Sunday, June 6, 2010

Double Heart Rectangle Knit Pattern


I made this 6 x 9 inch rectangle for a charity. You can download the PDF in case you want to save the pattern to your computer.

Cast on 23 stitches
Size: 10.5 needle
Yarn: Red Heart
Gauge: 3.83 stitches per inch
             5 rows per inch

There is a 4 stitch garter-stitch border. It helps to stop the curling. The border is in parenthesis if you would like to change it.

The reason I wrote this pattern in 5 sections is to make it versatile. I want you to be able to adapt it to your project. This is the order of stitches, everything will be written out below:
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12
  • 2 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12 again
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
There are a total of 45 rows which equal 9 inches in height.

THE PATTERN
Again, the border stitches are in ( ) in case you want to change the garter stitch border stitches

Let's begin..............
Do 10 rows of stockinette stitch
 Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
  Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern (1-12)
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Do 2 rows of Stockinette Stitch to show a separation in between the hearts:
Row 1: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Row 2: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern again:
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Now end with 10 rows of stockinette stitch
Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

FINISHING
Bind off leaving 6-8 inches and weave in all ends

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Heather
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