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Knitted heart expresses handmade Valentine love

Capricious Crafts

With Valentine’s day just a few days away, I thought I would share a holiday themed knitting pattern. Yes, that’s right – a knitting pattern!
Several of you have expressed the desire to see a knitting pattern shared here. Although I am not sure what to look for in a knitting project, the finished product for this one was so pretty I thought I would take a chance and share it with you.
If there are any errors in the pattern or corrections that need to be made please let me know. Also, if any of you have any craft ideas you would like to share with the community, patterns you would like to share, even stories about crafting, please e-mail them to me at [email protected] or drop them by the office!

Hand~knit
Valentine heart
Pattern from www.thesittingtree.net
MATERIALS:
{for one small heart}
3 grams of worsted weight wool
Size US 6 {4mm} double pointed needles
Darning needle

ABBREVIATIONS:
CO = cast on stitches
sts = stitches
k= knit
M1 = Make one stitch;
lift the stitch from the row below and knit into the front of it
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
ssk = slip, slip, knit

DIRECTIONS:
Note: Slip the first stitch in each row for a nice finished border
*For an itty bitty heart, CO 3 sts. Turn
K 3 sts. Turn
K1, M1, K1, M1, K1. Turn
K 5 sts. Turn
K1, M1, K3, M1, K1. Turn
K7 sts. Turn
Break yarn.
Slide all these stitches to the end of the needle.
Repeat from * Don’t break yarn the second time.
You should now have both tops of the heart on one needle.
Making sure both pieces are ridge side up, knit across. Turn
K 3 more rows. Turn
K1, ssk, K to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. Turn
K across. Turn
Repeat the last two rows until 2 sts remain. Bind off.
Darn in ends, coaxing the heart into shape.
To make a larger heart, add more increase rows to each top piece.
To make a taller heart, add more plain rows between each decrease row.
For the card, hand stitch the heart in place with a bit of embroidery thread and a very sharp needle.