This totally adorable easy knit heart garland knitting pattern is perfect for Valentine’s Day and it’s so easy to knit all in one piece with only two little ends to weave in!
I feel like I should preface this by letting you know that I was taught to drive by a parent who knew all the ways to get home to our house from around our hometown without hitting any stop signs. Efficiency is in my blood. I firmly believe that there is a “best” way to do most tasks and usually that’s the way that takes the least amount of time to get the job done.
You guys, this pattern haunted me for an entire weekend. High on the success of conquering the challenge of knitting heart shapes in one piece for my heart shaped handwarmers, I thought this one would be easy to design. I knit more knit hearts in two days than I can count. I sketched, I used a calculator, I thought about it while I was supposed to be sleeping…
But I really really really wanted to knit a heart garland. And as soon as I had the idea, I wanted to knit a heart garland RIGHT NOW.
It’s the maker’s curse, right? When you get excited about a new project and you feel like you have to start it immediately? Does that happen to you?
And of course, you could make a heart garland by knitting a bunch of hearts separately and then sewing them together. There’s nothing wrong with that.
But I had a vision of a heart garland you could knit all in one piece without any assembly. Just knitting heart after heart after heart. I thought there HAD to be a better way and I wanted it to be SOOO EASY.
I almost gave up twice.
But, you’ll be happy to know, I figured it out! And it is SUPER SUPER easy. You can knit this adorable knit heart garland with one strand of yarn, as long as you want it to be, and you’ll only ever have two ends to weave in when you finish.
This entire story is an indication of how much I dislike weaving in ends.
Anyway, the easy knit heart garland knitting pattern uses worsted weight yarn and is knit in garter stitch so the heart shapes stay nice and flat and don’t curl up. I could not be happier with how it turned out.
You do need to use some specific types of cast ons and follow my instructions carefully as you start each new heart shape but if you can do a backward loop cast on and a knitted cast on, then you’re all set. To see a video of the technique to transition from one heart shape to the next, check out the video in this post!
Go forth and knit heart garlands and then send me pics of how yours turned out, I can’t wait to see!
Easy Knit Heart Garland Knitting Pattern
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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