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Free Knitted Heart Pattern

Today, we bring you a new free pattern to knit - a super easy and pretty heart.  You can use them to decorate in many different ways.

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Our free heart knitted pattern is comprised of an identical front and back which is then joined together and stuffed to form a three-dimensional squishable heart.

The shaping of the knitted heart is handled with knitting increases and knitting decreases.  Once you’re done, stuff it with your preferred material.  I like using polyester fiberfill, it’s washable. 

These adorable heart-shaped pillows (or you could call them heart softies or heart ornaments) make great Valentine's day gifts and decorations.  You can use these knitted hearts as Valentine’s day decorating items in a room, string hearts together to make a heart garland, give it as a gift to someone special or even add crinkly paper with the stuffing to make it into a sensory toy for a toddler. 

Valentine's Day is a time for kids to craft.  We have rounded up over 40 free Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids including papercrafts, Valentine's Day cards, painted decorations and more suitable for preschool, kindergarten and grade school kids and even tweens.

Keep reading and watching this video to get all the materials, techniques and free written pattern instructions to knit this heart ornament.


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Free heart knitting pattern

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN KNITTED HEART

Size: 6" x 5 1/2" 

Skill Level: Easy

Knitting Pattern Techniques and Abbreviations
Cast On (CO)
Knit (K)
Purl (P)
M1R & M1L
K2tog ( knit two together)
Sl1, K1, PSSO ( see instructions below)
Bind Off

Sl1, K1, PSSO = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over – a decrease,
used when you want to have your decreases slant to the left.

Supplies Needed:
Yarn - Red Worsted Weight
Knitting Needles - Size 10 US 
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Polyfill Stuffing

Knitted Heart Pattern

Free knitted Heart pattern with PHOTOS

(Make 2)

Cast on 3 sts Knit Heart Pattern - Cast on

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K1, M1R, Knit across ( 4 sts) Knitted Heart Pattern - Four Stitches

Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K1, M1R, Knit to last stitch, M1L, K1 (6 sts) Knitted Heart Pattern - Six Stitches

Rows 5-24: repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts. 

DIVIDING ROW

You will be working one half of the top of the heart at a time starting with the left side of the heart.

Working Top Left Side of Heart

Row 25: Purl 13, turn and work these stitches only.  Leave the remaining 13 stitches on the right needle.  You will come back and work these stitches later. Knitted Heart Pattern - Dividing Row

Row 26 (Top Left Side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, K1 (12 sts)
Row 27: Purl
Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), Knit to last 3 sts,
K2tog, K1 (10 sts)
Row 29: Purl
Row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (9 sts)
Row 31: Purl
Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts)
Row 33: Purl
Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)
Bind off purlwise and secure the last stitch.
Knitted Heart Pattern- left top heart finished

Working Top Right Side of Heart

For the right side of the heart, work the remaining 13 stitches.

Knitted Heart Pattern - Attach Yarn

Join the yarn on the wrong side at the inside edge to the remaining 13 stitches with a knot. Purl across and turn.

Row 26 (Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across, (12 sts)
Row 27: Purl
Row 28: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)
Row 29: Purl
Row 30: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit across (9 sts)
Row 31: Purl
Row 32: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts) 
Row 33: Purl
Row 34: K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (5 sts)
Bind off purlwise and secure the last stitch. 

Knitted Heart Pattern - Finished Heart

The first knitted heart is finished.  Knit a second heart.

JOIN TOGETHER

Place two hearts, right sides together, and stitch around the outside of the
hearts leaving a gap large enough to turn it right side out and fit the stuffing inside. 

Knitted Heart Pattern - Sewing Hearts TogetherThere are numerous ways to sew seams.  For this project, the best way is to use the backstitch seam method.  Here is a tutorial on how to join knitted pieces by sewing with the backstitch.  

I started about halfway up the side, went around the top and came halfway
down the other side.

Knitted Heart Pattern - Opening


Turn the heart right side out, and stuff  – not too full, and
finished sewing the remainder of the seam. Weave in any ends. 

Knitted Heart Pattern - Finished Stuffed Heart Once the knitted heart is finished, you can leave it plain or embellish it with narrow ribbon, flowers, lace and bead trimming.

Knitted Heart Pattern - Embellished

Here, you can see I added the heart to the top of an old manufacturing thread spool. 

Knitted Heart Pattern Finished on Thread SpoolThe decorating possibilities are endless.

I hope you are inspired to make this knitted heart pattern.  It is surprisingly easy and can be complete in a few hours.  

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Knitted Heart Pattern - Hanging

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