Knitted Comfort Hearts

Hi everyone, some members of Stitch Soc have recently been making these hearts to donate to hospitals through charities. As there are tight restrictions on visitors at the moment one heart is given to the patient and one to the family. This is why it is important to make them in pairs. This is a great way to learn to knit, fill some time, and make something for those families who need a little extra support!

 

Materials:

-Oddments of Red and white Wool (other colours can be used),

-A small amount of toy stuffing

-Length of Ribbon

-3mm knitting needles

-Sewing needle with large eye (big enough to fit your wool through)

 

Abbreviations:

K-Knit

P-Purl

St- Stitch

Tog-together

St-st – Stocking Stitch (k 1 row, p 1 row)

Inc – increase

 

Helpful Videos!

How to Cast on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0BPAtQpNQ

How to Knit a stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEtUaa-Pwg

How to Purl a stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbtnjHrb_Hg

How to Increase a stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw_Uu8RTsu0

How to Knit 2 stitches together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBlCJxAZUU

 

Hearts:

Step 1: With red, cast on 4sts

Purl 1 row

Step 2: Increase into all stitches (8 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 3: Inc1, k2, inc2, k2, inc1 (12 sts)

Purl 1 Row

Step 4: inc1, k4, inc2, k4, inc1 (16 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 5: inc1, k6, inc2, k6, inc1 (20 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 6: inc1, k8, inc2, k8, inc1 (24 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 7: inc1, k10, inc2, k10, inc1 (28 sts)

Step 8: St-st 4 rows

Step 9: Purl 14 sts and turn. Work with these stitches only.

Step 10: k1, k2tog, repeat until last 2 stitch are remaining, k the remaining 2 (10 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 11: k2tog until end (5stitches)

Step 12: Cut your wool and thread it through your sewing needle. Draw the thread through the remaining 5 stitches, remove off the needle and pull tight

Step 13: Reattach Yarn to the remaining 14 sts and purl to end

Step 14: k1, k2 tog, repeat until 2 sts are left, k the last two sts (10 sts)

Purl 1 row

Step 15: k2tog to end (5 sts)

Step 16: Draw thread through remaining 5 stitches, remove off needle and pull tight. This will form the top of the heart and the remaining wool will be used to sew up the seam.

Step 17: Sew down the row ends of the heart – seam will be at the back. Fold into heart shape at the top and sew around the edges (using the sewing needle and wool). Add a little toy stuffing before sealing up.

Step 18: Attach each heart to a piece of ribbon at the top in the center and decorate if desired.

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