These knitted hearts can be stuffed with lavender, trimmed with flowers, or just kept simple.
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Heart knitting pattern
Small heart: Small amount of 4-ply yarn; 2¾mm (No.12) knitting needles.
Medium heart: Small amount of DK yarn; 3¼mm (No.10) knitting needles.
Medium-to-large heart: 1 x 50g ball of DK yarn; 4mm (No.8) knitting needles.
Large heart: 1 x 100g ball of DK yarn; 5½mm (No.5) knitting needles.
All hearts: Selections of narrow ribbons, rosebud and beads trimmings (optional). Stuffing.
K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; skpo, slip 1, k1, pass slip st over; up1, pick up loop lying between sts and k into the back of it; ss, stocking stitch (k on right side and p on wrong side).
Small heart knitting patternUsing 2¾mm needles and 4-ply yarn, cast on 2 sts. Beginning with a k row, ss 2 rows. 1st increase row: K twice in first st, up1, k1 - 4 sts. P 1 row.
2nd increase row: K1, up1, k to last st, up1, k1. Repeat last 2 rows, 8 times more - 22 sts. Ss 3 rows, then work 2nd increase row again - 24 sts. Ss 4 rows. Dividing row: P12, turn and work on these sts only. Next row: K1, k2tog, k9. P 1 row. Next row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, skpo, k1. Repeat last 2 rows, twice more - 5 sts. Next row: P1, p3tog, p1 - 3 sts. Cast off. With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn at inside edge to remaining 12 sts and p to end. Next row: K9, skpo, k1. P 1 row. Next row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, skpo, k1. Repeat last 2 rows, twice more - 5 sts. Next row: P1, p3tog, p1 - 3 sts. Cast off. Make one more piece. Join pieces together, leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening. Make a hanging loop at centre of heart. Add trimmings.
Medium heart knitting patternUsing 3¼mm needles and DK yarn, work as given for small heart.
Medium-to-large heart knitting patternUsing 4mm needles and two strands of DK yarn together, work as given for small heart.
Large heartUsing 5½mm needles and four strands of DK yarn together, work as given for small heart.
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