How to knit the fastest heart

Published on January 29, 2018 2 min read

Knitted hearts can be stitched on to sweaters, hats, scarves, made into brooches, cards – you can do so much with this sweet little appliqué motif! Merion’s written you a little pattern, with a video from the delightful Katie of the Queen Stitch to match!

Valentine’s Day is coming – wouldn’t it be so lovely to make a little handmade gift this year? This little heart pattern is perfect for sticking to just about anything! Dig into your stash and find some red or pink yarn – or indeed any yarn you love – and knit a heart! In the video below, Katie has used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky and 6mm needles, but you can make yours with any size yarn with needles to match – the larger the yarn and needles, the larger your heart will be, and the smaller the yarn and needles, the smaller your finished heart. So many possibilities!

Abbreviations

K - Knit

SSK - Slip slip knit

K2TOG - Knit two together

Here’s the written pattern:

1.  Cast on 1 stitch, and knit into the front and back then turn and knit the row.

2.  Knit into the front and back of each stitch, turn and knit the next row. (4)

3.  Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit to the last stitch, and knit into the front and back of the last stitch, turn and knit the next row. (6)

4.  Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit to the last stitch, and knit into the front and back of the last stitch, turn and knit the next row. (8)

5.  Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit to the last stitch, and knit into the front and back of the last stitch, turn and knit the next row. (10)

6.  Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, knit to the last stitch, and knit into the front and back of the last stitch, turn and knit the next row. (12)

7.  Knit four rows.

8.  Knit 6 and turn

9.  K1, SSK, knit to end and turn

10. Knit the row

11. K1, SSK, K2TOG and turn

12. Knit the row and turn

13.  Cast off

14. Rejoin the yarn and K1, SSK, knit to end and turn

15. Knit the row and turn

16. K1, SSK, K2TOG and turn

17. Knit the row

18. Cast off, and sew in ends.

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