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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Knit Heart Stitch Swatch
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.
Looking for a more traditional shaped cowl using the knit heart stitch? Try the I Heart Cowl!
Crochet Bobble Heart Stitch Swatch
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.
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.