Knit the Cutest Dishcloth You’ve Ever Seen: Heart Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Knitting |


What will you be knitting this Valentine’s Day? A bright heart dishcloth is a fun, festive way to spread the love in your kitchen! Or make a set to give as a sweet little valentine.

Knit Heart Dishcloth

Follow along with this fun step-by-step tutorial on how to knit a heart dishcloth

Materials

Abbreviations

  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • sts: stitches
  • RS: right side of work
  • WS: wrong side of work
  • m1R: make 1 right – lift the bar between stitches with your left needle from back to front, knit this stitch
  • m1L: make 1 left – lift the bar between stitches with your left needle from front to back, knit this stitch through the back loop
  • k2tog: knit 2 together
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit – slip next two stitches as if to knit, slip the left hand needle through the front part of the two slipped stitches and knit these together
  • psso: pass slipped stitch over – pass the slipped stitch over the stitch that was just knit

Pattern

CO 3 sts.

First Step - Yarn on Needle

Knit one row.

Increase row: K1, m1R, k to 1 st from end, m1L, k1.

Casting On

Increasing Row for Knit Heart

Continuing Increases for Knit Heart

Increasing (Continued) - Knitting a Heart

Repeat the increase row 13 times more – 31 sts.

Adding the Top Rows - Knitting a Heart

Next row: K1, ssk, k 9, k2tog, k1, slip 1 knitwise, k 1, psso, ssk, k9, k2tog, k1 -5 sts decreased.

Adding the Right Heart Bump to the Knit Heart

Right heart bump

You will now work only on the last 13 sts. The first set of 13 sts will remain on the needle but will be resting.

Next row (and every WS row): Knit all sts.

Decrease row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row: Knit all sts.

Repeat these two rows until 5 sts remain.

Next row (RS): K1, ssk, k to end – 4 sts.

Bind off all sts. Cut yarn.

Adding the Second Bump - How to Knit a Heart on Craftsy.com

Left heart bump

You will now work the first set of held sts.

Join yarn on WS and knit all sts.

Decrease row: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next row (and all WS rows): Knit all sts.

Repeat these two rows until 5 sts remain.

Next row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Bind off all stitches. Cut yarn.

Finishing the Knit Heart

Weave in all ends. I took this opportunity to weave along the back edge, pulling just slightly snug to shape my heart bumps.

Finished Knit Heart Dishcloth - Craftsy.com

This made a heart that was about 7″ wide by 7″ high. I really liked the way it turned out and am thinking about making another to use as a facial cloth.

For this, I grabbed a ball of kitchen cotton that I bought at a big box store when I first started knitting, but if I were to knit a face cloth I think I’d like to use a better quality cotton yarn.

You might also enjoy our roundup of heart knitting patterns you’ll heart.

2 Hearts Logo

Put your heart into it!

This Valentine’s Day, spread the love with Craftsy Cares!  Not everyone is lucky enough to have a strong heart, and Craftsy is aiming to help spread some love to those impacted by Congenital Heart Disease, the #1 birth defect in the nation. 2Hearts is a national organization dedicated to helping children, teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with CHD. Their mission is to help the young CHD community transition into adulthood in a healthy, safe and informed way by hosting activities, info sessions and more.

Learn more about the 2Hearts mission and how you can make a difference on the Craftsy Cares page!

Are you working up any fun projects for Valentine’s Day?