Show someone how much you care by making them a knitted heart with our easy heart knitting pattern – perfect for beginners.

Knitted heart pattern

Heart knitting pattern

What you’ll need:

    • Small amount of DK yarn.
    • 4mm knitting needles.
    • 20cm of cord (optional)

Knitting Pattern Abbreviations

K, knit; st, stitch; tog, together; k2togb, k2tog through back of stitches.

How to knit the heart

Using two strands of yarn together, cast on 2 sts. K2 rows.

Next row: K twice in each st. K 2 rows.

Next row: K twice in first st, k to last 2 sts, k twice in next st, k1.

Repeat the last 3 rows, 6 times more – 18sts.

K10 rows.

Dividing row: K9, turn and work on these sts only.

Next row: K1, k2togb, k6. K 1 row.

Next row: K1, k2togb, k2, k2tog, k1. K1 row.

Next row: K1, k2togb, k2tog, k1 – 4sts. Cast off.

Rejoining yarn at inside edge to remaining 9 sts and k to end.

Next row: K6, k2tog, k1. K 1 row.

Next row: K1, k2togb, k2, k2tog, k1. K1 row.

Next row: K1, k2togb, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts. Cast off.

If desired, with the cord make a hanging loop at the centre of the heart.

 

Is crochet more your thing? Why not try crocheting this lovely heart cushion?