Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

Charming Knitted Heart Patterns for Valentine’s Day

It just wouldn’t feel right if Valentine’s Day cruised by and I didn’t do a collection of Heart Patterns.  So, I gathered nearly a dozen for you to chose from. No sense overdoing it, right?

Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

Knit Heart Patterns

Other than copious amounts of chocolate, handmade gifts for Valentine’s day is where it’s at. And if you’re a knitter, which you probably are, hand knit items are probably your go to for handmade gifts.  If you’re an aspiring knitter, have absolutely no fear, these are all newbie friendly, plus you can get our You CAN Knit E-course right here

Stand Alone Heart Patterns

Try these small projects that work up quickly where the heart itself is the finished item. You could always make multiples of these and then stitch them together for something fabulous.

Quick Hand Knit Hearts – by Nemcsok Farms

Knit Heart Washcloth – by Just Crafty Enough

Sweetheart Knit Valentine – by Flax and Twine

Beefed Up Heart Patterns

Once your creative juices start flowing, head over to these projects. These hearts have all been turned into three-dimensional works of art that are sure to please, and are still quick and easy projects.

Knit Heart Ornament – by Hands Occupied

Knitted Heart Bookmark – by Red Ted Art

Heart Hairband – by Peace but not Quiet

and our Knit Heart Throw Pillow

Embellished With Hearts Patterns

Where you want the heart to be the decoration or the theme of the project, these patterns will show you how to put a heart motif on anything from a scarf to a blanket to a pair of socks.

Double Heart Knitted Scarf – by the Knitting Space

Knit A Heart – by Craftpassion

Cotton Heart Blanket Squares – by Love Knitting

Heart Dance Knitted Socks -by the Knitting Space

 

Knit Heart Patterns for Valentine's Day A collection of charming and satisfying projects

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

Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Pattern & Instructions

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

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.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

Materials

M1R:

Use

M1L:

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.  Using this decrease on the left side, and the K2tog decrease on the right side gives your project an even, or more finished look. Please note that you could also use the K2tog decrease in place of the Sl1, K1, PSSO decrease if you are more confident. (Sl1, K1, PSSO)



 

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

Heart Shaped Knit Throw Pillow Shell Instructions

Directions

Make 2

Cast on 3 sts

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: K1, M1R, Knit across ( 4 sts)

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: k1, M1R, Knit to last stitch, M1L, K1 (6 sts)

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

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

Row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.

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.

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side ( where you left off before ) and purl across

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 and secure last stitch.

Heart Shaped Throw Pillow Assembly Instructions

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

Place hearts, right sides together, and stitch around the outside of the hearts, leaving a gap ( large enough to fit the stuffing in).  I started about halfway up the side, went around the top and came halfway down the other side.

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

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

DIY this knit throw pillow a gazillion times, and in every colour, and add them to every reading nook and child’s room you can find.  Also a great charity project, and stash buster.

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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.

Top Knitting Patterns of 2016

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 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.

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

Crafts by Amanda – Knit Infinity Scarf

DIY in PDX – Cable Knit Headband

Little Red Window – Rainbow Skies Knit Hat

Gina Michele – DIY Paneled Tank Knit Pattern

Mama in a Stitch – Aspen Mountain Knit Bag

Knitting and So-on – Papagena Scarf

Sustain My Craft Habit – Simple Sunrise Knitted Shrug

What’s Next? by Yukiko – Large Chunky Knit Pillow Case

Eat Me Blog – Knit Oversized Sweater

Leelee Knits – Soft and Cozy Leg Warmers

Violet LeBeaux – Long Cable Knit Cardigan

Knitted Patterns – Knitted Yoga Socks

Yarnplaza – Daisy Stitch Summer Top

Purl Soho – Whits Knits Snuggle Sack and Matching Hat

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.


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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!

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

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!

