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Jazz up a plain tee with this Heart Patch Pattern!
Jazz up a plain tee with this Heart Patch Pattern! It’s a great way to start working knitting into your every day wardrobe and to take knitting into spring and summer and is even great for covering up pizza sauce stains! The pattern uses the tiniest bit of leftover sock yarn and standard size 4s so you know you already have the materials! Put one on a long sleeve tee or make a bunch and decorate an entire tank. You can’t go wrong with this simple, classic heart.

So what are you waiting for?! Get up on this cute heart patch!

Yarns suggested: Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Needle size: US 4 - 3.5 mm
Sizes available: One Size

Knit Front/Back/Front (KFBF): Knit into the front, then into the back, then into the front
of the next stitch, increasing 2 sts.
Bar Increase (BI): With left needle, pick up a loop from between your needles. Knit that new stitch normally.

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  • Step 1

    CO 1

    Row 1 (RS): KFBF.
    Row 2 (WS): K1, P1, K1.
    Row 3: K1, KFBF, K1 - 5 sts.
    Row 4: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1.
    Row 5: K1, P1, KFBF, P1, K1 - 7 sts.
    Row 6: (K1, P1) across.
    Row 7: K1, P1, K1, BI, K1, BI, K1, P1, K1 - 9 sts.
    Row 8: K1, P1, K1, P to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1.
    Row 9: K1, P1, K1, BI, K to last 3 sts, BI, K1, P1, K1 - 11 sts.

    Rep last 2 rows twice more - 15 sts. Work Row 8 once more.
    Next Row (RS): K1, P1, K1, BI, K4, P1, K4, BI, K1, P1, K1 - 17 sts.
    Row 2 (WS): K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1.
    Row 3: K1, P1, K1, BI, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, BI, K1, P1, K1 - 19 sts.
    Row 4: K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1, P5, K1, P1, K1.
    Row 5: K1, P1, K1, BI, K3, P2tog, K1. At this point you are separating the top of the heart by knitting with another strand of yarn. With this strand, K2tog, P1, K4, BI, K1, P1, K1 - without turning there are 9 sts in the first hump and 10 in the second.
    Continue working each side of heart with it's own strand of yarn at the same time. Each side of the heart is separated in the following directions by a ';', so when you get to the ';' you will drop one strand and start working with the other.
    Row 6: K2tog, (P1, K1) to last 2 sts, P2 tog - 8 sts; P2tog, (K1, P1) to last 2 sts, P2tog - 7 sts.
    Row 7: K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K2tog - 5 sts; K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2tog - 6 sts.
    BO all sts.

  • Step 2

    Weave in ends. With a needle and thread, sew around seed stitch heart boarder to attach to anything!

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