Crab Walk Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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The Crab Walk Stitch Pattern is a lovely little lace pattern.

Actually, it is a great pattern for novice lace knitters to try out. All you need to know to make this delightful lace pattern is how to knit k2tog and ssk.

In fact, it is the combination of these two basic decreases and yarnovers that creates this easy to learn lace pattern.

Furthermore, the pattern is knitted over just 4 rows. As a matter of fact, 2 of these 4 rows are resting rows where you just purl. So, all in all, it is a very simple pattern that you can easily memorise.

However, this is not a reversible pattern. Having said that, the reverse side does have interesting enough look.

This Crab Walk pattern lends itself well to a number of different knitting projects. You could for instance try it out on a pair of fingerless mitts.

In addition, it would work equally well in a summer top or a cowl. So, why not be a bit adventurous and try it out by replacing plain stockinette with this simple lace pattern?

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Crab Walk Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

k2tog                                        knitting 2 stitches                Basic Right-Slanting Decrease

ssk                                             slip one, slip one,                   Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
                                                     knit two together

yo                                                yarnover                                    Learn the Open Yarnover Increase

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 7 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (RS): K1, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, * k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: Purl.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until the desired length is reached.

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