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Easy Heart Knitting Pattern in Garter Stitch

This Easy Knitted Heart 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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knitted heart shapes in garter stitch pattern
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🧶 Knitting Supplies

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. 

  • Yarn – Any weight of your choice
  • 2 Straight knitting needles appropriately sized for your yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

💡 Knitting Techniques

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CO = Cast On
K = Knit
KFB = Knit Front & Back (increase)
K2Tog = Knit Two Together (decrease)
BO = Bind Off

Knitted heart shape in garter stitch with orange color yarn.

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💖 Knitting Instructions


White knitted heart top of heart humps section

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)



White knitted heart middle section

Row 6: K6, K2Tog, K6 (13 sts)

Row 7: K13

Row 8: K13

Row 9: K13

Row 10: K13

Row 11: K13



White knitted heart decrease section

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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