Thursday 28 January 2010

Knitted Valentine Heart Applique

Knitted Valentine Heart Applique


A small knitted heart shape applique for adding to other craft projects.
Gauge is not important. Use needles small enough to achieve a fairly close knit.

For other uses of this pattern see here

You will need
Spare yarn in two colours
knitting needles size 3-4 mm
stitch holder or large safety pin
tapestry needle
button or other embellishment
K Knit
P Purl
M1 Make one stitch
K2tog Knit two stitches together
Cast on 2 stitches.
Row 1 Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K1.
Row 2 Purl all even rows unless otherwise stated
Row 3 K
Row 5 K1,M1,K1,M1,K1.
Row 7 K
Row 9 K2,M1,K1,M1,K2.
Row 11 K3,M1,K1,M1,K3.
Row 13 K4,M1,K1,M1,K4.
Row15 K5,M1,K1,M1,K5. ( 13 stitches)
Row 17 K5,K2tog. Turn work around. (Keep the six stitches on left needle on stitch keeper).
Row 18 P 6 stitches.
Row 19 K 6 Stitches
Row 20 P2tog, P2, P2tog.
Row21 K2tog, K2tog, Cast off by slipping 1st stitch over second stitch.
With a new end of yarn and wrong side facing work the saved stitches as follow
Purl row
Knit row
Purl row
P2tog,P2,P2tog. (4 stitches)
K2tog,K2tog,Cast off by slipping 1st stitch over second stitch.
Weave in ends.
Decorate edge with contrast colour using over sewing stitch. Embellish with buttons etc.