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Knit with Aabhar – Heart Ribbing Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Heart Ribbing Stitch is a highly textured knitting pattern featuring heart-shaped motifs stacked on a background of reverse stockinette stitches.

It adds a great bit of texture to any project. You can replace the regular ribbing with Heart Ribbing to give the project some feminity. The foundation of this rib knitting stitch is 3 x 2 stitches. It’s most suited for home decor projects with prominent vertical design elements.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 5) + 2 + 2 edge stitches

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This free knitting pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knitting abbreviations

COCast on
k2togKnit 2 stitches together
pssoPass slipped stitch over
RSRight side
slSlip knitwise with yarn in front
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side

Special stitches:


  1. skip next st.
  2. insert needle into the next st 4 rows below and draw up a long loop by wrapping yarn around the needle as if to knit.
  3. going back to skipped st, knit next 3 sts.
  4. insert needle into the same st 4 rows below as in Step 2 and draw up another long loop by wrapping yarn around the needle as if to knit.

sl-loop: slip long loop with yarn in front

Pattern Instructions

CO (Multiple of 5 stitches) + 2 stitches + 2 edge stitches. For example, you can cast on (5 x 4) + 2 + 2 = 24 stitches to knit a sample swatch.

Row 1 (RS):edge st, * p2, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, edge st.
Row 2:edge st, k2, * p3, k2; rep from * to last st, edge st.
Row 3:Rep Row 1.
Row 4:Rep Row 2.
Row 5:edge st, * p2, heart-loop; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, edge st.
Row 6:edge st, k2, * sl-loop, p3, sl-loop, k2; rep from * to last st, edge st.
Row 7:edge st, * p2, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, edge st.
Row 8:Rep Row 2.

Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (5 to 8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work. Rows 1 to 4 are the foundation rows.

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