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Big Hearts Baby Blanket for Valentine

Holiday & seasonal crafts, Knitting, Valentine's day  |  September 17th 2011  |  0 Comment
Big Hearts Baby Blanket

Free knitting patterns

Materials needed: 700 grams of worsted or dk yarn, 24″ or longer circular needles recommended on label.

Finished size: approx 32″ x 32″, if working with a yarn tension approx 20sts = 4″

Terms used in this pattern:
k – knit
p – purl
sts – stitches
yo – yarn over
k2tog - knit 2 together
ssk – slip the next two sts as if to knit, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.
left double decrease – slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over
right double decrease – ssk, put this stitch back onto the left needle, pass the next stitch over it and off the needle, then return stitch back to the right needle.

Cast on 163 sts.

Rows 1-11: Knit all sts
Row 12: k6, *yo, k2tog* repeat between * to last 5 sts, k5
Rows 13-15: knit all sts
Row 16: k6, yo, ssk, k to last 8 sts, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 17-19: knit all sts
Row 20: k6, yo, ssk, k8, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k16* repeat between * to last 21sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k8, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 21: k17, *p3, k18* repeat between * to last 20sts, p3, k17
Row 22: k15, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k14* repeat between * to last 22 sts, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k15
Row 23: k16, *p5, k16* repeat between * to last 21sts, p5, k16
Row 24: k6, yo, ssk, k6, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k12* repeat between * to last 23 sts, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 25: k15,*p7, k14* repeat between * to last 22, p7, k15
Row 26: k13, *k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k10* repeat between * to last 24 sts, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k13
Row 27: k14, *p9, k12* repeat between * to last 23 sts, p9, k14
Row 28: k6, yo, ssk, k4, *k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k8* repeat between * to last 25 sts, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 29: k13, *p11, k10* repeat between * to last 24 sts, p11, k13
Row 30: k11, *k2tog, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k6* repeat between * to last 26, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k11
Row 31: k12, *p13, k8* repeat between * to last 25, p13, k12
Row 32: k6, yo, ssk, k2, *k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k4* repeat between * to last 27, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 33: k11, *p15, k6* repeat between * to last 26, p15, k11
Row 34: k9, *k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k2* repeat between * to last 28, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k9
Row 35: k10, *p17, k4* repeat between * to last 27sts, p17, k10
Row 36: k6, yo, ssk, k2, *yo, k2tog, k13, ssk, yo, k4* repeat between * to last 27, yo, k2tog, k13, ssk, yo, k2 k2tog, yo, k6
Row 37: k10, *p17, k4* repeat between * to last 27 sts, p17, k10
Row 38: k10, *yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k4* repeat between * to last 27 sts, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, k10
Row 39: k11, *p7, k1, p7, k6* repeat between * to last 26 sts, p7, k1, p7, k11
Row 40: k6, yo, ssk, k3, *yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k6* repeat between * to last 29 sts, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 41: k12, *p5, k3, p5, k8* repeat between * to last 25 sts, p5, k3, p5, k12
Row 42: k12, *yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k8* repeat between * to last 25 sts, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k12
Row 43: k13, *p3, k5, p3, k10* repeat between * to last 24 sts, p3, k5, p3, k13
Row 44: k6, yo, ssk, k5, *yo, left double decrease, yo, k5, yo, right double decrease, yo, k10* repeat between * to last 24 sts, yo, left double decrease, yo, k5, yo, right double decrease, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k6

Repeat rows 13-44 seven more times (a total of 8 rows of hearts), then rows 13-19 once more.

To finish:
next row: k6, *yo, k2tog* repeat between * to last 5 sts, k5
Knit across every row for 11 more rows.
Cast off loosely.

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