Crown Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This 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!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 5

    • Row 1: Knit
    • Row 2: Knit
    • Row 3: Knit
    • Row 4: Knit
    • Row 5: k1, *k1, winding yarn round needle 3 times; rep from * to end.
    • 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.
    • Row 7: Knit
    • Row 8: Knit

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

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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15 thoughts on “Crown Stitch

  1. Jean says:

    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

  2. Harriet Kozitsky says:

    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 says:

      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?

  3. Mary Tole says:

    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.


    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      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.

  4. Cheryl says:

    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 says:

      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!

  5. says:

    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.

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