Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Pattern & Instructions

Hand Knit Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Easy pattern for a DIY valentine gift heart shaped cushion

Looking for a great Valentine gift? DIY this knit throw pillow in an adorable heart shape for your Valentine, as well as for every couch, and comfy chair in your home. I created this super easy hand knit heart pattern last year, and now I’ve used it to make these delightful little pillows.

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Heart Shaped Throw Pillow

Using giant needles, and double stranded yarn ( two strands of yarn held together throughout) this knit throw pillow works up really fast.  The increases and decreases handle all of the shaping – and once you’re done, stuff it with your preferred pillow or toy stuffing material. I pretty much always use a polyester fiberfill, or cotton batting, because well, it’s washable. I like to wash things.

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Top Knitting Patterns of 2016

Top Knitting Patterns of 2016 from the Messy Mom Bun Hat, to the Faux Cable Infinity Scarf to the Yoga Socks to the Snuggle Sack . You Need this list.

2016 may have been a lot of things to a lot of people – and one thing we can say with certainty, is that is was decidedly not boring.  Even the knitting got super exciting.  Right?

Top Knits of 2016

From our tops to our toes – and everything in between – we got really creative with our knitting this year, and it’s time to celebrate all that was great in 2016, and I would be remiss if I didn’t start with the knitting patterns, so here you have, the Top Knitting Patterns of 2016

Knits’ End – Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

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Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat

Seed Stitch Messy Bun Hat Knitting Pattern available for free. Beginner friendly that works up quick with stunning results

Introducing a beginner friendly free knitting pattern for the hat that broke the internet.  This Messy Bun Hat features a rolled brim, plus a classic seed stitch rise, and an uber convenient spot for your bun or ponytail. Merry Christmas!

Also, don’t be alarmed by the term seed stitch, after all it’s all just knits and purls.  In a seed stitch pattern they are arranged in a certain way to give that unique texture, and a denser fabric.

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern perfect for holiday gift giving and decorating this pattern allows you to whip up gingerbread cookies from your yarn stash!

Gingerbread Man = one part cute, one part sweet, one part kind, and three parts fun!

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Hand Knit Gingerbread Man

This sweet invention is going be just as popular as your Elf on the Shelf – minus the tattling.  Whether he ends up on the tree as a decoration, in the playroom with the other toys, or hanging from the chandelier, this Hand Knit Gingerbread Man is going to be a welcome addition to your home this holiday season.

About the Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

I have made this pattern beginner friendly by designing the entire project to be worked flat – that means that you need not get intimidated by those double pointed needles.  Becasue a gingerbread man has so many parts ( who knew, right?) the pattern may seem a bit longer than my usual ones.  Hang in there, and just follow along.  It will all turn out.  And this is a stash buster project!

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern

Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf Pattern worked in a super bulky yarn, on large needles. Perfect beginner project, perfect charity project and a perfect gift project.

Part of what makes this knitted scarf so awesome is the yarn itself.  I used a super bulky yarn and the one I have chosen, Patons Melody yarn in Pinky Girl is a show stopper.

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Quick and Cozy Knitted Scarf

Looking to create more handmade items as gifts for your family and friends? Perhaps you’d like to find wonderful meaningful, yet doable, ways to donate to charities?  Maybe you’d just like to be able to make incredible stuff for yourself?  In any case, knowing how to knit, and having a few great patterns in your repertoire, is a sure fire way to accomplish those goals.

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Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

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Knitters are gifters by nature, and with the holidays right around the corner, we just can’t help ourselves.  What can I say, Knitters gonna knit.  No worries though, I found 16 Homemade Christmas Gifts Patterns to Knit.  Happy Holidays!

Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Here are some of the merriest gifts you can knit this season.  Quick, quality projects that are sure to warm the hearts of everyone on your list

Gifts To Knit for Her

We all know these patterns aren’t strictly for her, but I know a lot of women and little girls in my life who would love these, and there’s still time to make them!

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Knitted Barbie Clothes – Scarf Pattern

Barbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick

One year for Christmas my Mom made me, along with a couple of other young girls,  a plethora of handmade Barbie Clothes, and as you can imagine, I was in awe. Although some were knit, some were crochet, and a lot of them some were sewn, all of them were fabulous and have stood the test of time.

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Knitting for Barbie and other fashion dolls can be really easy and a lot of fun.  The projects are small, work up really quick, are great stash busters, and you get the added bonus of gift giving that like in my case, will last a lifetime.  Also, you’ll find that Barbie is perhaps a lot more appreciative of receiving knitted goods for gifts than say, your Sister in Law.

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Awesome Knitted Hat Patterns for Winter

6 Knitted Hat Patterns perfect for winter. Stunning, stylish and just right for the next DIY on your list. These are also great gift ideas

There’s no denying it, winter is coming.  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas and all the jazz indeed, but don’t get me wrong.  I hate it when my ears get cold.  These knitted hat patterns are not only going to keep you warm, they’ll make excellent gifts.

Knit Hats for Winter

I collected a couple of patterns for myself, and thought I’d share them with you also.  I absolutely love the Owl Hat from Julie is Coco and Cocao, and you may recall I shared the matching scarf from her collection in Great Knits for Kids.

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Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

I am not kidding at all when I say these Knitted Christmas Ornaments are easy.  This pattern uses simple increases and decreases, making it perfect for beginners.  The completed ornament is about 15″ in diameter, and stands about 6″ high.  The term “go big or go home” comes to mind.

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Seriously don’t panic, after all, I am here to help. If you know the basics, such as casting on, knitting, purling and binding off, you’ll have no problems with this pattern at all.  Also, if you are new here and new to knitting, you should start by visiting my YouTube channel. I have a couple videos there to help you with the basics.  Now, back to crafting…

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Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern

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A knitted coffee cozy pattern to brighten your week. Because coffee cups need hugs too, right?

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Little Twist Coffee Cup Cozy

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing at all against tea, and these cozies will hug your mug no matter what you have decided to put in it.  Also, these are perhaps the perfect knitted gifts to make for your friends and family.  The cozy is worked in a rib pattern, which gives it the elasticity it needs to stretch over a cup without sagging, and the Little Twist I’ve added to it, adds a little more depth.

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