Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Simple Knit and Crochet Heart patterns


I designed these knit hearts to be used as a symbol of love and hope after hearing about the tragic Max attack in Portland that inspired the #hearts4PDX effort in 2017. A friend of mine designed a simple crochet heart as well (found at the bottom of this page).

Garter stitch heart
© Heidi Arjes, 2017. This pattern is for personal use only. Commercial use without written permission of the author is prohibited.
Directions:
You can use the yarn and needles of your choice. I used worsted weight yarn and needles so that the finished product would be loose (I'd imagine size 8 will work for most knitters). Gauge is not super important.

Cast on 10 Stitches
Row 1-6: Knit
Row 7: K2tog K8 (9 stitches on needle)
Row 8: K2tog K7 (8 stitches on needle)
Row 9: K2tog K6 (7 stitches on needle)
Row 10: K2tog K5 (6 stitches on needle)
Row 11: K2tog K4 (5 stitches on needle)
Row 12: K2tog K3 (4 stitches on needle)
Row 13: K2tog K2 (3 stitches on needle)
Row 14: K2tog K1 (2 stitches on needle)
Row 15: K2tog (1 stitches on needle)

Cut yarn and pull needle to pull the end through the final stitch. Pull tight.

Finishing:
Cut yarn to ~10 inch length. Use yarn needle or crochet hook to pull yarn through center of heart. Tie on the top to create the top bumps of the heart. When you are happy with the shape, tie a tight square knot at the top of the heart and then tie the top of the strings so it can be hung up. I used the yarn needle to stitch the cast on tail down to the cast off tail and I tied those. You can leave the tails long as a tassel, trim them, or weave the ends into the heart.
Off the needles, the heart is not yet a heart.

String yarn through the heart as shown.


Tie the yarn tightly at the top to make the heart shape.

Stockinette in the round heart
© Heidi Arjes, 2017. This pattern is for personal use only. Commercial use without written permission of the author is prohibited.
Directions:
You can use the yarn and double pointed needles of your choice. I used worsted weight yarn and needles so that the finished product would be loose (I'd imagine size 8 will work for most knitters). Gauge is not super important.


Cast on 20 Stitches, divide to two needles, 10 stitches per needle
Join to knit in the round
Round 1-6: Knit
Round 7: *K2tog K8* repeat twice
Round 8: *K2tog K7*
Round 9: *K2tog K6*
Round 10: *K2tog K5*
Round 11: *K2tog K4*
Round 12: *K2tog K3*
Round 13: *K2tog K2*
Round 14: *K2tog K1*
Round 15: *K2tog*
Round 16: K2tog

Cut yarn and pull needle to pull the end through the final stitch. Pull tight.

Finishing:
Use the cast on tail and yarn needle to whip stitch the top closed. Cut yarn to ~10 inch length. Use yarn needle or crochet hook to pull yarn through center of heart. Tie on the top to create the top bumps of the heart. When you are happy with the shape, tie a tight square knot at the top of the heart and then tie the top of the strings so it can be hung up. I used the yarn needle to stitch the cast on tail down to the cast off tail and I tied those. You can leave the tails long as a tassel, trim them, or weave the ends into the heart.

Crochet Heart by Silke Pflueger
©craftimism, 2017. This pattern is for personal use only. Commercial use without written permission is prohibited.


Magic circle
1st round: 6 sc in magic circle, close with slip stitch
2nd round: 2 sc in every sc of round 1 for total of twelve sc, close with slip stitch
3rd round: sc, hdc, 3 dc in first sc; dc, hdc in next stitch; sc in each of next three stitches; hdc, dc in next stitch, top with two chains and slip stitch in "belly" of first chain; dc, hdc in next stitch; hdc, dc in next stitch; 3 dc, hdc, sc in last stitch; close with a slip stitch somewhere below to give it more heart definition.
If you like the ones with the hole in the middle start with round 2.

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