I saw a super cute picture of a blanket with a heart on it so I searched Ravelry and Pinterest for a pattern and came up empty, so I used a plain blanket pattern and incorporated a heart. This is the perfect Valentine’s gift for my two littlest loves. I hope they get lots of snuggles in these warm wooly blankets.
You can find instructions below. Enjoy! Check out the knitting tab above for more knitting projects.
This pattern is intended for personal use only. I offer this pattern for free but I request that you do not sell it or any product made from it.
Valentine’s Day Blanket
- 18oz (3 balls) Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
- 6oz (1 ball) Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Navy
- 13(9mm) knitting needles
Cast on 75 stitches. When introducing the alternate colour (AC) carry the unused yarn along the wrong side. Wrap it while knitting with the active colour to carry it. Keep the unused yarn relaxed while carrying it and don’t pull, or the project will become distorted.
Row 1-9: Knit
Row 10: K6, P63, K6
Row 11: Knit
Row 12-26: repeat Rows 10-11
Row 27: Knit
Row 28: K6, P31, P1 Alternate colour (AC), P31, K6
Row 29: K37, K1AC, K37
Row 30: K6, P30, P3AC, P30, K6
Row 31: K36, K3AC, K36
Row 32: K6, P29, P5AC, P29, K6
Row 33: K35, K5AC, K35
Row 34: K6, P28, P7AC, P28, K6
Row 35: K34, K7AC, K34
Row 36: K6, P27, P9AC, P27, K6
Row 37: K33, K9AC, K33
Row 38: K6, P26, P11AC, P26, K6
Row 39: K32, K11AC, K32
Row 40: K6, P25, P13AC, P25, K6
Row 41: K31, K13AC, K31
Row 42: K6, P24, P15AC, P24, K6
Row 43: K30, K15AC, K30
Row 44: K6, P23, P17AC, P23, K6
Row 45: K29, K17AC, K29
Row 46: K6, P22, P19AC, P22, K6
Row 47: K28, K19AC, K28
Row 48: K6, P21, P21AC, P21, K6
Row 49: K27, K21AC, K27
Row 50: K6, P20, P23AC, P20, K6
Row 51: K26, K23AC, K26
Row 52: K6, P19, P25AC, P19, K6
Row 53: K25, K25AC, K25
Row 54: K6, P18, P27AC, P18, K6
Row 55: K24, K27AC, K24
Row 56-57: repeat row 54-55
Row 58: K6, P19, P12AC, P1, P12AC, P19, K6
Row 59: K25, K12AC, K1, K12AC, K25
Row 60: K6, P20, P10AC, P3, P10AC, P20, K6
Row 61: K26, K10AC, K3, K10AC, K26
Row 62: K6, P21, P8AC, P5, P8AC, P21, K6
Row 63: K27, K8AC, K5, K8AC, K27
Row 64: K6, P63, K6
Row 65: Knit
Row 66-80: Repeat Rows 64-65
Row 81: K6 P63, K6
Row 82-90: Knit
Row 91: Cast off
View of the heart from the back.
Happy knitting, crafting and creating.
Beautiful blankets! Could you please share the knitting pattern? Thank you!
Hi Eli, I am happy to. I added a PDF pattern to the blog post.
Thank you so much!!!
So excited to begin the blanket. Have you ever made it in another weight of yarn – like a 5 instead of a 6 – a chunky instead of a super chunky?
I haven’t made it in any other weight, but please let me know how it goes.
How do you carry the color when you alternate? What does the back of the blanket look like?
Hi Kim, it’s called stranding if you want to look up other U tube videos. Here is a video I found for you that might help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQlc4UQWuzc. On the blankets I made I wrapped every stitch, so that the white was almost hidden behind the heart colour. So really there isn’t a strand in the back that is visible like the video but the wrap is the same. I hope that the video helps.
Any Chance that this pattern could be converted into a crochet pattern?
Hi Shannan, I am sorry but I don’t know how to crochet well enough to write a pattern. If someone else reads this and can convert the knit pattern to crochet please let me know and I will post it.
Saw your pattern posted in a face book group i belong to
RAVERLY FREE PATTERN ALERTs 🙂 i don’t knitting very well but I love this pattern.
Thanks so much Cherie for letting me know. Good luck on the blanket if you decide to make it.
First off, LOVE that I finally found a pattern for this! Thank you. I’m working it as we speak. My only question…at row 27 it says to purl…I’m confused cause I though odd rows were knit and even are purl. Is it correct or should I switch it? Thanks!
Hi Stephanie, Oh no looks like I made a mistake. You are right, you can either switch it or add one knit row between 26-27 and then you can follow the rest of the pattern as written, it will be one row longer in length. I will post a revised pattern in the next day or two. Thanks for catching that. Sarah
Yay! Ok just making sure I wasnt going crazy! Lol I will add an extra row on each side to make it even. Thanks again Im so excited for this!
