13 February 2013

Wool you be mine? Free heart knitting pattern

Yet another last minute valentine, one of these days I'll get myself sorted sooner and not have to make these last minute.  Gauge isn't important, and you can use any spare yarn that you have lying around.

Small amount of red yarn (I used Aran/10ply)
Suitable needles for gauge (4.5mm in my case)

K knit
P Purl
M1 make one
K2tog knit two stitches together.

Bottom of heart
Cast on Two stitches
Row 1: K
Row 2: P1, m1, p1
Row 3: k1, p1, k1
Row 4: P1, m1, k1, m1, p1.
Row 5: K1, p to last stitch, k1.
Row 6: P1, m1, k to last stitch, m1, p1.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until the bottom of the heart is roughly the size that you want, (in my case 17 stitches) end with a row 6.
Next row: K1, p to 1 stitch before centre of heart p1, cast off middle stitch (make sure you are left with an equal amount of stitches on each side, k1, p to last stitch, k.
Knit to centre of heart, (for me 10 stitches) turn leaving rest of the stitches un-worked.
Top of heart shaping
Row 1: P1, k to last stitch before cast off stitch, p1, turn.
Row 2: K2tog, p to last 2 stitches, k2tog.
Row 3: P2tog, k to last 2 stitches, p2tog.
Continue until one stitch remains, fasten off.
Next re-attach yarn to un-worked stitches, work rows 1 -3 above on these stitches.
Making up
Weave in ends, and then glue to front of a card.
Write the card and give it to a loved one.
© COPYRIGHT Kelly Jo Sweeney 2013

This pattern is offered free of charge for your own personal use. Please do not make items using this pattern for sale. Should you wish to sell items made from this pattern, then please contact me for details of my Cottage Industry Licenses.
For yarns, more free patterns and knitting and crochet accessories, please see my site: http://www.wonderwool.congocart.co.nz

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