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. Begin by making two humps with knitting increases. The middle section is just a few knitted rows. Finish by creating the decrease rows that taper down to the bottom of your heart shape.
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KNITTING MATERIALS for Heart Knitting Pattern
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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 – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
- Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors
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PRINTABLE HEART KNITTING PATTERN
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HOW TO KNIT A HEART
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KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS for Heart Knitting Pattern
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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