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How to Knit the Crown Stitch

How to Knit the Crown Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the crown stitch. This stitch uses garter stitch and simple lace techniques to add delicate rows of detail to the fabric. The simple crown stitch could be used for edging, detail work or striping on any project!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Imperial Yarn Erin Rain

Imperial Yarn Erin: Worsted 3-Ply

One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. It is especially nice for color work and textured stitch patterns. Available in eight colors as well as Natural and is a great choice for hand dye projects.


A pair of knitting needles



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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Garter Stitch
Slip Stitch – Sl st
Purl Stitch – P

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 5

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    Knit

  2. Row 2

    Knit

  3. Row 3

    Knit

  4. Row 4

    Knit

  5. Row 5

    k1, *k1, winding yarn round needle 3 times; rep from * to end.

  6. Row 6

    *sl 5sts pwise dropping extra loops, return these 5sts to main needle then work into these 5sts together as follows: k1, [p1,k1] twice; rep from 8 to end.

  7. Row 7

    Knit

  8. Row 8

    Knit

Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Crowns Stitch

Example of the Crown Stitch (Click for Larger)

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Comments

  1. Jean

    January 16, 2013

    Can I use this crow st for a bloke in the afghan 12×12. How do I decide hoe many st to co thank you Jean

    • Johnny Vasquez

      January 16, 2013

      Hi Jean! You’ll want to make a gauge swatch. When you measure your stitches per inch, just multiply it by 12 (for 12 inches) and cast on accordingly. Does that help?

      • Jean

        January 16, 2013

        Thanks John yes that helps sorry about the spelling

      • Jean

        January 16, 2013

        Should I make my swatch in the pattern or knit st that goes for a linen st crowl that I want to mak thank you John

        • Johnny Vasquez

          January 16, 2013

          You should always swatch in the pattern you want to make your project in.

  2. Marcia

    January 16, 2013

    I see a bracelet in the making with the Crown stitch. Thanks so much!!

    • Johnny Vasquez

      January 16, 2013

      Cool! Send us a photo when you finish!

  3. Harriet Kozitsky

    January 16, 2013

    Hi I do not know how to figure how many stitches to put on my round needle say if I want to knit a cowl with size 5 yarn, bulky if there is no pattern. I know how many for size 4 thickness but not for size 5 thickness. Does that make sense to you.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      January 16, 2013

      You will need to make a gauge swatch with your yarn in the pattern. Measure your sts/in and then determine how long you want your cowl. Then multiply your desired length in inches by the number of stitches per inch.

      If you’re going to knit in the round you will need to do some conversion to the pattern as well. You will need to reverse all the wrong side rows from knit to purl.

      Does that help?

  4. Mary Tole

    January 21, 2013

    So enjoy your demonstrations and this website, thank you. I do have a general question, can most of these stitch patterns be adapted for knitting in the round. I make a lot of hats, socks and mitts in the round and would like to incorporate some of these stiches into my work.

    Thanks.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      January 23, 2013

      They can. Mostly you’ll need to reverse the wrong side rows. That’s pretty easy for a lot of the stitches, but the lace ones can be a little tricky. We’re working on something called NSAD+ where we’ll offer multiple versions of the stitches for a small monthly fee.

      • Mary Tole

        January 26, 2013

        Thank you for your reply. I will be looking forward to NSAD+.

        Mary

  5. Cheryl

    April 19, 2013

    This Crown stitch reminds me of the crocheted Broomstick stitch. Is this the knitted version of it? Secondly, what needles were you using? I notice the tips were quite pointed and I am looking for needles with sharp points.

    • Lacie Vasquez

      April 19, 2013

      Yes, this is essentially a knitted version of the crochet Broomstick Lace Stitch so the method of doing it is different but the end product is very similar.

      The needles are the Addi Lace Clicks – I absolutely love them!

  6. gloriayarbrough2002@yahoo.com

    May 31, 2013

    Thank You Johnny, for showing the Join in the round. i sat here and did it . i started a Tee -shirt and i might start over. its only about 5 rows of rib sts. there is a small hole in the beginning. i love your viedo. and thanks again!! i’m glad i came across your site. i was on u tube or something like that. Now i have to learn the Russian Join. i need that very bad . it seems i have to cut my yarn in the middle of my project because yarn is tangled its better to cut and join.and i’m not that good.