Heart Squares Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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Photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a heart-shaped pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Heart Squares Stitch Pattern, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a  heart-shaped pattern belowThe 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.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for the Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for the Heart Squares Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

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.

One Comment

  1. I am a beginner. I am always confused by RS/WS in regards to keep alternating sides throughout the pattern., While I usually have the stitches correct my swatch of the new stitch rarely looks the same. I feel that when to turn my work is the problem. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.

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