Knitting for home Heart knitting pattern free

Heart knitting pattern free

Heart knitting pattern free



MATERIALS

Yarn

Oddments of worsted weight yarn in main colour (MC) and contrast (CC). You will need less than 45m of MC and less than 15m of the CC

Needles & accessories

4mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles

Spare needle or large safety pins to use as stitch holders

Tapestry needle

Toy stuffing or scraps of yarn

Crochet hook (optional)

TENSION Exact tension is not critical for this project

HEART (MAKE 2)

The heart is made by knitting the top curves first in two separate pieces, which are then joined together by knitting across both of them in one row. To work out which is the right side of your garter stitch, loop a piece of contrasting yam through the right side of the work after you've knitted a couple of rows.

Make first half of heart top

Using 4mm needles and MC cast on 9 sts. Set up row: Knit

Row 1 (RS): Kfb, knit to end. 10 sts

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Row 3: Knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 11 sts 

Row 4: Knit

Repeat rows 1 to 4 once more. 13 sts Repeat rows 1 to 2 once more. 14 sts

Knit 3 rows. Break yarn and leave sts on holder or large safety pin. 

Make second half of heart top

Using 4mm needles and MC cast on 9 sts. Set up row: Knit

Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 10 sts

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Row 3: Kfb, knit to end. 11 sts

Row 4: Knit.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 once more. 13 sts Repeat rows 1 to 2 once more. 14 sts

Knit 3 rows.

Join sides of heart top

Return second set of stitches to needles, ensuring both sides have WS facing you. Knit 1 row, working k2tog across the last stitch of the first piece and the first stitch of the second piece, to join the two halves together. 27 sts

Next row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 25 sts

Next row (WS): Knit.

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 5 sts, ending with a RS row.

Next row (WS): K1, k3tog, k1. 3 sts

Break the yarn and thread through the remaining sts.

MAKING UP

When you have made the second side of the heart, place WS together and back stitch around the edge, leaving the bottom edge open. Turn right sides out. Make a crochet chain or simple loop of yarn and secure to top of heart for hanging loop. Stuff with toy stuffing or yarn scraps and sew bottom edge shut. Darn in ends.

FLOWER

You will make 5 individual petals and then join them together at the end.

Petal (make 5)

Using 4mm needles and CC, cast on 2 sts. Set up row: Knit.

Row 1 (RS): Kfb twice. 4 sts

Row 2 (WS): Knit. 

Row 3: (Kfb, k1) twice 6 sts

Row 4: Knit.

Rows 5 to 8: Knit.

Row 9: (K2tog, k1) twice. 4 sts

Leave sts on a spare needle or safety pin. When you have 5 petals, return them to your needles, making sure all pieces are facing the same way. Knit across all sts once. Break yarn and thread through all sts. Pull tight and weave in ends.