Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Learn how to knit a heart with this fab free tutorial from Julie & The Knits
These knitted hearts are made using simple knitting techniques, such as garter stitch, KFB (knit into front and back of stitch) and k2tog (knit the next two stitches together). They make brilliant coasters, or use them to embellish kids outfits, bags or any other projects you fancy.
How to knit a heart video
• Sirdar Big Softie Super Chunky yarn in Cherry Pie (339)
• Knitting needles 8mm (US11)
• Tapestry needle
How to knit a heart
You Will Need
- Knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
Knit the top of the heart. Cast on 5 stitches. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Increase first stitch by knitting in the front and back (kfb), knit to end of row. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Knit to last stitch, increase (kfb). Repeat the first 2 rows. Knit 4 rows.
Cut the yarn and push your work to the bottom of the needle. Now cast on 5 stitches on the same needle where your work is. Repeat step 1 to create the other side of the heart. Once completed, the two pieces should be on the same needle.
Join the two pieces by knitting across them. Knit 4 more rows. Then on the next row decrease first and last stitch by knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog). Knit next row. Repeat the last two steps until you have 2 stitches left. Cast off and weave in ends.
We hope you enjoyed learning how to knit a heart and now have loads of hearts to give out to your friends and family.
Once you’ve finished your knitted coasters check out our toy dog knitting pattern and our knitted cactus pattern as they’re both just as cute! Foran alternative heart, take a look at out knitted heart pattern.