January is a month for planning Valentine’s crafts. And here’s my first one! Is a dishcloth or blanket block with some hearts in it, beginner level, and “52 Square Pickup”-sized 🙂 So, feel free to add it to your blanket if you still working on that. You could also adapt the pattern to make some placemats, or even a scarf (ask me if you need help!). I’m planning on making a baby blanket with this pattern for my Etsy shop as soon as I can.
I’m also making another dishcloth with cabled hearts, for more advanced knitters. And I’ll write a blog post to show you how to make a teapot cozy (or teapot warmer), using either pattern. So, stay tuned!
Well, I’m writing a lot… I’ll better go back to my needles 🙂
Enjoy the pattern, and talk to you soon!
PS: I think I spent more time untangling my ceropegia for the photo than knitting this square. Those leaves love to hug each other!
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THE ENTIRE PATTERN (written and charted) IS BELOW.
– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
|I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.|
– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
|Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.|
– Continue working as follows:
4 garter sts, VALENTINES Stitch pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
Knit 1 time the VALENTINES Stitch pattern complete + rows 1) to 23) again.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 16 sts. I added 3 more sts to reach our needed 35.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 2 times.
Row 1) (RS) k all sts
Row 2) p all sts
Row 3) k all sts
Row 4) p3, [p7, k1, p8]
Row 5) k all sts
Row 6) p3, [p6, k3, p7]
Row 7) k all sts
Row 8) p3, [p4, k7, p5]
Row 9) k all sts
Row 10) p3, [p3, k9, p4]
Row 11) k all sts
Row 12) p3, [p2, k11, p3]
Row 13) k all sts
Row 14) p3, [p2, k5, p1, k5, p3]
Row 15) k all sts
Row 16) p3, [p3, k3, p3, k3, p4]
Row 17) k all sts
Row 18) p all sts
Row 19) k all sts
Row 20) p2, k1, [p15, k1]
Row 21) k all sts
Row 22) p1, k2, [k1, p13, k2]
Row 23) k all sts
Row 24) k3, [k3, p9, k4]
Row 25) k all sts
Row 26) k3, [k4, p7, k5]
Row 27) k all sts
Row 28) k3, [k5, p5, k6]
Row 29) k all sts
Row 30) k2, p1, [k5, p5, k5, p1]
Row 31) k all sts
Row 32) k1, p2, [p1, k3, p7, k3, p2]
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You can now buy the final PDF file containing all patterns of my 52 Square Pickup KAL HERE. 117 pages that include all variations, plus photos, charts and control tables for each, general instructions and a very useful Blanket Sizes table. And, as an extra gift, you’ll also get the PDF file for two B sides (INTO THE FOREST and DIAMONDS). Therefore, a total of 58 patterns! As a “Beginner Stitch Patterns” book it could be a great resource for your future projects.