tog, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3tog, k1.
Row 11:Purl.
Row 12:Knit.

Repeat this free knit pattern (12 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

Note: Stitch count does not remain equal on every row, hence count the stitches only after 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th or 12th rows of the pattern.

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