Jan
18

Knit & Crochet Heart Stitches

Knit and Crochet Heart Stitches

This week on Ask Me Monday I’m showing you a little extra love with knit and crochet heart stitches!

The knit heart stitch is created by increasing with long loops, then decreasing in opposite slants to create a V shape.

The crochet heart stitch uses a series of bobbles and chains, nestled amongst plain stitches, to create adorable puffs of love.

Watch the tutorial, practice with the swatch patterns below, then put your skills to work with one of my cowls, designed with Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or any day one would benefit from being wrapped with love. Enjoy!



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Products shown in this video: The Mindful Collection

Knit Heart Stitch | Vickie Howell

ABBREVIATIONS

Knit Heart Stitch Swatch

SPECIAL STITCHES

Sl1 wyif: slip stitch purlwise, with yarn in front.

Heart Stitch: On the LH needle, count 2 stitches to the left and 3 rows down. Insert RH needle into this stitch and pull up a loop, place it on the LH needle, and knit it; k3; insert RH needle into the same stitch as before (3 rows down), pull up a loop, place it on the LH needle, and knit it. You have now created two additional stitches – these will be decreased away on the next RS row.

This stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 5.

CO 20 sts.

Row 1 (RS): *P2, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 2: *K2, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: *P2, Heart Stitch; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 6: *K2, sl1 wyif, p3, sl1 wyif; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: *P2, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 8: *K2, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 5-8.

BO.

Make Me!

Lovey Dovey Knit Heart Stitch Cowl by Vickie Howell

Pattern: Lovey Dovey Cowl (Get the kit!)
Yarn: Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh HOME, in colors: Heart Hands and Glory Hands

 

Looking for a more traditional shaped cowl using the knit heart stitch? Try the I Heart Cowl

 

Crochet Bobble Heart Stitch | Vickie Howell
Crochet Bobble Heart Stitch Swatch

SPECIAL STITCHES

Half Bobble: [Yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] twice, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Bobble: [Yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Heart stitch needs multiples of 6 to be worked and spread out. 

Ch 22.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and every st to end, turn.– 21 sts

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, sk 5, *[bobble, ch 2, bobble] in next st (creates Heart Stitch), ch 3, sk 5; rep from * once more, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), sc in same st, sc in next st, ch 2, going over ch-3, sc in center 3 skipped hdc from the row below, *ch 2, sk bobble, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk bobble, going over ch-3, sc in center 3 skipped hdc from the row below; rep from * once more, ch 2, sc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as st), hdc in each sc and ch-sp to end.

Repeat Rows 3-4, twice more.

Fasten off.

 

 

Make Me!

Besties Cowls | Crochet Heart Stitch

Pattern: Besties Cowl

 

 

 

 

Shop with Vickie Howell at YarnYAY.com

Vickie Howell for Mad|Tosh High-Five Collection

 

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