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You Have My Heart Knit Applique

You'll love adding this adorable knit applique to a favorite shirt or bag!

You Have My Heart Knit Applique
You Have My Heart Knit Applique
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Quick and easy to make, You Have My Heart Knit Applique is a fun way to add a pop of color to almost any clothing item or accessory in your closet! The Valentine's Day knit pattern would make a great gift idea for family and friends, but you don't need to wait until February to create this cute little number. It's also a creative way to patch a beloved pair of jeans or even a sweater. You could even attach the applique to a pillow, quilt, or blanket for a truly personalized look. This is one easy pattern that would be a fun addition to any knitter's repertoire!

Easy

Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge24 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 28 rows = 4" [10 cm]. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Finished SizeAppliqué measures: 2½" [6.4 cm] at widest point x 2½" [6.4 cm] long.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Comfort Sport™: 1 ball 4310 Hot Pink 
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 3.25mm [US 3] 
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Special Stitches

  1. Kfb: Knit in front and back of stitch (increase).

  2. K2tog: Knit two stitches together. 

  3. P2tog: Knit or Purl 2 stitches together.

Heart Applique

  1. Cast on 3 stitches. 

  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit across Row.

  3. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K1, Kfb, K1—4 sts.

  4. Row 3: Knit across Row.

  5. Row 4: K1, Kfb in next 2 stitches, K1—6 sts.

  6. Row 5: K1, P4, K1.

  7. Row 6: K1, Kfb, K2, Kfb, K1—8 sts.

  8. Row 7: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

  9. Row 8: K1, Kfb, knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, K1—10 sts.

  10. Rows 9–12: Repeat Rows 7-8, twice—14 sts.

  11. Row 13: Repeat Row 7.

  12. Row 14: Knit across Row.

  13. Row 15: K1, P to last stitch, K1.

  14. Rows 16-17: Repeat Rows 14-15, once. 

  15. Make Split for Top of Heart.

  16. Row 18: K7, turn. Leave remaining 7 stitches on needle.

  17. Row 19: K2, P3, K2.

  18. Row 20: K2, K2tog, K3—6 sts.

  19. Row 21: K2, P2tog, K2—5 sts.

  20. Row 22: K2tog, K1, K2tog—3 sts.

  21. Row 23: Bind off all stitches in Knit, cut yarn and tie off.

  22. Next Rows: Join yarn and work remaining 7 stitches on needle as follows. 

  23. Repeat Rows 18-23. 

Finishing

  1. With Yarn needle, weave in ends. 

  2. Click here for larger version of the photo below.

Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
k2tog/p2tog
knit or purl 2 sts together
Kfb
knit in front and back of stitch (increase)
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)

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