ODDknit - Free Knitting Patterns - Banner of Hearts
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Hearts Banner (F1)

single heart in the banner

The hearts banner uses the most basic techniques of knitting; casting on, casting off and the knit stitch. Keep a careful count of which row you are on because its easy to lose track.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • double knit yarn in reds and pinks
  • pair of 3mm knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

Cast on 7 stitches to begin the banner.

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

  1. Row 1: k – (7)
  2. Rows 2 to 4: cast on 2, k – (13)
  3. Rows 5 to 7: cast on 1, k – (16)
  4. Row 8: k – (16)
  5. Rows 9 to 11: cast on 1, k – (19)
  6. Row 12: k – (19)
  7. Row 13: cast on 1, k – (20)
  8. Rows 14 to 16: k – (20)
  9. Row 17: cast on 1, k – (21)
  10. Row 18: k – (21)
  11. Row 19: cast on 1, k – (22)
  12. Row 20: cast off 1, k – (21)
  13. Row 21: cast on 1, k – (22)
  14. Row 22: k – (22)
  15. Row 23: cast on 1, k – (23)
  16. Row 24: cast off 2, k – (21)
  17. Row 25: cast on 1, k – (22)
  18. Row 26: cast off 2, k – (20)
  19. Row 27: cast on 2, k – (22)
  20. Row 28: k – (22)

This is the midway point of the heart shape!

  1. Row 29: cast off 2, k – (20)
  2. Row 30: cast on 2, k – (22)
  3. Row 31: cast off 1, k – (21)
  4. Row 32: cast on 2, k – (23)
  5. Row 33: cast off 1, k – (22)
  6. Row 34: k – (22)
  7. Row 35: cast off 1, k – (21)
  8. Row 36: cast on 1, k – (22)
  9. Row 37: cast off 1, k – (21)
  10. Row 38: k – (21)
  11. Row 39: cast off 1, k – (20)
  12. Rows 40 to 42: k – (20)
  13. Row 43: cast off 1, k – (19)
  14. Row 44: k – (19)
  15. Rows 45 to 47: cast off 1, k – (16)
  16. Row 48: k – (16)
  17. Rows 49 to 51: cast off 1, k – (13)
  18. Rows 52 to 54: cast off 2, k – (7)

Cut the yarn leaving a short tail to sew in later.

To begin the next heart choose another colour of wool and begin the pattern again from row 1.

Keep repeating the pattern until the banner is the desired length. Cast off 7 to finish.

Making Up:

Lose the loose ends of yarn by sewing them into the backs of matching coloured hearts.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!