This knit heart shape is the perfect quick knit gift for Valentine’s Day and all year round as a gift to anyone you love! These Stockinette Stitch Hearts hold up their shape from the extra edging in Garter Stitch. Knit up puffy heart softies by knitting two hearts, seaming them together, and stuff with lavender or poly-fill.
KNITTING PATTERN for Knit Heart Softies
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KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit Heart Softies
- K Knit
- P Purl
- KFB Knit Front & Back (increase)
- SSK Slip, Slip, Knit (decrease)
- K2Tog Knit Two Together (decrease)
MATERIALS for Knit Heart Softies
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- Yarn – Any weight of your choice
- 2 Straight knitting needles appropriately sized for your yarn
- Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
- Scissors – Gold Stork Crane Scissors
- Poly-fill Stuffing or Lavender Seeds
MAKE DIFFERENT SIZES of Knit 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.
STEP BY STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL for Knit Heart Softies
KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS for Knit 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
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 PATTERN
You have 14 stitches on your needle
Row 6 K1, P12, K1
Row 7 Knit All
Row 8 K1, P12, K1
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. Turn them right side out and fill them up with your either loose lavender, stuffing, or bits of yarn, and close them up.
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.
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