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Materials

Skills Used

·        Cast on
·        Knit
·        Purl
·        M1R ( see the video below)
·        M1L ( see the video below)
·        K2tog
·        Bind Off

M1R

M1R ( Make one right) is an invisible increase that slants to the right.  When adding shape to your projects, for example when you want to add width to your project equally on both sides, you would use this along with the M1L increase.  Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and this can be important depending on what it is you are making, and of course, your preference.  I created a video tutorial for this stitch, and you can see it here:

 

M1L

M1L ( Make one left) is an invisible increase that slants to, yep you guessed it, the left.  You would use this along with the M1L increase.  Again, Using this type of increase also ensures that you won’t have any gaps in your knitting, and you can see it here:

 

Hand Knit Gingerbread Man Pattern

Neck & Body

Cast on 18 stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K2, M1R, K1, M1L, K3 ( 26 sts)
Row 3 : Purl
Row 4: K3, M1R, K1, M1L, K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K7, M1R, K1, M1L, K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K4 (34 sts)
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K9, M1R, K1, M1L, K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K5 (42 sts)
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K11, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K6 (50 sts)
Row 9: Purl

Divide for Arms

Row 10 : K7, Slip next 11 stitches onto stitch holder, K14, Slip next 11 stitches onto another stitch holder, K7 (28 sts)
Row 11: Purl across the remaining 28 stitches now on your needle, being careful to pull the yarn tight where you have made rhe openings for the arms
Row 12 : K6, M1R, K1, M1L,  K14, M1R,  K1, M1L,  K6 ( 32 sts )
Row 13 : Purl
Row 14:  Knit
Row 15 : Purl
Row 16 : Knit
Row 17 : Purl
Row 18 : Knit
Row 19 : Purl

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!

The arm stitches are on separate stitch holders, and the 16 leg stitches for the first leg have just been knitted, and the work is turned.

Divide for Legs

Row 20 : Knit the first 16 stitches on the needle, and turn your work. You will be leaving the other 16 stitches on the needle and coming back to them later
*Row 21 : Working only on the 16 stitches you just knit  ( one leg ) Purl across
Row 22 : Knit
Row 23 : Purl
Row 24 : Knit
Row 25 : Purl
Row 26 : Knit
Row 27 : Purl
Row 28 : Knit
Row 29 : Purl
Row 30 : Knit
Row 31 : Purl
Row 32 : Knit
Row 33 : Purl
Row 34 : K2tog ( 8 times ) ( 8 sts )
Row 35 : Purl
Row 36 : K2tog ( 4 times ) ( 4 sts)

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!

One leg has been completed, and seam has been sewn – I have the one leg turn inside out in this image, but I would totally sew the seam with the fabric right side out. It won’t make a huge difference in the finished product, and it may just feel easier.

Cut yarn, leaving about 8 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 4 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up one leg seam.*

Rejoin yarn to the 16 stitches you set aside for the other leg, and work from * to * for the other leg.

Arms

**Slip 11 stitches from one of the stitch holders, and rejoin yarn, and work as follows
Row 1 : Knit
Row 2 : Purl
Row 3 : Knit
Row 4 : Purl
Row 5 : Knit
Row 6 : Purl
Row 7 : Knit
Row 8 : Purl
Row 9 : Knit
Row 10 : Purl
Row 11 : K2tog (5 times), K1 ( 6 sts )
Row 12 : Purl
Row 13 : K2tog (3 times) ( 3 sts )

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!

One arm has been completed, and the stitches from the last stitch holder have been slipped onto a knitting needle, the yarn is joined again, and the arm is ready to be worked

Cut yarn, leaving about 8 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 3 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up one leg seam.**

Repeat from ** to ** for the other arm.

Head

Pick up 18 stitches along the cast on edge from the neck ( where you started ) I’ve got a handy little video on Instagram for it – just click over to have a look, and come back when you’re ready.

