Tear Drop stitch is an interesting textured knitting pattern featuring ‘tear drop’ motifs arranged throughout the knitted fabric. What makes this fun and slightly tricky is you need to make one stitch into five stitches by knitting and purling into the same stitch.
You can feature this knitting stitch in any project, be it a simple washcloth or a blanket. The Tear Drop pattern will give it a gorgeous appearance.
(Multiple of 4) + 1 stitch
This free knitting pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knitting abbreviations.
|k2tog||Knit 2 stitches together|
|psso||Pass slipped stitch over|
|sl||Slip stitch knitwise|
|ssk||1. Slip next 2 stitches knitwise on to right needle one at a time.|
2. Insert left needle into front of these 2 stitches.
3. Knit them together through back loops.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
inc-1-to-5: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) in next stitch.
CO (Multiple of 4 stitches) + 1 stitch. For example, you can cast on (4 x 5) + 1 = 21 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
Note: When binding off, do so either in Row 6 or Row 12, omitting the inc-1-to-5.
|Foundation Row (RS):||p1, * inc-1-to-5, p3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 1 (WS):||* k3, p5; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 2:||p1, * k5, p3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||p1, * ssk, k1, k2tog, p3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 5:||* k3, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 6:||p1, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, p1, inc-1-to-5, p1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 7:||k1, * p5, k3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 8:||* p3, k5; rep from * to end.|
|Row 9:||Rep Row 7.|
|Row 10:||* p3, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1.|
|Row 11:||k1, * p3, k3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 12:||p1, * inc-1-to-5, p1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, p1; rep from * to end.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (12 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn ‘Textured‘ knitting patterns:
- Trellis Lace Stitch Pattern
- Butterfly Lace Stitch Pattern
- Fir Cone Stitch Pattern
- Bell Lace Stitch Pattern
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