Hi, is the error updated on the pdf?
Thanks so much for posting this
Yes it is.
I am in love with this, and it looks so fast! I have two skeins of Wool Ease Thick and Quick in my stash already, and I know I won’t be able to match the dye lot. How much of the third skein do you need? I’m toying with the idea of increasing the size of the heart until I could get away with the two I already have for the outside. Thanks!
Hi Charlotte, each ball does about a third of the blanket. You can always make it smaller to try and use only 2 balls. Good luck. Sarah
Is there any way of getting this converted to crochet?
Hi Vonne, I don’t know how to crochet well enough to convert the pattern, but if anyone else that read this can, let me know and I will post a crochet version. Sarah
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Where do you find balls that are 18 ounces? I am only finding them in 6oz size – in which case, would i need 9 balls of the fisherman to do??
HI Danielle, the balls are 6oz and you need 3 for a total of 18oz. Sorry if my wording was miss leading. Sarah
I am at the point where i introduce the new colour. Do you wrap the unused yarn on the purl side too?
Hi. I am at the point where i introduce the new colour. Do you wrap the unused yarn on the purl side too?
Hi, yes you do carry the opposite colour on the back of the heart when you purl. I posted an image of the back side of the heart which might give you a better idea of what to expect. Sarah
I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really
nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future.
Hoping this is still active!! I’ve started working on this and am at the point of introducing the new color, did you bring the heart color from the first stitch in the row? Or bring it in at the stitch? Did you drop the AC at its last stitch in row and pick it back up as you go back across? or strand the AC behind the MC for the rest of the row? Does that make sense?!
HI Danielle, I started the heart colour at the first stitch (bottom of heart). Dropped the AC colour (it’s not carried behind the MC) but carry the MC across the back of the heart (AC). I think that’s what you were asking. Now does my answer make sense?
It does!! Thank you for the reply. This is my first attempt at knitting, I assumed this was how it was done, but needed to make sure! I get lost in the sauce sometimes lol
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Can anyone tell me the measurements of the finished blanket?! Just wondering if it is crib size or smaller!
Thank you 🙂
Hi Samantha, the finished size is 36″x36″.
What does AC mean?
Hi Jamie, AC is the alternating colour or the colour of the heart.
Hi! How big does this blanket turn out to be? I want to make it for my 6 yr old and wanted to make sure it’s big enough. Thx!
Hi, it was designed for a baby. The finished size is 36″ x 36″. SARAH
dont know how to do that kind of color work, so i think i will do it all in one color..
thanks for sharing the pattern..
I finished one and now my other niece wants one for her daughter. This is a cool blanket and easy to follow. I also made a pillow case with a small version of the pattern.. Thank you so much
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Hi Rowena, I am so glad that you like it and your nieces do as well!
Hi there I love this blanket! I just finished mine the other day with the exact yarn and needle size but it does not measure 36 “x36″
It’s measuring 29″x 23”! What am I doing wrong?!?!?
Hi Kim, I am going to say that you knit tighter than I do. I am a fairly loose knitter and I don’t pull the yarn tight as I wrap it. If you knit tight then your stitches are closer together (tighter weave) making the finished size smaller.
Thank you your response! I’m thinking my tension is my problem too. Also, did you use straight needles or circular?
Hi Kim, I used circular needles with metal tips. Sarah
Is there a pattern for this in crochet?
Hi there! This is adorable! I’m wondering if you have a chart version of the heart rather than the written out row by row directions. I work much better that way! Thanks!
Sorry Sally I don’t 😦
I hope this is still active because I need a little help. This is the first time I’ve tried stranding, but I think I understand it. I am at Row 27 in the pattern and find it takes me SO long to untangle my yarn after wrapping the carried yarn when it’s time for AC. I am using circular needles so I have to wait until the end of the row to untangle everything and it is taking forever. What am I missing?
When you wrap the unused yarn with the active color, are you passing the entire ball of yarn through so it doesn’t get tangled?
I hope this makes sense! 😳
How can I keep the AC and unused yarn from tangling when I’m wrapping and carrying? Since I’m knitting using circular needles, the wrapping and carrying is creating a snarled mess. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to pass the entire ball of yarn through when wrapping?
Have a look at this video it might help to explain better that I can write. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQlc4UQWuzc.
Thank you. I did watch that before starting and it does explain the carry and wrap quite well.
I do see in the video that her yarns wrap up together too, but since she’s in the round, it’s probably not as big a deal for her just to wind the balls back undone.
I’ll keep trying to figure out how to keep them untangled.
I have make this blanket twice now. I think it makes a great car seat blanket, as I knit tightly. My only problem is row 81. I don’t like the way the back looks at that point, so I just knit the last rows.
Hi. Is there any way to increase the sizebof the heart?
Thanks so much for the pattern,
Will be trying it soon