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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-fil.

Love heart patterns? Check out my entire collection of heart-shaped designs, perfect for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts.

puffy stuffed knitted heart with hand holding
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💗 Different Heart Sizes

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.

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🧶 Knitting Supplies

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. 

  • Yarn – Any weight of your choice
  • 2 Straight knitting needles appropriately sized for your yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Poly-fil Stuffing or Lavender Seeds
Materials for Seeded Rib Knit Stitch Pattern

💡 Knitting Techniques

Stuffed heart softie knitted in orange color yarn.

📺 Watch Video Tutorial

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Knit Hearts Pattern Book with Heart Softies Knitting Pattern pages.

💖 Knitting Instructions

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)

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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

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STEP 3: KNIT ONE MORE HEART SHAPE

Hands putting two sides of knitted heart together.

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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.

Putting knitted hearts together with the wrong sides on the outside.

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STEP 5: FILL HEARTS WITH LAVENDER OR STUFFING

Turn your heart right side out and fill it up with either loose lavender, stuffing, or bits of yarn, and close them up.

Such a pretty gift to knit up for those you love.


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I hope you are inspired to make this Knit Heart Pattern in your next project. 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 Popular Heart Knitting Patterns!

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