How to Knit the Lotus Flower Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #73

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the lotus flower stitch. This beautiful lace pattern creates a tight fabric that resembles interlocking flower blossoms. It’s great for a scarf, shawl or wrap, or blanket.

Skill: Advanced

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 1

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Purl – p

Purl Three Together Make Three – p3togm3
Purl Five Together Make Fiver – p5togm5


Row 1: Purl all stitches.
Row 2: P1, *p5togm5, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Purl all Stitches.
Row 4: P3togm3, p1, *p5togm5, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3togm3.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Lotus Flower Stitch

Example of How to Knit the Lotus Flower Stitch (click for larger)

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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