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The Heart Squares Stitch Pattern is a delightful knit and purl stitch pattern.
In fact, it is a really easy pattern to knit. Having said that, this stitch pattern requires a bit more focus and counting than some of the other patterns in Knit and Purl Stitch category. This is why we have put it into Skills Level 3.
Technically, this is not a reversible pattern. However, the reverse side does produce a kind of mirrored heart effect which is quite attractive as well.
The adorable little hearts the pattern produces are perfect for baby blankets. Likewise, the pattern will lend itself equally well to baby hats and sweaters.
Furthermore, it is also a great pattern for afghan squares.
In fact, we use this pattern in many different variations. However, we tend to make slight changes to this original pattern and add in more “white space” around the hearts to make them stand out more.
Techniques Needed for the Heart Squares Stitch Pattern
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
Multiple of 14 sts plus 1.
Row 1 (RS): * P1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: * P1, k6; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 4: P1, * p5, k3, p6; rep from * to end
Row 5: * P1, k4 p2, k1, p2, k4; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 6: P1, * (p3, k2) twice, p4; rep from * to end
Row 7: * P1, k2,p2, k5, p2, k2; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 8: P1, * p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p2; rep from * to end
Row 9: * P1, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 10: P1, * p2, k4, p1, k4, p3; rep from * to end
Row 11: * P1, (k3, p2) twice, k3; rep from * to last st, p1
Row 12: Purl.
Repeat these 12 rows until you reach desired length.