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Published on January 29th, 2018 | by Merion

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How to Knit the Fastest Heart!

Knitted hearts can be stitched on to jumpers, 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 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! I’ve made mine with aran weight yarn and 5mm 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.

In the video above, I’ve used Grundl Wolle Shetland, because I just love this pale pink marl – but just imagine how fabulous this heart would be in different colours, striped or with rainbow variegated yarn?

 

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.

Happy heart knitting!

 

 

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Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.


Last updated: January 26th, 2018.

18 Responses to How to Knit the Fastest Heart!

  1. Phyllis says:

    Love this little heart. It will look lovely on the premmy hats I make for the Neonatal unit. Thank you so much. Do you have one for flowers too please?

    • Sue Key says:

      Hey Phillis what a crackin idea. I am going to guve tgat a go too…. i also bought a pattern for tiny “Dungarees” and it woukd look great on those too.

    • Eric says:

      Hi Phyllis, we’ll get a flower lined up for you! Stay tuned!

  2. Joan says:

    Thank you for that wonderful tutorial. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  3. Bren says:

    Thanks for a great pattern. I plan to make patches for the elbows of my favorite cardigan that just developed a hole!

  4. Kathy Darden says:

    Super cute & fast. Great for little yarn blob leftovers! Can’t wait to start one! And I too would luv an easy flower to knit! Thanks

  5. Cheryl says:

    Absolutely love the heart. How about sewing two together along sides and putting a candy kiss inside! Thank you for the tutorial!

  6. June Bartczak says:

    Thank you for the Fastest Heart video and pattern!! I’m so happy to have found it just in time for Valentine’s day!!
    June

  7. Carole Sprigg says:

    Just what I needed and will sew two together and put a little stuffing inside.

  8. Carole Sprigg says:

    Phyllis my granddaughter is a staff nurse on neonatal at and I would love to knit little hats. Could I ask for pattern please. Much appreciated. Carole

  9. Jean says:

    I’m going to make a few like a sting of garland to hang on my kitchen door, this is an easy pattern to understand thanks.

  10. Jean says:

    oops I misspelled a word-not sting string-lol

  11. Margaret Dublin says:

    Bonnet for Premature Babies
    3.25 needle cast on 60,67,76 83 stitches
    Work 6 rows in rib or garter or moss stitch
    Work 22 ,22,24,26 rows in st stitch
    Row 1 k7, 7, 9,9 sts * k2 tog k5* repeat * to* 4 sets k2 tog
    Next and every alternate row purl
    Row 3 k6,6,8,8 *k2 tog k4 repeat to last 4 sets k2 tog k 2
    Row 5 k5,5 7,7 *k2 tog k3 repeat to last 4 sts k2 tog k2
    Row 7 k4 4,6,6 k2 tog me repeat to last 4 sts k2tog k2
    Row 9 k3,3,5 5 k2 tog k1 repeat to last 4 sets k2 tog k2
    Row 11 k2 tog repeat to end
    Break off wool and run through sets.
    Draw up and sew all the way to the back of bonnet
    Happy knitting

  12. Diana says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I’ll try it next. I knitt for charity and this embellishment will look great on a hat or hand-warmers. I’m a beginner knitter but I like to try new things.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. linda erickson says:

    What size yarn is used in bonnet for premies?? 2, 3, 4??

  14. Eileen says:

    Thanks for heart pattern and also prem hat pattern I also knit for charity and will use both patterns. The heart was so quick to knit I will use it to decorate lots of things including twiddle muffs

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