The very next step is to draw the heart. I've checked and tweaked the original to perfect it. I hope to direct the path to minimize the amount of thread used and make the back as neat as possible. When my mama taught me to cross stitch, she encouraged us to keep the back as neat as the front. Neat, but not perfect. As you follow the directions and draw the heart with a pencil and ruler, be mindful of the order of points. You'll sew in the same order.