January 26, 2012

Mini Heart

Mini Heart

Today I’m going to show you how to do this mini heart.
Valentine’s day is coming! If you need an idea here's one of my favorites: it's very easy to do. This heart uses the most basic techniques of knitting; casting on casting off, increasing and decreasing. Keep a careful count of which row you are on, because you don’t have to lose the pattern.

Also, you can find my pattern in Ravelry
 You need
-needles 3mm 
-tapestry needle
-red or pink yarn
CO - cast on
BO - bind off
st - stitch
k - knit
p - purl
m1 - make mone
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
p2tog - purl 2 stitches together

CO 2 sts

Row 1: p

Row 2:  k1, m1, k1, m1 (4 sts)

Row 3: p 

Row 4:  k1, m1, k2, m1, k1 (6 sts)

Row 5: p 

Row 6: k1, m1, k4, m1, k1 (8 sts)

Row 7: p 

Row 8: k1, m1, k6, m1, k1 (10 sts)

Row 9: p 

Row 10: k1, m1, k8, m1, k1 (12 sts)

Row 11: p 

Row 12: k1, m1, k10, m1, k1 (14 sts)

Row 13: p 

Row 14: k2 tog, k5 and turn, leaving remaining 7 st on the needle 

Row 15: p2tog, p2, p2tog, turn

BO 3 sts, cut a long piece of yarn (about 10cm) and weave through back of piece to reattach to other side (where you left off when turning).

Row 16: k5, k2tog (6sts)

Row 17: p2tog, p2, p2tog (4sts)

Row 18: BO 

You can make one or two pieces. It can be flat or round.

This pattern is for personal use, knitting pleasure and fun.You are not permitted to sell whole or part of it.