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Andalusian Stitch – Simple Pretty Stitch Pattern


The Andalusian stitch pattern is very pretty and simple to knit. It creates a nice texture and is still simple enough to use instead of plain Stockinette stitch. It also  adds a little eye candy to plain knitting.

This stitch pattern uses easy knit and purl stitches so it’s a great pattern for beginning knitters. It’s basically a stockinette stitch pattern with one row of ribbing (knit one, purl one) that changes the look to a kind of grid pattern.

andalusian stitch

You’ll also find that it knits up pretty quickly because once you have worked the pattern a couple of times you will have it memorized.

You can use this knitting stitch pattern in practically anything. Spice up a plain stocking stitch sweater or use it for mittens, hats, socks and well just about anything.

Have any ideas? Give them a try.

Andalusian Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast on multiple of 2 sts plus 1 extra stitch

If you aren’t certain about multiples and you’d like to knit a square cast on 21 or 23 stitches.

1st Row (right side): Knit

2nd Row: Purl

3rd Row: *K1, p1; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1

4th Row: Purl

Repeat rows 1 – 4 for pattern stitch.

It’s a pretty stitch pattern isn’t it?

Have some fun with it.

Double Andalusian Stitch Pattern

You can give the double Andalusian stitch pattern a try. Since there are a few pattern variations on this stitch pattern I decided to whip up another swatch so you can see a pattern variation.

Double Andalusian Stitch


This knitting stitch pattern is really simple to knit up too and it’s really pretty. Plus you’ll have the stitch pattern memorized in no time.  You can knit hats, scarves, sweaters or anything you like and it’s a nice simple way to perk up plain knitting.

Double Andalusian Pattern Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 1 extra stitch

If you’d like to knit a sample cast on 22, 25 or 28 stitches.

Rows 1 and 3 (right side): Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 4: Purl 1, *Knit 2, purl 1, repeat from * to * to the end of row.

These 4 rows form the pattern.


Would you like to try an easy knitting pattern with the Double Andalusian Stitch? Great because I have one. This ponytail hat pattern is a totally fun knitting project.




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6 thoughts on “Andalusian Stitch – Simple Pretty Stitch Pattern


  1. Thank you for your clear instructions and written stitch patterns. I am knitting up a storm for a charity..for children sleeping in the compo in the mountainous region of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico where kids are sleeping on earthen floors . This year it has been particularly cold. The simple knitting pattern is a joy to knit quickly. The texture is lovely and it looks and feels good to the touch. Thanks you again.

    1. You’re welcome Andrea. I’m so glad you like it. And I’m sure the children will love your handmade projects too. Happy Knitting! 🙂

    1. Hello Karollen. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you find my site helpful. And remember that I have a knitting forum too which is totally free to join. It’s a place where you can ask all your knitting questions. Hope to see you over there. Enjoy and happy knitting!

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