This Easy Heart Knitting Pattern creates a sweet shape that lies flat in the Garter Stitch. It is reversible and knitted top-down on straight knitting needles.
We begin by making two humps with knitting increases. The middle section is just a few knitted rows. Finish by creating decrease rows that taper down to the bottom of your heart shape.
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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.
- Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
- Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn
- Tapestry Needle
- Blocking Mats + T-Pins (optional)
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CO = Cast On
K = Knit
KFB = Knit Front & Back (increase)
K2Tog = Knit Two Together (decrease)
BO = Bind Off
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START BY MAKING TWO HEART HUMPS
Long Tail Cast On 3 stitches
Row 1: K3
Row 2: KFB, K1, KFB (5 sts)
Row 3: K5
Row 4: KFB, K3, KFB (7 sts)
Row 5: K7
- Cut Yarn
- Slide 1st Heart Hump down your needle
- Repeat Rows 1 – 5 to make the 2nd Heart Hump
- With both Heart Humps on the same knitting needle, continue to Row 6 (14 sts)
MIDDLE SECTION OF KNITTED HEART
Row 6: K6, K2Tog, K6 (13 sts)
Row 7: K13
Row 8: K13
Row 9: K13
Row 10: K13
Row 11: K13
DECREASE SECTION OF KNITTED HEART
Row 12: K2Tog, K9, K2Tog (11 sts)
Row 13: K11
Row 14: K2Tog, K7, K2Tog (9 sts)
Row 15: K9
Row 16: K2Tog, K5, K2Tog (7 sts)
Row 17: K7
Row 18: K2Tog, K3, K2Tog (5 sts)
Row 19: K5
Row 20: K2Tog, K1, K2Tog (3 sts)
Row 21: K2Tog, K1 (2 sts)
Bind Off, Cut Yarn, Weave-In Yarn 4 Tails
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