Knit a Heart-Shaped Washcloth – Knitting

how to knit a heart-shaped washclothI wanted to do a little pattern for Valentine’s Day, but I really don’t love making holiday themed things that you feel like you can’t or shouldn’t use the rest of the year.

A washcloth, though, can be used all the time, and it’s a sweet reminder for someone you love or for yourself, to give yourself a little love as you go through your daily routine.

This is a really quick and easy project, worked in Garter Stitch, with a little increasing, a little straight knitting and a little decreasing.

I happen to have a lot of red yarn, so I made mine red, but you can make your heart shaped washcloth whatever color you like.

What You’ll Need

Gauge is not important for this project, but I got about 5 stitches per inch/2.5 cm in Garter Stitch.

Finished cloth is about 7 inches (almost 18 cm) across at widest point and about 5.5 inches (about 14 cm) tall.

How to Knit a Heart Shaped Washcloth

Cast on 3 stitches.

Knit 1 row.

Knit in the front and back, knit 1, knit in the front and back. 5 stitches.

Knit 1 row.

Knit in the front and back of the first stitch, knit to last stitch, knit in front and back of last stitch.

Knit 1 row.

Repeat these 2 rows until you have 31 stitches.

Knit 10 rows straight. how to knit a heart-shaped washcloth

SSK, knit 13, k2tog.

Turn and work just these stitches. Knit across.

SSK, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.

Repeat these 2 rows until 2 stitches remain. Bind off.

Join yarn to remaining 16 stitches and work in the same manner, with decreases at each end of every other row, until 3 stitches remain.

SSK, Knit 1.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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