Lotus Flower Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Lotus Flower Stitch is a beautiful lacy pattern that creates a tight fabric that resembles interlocking flower blossoms. Using a unique knot stitch, this gorgeous pattern is a little difficult to master, but the result is well worth it. It’s great for a scarf, shawl, wrap, or blanket.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Purl Stitch
Purl Three Together Make Three – Insert working needle into the first 3 sets on main needle, p3tog, keeping sts on main needle. Yo, insert working needle back into all 3 sts, p3tog.
Purl Five Together Make Five – Insert working needle into the first 5 sts on main needle, p5tog. [Yo, insert working needle back into all 5 sts, p5tog] twice, slip the 5 working sts off of main needle.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 1

  • 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.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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11 thoughts on “Lotus Flower Stitch

  1. McKenzie Ann says:

    Just wondering how many stitches I am actually supposed to cast on. How many stitches is a multiple 6+1? & if I come across the same multiple in another pattern will I still cast on the same amount of stitches? My guess is that I would.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      It depends on what your trying to make, how big you want it to be, how tight or loose you knit. You’re best bet is to make a gauge swatch to see what your stitches per inch are.

      It’s unlikely you’ll find another pattern with similar multiples because most garment patterns are not written that way. You may find a blanket pattern like that. Basically you cast on in multiples of 6 (12, 18, 24, 30, etc.) and then add 1 at the end.

      Does that help?

  2. Cindy says:

    I want to make fingerless gloves using this stitch. Would it be possible to do multiples of 6+2 and then seam the sides together to hide the edge stitches?

    Thank you for the video! I would have never figured out how to do this stitch without it! 🙂

  3. Ninie says:

    I tried this stitch for a blanket square but my edges (casting on and off again) are wavy… Do I need to do a border or will these edges sew together ok?

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