Learn how to knit up puffy heart softies by knitting two hearts, seaming them together, and stuff with lavender or poly-fill.
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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.
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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
- Poly-fil Stuffing or Lavender Seeds
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💡 Knitting Techniques
- CO = Cast On
- K = Knit
- P = Purl
- KFB = Knit Front & Back (increase)
- SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit (decrease)
- K2Tog = Knit Two Together (decrease)
- BO = Bind Off
KNIT HEART SOFTIES KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS
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💖 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
MOVE FIRST HUMP DOWN YOUR NEEDLE
REPEAT ROWS 1 – 5 TO MAKE 2ND HUMP
PLACE BOTH HUMPS ON THE SAME NEEDLE (14 sts)
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
STEP 3: KNIT ONE MORE HEART SHAPE
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.
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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