Oyster Stitch

Oyster Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the oyster stitch. The oyster stitch creates a floral looking design. The oyster stitch would be great for hats, gloves, and headbands!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Oyster 5
Oyster over 5: Slip next 5 sts to RH needle dropping extra wraps, slip them back to LH needle, (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1) into all 5 sts tog, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st.

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 7

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 7 Note: be sure to bring yarn between the needle points (not over needle) for each st when working (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1) into all 5 sts tog.

  • Row 1: (Right Side): Knit across.
  • Row 2: P1, *p5, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, p1; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: K1, *Oyster 5, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: P1, *k5, dropping extra wraps, p1; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Knit across.
  • Row 6: P4, *p5, wrapping yarn twice around needle for each st, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
  • Row 7: K4, *Oyster 5, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
  • Row 8: P4, *k5, dropping extra wraps, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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6 thoughts on “Oyster Stitch

  1. Charlotte says:

    Very nice stitch. Thanks for sharing all of this great info. You have put so much time into building such a large database of knitting and crocheting stitches and want to let you know how much I appreciate what you do. I LOVE that you have videos showing how each is done. I’ve been knitting and crocheting a very long time and still will come across written instructions that I have a hard time understanding, so having a video to refer to at those times is wonderful and assures me I’m doing the stitch correctly. Thanks again for all your hard work and inspiration!

  2. Donna says:

    WOW! It’s wonderful how you make a complicated stitch seem easy to do! Thank you! The first round of the stitch looks like it could be used for a simple but effective edging. This is great.

  3. Parimala says:

    Thank u very very much.
    Really you had help me a lot.I’d
    Knitted a beautiful sweater to my daughter with the help of your beautiful pattern and

  4. njquiet1@comcast.net says:

    This is a beautiful stitch and your tutorial makes it so clear to understand. Thank you for the great instructions!

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