Valentine Heart – Flat Knitting Pattern

This pattern was released in the February 2017 newsletter, but it is being released publicly in preparation for Valentines Day.

This is a pattern for a flat knitted heart – perfect for bunting, sewing as an applique, or attaching to a card.

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You will need:

  • 4mm straight knitting needles
  • DK yarn
  • Darning needle
  • Optional: Stuffing, string, pinbacks, keyrings, clips

This is knitted top down, starting at the curves at the top of the heart, ending at the point at the bottom.

Cast on 3 – You will end up making 2 on the one needle

  1. Knit 1 front and back, knit 1, knit 1 front and back (5 stitches)
  2. Knit all stitches
  3. Slip 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 1 (7 stitches)
  4. Knit 3, purl 1, knit 3
  5. Slip 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 3, knit 1 front and back, knit 1 (9 stitches)
  6. Knit 3, purl 3, knit 3
  7. Slip 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 5, knit 1 front and back, knit 1 (11 stitches)
  8. Knit 3, purl 5, knit 3
  9. Knit all stitches
  10. Knit 3, purl 5, knit 3

Cut yarn with 20cm tail.  Slide to the side, and cast on 3 for the second part.

Slide both sections together

  1. Knit 10, knit 2 together but before moving the stitches off, knit into the back of these stitches so that you end up with 2 stitches instead of decreasing, knit 10
  2. Knit 3, purl 16, knit 3
  3. Knit whole row
  4. Knit 3, purl 16, knit 3
  5. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  6. Knit 3, purl 14, knit 3
  7. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  8. Knit 3, purl 12, knit 3
  9. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  10. Knit 3, purl 10, knit 3
  11. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  12. Knit 3, purl 8, knit 3
  13. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  14. Knit 3, purl 6, knit 3
  15. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  16. Knit 3, purl 4, knit 3
  17. Knit 2, ssk, knit to last 4, knit 2 together, knit 2
  18. Knit 3, purl 2, knit 3
  19. Knit 2, ssk, knit 2 together, knit 2
  20. Knit whole row
  21. Knit 1, ssk, knit 2 together, knit 2
  22. Ssk, knit 2 together
  23. Purl 2 together, cut yarn, thread through stitch, pull tight.

The flat heart needs blocking to stay flat.  Darn in your tails.

You can make 2 and sew them back to back and stuff them (or fill with a pocket of lavender).  Or stay tuned for another great Valentines pattern on Sunday.

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