The name of this pattern is a bit of a mouthful, so feel free to abbreviate—HBBX. It’s derived from a combination of Banded Heart and Diamond Bar X; hence the name. One of the nice things about this pattern is that the heart is slightly taller than Banded Heart (by one row), so it’s centered on the square.

I needed some color swatches for my current project, so I used this pattern and its variations for my samples (which is why I wove all the variations instead of posting, “Four more I haven’t tried yet.”). While weaving the second square (Variation 1), I discovered a mistake in the design, so the first sample has it and the second two, as well as the diagrams, don’t.

Heart Band Bar X

After looking at this more closely I see I left out the two center U3s of R8—another mistake! This square might look better had I put them in.

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This one was a bit of work.

There are several versions of this pattern. The one I chose to focus on has an extra row of plain weave on R2. Other versions eliminate that row and expand the heart to the very edges of the square. It’s easy enough to create a Solid Heart by just filling the shape with U3s. Double Outline hearts can sometimes be a bit tricky. If I feel so inclined (or if someone requests it) I can work on Double Outlines for the other versions.

Corner Heart, Single Outline

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I might have one of these woven up somewhere in the stash . . .

For now we’ll make do with just the diagram.

Update 27 April 2020—I found a sample of the solid heart. I can’t tell exactly how I warped the loom; I know I did three layers in dark purple and one in light purple, but I’m not sure which is which. (Taking a stab, I think L3 in light.)

The thing I like about this square is that, with the ends worked in as you go, it gave the square a nice dark border on either side of the heart. I’ve never made a coaster, but this might be a nice accent for one, or for something else.

Solid Heart—I think this is the back???

also Solid Heart—front???