Many of you must be looking for Christmas gift ideas right now, so I thought it was the perfect time to share a pattern with you all! You might have seen these knitted hearts before. My pattern first appeared in Gathered (Issue 16) and was then published on the Mollie Makes website.
I initially made these hearts to use as coasters and knitted a few sets, but they actually have many other uses! They’re perfect to add a personalised touch to a gift. Or what about using them to embellish a garment, like Gathered reader Wendy did with her knitted scarf? ♥
This is a great project for beginners – it uses simple knitting techniques (garter stutch, kfb, k2tog). Have fun!
- Super chunky yarn (I used Sirdar Big Softie)
- Size 8mm needles
- Tapestry needle
Start by knitting the top of the heart – cast on 5 stitches.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Increase the first first stitch by knitting in the front and back (kfb) of the stitch, then knit to the end of the row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit to the last stitch, increase (kfb).
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Increase the first first stitch (kfb), knit to the end of the row.
Rows 7-10: Knit.
Cut the yarn and push your work to the bottom of the needle.
Now make the other top half of the heart – cast on 5 stitches on the same needle where your work is.
Repeat rows 1-10.
Once completed, the 2 pieces should be on the same needle.
Join the two pieces by knitting across them.
Knit 4 more rows.
On the next row, decrease first and last stitch by knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog).
Knit the next row.
Repeat the last 2 steps until you have 2 stitches left.
Cut the yarn off, take your tapestry needle with the yarn through the remaining 2 stitches and weave in all the ends.
That’s it! Now block your work and start again :)
Let me know if you give this pattern a try! I’d LOVE to see your pictures – you can post them on my Facebook page or tweet me @Julie_TheKnits.
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And if you can’t knit, you can find sets of 4 hearts for sale in my Etsy shop.
Translations available: Russian