How to Knit the Indian Cross-Stitch

How to Knit the Indian Cross Stitch Pattern

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the indian cross stitch. This stitch creates a delicate fabric made up of columns of criss cross patterns. The indian cross stitch would be great to for afghans, blankets and scarves!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


WEBS Valley Yarns Northampton Lake Heather

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Knitting Needle


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 8 sts

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    Knit.

  2. Row 2

    Knit.

  3. Row 3

    Knit.

  4. Row 4

    Knit.

  5. Row 5

    K1, * insert needle into next st and wrap working yarn 4 times around point of needle, then knit that stitch, drawing the 4 wraps through the st; rep from * until last st, k1.

  6. Row 6

    *Sl 8 sts wyib, dropping all extra wraps, creating 8 long sts on right-hand needle. Insert left-hand needle into the first 4 of these long sts and pass them over the second 4 long sts. Return all sts to left-hand needle and k the sts in the new order, knitting the second 4 long sts first, and then the original 4 long sts. Rep from * for each group of 8 sts.

  7. Row 7

    Knit.

  8. Row 8

    Knit.

  9. Row 9

    Knit.

  10. Row 10

    Knit.

  11. Row 11

    K1, * insert needle into next st and wrap working yarn 4 times around point of needle, then knit that stitch, drawing the 4 wraps through the st; rep from * until last st, k1.

  12. Row 12

    Sl 4 sts wyib, dropping all extra wraps, cross 2 over 2 as in Row 6 and k these 4; *sl 8, dropping all extra wraps, cross, and knit as in Row 6; rep from * on each group of 8 until the last 4 sts, end by crossing 2 over 2 as in beg of row.

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Indian Cross-Stitch Pattern (Reversible)

Example of the Indian Cross-Stitch Pattern Reversible (click for larger image)

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