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Knit Heart Softies Pattern

Knit Heart Softies Pattern

This knit heart softies pattern is the perfect quick knit gift to anyone you love! These Stockinette Stitch Hearts hold up their shape from the extra edging in Garter Stitch. Learn how to knit up puffy heart softies by knitting two hearts, seaming them together, and stuff with lavender or poly-fill. 

Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, and free written pattern instructions to knit this pattern flat on straight needles. Check out my printable pattern in my paid “Knit Hearts Pattern Book” on Etsy or Ravelry.

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WATCH HEART SOFTIE VIDEO INTRODUCTION


MAKE DIFFERENT SIZES of Heart Softies

Using the exact same knitting pattern, you can have fun creating heart softies in different sizes. Simply change your yarn gauge and knitting needle size. Here are some samples I’ve knitted up to give you an idea of the size of your knitted heart.

Tiny Heart: 2″ x 2″ with #2 Sport Weight Yarn and #3 US Knitting Needle Size.

Small Heart: 3″ x 3″ with #4 Worsted Weight Yarn and #7 US Knitting Needle Size.

Medium Heart: 3.5″ x 3.5″ with #5 Bulky Weight Yarn and #7 US Knitting Needle Size.

Large Heart: 5″ x 5″ with #6 Super Bulky Weight Yarn and #11 US Knitting Needle Size.

Knit Heart Softies Sizes with Bulky and Super Bulky Weight Yarns by Studio Knit.


KNITTING MATERIALS

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Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

Materials for Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern


KNITTING TECHNIQUES


KNITTING PATTERN

WANT THE FREE WRITTEN PATTERN? Keep scrolling, it’s up next!

GET PRINTABLE PATTERNS! Download my entire digital “Knit Hearts Pattern Book” on Etsy or Ravelry to get my Puffy Heart Softies printable pattern, along with 5 more of my popular heart designs in one printable digital e-book for just $3.80. Your purchase is a great way to support my free tutorials here at Studio Knit!     

Knit Hearts Pattern Book by Studio Knit


KNIT HEART SOFTIES KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS
Click to Play Step-by-Step Video Tutorial


WRITTEN KNITTING PATTERN FOR HEART SOFTIES

STEP 1: MAKE TWO HEART ‘HUMPS’

Long Tail Cast On 3 stitches

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: KFB, P1, KFB (5 stitches)

Row 3: Knit All

Row 4: KFB, P3, KFB (7 sts)

Row 5: Knit All

CUT YARN

MOVE FIRST HUMP DOWN YOUR NEEDLE

REPEAT ROWS 1 – 5 TO MAKE 2ND HUMP 

PLACE BOTH HUMPS ON THE SAME NEEDLE (14 sts)

How to Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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STEP 2: KNIT BODY OF HEART

You have 14 stitches on your needle

Row 6: K1, P12, K1

Row 7: Knit All

Row 8: K1, P12, K1

Row 9: K1, SSK, K8, K2Tog, K1 (12 sts)

Row 10: K1, P10, K1

Row 11: K1, SSK, K6, K2Tog, K1 (10 sts)

Row 12: K1, P8, K1

Row 13: K1, SSK, K4, K2Tog, K1 (8 sts)

Row 14: K1, P6, K1

Row 15: K1, SSK, K2, K2Tog, K1 (6 sts)

Row 16: K1, P4, K1

Row 17: K1, SSK, K2Tog, K1 (4 sts)

Row 18: K1, P2, K1

Row 19: SSK, K2Tog

Row 20: Bind Off

How to Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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STEP 3: KNIT ONE MORE HEART SHAPE

How to Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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STEP 4: SEW TWO HEART SHAPES TOGETHER

Once you have knitted up two of your heart shapes, to make up the front and back of your sachet, simply tack them together with the right side of your pieces facing together with yarn using your tapestry needle. Turn them right side out and fill them up with your either loose lavender, stuffing, or bits of yarn, and close them up.

How to Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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STEP 5: FILL HEARTS WITH LAVENDER OR STUFFING

Turn your heart right side out and fill it up with your either loose lavender, stuffing, or bits of yarn, and close them up. Such a pretty gift to knit up for those you love.

Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


PURCHASE KNITTING PATTERN E-BOOK

Download my entire digital “Knit Hearts Pattern Book” on Etsy or Ravelry to get my Puffy Heart Softies printable pattern, along with 5 more of my popular designs in one printable digital e-book for just $3.80.

Knit Hearts Pattern Book by Studio Knit


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I hope you are inspired to make this Knit Heart Pattern in your next project. A perfectly knitted heart softie. Your friends, family, and loved ones will cherish this thoughtful handmade gift made especially by YOU! For more knitting full of love, check out my 5 Most Popular Heart Knitting Patterns!

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