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Valentine Heart Knitting Pattern, Tutorial

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Heart Knitting Pattern, Tutorial

This week's How-To is Valentine Heart Knitting Pattern by Linda, from Mamma4Earth here on the Natural Kids Team. Her blog is Natural Suburbia where you will find lots of tutorials and posts. This is the last "Valentine" themed craft for a while (see the last few weeks for others) and it's a real cutie!


Valentine Heart Knitting Pattern, Tutorial:

Today I have been working on a little pattern for a Valentine Heart and I am so please to be finished and to be able to share it here. It really is the easiest pattern, knitted entirely in garter stitch, flat with the slightest shaping on the sides. They knit up quickly and look wonderful in garter or stocking stitch too, if you would like to add some variation. I embroidered a heart on mine, but you could also embroider the word 'love' or someone's name for instance, too. Ok enough talking from me, here is the pattern:)

Materials:
Red yarn for your heart
White yarn for embroidery
Roving for stuffing
Wool needle for sewing up

Pattern: (Knit two sides)
Cast on 1 stitch.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (3 stitches)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (5 stitches)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 7-8: Knit
Row 9: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (9 stitches)
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (11 stitches)
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: Increase into the first stitch, knit to the end, increase into the last stitch. (13 stitches)
Row 14-21: Knit
Row 22: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit until the last 2 stitches and knit 2 together. (11 stitches)
Row 23: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit until the last 2 stitches and knit 2 together. (9 stitches)
Row 24: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit until the last 2 stitches and knit 2 together. (7 stitches)
Cast off

Once you have knitted two sides, sew right sides together and leave a little opening for stuffing. Turn onto the right side and stuff. Once your heart is lovely and firm, sew closed.

Sew a thread at the base of your heart, push your needle up throught the inside of the heart and pull it out the top of the heart.
Push the needle back into the top of the heart and pull it out the base of the heart where you started sewing.
Pull quite tightly so that a depression is seen on the top of the heart giving you the wonderful heart shape:) and finish off.
I embroidered a little heart and also added some yarn for a hanging ornamnet:)

Enjoy!
xo
Linda

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

This tutorial is brought to you by Natalie, of Woolhalla

Please visit Linda at Natural Suburbia where you can see her original post and get to know her better. She is a homeschooling mother of four little souls from South Africa, as well as a knitter, pattern designer, gardener, homesteader and trying to be as self sufficient as possible...

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13 Comments:

Blogger Yarn Miracle said...

Linda, you make the most clever things! I can't wait to try one of these for Great Gran.

February 10, 2011 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Thanks so much Emily:)
xo

February 10, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger LittleElf said...

Love this! ^_^

February 10, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Ticket Bu™ said...

So cute!

February 11, 2011 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger germandolls said...

Now I just have to start knitting again. I love this little heart!

February 11, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo said...

Such a cute lil' heart! Thanks for sharing!

February 11, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger jade said...

how sweet! my girls would love this. Thanks for sharing!

February 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger woolies said...

Adorable! Copying and pasting the tutorial.......
Thanks!
:)

February 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger FeeVertelaine said...

Thanks Nathalie! This little hearts is so easy to make for a valentine gift!!!

February 11, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca Varon said...

Just adorable! Thanks so much!!

February 11, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger lcrl said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity--that's a great little gift to make.

February 11, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

Very sweet!

February 11, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger GreenGardenMom said...

I wish I saw this earlier. Love it.

March 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

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