Valentines Heart – Free Knitting Patterns

As everyone knows how much I love knitting hearts, here are 2 free Heart patterns for you.  Both are double sided, and stuffable.  Perfect for garlands or to sew a pinback onto and you have a cute pin.

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Knit on Straight needles, from the top down, these are in one piece that folds in half to be stitched along the side to create the heart itself.

You can also make the flat, one sided hearts here

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You will need:

  • 4mm knitting needles
  • DK yarn (or any yarn with recommended needle size)
  • Darning needle
  • Stuffing
  • Optional: Pinbacks, safety pins, keyrings etc

Large Heart

Top bumps – you will need 4 on the same needle.

Cast on 3 stitches.

  1. Knit front and back, knit front and back, knit 1 (5 stitches)
  2. Purl whole row
  3. Knit front and back, knit 2, knit front and back, knit 1 (7 stitches)
  4. Purl whole row

Slide all 4 sections together.  You will now knit this as one.

  1. Knit row
  2.  Purl row
  3.  Knit row
  4.  Purl row
  5.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 8, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, knit 1
  6.  Purl row
  7.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 6, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, knit 1
  8.  Purl row
  9.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 4, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, knit 1
  10.  Purl row
  11.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 2, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, knit 1
  12.  Purl row
  13.  Knit 1, SSK, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, k2tog, knit 1
  14.  Purl row

Cut yarn with 30cm remaining.  Thread onto darning needle, pull tight.  Fold heart in half, stitching up the side of the heart tucking the tails at the top into the heart itself.

You can stuff it at this point if you wish, or not.

Smaller Heart

Top bumps – you will need 4 on the same needle.

Cast on 1 stitch.

  1. Knit front, yarn over, knit the back (3 stitches)
  2. Purl whole row
  3. Knit front and back, knit front and back, knit 1 (5 stitches)
  4. Purl whole row

Slide all 4 sections together.  You will now knit this as one.

  1. Knit row
  2.  Purl row
  3.  Knit row
  4.  Purl row
  5.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 4, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, knit 1
  6.  Purl row
  7.  Knit 1, SSK, knit 2, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, knit 1
  8.  Purl row
  9.  Knit 1, SSK, k2tog, knit 2, ssk, k2tog, knit 1
  10.  Purl row

Cut yarn with 30cm remaining.  Thread onto darning needle, pull tight.  Fold heart in half, stitching up the side of the heart tucking the tails at the top into the heart itself.

You can stuff it at this point if you wish, or not.

Some ideas of how to use the hearts:img_2855

As a Garland….heartusesAs Keyrings, pins, brooches and bag clips.

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