This sweet heart decoration from Simply Knitting issue 145 will knit up in a flash using simple garter stitch. Why not make it for someone special this Valentine's Day?


Using only small amounts of worsted weight yarn, our pattern is a brilliant stashbuster. We've used bold red and blue shades here, but you could also choose classic red and pink, delicate pastel colours, or even bright neons for a modern look. Attach your finished heart to a gift, use it as part of a table centrepiece for a romantic meal, or make a few to create a pretty heart garland.

The heart is made by knitting the top curves first in two separate pieces, which are then joined together by knitting across both of them in one row. To work out which is the right side of your garter stitch, we recommend looping a piece of contrasting yarn through the right side of the work after you’ve knitted a couple of rows.

You will need:

Blue and red worsted weight yarns. You will need less than 45m of the main colour and less than 15m of the contrast colour

A pair of 4mm needles

A spare needle or large safety pins to use as stitch holders

A tapestry needle

Toy stuffing or scraps of yarn

A crochet hook (optional)

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Heart decoration knitting pattern PDF

Heart decoration knitting pattern


Rosee WoodlandTextile Designer

Rosee Woodland is a designer and freelance journalist. She lives in Bristol with her family and their Boston terrier, Ponyo. See specialises in knitting design and grading, and regularly teaches classes for A Yarn Story in Bath. She’s worked with leading brands in the craft industry including Rowan, Patons, Aurifil, Rico Design and Lewis & Irene. Her work has been featured in many magazines including The Knitter, Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Mollie Makes, Simply Sewing and Simply Crochet. When she’s not busy making she shares her wild swimming adventures at

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