How to Knit Reversible Hearts a stitch pattern ideal for beginners
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How to Knit Reversible Hearts (One Knit + Purl pattern)

Today, I’m sharing how to knit reversible hearts, a pretty and super easy stitch pattern.

Honestly, I’ve always loved the heart shape, and what I like the most is how versatile it can be, especially for us knitters.

Although a Heart Fair Isle pattern would be my first choice, not many knitters are confident to try it when they are just starting.

So, this pattern is perfect, because the only techniques required are knit and purl, such as The Pennant Stitch which we practiced a while ago.

Besides, it’s perfect, not only for blankets, but also for children’s accessories, sweaters or cardigans, and home decor.

For example, if you prefer the bigger ones, you can knit a log cabin blanket, working each heart in a different color.

Ok, it’s time to knit!

Grab your needles and some yarn, and let’s get started 🙂

This swatch was made out of 100% wool yarn (nº 5 or bulky weight) #ad

How to knit hearts: A knit and purl stitch pattern, ideal for beginners. So Woolly.

Using one of my favorite double-pointed needles (8 mm) #ad

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CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work


The odd rows form the right side of the work.

There are no selvage (edge) stitches (the first and the last) included; add two stitches to your calculations, if you like to have them.

How to knit hearts (reversible stitch pattern). So Woolly.

How to Knit Hearts with knit and purl stitches only

CO multiples of 13 + 2; i.e.: 13 * 2 = 26 + 2 = 28 st

Row 1 (RS): K across

Row 2: P across

Row 3: *K7, P1, K5*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2

Row 4: P2, *P4, K3, P6*. Repeat from * to *, to end

Row 5: *K4, P7, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2

Row 6: P2, *P1, K9, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to end

Rows 7 and 9: *K2, P11*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2

Row 8: P2, *K11, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to end

Row 10: P2, *P1, K3, P3, K3, P3*. Repeat from * to *, to end

Row 11: *K4, P2, K3, P2, K2*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, K2

Row 12: P across

These twelve rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise, after row 12 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

How to Knit Reversible Hearts with knit and purl stitches only. So Woolly.

And for the big heart, I have a chart (I made a rhyme and didn’t even try!)

Just remember that each square represents a stitch, knit, or purl, depending on the side you’re working on.

The first row of the chart shows the first right-side row and is worked from right to left, the second one, shows the second and wrong-side row and is worked from left to right.

How to knit Hearts knit and purl pattern (chart). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to Knit Reversible Hearts

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to share the love <3

Hugs, and happy knitting,

Carolina – So Woolly

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