This pattern is a highly versatile one. I give suggestions for yarn weight and needle size but feel free to use bigger or smaller yarn and needles depending on what you want it for. If you need a video guide that walks you through all the steps check that out here! If you’re looking for other Valentine’s patterns check out our collection of Free Knitting and Crochet patterns for Valentine’s Day!

Some suggestions that you can use these hearts for.

1. Stuffed heart

If you make two sides and sew them together this can become a little stuffed accessory! Whether it’s just a little stress squeezer, or add to your bag or key chain as an accessory!

2. Decorations

Making a bunch of these and stringing them up would make a perfect heart garland that can be hung in your room! Or individually adding loops, you can hang them anywhere!

3. Coaster

If you use bigger yarn and needles these would make an adorable coaster! Make a set and keep for yourself, or gift to a friend!

These are just some ideas on how to make this simple heart pattern your own. Let me know what you decided to do with yours!

Basic heart pattern

Material

weight 4 yarn and size us 6 (4 mm)

or

weight 5 yarn and us 7 (4.5 mm)

Abbreviations

k – knit

kfb – knit into the front loop and into the back loop of the same stitch

m1 – make one stitch by picking up the connecting ladder rung between the stitch just knit and the next stitch

w&t – bring yarn into the front turn your piece around and prepare to knit back the direction you just came from, without knitting the rest of the stitches of the row

Cast on 2 stitches

Row 1. Knit

Row 2. Kfb twice (should have 4 stitches)

Rows 3-4. Knit

Row 5. K1 M1 knit to last stitch M1 k1 (6 stitches)

Rows 6-7. Knit

Row 8. K1 M1 knit to last stitch M1 k1 (8 stitches)

Rows 9-14. Knit

Row 15. K1 M1 knit to last stitch M1 k1 (10 stitches)

Rows 16-18. Knit

Row 19. K1 M1 knit to last stitch M1 k1 (12 stitches)

Rows 20-21. Knit

Row 22. K1 M1 knit to last stitch M1 k1 (14 stitches)

Rows 23-24. Knit

Start of heart top

1. K7 w&t

2. K5 k2tog

3. K2tog k2 k2tog

4. Knit

5. K2tog twice and cast off

Second heart top

1. K7

2.k2tog k5

3. K2tog k2 k2tog

4. Knit

5. K2tog twice and cast off.

Weave in ends

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