Knit a Heart Shape | Puffy Heart Softies by Kristen McDonnell of Studio Knit

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


KNITTING MATERIALS

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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 Sport and Worsted Weight Yarns by Studio Knit.

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


STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL to 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 KNIT HEARTS 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 4 more of my popular designs in one printable digital e-book for just $3.80. A great way to support my work here at Studio Knit!     

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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