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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.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable 6-pattern Knit Hearts E-Book in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

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. 

knitted heart shapes in garter stitch pattern

KNITTING MATERIALS for Heart Knitting Pattern

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

White knitted heart make two heart humps

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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

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)

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MIDDLE SECTION OF KNITTED HEART

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

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DECREASE SECTION OF KNITTED HEART

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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