With little under a month away Valentine's Day is fast approaching. I'm not all for the commercialism of the day itself but as a crafter and designer it's a date in the diary to do something. Showing someone you love them, in whatever way that may be, should not be for just one day of a year. I love that my husband surprises me with flowers for absolutely no reason whatsoever and we just acknowledge Valentines with a card, chocolate and alcohol. So here's a small knitted heart for you to make someone you love whether for February 14th or for any other day of the year. I've left them plain but you could embellish with buttons, ribbons to hang or embroidery.
You can make them in double knit or 4ply yarn with them ending up 11cm or 8cm high/wide for each.
Here is the basic information with a free pdf of the pattern itself at the end. I'd love to see what colourways you do yours in. They are ideal for odds and ends of both 4ply and double knit yarn, sock yarn in particular would work brilliantly.
Knitted from the point up on double pointed needles in a continuous round the heart is then split off into two further rounds to create the top. All knitted in the knit stitch with increasing and decreasing into stitches to create the shape with Kitchener stitch used to bind off.
Yarn and Notions
4ply yarn (fingering) approximately 10g or 35 to 40 meters / 38 to 44 yards
2.5mm double pointed needles
Double knitting yarn (light worsted / 8 ply) approximately 10g or 25 to 30 meters / 27 to 33 yards
3.25mm double pointed needles
Stitch marker to mark start of round and darning or tapestry needle
Scrap piece of yarn to hold stitches
Small amount of safety stuffing, a handful
The 4ply heart measures 8cm by 8cm / 3 inches by 3 inches
The double knit heart measures 11cm by 11cm / 4.5 by 4.5 inches
Here's the pattern: