Here’s a free heart pattern to knit.

Today I decided to make a small heart.  I have some scarlet Caron’s One Pound, which is a nice soft acrylic worsted weight yarn.

It’s a simple pattern, and only took me a few minutes.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with it, maybe make a pin.  Or send it to a friend who needs some extra TLC.  I’ll let you know.

Small_heart

The color is not the rosy pink as shown here.  Rather, it’s definitely scarlet red.

The pattern is available to free members.  You need to log in to see the pattern. 

I used size 6 needles.  Gauge is not important.  Just adjust the needles to what looks right to you, and fits your yarn.  I used about 4 yards of yarn. (edited 2/10/09)

Make a slip knot, and cast on 1 stitch.

Row 1: Knit in back of stitch, and keep first stitch on left-hand needle. Slip knitted stitch onto left-hand needle.  You now have 2 stitches.  Knit both stitches.

Row 2: Purl both stitches.

Row 3: Knit 1 stitch in back and 1 in front of each stitch.  4 stitches.

Row 4 and Even Rows: Purl all stitches.

Row 5: Knit 1 stitch in back and 1 in front of first stitch.  Knit to last stitch.  In last stitch knit 1 stitch in back and 1 in front.  6 stitches.

Continue, increasing 2 stitches every other row until you have 12 stitches on needle (Row 11).  Purl next row, keeping in pattern.

Row 13: Slip 1st stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over.  Knit next 4 stitches. Turn.  Keep remaining stitches on needle to work later.

Row 14: Slip 1st stitch as if to purl, purl next stitch, pass slipped stitch over.  Purl remaining 3 stitches. (Working on 4 stitches)

Row 15: Slip 1st stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass slipped stitch over.  Knit next 2 stitches. (Working on 3 stitches)

Row 16: Slip 1st stitch as if to purl, purl next stitch, pass slipped stitch over.  Purl last stitch, and bind off remaining two stitches on this row.  Cut yarn, leaving a long tail (at least 12 inches).
Correction (2/10/09): leave a tail at least 24 to 30 inches.

Thread yarn tail through the purled stitches to stitches still on needle.  Work Rows 13 through 16 as before.

Weave in yarn ends, and trim.

This pattern is available free.  If you use it, please keep my copyright and link back here.

Update on my Danish shawl:  I’m up to 259 stitches in a single row.  Phew! 😆

Tonight was a lovely sunset.

Sunset 02_09_09

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