How to Knit Alphabet Letters

Personalize Your Knitting

Adding letters to knitting is a great way to make a personal statement on a blanket, sweater, bag, or anywhere else. These knit uppercase alphabet block patterns are easy to view and print at home. They are designed to be worked in Reverse Stockinette Stitch on a field of Stockinette. Of course, if you want to get creative there are a variety of other stitches you could use. A Moss stitch would be great to use if you're looking to add some texture to your words. The garter stitch is another...MORE simple stitch that would make quick work of these patterns. When it comes to choosing which stitch to use for these patterns it all depends on the look you're going for. 

Using a medium-weight yarn, they should take up about six inches square. Knit in a finer yarn they will be smaller, or you can easily take these shapes and draw your own charts to the size you need. Using a lighter colored yarn will help your letters and the stitches stand out. When you're knitting letters it's important to keep the tension of your yarn consistent for a uniform look. If you don't want to incorporate the letters directly into you pattern you can always knit the words in their own blocks and sew them on. This is a useful technique if you're knitting a blanket for a baby that isn't named yet. You can knit the blanket when you have time and add the personalization afterward. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter A is a perfect way to star your alphabet! 

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    Knitting chart for the letter B for all the beautiful babies in your life.

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    Knitting chart for the letter C, because you can't spell cat without it!

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    Knitting chart for the letter D for the Daryl's and Donna's in your life. 

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    E is the most commonly used letter in the English language making this knitting chart for the letter E pretty useful! 

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    This knitting chart for the letter F will help you write about all the fancy flowers.

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    Knitting chart for the letter G is great for knitting for grandbabies! 

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    You need this knitting chart for the letter H because you can't spell happy without it!

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    Knitting chart for the letter I. This letter is particularly easy to knit. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter J for all the joy in your life. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter K. This letter might be a bit tricky but the Karens and Kevins you know will love it. 

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    Let people know you love them with this knitting chart for the letter L. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter M perfect for a Mother Goose baby blanket or maybe one for Miss Mary Mack!

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    Knitting chart for the letter N great for all your nieces and nephews. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter O for an Over The Rainbow blanket.

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    Knitting chart for the letter P for all the Patricks and Padma's that you know and love. 

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    This knitting chart for the letter Q is perfect for the queen in your life. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter R, a required letter for all the Ross and Rachel's in your life. 

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    This knitting chart for the letter S will help you knit sweet letters to all the Sam's and Scarlett's you know. 

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    This knitting chart for the letter T will come in handy for any Thomas or Tabitha in your life. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter U one of the most important vowels to know. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter V for your very special valentine. 

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    What would an alphabet be without a w? Here's a knitting chart for the letter W.

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    Knitting chart for the letter X because you never know when you're going to need to knit the word xylophone! 

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    Knitting chart for the letter Y so you can knit personalized gifts for all the Yelena's you know. 

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    Knitting chart for the letter Z. The Zara, Zalta and Zelda's you know will absolutely love getting their personalized gifts.