Back To Basics: Blanket Squares – Simple Hearts

This stitch is particularly  sweet when used on baby blankets.

Cast on a number multiple of 13 + 14 + 2.

Row 1: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Row 2: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, k1, p7, * p5, k1, p7; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p5, k1, edge st
Row 4: edge st, p2, k4, * k6, p3, k4; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k6, p2, edge st
Row 5: edge st, k3, p5, * p3, k5, p5; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p3, k3, edge st
Row 6: edge st, p4, k2, * k4, p7, k2; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k4, p4, edge st
Row 7: edge st, k5, p3, * p1, k9, p3; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p1, k5, edge st
Row 8: edge st, p6, * k2, p11; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k2, p6, edge st
Row 9: edge st, k6, p2, * k11, p2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, k6, edge st
Row 10: edge st, k1, p5, * k2, p5, k1, p5; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k2, p5, k1, edge st
Row 11: edge st, p2, k3, p3, * p1, (k3, p3) x 2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, p1, k3, p2, edge st
Row 12: edge st, k2, p2, k2, * k4, p2, k3, p2, k2; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k4, p2, k2, edge st

Repeat these rows as many times as required to achieve your finished square.

 

My hearts don't seem to show up very well. That may partly be because I've only done a small section of my square but it is probably down to the fact that my wool is made up of two colours.

My hearts don’t seem to show up very well. That may partly be because I’ve only done a small section of my square but it is probably down to the fact that my wool is made up of two colours so there is less definition.

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