Tapestry pattern dated from 1597 - Hearts border

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The first picture shows the basic unit (large format). The second picture shows how you can repeat the pattern; this can obviously be extended as far as you wish.

The original patterns were in black and white, so I have chosen the colour. Usually I make the dark colour blue, but here I've chosen red because of the hearts, and green for the other colours. The pale green squares may be a different type of stitch, as the 4 stitches are drawn as a diagonal cross. It seemed easier to make these a different colour instead. Also, sometimes they are outlined in a darker colour as a single line, which I have ignored, since I am making up simple counted stitch patterns rather than embroidery. Feel free to chose colours you want or colour it a different way.

Hearts border - basic unit

Hearts border - repeated