Row 1 : Purl
Row 2 : K4, M1R, K1, M1L, K8, M1R, K1, M1L, K4 (22 sts)
Row 3 : Purl
Row 4 : K5, M1R, K1, M1L, K10, M1R, K1, M1L, K5 (26 sts)
Row 5 : Purl
Row 6 : K6, M1R, K1, M1L, K12, M1R, K1, M1L, K6 (30 sts)
Row 7 : Purl
Row 8 : Knit
Row 9 : Purl
Row 10 : Knit
Row 11 : Purl
Row 12 : K4, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K4 (26 sts)
Row 13 : Purl
Row 14 : K3, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K10, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K3 (22 sts)
Row 15 : Purl
Row 16 : K2, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2 (18 sts)
Row 17 : Purl
Row 18 : K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (14 sts)
Row 19 : P2tog across (7 sts)
Row 20 : K2tog, K3, K2tog ( 5 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving about 12 “, thread darning needle, and pull the darning needle through the last 5 stitches on the needle, remove them from the knitting needle, Pull tight, and sew up seam, stuffing the gingerbread man as you go.

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!

Add embellishments as desired.

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!

More Cookie Fun

Cocoa & Cookies DIY Gift with Free Printable Envelopes – by Sunny Day Family

Macarons Coloring Page for Adults – by Moms & Crafters

Ornament Cookies – by Craftulate

Cookies & Bookies – by Growing Book by Book

Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Cream – by Playground Parkbench

Poinsettia Spritz Cookies – by Arts & Crackers

Stained Glass Window Cookies – by Life is A Cabernet

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Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

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!

16 quick and easy knitting projects for Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

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

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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!

Finger Knit Infinity Scarves – by Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Yoga Socks – by Twisted Fibers Design

Herringbone Clutch – by Hands Occupied

Knitted Bows – by Lines Across

Heart Headband – by Peace but not Quiet

Gifts To Knit for Him

Again, don’t get bogged down with the ‘him’ part – these patterns could totally do double duty as gifts for girls too.

Neck Tie in Seed Stitch – by Kristen McDonnell on Ravelry

Bonny Watch Cap – By Brittney-Jean Bailey on Ravelry

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Gifts To Knit for Home

I need all of these items in my life, and in my house – and maybe after knitting for everyone else….

Star Pillow – by Craft Passion

2×2 Ribbed Throw – by Love Knitting

Dishcloths – by Staci Perri on Ravelry

Gifts To Knit for Anyone

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And these are just perfect for anybody, anytime.  Who needs a reason or a season?

Rainbow Twist Neck Warmers – by Nemcsok Farms

Knitted Santa Hat – by a Knitting Blog

Knitted Bunny – by Gina Michele

Stacking I-Cord Bowls – by Moms and Crafters

Cuffs – by Design Improvised

and don’t forget our Knitted Coffee Cup Cozy

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Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern

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

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Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern quick and easy DIY, perfect for gifting. Free pattern and beginner friendly. Also suitable for tea

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.

Little Twist Coffee Cup Cozy Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

Materials

Alternatively, you can get all of these items at your local craft and/or dollar store – no yarn snobbery allowed here.

Little Twist = worked over two stitches. Slip the first stitch as if to knit, and then knit the next stitch.  Bring your left needle over to the stitch you slipped, and insert your left needle into that stitch, and pass it over the stitch you just knitted.  You’ll have a strand of yarn drawing a slightly twisted arch over the knitted stitch.  Knit that stitch that you just moved back over to the left needle. (Sl, K1, PSSO, K)

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Slip 1

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Knit the next stitch off the left hand needle

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Using left needle, pick up the stitch previously slipped, and slip it over the stitch just knitted

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and bring it back to the left needle

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and proceed to knit it.

Directions

CO 36 sts

Row 1: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 2: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 3: *P2, Sl, K1, PSSO, K, repeat from * across

Row 4: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Repeat rows 1 – 4, two more time

Bind off.

Cut yarn leaving about a 12” tail, and attach darning needle.

Secure the last stitch, and pur the cast on edge next to the bind off edge, and stitch closed the top 1/2 inch of the seam.

Weave the sewing yarn down through one side of the seam, leaving a nice little gap for the handle of your mug to fit through.

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Stitch the remaining 1/2 “ of the seam.

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