Knitting patterns for clothing, accessories, blankets, and decor with heart motifs in colorwork, stitch patterns, lace, and cables. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/17/23
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Valentine's Day Fox
Adorable toy fox carrying a heart to show how much you care. Great Valentine's gift or way to show your love any day! DK weight yarn. Designed by Mackenzie W. King.
Too Hot Conversation Heart Coffee Sleeve
Cup cozy with a candy conversation heart motif. Great Valentine's gift for your favorite hottie! Designed by Kathy Lewinski for Just Crafty Enough.
Valentine Mug Hug
Easy cup cozy pattern with heart motif by Michele Wilcox. Great pattern for stash yarn!
Heart Lace Cloth
Lace heart motif can be used for wash cloths, baby blankets, or other knitting projects. Designed by Smariek Knits. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by the designer and fnhco who embellished her hearts with a cord crocheted by her husband threaded through the eyelets.
Sweetheart Beaded Glovelets
Fingerless mitts with a pretty picot cuff and beaded hearts. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large). Designed by The Rainey Sisters. Sport weight yarn.
Heart Knitting Pattern
Knit hearts of various sizes — small, medium or large — for decorations, gifts, sachets, pillows, and more.
Monster for Your Love
Give your sweetheart this adorable monster cuddling a heart.
This sweet little amigurumi softie designed by Armida Joy is the perfect extra touch for a gift or decoration — or hidden as a little surprise from a secret admirer.
From My Heart Scarf
Designed by Karen S. Lauger, this scarf is double-knit with rows of contrasting hearts. Pictured project by MorganaQ
More Free Patterns
Sweet Hearts Baby Blanket
A lacy heart pattern in soft washable yarn makes a perfect blanket for your favorite baby.
I Love U Pillow With Pocket
This soft cuddly pillow has a pocket for a romantic note, card, or small gift to show your love.
Valentine’s Day Card
Elanor King provides a knitting pattern for the heart motif and detailed instructions with photos on how to assemble your own card. Of course you can also use the pattern as a motif for blankets, wash cloths, etc. Pictured project by BlackHorizonsBlue
Loving Thoughts Heart Card
Show you care with a personalized card with a knitted heart by Kelly Jo Sweeney. Pictured project by fluffernutters
Hearts for Ruthie Free Baby Bib
Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.
Little Valentine Shawl
Wrap yourself in lace with this beautiful shawl designed by Sylvie Beez. Pictured project by inkuz
A garter stitch heart turns this tiny sachet designed by Pat Higgins into a gift of love.
Get the free knitting pattern at Ravelry
Smittens Mittens for Holding Hands
Get romantic in chilly weather with this mitten designed for two. Designed by Julie Weisenberger
Fuzzy Heart Pillows
These easy pillows are knit in Fun Fur. The pattern at Lion Brand website is free, though it requires free registration.
Be My Dishcloth
This multiple heart motif designed by Kris Knits can be used for blanket squares or as a motif on a sweater as well as its use here as a dishcloth.
Hugs and Kisses Dishcloth
Designed by Rachel van Schie, here’s another motif that could be used on many other knitting projects.
Ruby Red Heart Lace Hat
Proclaim your love for Valentine’s Day with this lace heart hat designed by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich.
Patterns for Purchase
Heart Warmers Legwarmers & Mitts
Stylish set of legwarmers and fingerless mitts feature a heart cable pattern that alternates between open and filled in hearts. Legwarmers from Girls to Adult Large. 5 Sizes Knit in the round for ease of finishing and custom fit. Designed by Girly Knits. Aran weight yarn.
Individual blanket knitting patterns featuring hearts in lace, cables, garter stitch, and more. Shown are Love Rug Blanket, Lace Heart and Diamond Blanket, Stripy Heart Blanket, Heart Cable Baby Blanket Heart Border Blanket, Many Loves Blanket. Designed by KnitSewMake
This little squirrel plush softie carries a heart carrying heart makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, love declaration and a sweet way to say “I love you”. Designed by Doreen Blask of MumpitzDesign who also offers finished squirrels if you don't knit.
Heart Cable Scarf
FINISHED DIMENSIONS Length = 138 cm (54 inches). Width = 18 cm (7 inches).
Heart Mitts, Heart Fliptop Mittens, Kiss Mitts
At least 3 knitting patterns in one: Heart Fliptop Mittens (pictured), Heart Fingerless Mitts, and Kiss Mitts.
Heart Headband / Scarf
Quick knit uses less than 2 ounces of worsted weight yarn so it’s a great stash buster and can be worn several different ways.
Valentine Cable Hats
This beanie pattern features entwined heart cables and includes all sizes from toddler to adult: 1–3 years, 4-10 years, adult.
Knit Your Heart Out: Over 30 Ways to Knit a Heart for Someone Special
Features over 30 knitted designs, with something for everyone! Start by mastering the basic heart pattern in three different sizes. Then learn to embellish and adapt it to create a range of gifts, toys and home accessories, including cushions, hanging decorations, potholders, hairbands and brooches. The projects are split into 5 chapters with distinct styles or themes, varying from classic chic to fun and colourful.