You Have My Heart Knit Applique


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

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!


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


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. 


  1. With Yarn needle, weave in ends. 

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


knit or purl 2 sts together
knit in front and back of stitch (increase)

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